Redland Angus—Range Calved-Range Raised, Calving Ease Genetics Yearling Bull Sale
Date: Jan. 17, 2015
Location: Buffalo Livestock Auction, Buffalo, WY
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Average: 101 Ylg Angus bulls – $8,200
Redland Angus, owned by Kendrick and Sharon Redland, hosted another big crowd for their annual calving ease yearling bull sale. These were mostly February and March calved yearling bulls that have stacked genetics for calving ease. The weather was again near perfect for this sale. Many repeat buyers were on hand, and the sale was very fast-paced and competitive.
The Redlands have built a reputation for their Range Calved-Range Raised cattle that can thrive on the Wyoming range, and their program seems to bring more new customers every year. These cattle are low labor, low input cattle that can reduce costs by staying on the range all year long.
The Redlands have been very happy with the generations of OCC Emblazon 854E breeding in their herd. Emblazon is recognized as the cow efficiency leader in the Angus breed. Another very eye appealing sire is GDAR Game Day 449, who was introduced back in 2009 or 2010. He is a thick-made bull with length, volume, and muscle. The genetics from both of these bulls continue to sire excellent females with good udders, who efficiently thrive on grass.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 73, Redland Paxton 164, selling for $15,000 to the Fairview Ranch out in Montana. He was sired by OCC Paxton 730P and was out of a daughter of OCC Emblazon 854E. Born at 88 pounds, he weaned at 754 pounds On Jan. 2, he weighed in at 970 pounds With a 13.7 sq. in. ribeye and a marbling score of 4.3, he posted EPDs of CED 8, BW 1.5, WW 47, MILK 16, and YW 67.
From South Dakota, repeat buyer Tim Burch bought Lot 101 at $14,000. This bull was by Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV and out of a Game Day daughter. His EPDs were CED 11, BW 0.1, WW 51, MILK 28, and YW 81. He had a 72 pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 785 pounds His ribeye measured 15 sq. in.
Lot 90 sold to the Gardner Ranch from New Mexico for $12,500. He was sired by Papa Forte 1921 and out of a daughter of Emblazon 854E. With EPDs of CED 8, BW 1.2, WW 37, MILK 19, and YW 59, he had a 76 pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 730 pounds
“Sold at $12,000,” and Lot 42 had found a new home out in Utah at the Smith Ranch. This son of GDAR Game Day 449 was out of a dam by OCC Missing Link 830M. Born at 76 pounds, he weaned at 856 pounds His EPDs were CED 8, BW -0.1, WW 55, MILK 26, and YW 79. He had a 14.7 sq. in. ribeye and weighed 1,050 pounds on Jan. 2.
Mueller Ranch from Wyoming was the new owner of Lot 106 at $11,000. More good genetics were evident with this bull sired by Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV. With his mother a Game Day daughter, he was born at 75 pounds and weaned at 705 pounds
Lot 28 was purchased by Rigler Ranch from Montana for $11,000. He again was by Game Day and out of a daughter of OCC Emblazon 854E. His EPDs were CED 10, BW 0.1, WW 47, MILK 21, and YW 80.
It was another great sale for the Redland family and, as always, they provided a great meal and excellent hospitality.