Redland Angus—Range Calved-Range Raised, Calving Ease Genetics Yearling Bull Sale
Date: Jan. 16, 2016
Location: Buffalo Livestock Auction, Buffalo, Wyo.
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Average: 103 Ylg Angus bulls – $7,879
Another huge crowd gathered for the Redland Angus “calving ease” yearling bull sale at Buffalo Livestock Auction. Redland Angus is located in Big Horn County, west of Buffalo, Wyoming.
The cover of their catalog says it all, “A ranch’s profit starts with a live calf.” Pictured is a new calf being licked by her mother, just after the calf landed on the Wyoming range. These cattle are low labor, low input cattle that can reduce costs by staying on the range all year long.
The Redlands have bred generations of cattle that are selected for lighter birth weights, moderate frames, and excellent fleshing ability and muscling. These cattle are designed to thrive in a total grass-based range environment. Redlands feel that these cattle will be consistent in their ability to transmit genetics for increased profitability by good range utilization and decreased calving problems.
This was a very fast paced sale that stayed strong until the very end. Many repeat buyers were on the seats to compete for the top end of these bulls.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 85, selling for $13,000 to the East Fork Ranch from Montana. He was Redland Cedar Ridge 785, a son of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV, and out of a Game Day 449 daughter. With a 75 pound birth weight, he weaned at 748 pounds. He had the right numbers with EPDs of CED 11, BW 0.0, WW 48, MILK 27, and YW 85.
Lot 20 also headed to Montana with his purchase by the Mussard Ranch at $12,000. He was Redland Game Day 325, a son of Redland Game Day 373, and out of a daughter of OCC Napolean 649N. Born at 82 pounds, he weaned at 776 pounds. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 0.8, WW 51, MILK 24, and YW 80.
The Double H Ranch from Wyoming bought Lot 78 at $11,500. Named Redland Forte 335, he was a son of Papa Forte and out of a daughter of OCC Emblazon 854E. With a 78 pound birth weight, he weaned at 773 pounds, and posted EPDs of CED 11, BW 0.3, WW 35, MILK 20, and YW 54.
At $11,000, Lot 63 was purchased by another Montana ranch, the Rigler Ranch. Sired by OCC Paxton 730P, he was out of a Game Day 449 daughter. He hit the ground at 79 pounds and grew to post a weaning weight of 740 pounds. His EPDs were CED 10, BW -0.2, WW 44, MILK 17, and YW 74.
The Horseshoe I Ranch, also from Montana, chose Lot 32 at $11,000. He was Redland Emblazon 875, a son of OCC Emblazon 854E and out of a daughter of Sitz Alliance 9800. With his 78 pound birth weight, he really grew, posting a weaning weight of 797 pounds. His EPDs were CED 10, BW -0.1, WW 42, MILK 23, and YW 64.
It was another great day for Kendrick and Sharon Redland. They served a tasty brisket sandwich and salads before the sale, followed by delicious chocolate cake at day’s end to celebrate another successful sale.
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