McPherson Angus Annual Production Sale
Date: Jan. 19, 2016
Location: Philip Livestock Auction Market
Auctioneer: Doug Dietterle
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
41 Ylg bulls – $4,756
25 Commercial ylg Angus hfr calves – $1,200
It was a typical winter day, but a good crowd gathered at Philip Livestock to view and bid on the yearling Angus bulls offered by Luke and Elizabeth McPherson. These bulls are all raised on the McPherson Ranch, east of Sturgis, South Dakota. There was also a nice uniform group of yearling heifers offered by neighbors, Chase and Dean Smith.
Luke McPherson has advanced this herd through increased use of AI and embryo transfers. Disposition of the animals has been a priority, and this was quite evident as the bulls quietly paraded through the Philip Livestock sale ring.
Many repeat buyers were on hand, and the McPhersons can be proud that they sell bulls to some of the elite commercial cattlemen in western South Dakota.
Luke offers a full one year guarantee, and he winters the bulls free of charge until the first of May.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 2, selling to Tom Simmons, New Underwood, South Dakota., for $10,750. He was MAR War Party 520, a son of Werner War Party 2417, and out of a daughter of Final Answer. His EPDs were CED 3, BW 2.3, WW 64, YW 111, MILK 33, MARB 0.50, RE 0.90, and $B 133.80. His mother ratioed 110 on two calves, and he weaned at 734 pounds to ratio 116.
The Peters Ranch from Murdo, South Dakota, is a repeat buyer. Their top purchase on this day was Lot 1 at $10,000. This good-looking bull was a son of Werner War Party 2417, and out of a daughter of DL Alliance 295. He had strong numbers, including his EPDs CED of 4, BW 1.1, WW 63, YW 114, MILK 30, MARB 0.43, RE 0.71, and $B 139.21. He had a birth weight of 88 pounds, and a weaning weight of 706 pounds to ratio 112.
Lot 3 sold to the Peters Ranch at $9,500. This son of Werner War Party was out of a daughter of Mytty In Focus. With EPDs of CED 4, BW 1.9, WW 59, YW 106, MILK 32, MARB 0.52, RE 0.61, and $B 130.08, he weaned at 713 pounds to ratio 113.
The Peters Ranch also selected Lot 15 at $9,000. Here was a son of Connealy Capitalist 028, who was out of a daughter of LT Westport 1076. His EPDs included CED 6, BW 1.0, WW 66, YW 108, and MILK 21. Born at 80 pounds, he weaned at 746 pounds to ratio 118.
Rod Barry, New Underwood, South Dakota., purchased Lot 40 at $9,000. This son of Connealy Union 215X was out of a Werner War Party daughter who had ratioed 109 on three calves. His EPDs were BW 2.2, WW 58, YW 107, MILK 28, MARB 0.64, RE 0.48, and $B 138.83.
The commercial heifer calves sold for $1,200 each to Brandon Miller from Meadow, South Dakota.
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