Mount Rushmore Angus 50th Annual Production Sale
April 4, 2016
-Sale Summary –
Date: Mar. 26, 2016
Location: at the ranch, southeast of Rapid City, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek & Scott Dirk
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124 reg. yrlg. Angus Bulls $5,145
Mt. Rushmore Angus Ranch experienced a monumental year as they presented their 50th annual sale at their ranch southeast of Rapid City. The progress and success of this breeding program is phenomenal. From top to bottom, this was one of the top sets of bulls. They were deep, long, and wide sprung.
Many of these powerful bulls were AI sired by bulls that were used to advance the cow herd and breeding program. I mean not just popular AI bulls, but bulls that sire function and form. These bulls are loaded with genetics to produce high performance feeder calves and high-quality replacement females.
The confidence, that Eddie and Marty Rypkema place in the Uhrig boys (herdsmen at Mt. Rushmore Angus), brings out a new sense of enthusiasm and success that keeps this program moving forward.
This was a great sale from start to finish.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 88, selling for $10,000 to Jack Manning from Hemingford, Nebraska. This bull was a son of SAV International 2020 and out of a Pathfinder daughter of Shipwheel Chinook. He had the heaviest 205 day weight, and continued growing to produce the heaviest 365 day weight. He weaned off at 807 pounds and weighed in at 1580 pounds on sale day. With his 45 cm. scrotal measurement, he had EPDs of WW 73, YW 126, MILK 27, MARB 0.34, and RE 0.42.
Repeat buyers Colin and Carolee Schmidt from Manning, North Dakota, made Lot 37 their top choice at $9,750. He was a son of SAV Resource 1441 who was out of a Pathfinder dam who ratioed 104 on ten calves. Born at 94 pounds, he weaned at 653 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1259 pounds. He had great eye appeal with great shape to his muscle. His EPDs were BW 2.7, WW 54, YW 108, and MILK 29.
Lot 5 sold to Orin Edwards from Gillette, Wyoming, at $9,500. This son of Vision Unanimous 1418 was out of a Predominant daughter. This bull had a great disposition and a 41.3 cm. scrotal measurement. After entering the world at 81 pounds, he weaned at 651 pounds, and reached 1200 pounds as a yearling. His EPDs included CED 7, BW -0.1, WW 60, YW 105, MILK 22, and MARB 0.62.
Repeat buyer, Dan Gaskill, from Volborg, Montana, came to buy Lot 10 at $9,500. He was by Vision Unanimous 1418, and was out of an Iron Mountain daughter. With his 84 pound birth weight, he weaned at 680 pounds. His EPDs were BW 1.1, WW 63, YW 113, MARB 0.65, and $B 150.11.
Other high selling lots:
Lot 101: Apex Windy 078 x Sitz Tradition to Kessler Ranch, Wetonka, South Dakota, at $9,500
Lot 29: SAV Registry 2831 x Connealy Final Product to Kessler Ranch, Wetonka, South Dakota, at $9,000
Lot 50: Koupal Advance 28 x S Chisum 6175 to Kirk Semroska, Harrison, Nebraska, at $9,000