Ox Bow Ranch Cow Herd Dispersal
Date: Oct. 12, 2015
Location: At the ranch, Wolf Creek Mont.
Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs
TSLN rep: Scott Dirk
64 heifer calf pairs – $8,270
102 Bred cows – $4,196
67 Bred heifers – $3,052
21 Heifer calves – $1,893
4 Embryo lots – $2,400
Ox Bow Ranch, owned by Chris and Nora Hohenlohe and managed by Ken Cook and family, hosted a very successful Cow Herd Dispersal at the ranch just outside Wolf Creek, Montana, Oct. 12. This sale consisted of all the 2008 and 2009 ranch-raised females, with their heifer calves. Plus a select group of fancy heifer calves, bred heifers, donor cows and embryos.
Over the past 25 years Ox Bow Ranch has focused on building a highly maternal cowherd that will thrive in the rugged mountain terrain they call home. This sale offering was made up of those time-tested, proven genetics. Many of the females on the sale have raised some of the top selling bulls in past sales. This was a fantastic set of momma cows, heifer calves and bred heifers. They were moderate-framed, but very deep and broody, wide-bodied females with tight udders. These are the kind of cattle that will make money for their new buyers and build a foundation of elite genetics.
The high selling pair on the day was lot 91 and 91A at $18,000. Ox Bow Barbaramere Jet 842 is a February 2008 daughter of Sitz Tradition RLS 8702 with epds of CED 4 BW 2.1 WW 55 YW 93 Milk 25 $B 98.21. This pathfinder dam sold bred to Mc Cumber 4X13 Extra 7159 due in early February with a heifer calf, selling to Skinner Ranch, Montana, for $10,000. Her heifer calf, lot 91A, a Feb. 2015 daughter of Mc Cumber 4X13 Extra 7159 with epds of CED 6 BW 0.4 WW 60 YW 97 Milk 24 sold to Kyle Koch, Wyoming, for $8,000.
Selling at $17,000 was lot 84 and 84A. Ox Bow Barbaramere 8151, a March 2008 daughter of Redland Emblazon 3234 with epds of CED 3 BW 2.1 WW 47 YW 69 Milk 26 sold bred to GDAR Game Day 449 due in late February 2016 went to J Bar M Ranch, Wyoming, for $10,000. Lot 84A, her Feb. 2015 heifer calf sired by Mc Cumber 4X13 Extra 7159 has epds of CED 5 BW 0.3 WW 52 YW 81 Milk 24 and sold to Kyle Koch.
The next top selling pair at $15,500 was lot 63 and 63A. Lot 63, Ox Bow Polly 852 is a February 2008 daughter of BCC Bushwacker 4193 with epds of CED 9 BW -0.2 WW 42 YW 68 Milk 23. She was bred to Ox Bow Ozzie 3233 to calve early March 2016. Yellow Top Ranch, Norht Dakota, was the buyer at $8,000. Her February 2015 heifer calf, sired by Ox Bow Ozzie 3233 has epds of CED 9 BW 0.6 WW 52 YW 89 Milk 25 sold to Kyle Koch for $7,500.
Topping the single bred cows was lot 131, Ox Bow Eriskay 8138, a January 2008 daughter of OCC Emblazon 854E. This pathfinder cow has epds of CED -4 BW 3.2 WW 58 YW 99 Milk 28 $B 115.75 was bred to Mc Cumber 4X13 Extra 7159 due late Feb. 2016 and sold to JR Ranch, Washington for $14,500.
Lot 103, Ox Bow Rachel 9126, another pathfinder cow with epds of CED 1 BW 3.6 WW 52 YW 93 Milk 23 sold at $10,000 to Spackman Ranch, Utah. This cow was bred to Ox Bow Final Answer with a heifer calf due mid Feb. 2016.
In the bred heifer division, lot 20 was the high seller at $5,250, selling to Ross Potter, South Dakota. Ox Bow Manor 497 is a February 2014 daughter of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV with epds of CED 15 BW -2.2 WW 40 YW 75 Milk 31. She was bred to Connealy Packer 547 with a heifer calf due late January 2016.
Selling at $4,750 was lot 149, Ox Bow Evergreen 487, a February 2014 daughter of Connealy Packer 547 with epds of CED 6 BW 1.5 WW 59 YW 101 Milk 22 $B 126.37. This heifer was bred to Coleman Charlo 0256, carrying a bull calf due early Feb. 2016 and sold to Marcy Cattle Co., Nebraska.