Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch Annual Production Sale
May 21, 2015
Date: Feb. 9, 2015
Location: at the ranch near Ree Hights, S.D.
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Chris Effling
50 two-year-old bulls – $5,045
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Registered bred heifers – $7,500
Commercial bred cows – $3,205
80 F1 Baldy heifers $2,001
10 Angus bulls – $4,850
Prospective buyers both video and present were anxious to see the bulls and females offered by Fawcett's Elm Creek Ranch the morning of Feb. 9, 2015 as their third annual sale was set to begin.
This was a high growth, high performance set of cattle who sold to good programs from throughout the region and will surely improve herds for generations to come.
The top two bulls were members of the Reserve Champion Pen of Three from the National Western Stock Show.
The high seller of the day was a polled ET Hereford yearling bull selling as lot number 23 for $50,000 to buyers Perez Herefords of Nara Visa, New Mexico, Barber Ranch of Channing, Texas, Morgan Ranch of Burwell, Nebraska, Houston Herefords of Texas and Werk Herefords of Kansas. The March 18, 2014, UPS Sensation son posted a weaning weight EPD of 58, yearling weight EPD of 97, Milk EPD of 97 and his M & G was an impressive 55.
Lot 22 was a flush brother to the high seller and brought $35,000. Blume polled Herefords, Beck/Powell Polled Herefords and Brant Herefords joined forces to own this powerhouse. His EPDs matched those of lot 23 and his adjusted weaning weight was 766 pounds.
Lot 0 was a late entry in the sale but proved to be worthy of the competition for the top spot bringing $25,000 and selling to Carswell-Nichols Herefords of Alton, Kansas.
Lot 11 sold to Knippling Brothers of Gann Valley, South Dakota for $17,500. An HH Advance 2029Z ET son, this bull was also in the Denver pen. His M&G EPD is 60, and adjusted weaning weight was a whopping 822 pounds
The top 2 year old bull went to Empire Ranch of Moorcroft, Wyo. for 8,000.
Registered bred heifers averaged $7,500 on the day with top seller Lot 125 bringing $10,000 and selling to Perez Cattle Company. Lot 129 sold to Ollerich Brothers for $9,500 and lot numbers 128 and 127 both sold to William Wihelm for $9,000 and $4,750, respectively.
The high selling yearling heifer went to Lane Peterson from Holabird, South Dakota, for $7,000. Number 143 sold for $5,000 to Hexad Farms.
Eighty head of first cross black baldy yearling heifers sold for an average of 2001. Lot number 186 brought forth seven head who brought $2,275 and went to Three Brothers Farms of Odgen, Iowa. Lot 186A brought $2,200 and went to Joe Mamer of Canby, Minnesota.