2012 Ma & Pa Angus Bull Sale
Steve and Deb Mowry and their young sons, Sage and Shilo, welcomed a very nice crowd of bidders and buyers for the 15th Annual Ma & Pa Angus bull sale. The sale was held at Presho Livestock Auction on April 30, 2012.
This was a range-ready set of bulls. This is a no-nonsense cattle outfit that believes in the bulls they produce. They place a strong emphasis on “real world” beef production, with cattle that have the ability to grow and perform without extra feed and supplements. These bulls were hard-bodied, easy-keepers that will gain weight in pasture while getting cows bred.
A sale feature on the day was 63 heifer mates to the bulls selling. The heifers were in breeding condition and ready to be turned out to pasture. The heifers sold gate cut in groups of five or more with the top cut going for $1,270 to Kip Krull, Harrold, SD.
Topping the bull sale was Lot 842, Ma & Pa Doc Y842, a March 2011 son of Ma & Pa Documentary W645. This bull had an actual weaning weight of 680 pounds to ratio 119 with EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 54, YW 97 and Milk 24. Brakkee Ranch, Presho, SD, was they buyer at $6,000.
Selling at $5800 was Lot 543, Ma & Pa Quick Draw Y543, a March 2011 son of Ma & Pa Quick Draw 9177 with EPDs of BW -1.5, WW 51, YW 83 and Milk 22. This bull weaned off at 688 pounds to ratio 115 and sold to Kent and Ron Juhnke ,Vivian, SD.
The next top bull was Lot 808, Ma & Pa Doc Y808, an April 2011 son of Ma & Pa Documentary W645 that had a weaning ratio of 107 and EPDs of BW 0.3, WW 47, YW 93 and Milk 22. The bull sold to Will Reis Reliance, SD, for $5,600.
Lot 905, Ma & Pa Purty Good Y905, a March 2011 son of Sinclair Excellent 9EX3 that weaned off at 648 pounds to ratio 111 sold to Bob Stewart, Reliance, SD, for $5,500. This bull has EPDs of BW 3.7, WW 56, YW 99 and Milk 23.
Ma & Pa Purty Good Y949, Lot 949, a March 2011 son of Sinclair Excellent 9EX3, sold to Bob Hutchinson, White River, SD, for $5,400. This bull posted EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 56, YW 98 and Milk 24 with a weaning weight of 624 pounds to ratio 109.
Lot 443, Ma & Pa Fear Not Y443, a March 2011 son of Ma & Pa Fear Not W435 with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 40, YW 74 and Milk 18, sold to Matt Smith, Vivian, SD, for $5,300.