MacDonald Ranches Performance Power 2016 Sale
Date: March 8, 2015
Location: Kist Livestock Auction, Mandan, ND
Auctioneer: Al Conover
167 Yearling Bulls – $5,572
15 Registered Heifer Calves – $2,927
94 Bred Females – $2,362
MacDonald held their annual Performance Power 2016 production sale at Kist Livestock Auction, Mandan, N.D., on March 8.
MacDonald Ranches is one of the premier breeders of Salers cattle in the U.S. Breeders and commercial cattlemen from across a huge area were in the seats or represented on the phone to buy this great set of Salers and Salers influenced bulls and females.
The cattle on this ranch are thick, stout, eye appealing and most important, extremely quiet in their disposition. The bulls were long bodied and thick with tons of performance and canlving ease bred in. Definitely, not the Salers of years past. These cattle will excel in the pasture and in the feedlot. a
The high selling bull was lot 7, MAC Crosstrain 46C, a black, polled purebred son of SRS Outback 0809X born Feb. 2015 with EPDs of BW 0.5 WW 44 YW 85 MWW 50 Milk 28. The bull weaned off right at 700 lb and weighed 1301 pounds on sale day. Elm Creek Ranch, Hebron, ND was the buyer at $16,000.
Jensen Bros., Circle, Montana, purchased lot 115, MAC Choteau 120C at $12,000. This Feb. black polled, opitimizer is sired by WARD 61U Zinger Z243 and has EPDs of BW 0.6 WW 60 YW 112 Milk 24 MWW 54. This bull weaned off at 719 pounds and had a sale day wt. of 1,310 pounds
Lot 120, MAC Celebration 270C, a black, polled optimizer son of Opp Saber 847U sold to Cory Burkle, Fredonia, ND at $11,750. This power bull weaned off at 794 pounds with a 1276 pound yearling wt and EPDs of BW 0.8 WW 64 YW 114 Milk 29 MWW 61.
Burkle also picked up lot 124 at $11,000. MAC Cottrell 342C is a black, polled optimizer Mar. son of Opp Saber 847U that has EPDs of BW 2.6 WW 57 YW 103 Milk 25 MWW 53.
Lot 10, MAC Carlson 74C, a Feb. 2015, red, polled, purebred son of MAC Torrington 139T that has EPDs of BW 2.2 WW 45 YW 84 Milk 21 MWW 43 selling to John Moe, White Earth, N.D., for $14,000.
Lot 81, MAC Force Field 273C a Mar., red, polled son of MAC Atomic Force 36A with EPDs of BW 0.7 WW 41 YW 79 Milk 24 MWW 45 also sold for $14,000 to John Moe.
John Moe also purchased two black bulls at $13,000 each.
Lot 48, MAC Caprock 465C is a polled, purebred Apr. son of MAC Black Vista 349Y with EPDs of BW 3.9 WW 42 YW 86 Milk 23 MWW 44.
Lot 110, MAC Cullen 467C is a polled optimizer Apr. son of MAC Strike Zone 13Z that has EPDs of BW 1.3 WW 47 YW 87 Milk 22 MWW 43.