Stout Charolais Ranch 36th Annual Production Sale
February 24, 2015
Date: February 17, 2015
Location: Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, SD
Auctioneer: Jeff Long
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Averages: 72 ylg Charolais bulls – $4,982
It was a great day for Jerry and Annie Stout when they brought their top bulls to Philip Livestock. There were many buyers on the seats ready to add the great cross that Charolais sires bring for those selling top feeder cattle. The Stout Ranch is down by Kadoka, S.D., near the Badlands. These cattle are raised to do well on rough terrain.
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Stouts want to stretch bull dollars by keeping their bulls in your herd for quite a few years. Just ask some of their repeat customers. Stouts feed these bulls at a steady pace to maintain strong feet and legs. These bulls are not overfed. They enter the ring in every day condition. They will be ready to perform at high levels at turn-out time.
Sires included in this offering were NWMSU Lookout 8127 PLD, JES Corona J370, EC Scanner 6034 PLD, LT Long Beach 1121 PLD, LT Silver Distance 5342P, Oakdale Duke 9003P, SCR Wind Power 8166, WCR Sir Design 931 P, EC Rally 7070 PLD, LT Long Distance 9001 PLD, SCR LC Value Look Out 212, and LT Easy Gust 2027 PLD TW.
Jerry will keep the bulls for free until May 1, continuing their steady growth. They will be fertility tested and delivered by breeding time. This was a strong sale until the very end.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 51, the top purchase for Todd O'Connor, Philip, South Dakota., at $10,500. He was sired by WCR Sir Design 931 P and out of a daughter of SCR Sir Duke 563. Born at 89 pounds, he weaned at 782 pounds to index 128, and reached 1,217 pounds as a yearling to index 110. His EPDs were CE -5.9, BW 1.8, WW 46, YW 74 MILK 14 and TM 37.
Another bull that demanded some attention was Lot 10. He sold to Brent Thiel, Isabel, South Dakota, for $9,500. Born at 76 pounds, he was sired by Jes Corona J370 and out of a cow by LT Continental 0073P. He grew well with a weaning weight of 693 pounds to index 114, and a yearling weight of 1,347 pounds to index 122. His EPDs were CE 8.5, BW -3.5, WW 38, YW 68, MILK 11, and TM 31.
Lot 17 found a new home at the Lyle Long ranch, Enning, South Dakota. At $9,000, this was a good purchase of a bull sired by EC Rally 7070 PLD. He weighed 93 pounds at birth and his mother was a daughter of SCR Wind Power 8166. He weaned at 742 pounds to index 122, and had EPDs of CE 6.8, BW -0.8, WW 42, YW 73, MILK 7, and TM 28.
After some rapid bidding, the gavel fell at $8,750, and Lot 50 had found his new owner. He was Keith Smith, Cottonwood, South Dakota. This bull was also sired by EC Rally 7070 PLD, but his mother was out of LT Polled Value 9089. Born at 87 pounds, he weaned at 693 pounds to index 114, and grew to a yearling weight of 1,317 pounds to index 119. He posted EPDs of CE 6, BW -1.3, WW 33, YW 63, MILK 10, and TM 27.
Adam Johnson, Cody, Nebraska., selected Lot 26 at $8,500. Here was a bull sired by LT Long Beach 1121 PLD who was out of a daughter of LT Bluegrass 4017 P. With a 95 pound birth weight, he weaned at 770 pounds to index 126, and reached a yearling weight of 1327 pounds to index 120. His EPDs included CE 3.7, BW 0.7, WW 42, YW 62, MILK 6 and TM 27.