Stewart & Steffensen 8th Annual Charolais Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 14, 2015
Location: Madison Sale Barn, Madison, S.D.
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
43 Charolais bulls – $6,540
6 Red Angus bulls – $4,083
It was Valentine’s Day, and some good cattlemen spent a few hours bidding on and buying some top Charolais bulls at the Madison salebarn, before heading home for Valentine’s Day celebrating.
This sale is a combination of two good herds—Jeff and Linda Stewart from Lake Preston, S.D., and Travis and Deb Steffensen from Arlington, S.D. The big crowd was mostly repeat buyers who had arrived to look over this tremendous set of Charolais bulls. Some of the good Char X calves that we see are sired by these bulls.
There were also breeders on the seats for the top end of these bulls which attests to the growing quality we see every year at this sale. These bulls pack a tremendous amount of muscle, and they were very good for disposition. The sale includes fall-born yearlings and coming yearlings.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 2, JS Sir Flash 4247 PLD, selling for $27,000 to Rambur Charolais, Sidney, Mont. Sired by One Penny Blanco Flash 6424, he was out of a daughter of One Penny Blanco Flash, going back to a Duke cow. Born at 90 pounds, he weaned at 867 pounds, and had EPDs of CE 1, BW 0.9, WW 40, YW 82, MILK 1 and MTNL 1.
Lot 4 sold for $19,000 to Sandmeier Charolais, Bowdle, South Dakota. He was JS Sir Tradition 4235 PLD and was sired by WCR Sir Tradition 9407 P. He hit the ground at 91 pounds and was out of a daughter of RC Sirloin 6111 polled. He weaned at 888 pounds and posted EPDs of CE 3.7, BW 0.7, WW 46, YW 82, MILK 10, and MTNL 33.
Lot 8 also found a new home with Sandmeier Charolais. At, $12,500, TDS County Line 308 PLD was sired by RC Sirloin 6111 pld, and out of a daughter of LT Polled Value 9089. With a 92 pound birth weight, he weaned at 779 pounds. His stats were completed with EPDs of CE -1.5, BW 1.9, WW 52, YW 97, MILK 13, and MTNL 39.
Zack Benson, Colton, South Dakota, bought Lot 6, TDS Show Stopper 328 PLD, at $8750. Sired by One Penny Blanco Flash 6424, he was out of a daughter of JS Sir Beyond 5218 Polled. Born at 90 pounds, this deep, thick, long bull weaned at 748 pounds, and had EPDs of CE -0.3, BW 1.3, WW 43, YW 80, MILK -2, and MTNL 19.
Bob Schofield, Philip, South Dakota, bought Lot 9 at $8,000. This bull was sired by One Penny Blanco Flash 6424 and out of a daughter of TDS Tradition 536 pld. He was born at 87 pounds and grew to a weaning weight of 668 pounds His EPDs were CE 1.4, BW 0.1, WW 31, YW 63, MILK 0, and MTNL 16.
Other high sellers:
Lot 12: $8,000 to Darrin Vandestreet, Inwood, Iowa–Double-H Hot Water 028X X WPLB Godfather 23H
Lot 1: $8000 to Matt Miller, Howard, South Dakota–One Penny Blanco Flash 6424 X RC Sirloin 6111 Polled
Lot 5: $8000 to Dale Foster, Estelline, South Dakota–JS Full Throttle 1353PLD X JS Sir Ease 3103 Polled
This was a very cold day, but an outstanding sale for these two good families. F