Stout Charolais Ranch 37th Annual Production Sale
Date: Feb. 16, 2016
Location: Philip Livestock Auction – Philip, SD
Auctioneer: Jeff Long, Enning, SD
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Averages: 66 yrlg Charolais Bulls ave. $3,811
Stout Charolais brought their best yearling Charolais bulls to Philip Livestock for their annual February sale. Jerry and Annie raise their bulls on their ranch near Kadoka, South Dakota. The Stout Charolais bulls have long been noted for their muscle and growth. They have worked very hard in their genetic search to continually improve the performance of these bulls in order for their customers to produce maximum pounds.
These meaty growth bulls were excellent in their disposition, muscle, and IMT scores. They also offered a good number of bulls that could be used on yearling heifers.
The Stout bulls are not pushed for gain, and consequently, they are much stouter and bolder when they are delivered after the first of May.
These Stout bulls have been responsible for some of the high dollar per head feeder cattle that have sold in this area. The majority of the bidding came from cattlemen who have purchased from Stout Charolais in the past.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 28, SCR Gemstone 5112. Sired by VCR Gemstone 308, he was out of a daughter of LT Easy Gust 2027 pld tw, going back to LT unlimited Ease. This calving ease bull was born at only 78 pounds, but then he knew how to grow. His weaning weight was 772 pounds and he reached a yearling weight of 1519 to index 132. He had grown at 5.15 pounds per day. His EPDs included BW -2.3, WW 39, YW 81, MILK 17, and TM 35. He was purchased by Grant Patterson, Kadoka, South Dakota, at $7,250.
The gavel fell at $7,000 with Ross Williams of Philip, South Dakota, now owning Lot 50. This bull was born at 84 pounds, weaned at 820 pounds to index 124, and reached 1350 pounds to index 117. Sired by WCR Sir Kingsbury 3301P, he was out of a daughter of SCR Wind Power 8166. His EPDs were BW -2.3, WW 50, YW 84, MILK 16, and TM 41. He had an IMF of 3.21 to index 140.
Lot 12 was purchased by Kieth Smith, Quinn, South Dakota, at $6,750. Here was a son of LT Ledger 0332P who was out of a daughter of EC Scanner 6034 pld. With just a 70 pound birth weight, he weaned at 680 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1432 pounds to index 124. He had gained 4.7 pounds per day. With calving ease stats, his EPDs included BW -2.1, WW 43, YW 94, MILK 10, and TM 32.
The new owners of Lot 27 were Mike and Danni Beer of Keldron, South Dakota. They paid $6,750 to own this son of LT Long Beach 1121 pld. His mother was a daughter of SCR Wind Power 8166, and he grew to a yearling weight of 1335 pounds to index 116. He had a 14.89 square inch rib eye, and posted EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 41, YW 64, MILK 13, and TM 33.
Adam Johnson from Cody, Nebraska, was back again this year to purchase Lot 16 at $ 6250. This son of SCR Wyoming Wind 8166 had weaned at an actual weight of 890 pounds. His yearling weight was 1437 pounds to index 125. He had gained over 4 pounds per day. His EPDs included BW -0.3, WW 49, YW 90, MILK 10, and TM 34.