Littau Angus Bull Sale
Date: Mar. 31, 2015
Location: the ranch, near Carter, S.D.
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
117 Yearling Angus bulls – $5,707
A beautiful spring day with a stiff wind thrown in greeted an excellent crowd of buyers and bidders at the Littau Ranch near Carter, S.D., for the Annual Littau Angus bull sale.
LeRoy and Robert Littau and their families had the bulls in great sale condition and offered only the best of their 2014 calf crop. This operation is one that is truly underrated in terms of the quality of cattle offered for sale. The bulls are deep bodied with lots of thickness and growth. Littau Angus puts extra emphasis on structural correctness, without leaving out performance, calving ease and maternal. The bulls were sold by pen, in no particular order, so there were excellent bulls selling throughout the entire sale.
Topping the sale was lot 024, LAR Windy 409 024B, a Feb. 2014, son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 that had a 205 day wt. of 805 pound to ratio at 126, 365 day wt. of 1,352 pounds to ratio at 121 and epds of BW 1.6 WW 71 Milk 20 YW 111. Rick A. Hanson, Froid, Montana, was the winning bidder at $18,000.
The next top selling bull was lot 721, LAR Really Windy 409 721B a Jan. 2014 son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 with epds of BW 0.7 WW 68 Milk 25 YW 112. This bull had a weaning ratio of 122 and yearling ratio of 115 and sold at $13,000 to Rex Black, Spencer, Nebraska,.
Brad DeVries, Platte, SD purchased lot 571 at $11,000. LAR Really Windy 409 571B is another Feb. 2014 son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 with epds of BW 1.1 WW 64 Milk 22 YW 108.
Selling at $10,500 was LAR Really Windy 409 902B, another Jan. 2014 son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 that had a weaning ratio of 126, yearling ratio of 108 and epds of BW 0.1 WW 61 Milk 23 YW 94. Lenny Walcott, Reliance, S.D., was the buyer.
Also selling at $10,500 to Sheldon Tobin, Plankinton, SD was LAR Upward 458 147B, a Jan. 2014 son of the home raised LAR Upward 458Y herd sire. This bull posted epds of BW 2.8 WW 52 Milk 27 YW 93.