2012 Wedge Tent Ranch Angus Bull Sale
The Wedge Tent Ranch, owned by Bart and Shannon Carmichael, hosted a big crowd at Lemmon Livestock for their annual bull sale. Many repeat buyers were on hand, as well as a host of new customers looking to invest in this program.
The Wedge Tent breeding program is designed to turn grass into beef. The cattle are moderately framed and bred to be full of muscle. There are many of the Ohlde bloodlines packed into these cattle. These are cows and bulls that have “bred-in” calving ease, and are naturally easy fleshing. The goal is that these cattle will be cheaper to raise.
This was a very fast-paced, active sale with good bidding all the way through. There were several half brothers in the sale.
The top-selling bull of the day was Lot 15, selling to Ryan Vig, Opal, SD, for $7,500. He was a son of OCC Missing Link 830M and out of an older Jim Nachtigal cow. This heifer bull had a 65-pound birth weight and weaned at 598 pounds. He had EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 39, YW 69 and Milk 19.
Ryan Olson, Caputa, SD, bought Lot 11 at $7,000. He was a son of OCC Missing Link 830M, and was out of a daughter of Millars Leadtime 142. Another heifer bull with a 75-pound birth weight, he weaned at 575 pounds. His EPDs included BW 0.5, WW 39, YW 69 and Milk 19.
Lot 4 also sold to Ryan Vig, and his price was $5,750. He was a son of OCC Missing Link 830M with an 85-pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 612 pounds. His EPDs were BW 0.9, WW 44, YW 69 and Milk 23.
The Sieler Ranch, Plevna, MT, selected Lot 17 at $5,500. Another son of OCC Missing Link 830M, this time his mother was a daughter of Sitz Alliance 6595. With an 89-pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 612 pounds, he had EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 43, YW 74 and Milk 21.
The gavel fell at $5,500 with Lot 16 selling to Ryan Vig. This son of OCC Missing Link 830M had an 89-pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 556 pounds His EPDs were BW 2.0, WW 43, YW 75 and Milk 18.
The Holsing Farms, Wecota, SD, made Lot 32 their top pick at $5,000. This calving ease bull was a son of PCC Colorado Hunter 1062P and was born at 83 pounds. He weaned at 600 pounds, and posted EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 30, YW 55 and Milk 11.
This was a great sale for this young family. It’s a great thing to see their enthusiasm and spirit! Some good prospects are hitting the ground, and the family is anxious to see the progress of this new crop of calves.