R Lazy B Annual Production Sale
Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Location: Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Averages: 43 yrlg Charolais Bulls ave. $5,994
R Lazy B Ranch, owned by Robert Birklid and his family, hosted a larger than normal crowd on an absolutely beautiful day. The temperatures reached over 50 degrees for the first time in a very long time in Aberdeen.
The R Lazy B Charolais bulls are truly bred for performance and muscle. The bulls had great growth numbers. This was an outstanding set of bulls from top to bottom. Many longtime repeat buyers were on hand to compete for these good bulls.
The disposition on this set of bulls was excellent, as they moved through Hub City Livestock. Some of Robert’s customers related that they had increased their weaning weights substantially by using these bulls, and this was substantiated by the very aggressive bidding.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 356, selling for $12,000 to repeat buyer Mike Peterson from Cresbard, South Dakota. This was a deep-bodied bull that was packed full of muscle. He was a son of LT Ledger 0332P, and out of a daughter of RBM Fargo Y111. With an 84 pound birth weight, he weaned at 917 pounds to ratio 119. His EPDs included CE 7.6, BW -0.9, WW 45, YW 83, MILK 10, REA 0.72, and MARB 0.24. This good bull was out of a first calf heifer.
Kim Steigelmeir from Britton, South Dakota, chose Lot 118 at $10,500. Here was a son of RBM Fargo Y111 and out of a Grid Maker daughter. He weaned at 946 pounds to ratio 122, and grew to a yearling weight of 1,644 pounds. A 40 cm. scrotal measurement and a rib eye of 17.4 square inches completed the package.
Lot 205 sold for $10,000 to Fred Hoffman from Long Lake, South Dakota. He was by RBM Fargo and out of a Performer daughter. Born at 90 pounds, he weaned at 965 pounds to ratio 119. He was very correct and thick made. His scrotal measurement was 41.7 cm. and he posted a rib eye of 17.6 square inches.
Holzworth Farms from Mound City, South Dakota, chose Lot 138 at $9,500. He was by RBM Fargo, and out of a Magnum daughter. Born at 86 pounds, he weaned at 823 pounds. His EPDs were BW 0.1, WW 45, and YW 85. His scrotal was 42.3, and his rib eye was 17.6 square inches.
Mike Peterson also took home Lot 313, a son of WR Wrangler W601. Out of a Ledger daughter, he weaned at 846 pounds to ratio 109, and posted EPDs of BW -0.1, WW 43, and YW 69. He sold for $9,500.
Lot 819 was a powerfully made Fargo son from an older Limitless cow. With the winning bid of $8,500, he headed home with Ryan Sellars of Wellfleet, Nebraska. He was 88 pounds at birth and weaned at 880 pounds. His EPDs included BW -0.7, WW 36, and YW 71.
Lot 141 also sold for $8,500. Sired by RBM Fargo, he was out of a daughter of Keys Magnum, and grew to a weaning weight of 937 pounds to ratio 115.
This was a very good day for the Birklid family, as the customers were certainly showing their support for the R Lazy B Charolais cattle.