Lindskov-Thiel Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale
Date: April 16, 2016
Location: at the ranch north of Isabel, SD
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar and Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
128 Yrlg Reg. Charolais bulls – $11,320
66 Yrlg Angus Bulls – $10,591
Ranchers and purebred breeders from across the country came to bid on the top quality bulls offered by the Lindskov-Thiel Ranch in north central South Dakota. The huge crowd was welcomed by owners, Les and Marcia Lindskov, Brent and Nancy Thiel, and their families.
Even though there was a major weather event of rain and some snow, it could not dampen the enthusiasm of this big crowd of buyers, including friends and neighbors.
This program continues to be the leader in Charolais and Angus genetics, and their service to their customers continues all year long. The brand on their cattle is their guarantee as the crowd was filled with repeat buyers.
Once again the top end of the cattle will find their way into registered purebred herds across the nation. But the heart of this program is their commercial customers of which many are close neighbors. The Lindskovs and Thiels find many ways to help market their customers’ cattle, and they are usually only one call away on sale day.
Top selling bull of the day was the first bull in the ring, LT Landmark 5052 Pld, selling for $125,000 to Satterfield Charolais of Norfolk, Arkansas, J & J Trust of Parkston, South Dakota, Rathmourne Charolais of Port Hope, Michigan, and Jess Taylor of Broken Bow, Nebraska. This Lot 77 Charolais bull was a son of LT Rushmore 8060 Pld, and out of a daughter of LT Long Distance 9001 Pld, who was a two-year-old heifer. With an 81 pound birth weight, he weaned at 901 pounds to ratio 117, and grew to a yearling weight of 1,411 pounds to ratio 112. His EPDs were CE 10, BW -2.0, WW 30, YW 59, MILK 21, MTNL 38, SC 1.0, REA 0.44, MARB 0.12, and TSI 202.95.
The top selling Angus bull was LT Enterprise 5213, a son of Connealy Capitalist 028, and out of LT Erica 0121, a daughter of KMK Alliance 6595 187. He sold for $55,000 to ST Genetics from Navasota, Texas. Born at 73 pounds, he weaned at 721 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1435 pounds. His EPDs were CED 16, BW -2.9, WW 52, YW 91, CEM 15, MILK 19, MARB 0.41, and RE 0.50.
Volume buyers were A.J. Lindskov from Isabel, Shopp Ranch from Meadow, South Dakota, and Andrew Sackmann from Meadow, South Dakota. Buyers came from 13 states for the opportunity to take home one or more of these top bulls.
High selling Charolais bulls:
LT Rushmore 5500Pld by LT Rushmore, to Ledbetter Charolais, Lockhart, Texas, at $57,500
LT Commissioner 5232 by LT Ledger x LT Easy Pro, to R Lazy B (Robert Birklid), Nome, North Dakota, at $35,000
LT Watauga 5038 Pld by LT Rushmore x LT Long Distance, to O & L Farms, Omaha, Nebraska, at $30,000
LT Ledger 5541 Pld by LT Ledger x LT Unlimited Ease, to Dennis Hulm, Meadow, South Dakota, at $24,000
LT Columbian 5245Pld by LT Sundance x LT Long Distance, to C Bar C Charolais, Montpelier, North Dakota, at $22,000
LT Trailblazer 5115 Pld by LT Sundance x LT Long Distance, to Honeyman Charolais, Reeder, North Dakota, at $20,000
LT Vista 5319 Pld by LT Sundance x LT Long Distance, to ABS Global, DeForest, Wisconsin, at $18,000
LT Next Stage 5305 Pld by LT Stagecoach x LT Long Distance, to Domek Charolais, Wilbaux, Montana, at $18,000
LT Long Distance 5012 by LT Long Distance x LT Blue Value, to O & L Farms, Omaha, Nebraska, at $18,000
High selling Angus bulls:
LT Phoenix 5048 by KCF Bennett Total to Koupal B & B, Dante, South Dakota, at $20,000
LT Titan 5057 by Koupals B&B Titan 3013 to Minert-Simonson of Dunning, Nebraska, and Big Rok Angus of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, at $20,000
Everyone needs to go to this sale sometime. If not for the cattle, the hospitality and fellowship will make it worthwhile.