Soreide Charolais Ranch “Bull Power” Sale
Date: Jan. 30. 2015
Location: at the ranch, Bowman, N.D.
Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
Average: 57 ylg Charolais bulls – $4,583
The annual Soreide Charolais bull sale was held at the ranch on Jan. 27 to a nice crowd of new and repeat buyers.
Jay had the bulls ready, they looked excellent with length, thickness and fleshing ability. The bulls were fed a TMR ration specifically designed to grow and develop the bulls to their natural ability. Special attention was given to the mineral supplements to ensure a balance of the bulls needs.
Disposition, calving ease and growing ability, scrotal size and overall conformation are extremely important in the herd bull selection at Soreide Charolais. These set of bulls confirm those goals are being met.
Topping the sale was lot 418, SCR Sir Superman 418 PLD, a Feb. 26, 2014, son of SCC Superman 61Z Pld with a moderate 85 pound birthweight, 110 weaning ratio and 1,284 pound yearling weight This bull has epds of BW 101 WW 44 YW 72 Milk 1.0. Bracket Butte Ranch, Baker, Montana, was the buyer at $7,500.
Selling at $7,250 was lot 413, SCR Sir Spur 413 Pld., a Feb. 23, 2014, son of RCB Dakota Spur S022. Another moderate birthweight bull born at 77 pound, 205 ratio of 116 and epds of BW -0.7 WW 43 YW 62 Milk -4.0. Dave Smith, Buffalo, South Dakota ,was the winning bidder.
Repeat buyers Joe and Preston Zorc, Lemmon, South Dakota, purchased lot 4156, SCR Sir Superman 4156 P for $7,000. This bull had a 114 weaning ratio, 1,372 lb. yearling weight and epds of BW -0.6 WW 35 YW 61 Milk 9.0
Selling at $6,500 was lot 4187, SCR Sri Nebraska 4187 Pld. This April 2, 2014, son of SCC 145R 36W PLD had a 113 weaning ratio, 1,370 pound yearling weight and epds of BW 0.4 WW 25.3 YW 40.3 Milk -1.1. Jim Lowman, Grassy Butte, North Dakota was the buyer.