Iron Mountain Cattle Co. 7th Annual Performance Tested Angus Sale
Date: Mar. 28, 2016
Location: Belle Fourche Livestock Auction, Belle Fourche, SD
Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar and Seth Weishaar
TSLN Rep.: Scott Dirk
112 Yearling Angus bulls – $5,151
Iron Mountain Cattle Co., owned by Dan Long and managed by Mike and Kathy Davis, held their annual bull sale at the Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange on March 28, 2016. This was this was a great sale for this operation. The bulls were loaded with muscle, thickness and calving ease. Plus the all-important carcass traits feeder cattle buyers are demanding.
It has been fun watching the progression of Iron Mountain Cattle Co. from the beginning when they were buying some great Angus cows to stock the ranch north of Belle Fourche. Dan and Mike scoured the region and purchased from the top herds around. With that cowherd and an extensive AI and embryo program, this is one operation that is gaining traction in the Angus breed. Keep an eye on them, things will only get better.
Topping the sale was lot 10, Iron MTN Resource C216, a Mar. 2015 son of SAV Resource 1441. The bull had a 205 day weight of 751 pounds, 365 day weight of 1319 pounds and epds of BW 2.9 WW 60 YW 118 Milk 27 $B 168.69 and a ribeye ratio of 117. Bailey Bruce, Myakka, Florida, was the buyer at $12,000.
Lot 28 sold to Mike Vaughn, Kyle, South Dakota, for $11,500. Iron MTN Renown C110 is a Mar. 2015 son of SAV Renown 3439 with epds of BW 1.7 WW 61 YW 112 Milk 31, $B 157.69 weaning ratio 107 and yearling ratio 113.
Seven Blackfoot Ranch, Billings, Montana, purchased lot 20, Iron MTN Resource C204, a Mar. 2015 son of SAV Resource at $10,500. This bull posted epds of BW 3.4 WW 55 YW 104 Milk 31 $B 142.10.
Selling at $9,500 to Lonnie Hall, Spearfish, South Dakota, was lot 25 another spring 2015 son of SAV Resource with epds of BW 3.7 WW 60 YW 114 Milk 29.
Todd Beck, Deerfield, Virginia, purchased lot 8, Iron MTN Resource C284 for $9,000. This is also a Mar. 2015 SAV Resource son with epds of BW 1.3 WW 67 YW 119 Milk 29.
Selling at $8,500 was lot 62, Iron MTN Brilliance C083, a Feb. 2015 son of SAV Brilliance 8077 with epds of BW .7 WW 56 YW 97 Milk 26. Mike Puckett, Kyle, South Dakota, was the buyer.