Varilek Angus 63rd Annual Angus Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 21, 2015
Location: at the ranch south of Geddes, SD
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek & Chris Effling
76 ylg bulls – $8,453
69 older bulls – $7,039
35 open ylg heifers – $2,473
4 bred heifers – $4,375
Varilek Angus hosted another big crowd for their annual production sale, held at their ranch. The Varilek land lies along the breaks of the Missouri River, and this truly is one of the beautiful ranches in South Dakota.
These bulls are the complete deal in terms of performance, carcass quality, calving ease and maternal abilities. The 2-yr-old and fall bulls were big and long, and ready for heavy service.
This sale proved to be the best ever for this longtime Angus family. They again had some outstanding individual bulls that you will hear more from in the future. It seems that as every year passes, you see the Varilek name in more and more Angus pedigrees.
This was a fast-moving sale, and it stayed strong all the way to the end.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 11, the yearling bull, Varilek Earnan 4101 62. He was a son of Connealy Earnan 076E, and out of a daughter of SAV Legacy 5216. Born at 87 pounds, he weaned at 872 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1,448 pounds. He scanned a rib eye area of 16.7 sq. in., and had an IMF of 4.91 percent. His EPDs were BW 1.9, WW 74, YW 120, MM 23, and $B 115.04. He sold to Mangen Angus, Broadus, Montana, for $24,000.
Koupals B&B Angus, Dante, South Dakota, and CRV-USA from Wisconsin paid $19,000 to own Lot 83, Varilek Impact 3225 25. This two-year-old bull was sired by Poss Total Impact 745, and out of a Pathfinder daughter of Connealy All Around who had ratioed 106 on four calves. He posted EPDs of BW 3.6, WW 72, YW 115, MM 26, MARB 0.51, and REA 1.06. With an 83 pound birth weight, he weaned at 781 pounds, and grew to a yearling weight of 1,303 pounds. He weighed in at 2,030 pounds on sale day.
Longtime repeat buyers, Leo and Ruby Astleford, White River, South Dakota, chose Lot 86, a two-year-old bull, at $15,000. He was sired by Poss Total Impact 745, and was out of a Pathfinder daughter of Genetics by Design 049. Born at 70 pounds, his EPDs were BW -1.5, CED 10, WW 71, YW 112, MM 14, MARB 0.82, REA 0.40 and $B 108.52.
After some aggressive bidding, Lot 47 sold for $15,000 to Bruns Angus, Madison, South Dakota. This stout yearling bull was sired by Varilek Aberdeen 0036 and out of a daughter of Connealy Freightliner. This bull had all the right growth statistics. He had an 86 pound birth weight, a weaning weight of 879 pounds, and a yearling weight of 1,538 pounds. His rib eye was 16.4 sq. in. and he had an IMF of 4.77 percent. To complete the package, his EPDs were CED 4, BW 2.1, WW 63, YW 114 and MM 21, along with a $B score of 104.97.
Once again the gavel fell at $15,000, and Lot 20 sold to Mohnen Angus, White River, South Dakota. Varilek Earnan 4147 65 was sired by Connealy Earnan 076E, and was out of a Pathfinder daughter of 21AR Roundup 7005 who had ratioed 109 on three calves. His EPDs were BW 3.9, WW 71, YW 117, MM 22, MARB 0.72, RE 0.87, and $B 124.31.
Ponca Creek Ranch, Bonesteel, South Dakota, bought Lot 42 at $14,500. Varilek Mentor 4123 52, born at 84 pounds, was by Connealy Mentor 7374. Ponca Creek had purchased Connealy Mentor sons before, and were back for more of these genetics. Lot 42 weaned at 817 pounds, and then attained 1,463 pounds as a yearling. He scanned an impressive 17.6 sq. in. rib eye.
The top selling open heifer, Lot 154, a Roth Final Answer 118 daughter, sold for $4,250 to Ty Mogck, Olivet, South Dakota, with the top bred heifer, Lot 358, a Mogck Bullseye daughter, going to Point West Angus, Barnesville, Minnesota, at $5,000. She was bred to Bruns Consensus 153.
As always at Varileks, the food, especially, the ribs are outstanding!
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