Marcy Cattle Company Angus Bull Sale
Date: Jan. 22, 2015
Location: Gordon Livestock, Gordon, NE
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins
Reported by: Dan Piroutek & Scott Dirk
Average: 162 Reg. Angus bulls – $8,409
Marcy Cattle Company, owned by Tom and George Marcy and their families, hosted their biggest crowd ever for their annual bull sale. The buyers were at this sale early that day, and they went through all the pens. I was amazed at the snow in western Nebraska, compared to here in South Dakota.
The Marcy program is built around their cow herd. They want deep-ribbed, easy fleshing females that milk well. They especially want cattle that excel in the feedlot and on the rail. Tom Marcy buys many feeder cattle, and especially tries to focus on his customers’ calves.
Many repeat buyers were on the seats, as well as a host of new people looking for Marcy genetics. These bulls are not overfed and are bred for longevity. There were both yearlings and two-year olds. This was an exciting sale to attend!
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 124, selling for $17,000 to 777 Angus Ranch from North Dakota. This yearling bull was a son of Redland Emblazon 2021, and out of a Right Time daughter. He had EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 45, MILK 21, and YW 72. He was an Embryo Transfer calf who’s mother ratioed 103 on 7 calves.
Pearson Land and Cattle from Nebraska chose Lot 130, another yearling bull, at $15,500. This bull was a son of Redland Emblazon 2021, and out of a Sitz Upward 307R daughter. His EPDs were BW 4.1, WW 58, MILK 26, and YW 99. With a 90 pound birth weight, he weaned at 709 pounds His mother ratioed 111 on 2 calves.
M Diamond Angus from Wyoming purchased Lot 86 at $15,000. This son of Marcys Dash 111 was out of a daughter of Connealy Consensus 7229. This good yearling bull weaned at 826 pounds out of a first calf heifer to ratio 136.
Heading to South Dakota was Lot 169, selling for $14,500 to Hagen Brothers. Sired by Marcys 06 112 2, this yearling was out of a daughter of Marcys Traveler 1148 132-9 who is in the donor program and has a nursing ratio of 8 at 105.
Gerald and Wes Risse bought Lot 37 at $14,000. This yearling son of Connealy Packer 547 was out of a daughter of Redland Emblazon 2021.
Don Nixon from Montana topped his purchases with Lot 120 at $14,000. He was a son of Lisco No Question 802, and out of a daughter of Sitz Upward 307R. Born at 77 pounds, he weaned at 701 pounds. His EPDs were BW 0.1, WW 61, MILK 26, and YW 105.
Another purchase by Don Nixon was Lot 65, a son of Baldridge Sledgehammer S621. Out of a daughter of SAV Final Answer 0035, he was born at 92 pounds His purchase price was $13,500.
A very special sale for this family! If you have never been there, you had better go take a look….but I’d go early.