Lisco and M Diamond 23rd Annual Angus Bull Sale – “Drive to Thrive”
Date: Mar. 27, 2015
Location: Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, Casper, Wyo.
Auctioneer: Lex Madden
Sale Manager: Marcy Livestock Services, George Marcy
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Reported by: Dan Piroutek and Scott Dirk
88 Ylg. Angus bulls – $7,578
10 2-yr-old Angus bulls – $6,400
26 Commercial hfr. calves – $1,875
37 Commercial pairs – $3,068
10 Commercial bred heifers – $2,550
23 Commercial bred cows – $2,390
From the hub of cow country come cattle born and bred with the “drive to thrive.” Lisco Angus, owned by Dick Lisco, and M Diamond Angus, owned by Brad Boner, and their families, hosted a big crowd for their annual production sale. These two guys are well liked, and the beautiful day combined for their strongest sale ever—start to finish. Their customers believe in the Lisco and M Diamond programs, and the bidders got right into the action, vying for their top selections.
These two cattle herds share one philosophy, breeding cattle that can thrive under tough range conditions with limited inputs of feed and labor. The Angus females are the heart of their breeding program. These females truly have the “drive to thrive” under the tough range conditions Wyoming can present. A cow that can utilize forage, breed back, and calve early is the ultimate goal. Dick and Brad place strong emphasis on fertility, fleshing ability, udder quality, mothering ability, disposition, and structural soundness.
Top selling bull of the day honors went to two bulls, with each at $13,000. The first bull in the ring was Lot 29, Lisco Grand Finale 4103. He was the son of Lisco Finale 902 and out of a daughter of Redland Emblazon 2134. His stats were good across the board. Born at 77 pounds, he weaned at 833 pounds, with a yearling weight of 1405 pounds. Along with a 14.9 sq. in. rib eye, and a 39 cm. scrotal measurement, he had EPDs of CED 6, BW 1.4, WW 69, MILK 25, and YW 113. At $13,000, this bull will stay in Wyoming, as he was purchased by Mickey Galluzzo.
The third bull in the ring was Lot 9, and he is headed to another Wyoming ranch, Scott Ranches, also at $13,000. This stout bull, Lisco 4 Aces 448, was sired by a very popular sire, Sitz 4 Aces 4551. Lot 9 was out of a daughter of Connealy Freightliner. With an 85 pound birth weight, he weaned at 752 pounds and reached a yearling weight of 1,415 pounds. He had a 39 cm. scrotal measurement and EPDs of CED 0, BW 3.9, WW 63, MILK 18, and YW 111.
Another Wyoming ranch, J Bar M Angus, made their top selection with their purchase of Lot 79 at $12,000. M Diamond Every Time 644 was sired by Leachman Right Time and out of a daughter of N Bar Emulation EXT. His rib eye was 15.5 sq. in., and his EPDs were CED 1, BW 2.2, WW 47, MILK 22, and YW 78.
There were three bulls at $11,000. Headed to Nebraska, Lot 35 was purchased by the Dyer Ranch. Lisco Cedar Ridge 402, a calving ease bull, was sired by Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V and out of a daughter of Connealy Front Page 0228. Born at 74 pounds, he grew to a yearling weight of 1310 pounds. With a 39.5 cm. scrotal measurement, he had EPDs of CED 13, BW -0.2, WW 43, MILK 29, and YW 76.
Amy Miller waved her hand to own Lot 6, M Diamond 4 Aces 1004, at $11,000. Staying in Wyoming, this bull had a 16 sq. in. rib eye, along with an 80 pound birth weight. He was sired by Sitz 4 Aces 4551 and out of a Connealy Freightliner daughter. He weaned at 703 pounds and attained a yearling weight of 1225 pounds. His stats included EPDs of CED 5, BW 2.3, WW 60, MILK 18, and YW 108.
Greet Ranch from Wyoming, paid $11,000 to own Lot 39, M Diamond Cedar Ridge 944. Here was a son of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V who was out of a Lisco Finale 902 daughter. This calving ease bull was 67 pounds at birth. His EPDs were CED 11, BW -0.2, WW 52, MILK 29, and YW 88.
Other high selling lots:
Lot 4 – son of Sitz 4 Aces 4551 at $10,750 to Scott Ranches, Wyo.
Lot 20 – son of Sitz 4 Aces 4551 at $10,500 to Dilts Ranch, Wyo.
Lot 16 – son of Sitz 4 Aces 4551 at $10,000 to Harold Haefele, Wyo.
Lot 36 – son of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V at $10,000 to Dan Ingalls, Wyo.
What a great day for Lisco & M Diamond! One of these years I would like to stay for the post-sale hospitality—they say it is a great time!
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