2014 Kappes Simmental Genetics with the Holistic Approach Sale
Date: Feb: 15, 2014
Location: Aberdeen Livestock Aberdeen, S.D.
Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell
Reported by: Scott Dirk
50 Simmental bulls: $5,255
34 SimAngus bulls: $4,506
11 Angus bulls: $3,977
2 Bred Simmental females: $3,784
8 Bred SimAngus Females: $3,225
2 Bred Angus Females: $3,150
7 Embryo Lots: $4,500
The 27th Annual Kappes “Genetics with the Holistic Approach” Sale was held at the Aberdeen Livestock Market in Aberdeen, SD on Saturday, Feb., 15, 2014. The Kappes sale offering include exceptional sons and daughters of Wheatland High Octane 169Y, OLF Thor, NLC Upgrade, Kappes Trailblazer X621, SVF Steel Force and W/C United. A very large crowd of new and repeat buyers enjoyed the Kappes hospitality for lunch and after the sale. When Col. Jim Birdwell dropped the gavel on the last lot, the Kappes’s most successful sale ever ended with an overall average of $4,494 on 133 total head.
High Selling Bulls
Lot 17, Kappes Megatron A12, a black purebred Simmental bull sired by OLF Thor X54 x SWC Ruby Ynona 139Y sold to Clear Water Simmentals, Milan, Ind., and Accelerated Genetics, Baraboo, Wisc., at $36,000.
Lot 1, Kappes High Octane 461 A632, purebred black Simmental bull sired by Wheatland High Octane 169Y x Kappes Sadie T635 sold to Gengenbach Cattle Company, Grant, Neb., at $25,000.
Lot 2, Kappes High Octane 530 A630, sold to Goecke Cattle Company, Waco, Neb., for $15,000. This black purebred Simmental bull is sired by Wheatland High Octane 169Y x Kappes Sadie T635.
Lot 4, Kappes High Octane A211 sold to Maier Ranch, Elgin, N.D., for $11,500. Another black purebred Simmental bull sired by Wheatland High Octane 169Y x Kappes Pia R324.
Lot 36, Kappes Upgrade A57, a black purebred Simmental bull sired by Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 x Kappes Kate R174 sold to Whittney McKinney, Neoga, IL at $10,000.
Lot 46, Kappes Chamber A165, black purebred Simmental bull sired by R&R Chamberlain X744 x Kappes Nina N51 sold to Lyle Schock, Bowdle, SD for $9,500.
Lot 67, sold to Thorpe Ranch, Forbes, N.D., for $8,250. Kappes Trail X621 A70 is a black SimAngus bull sired by Kappes Trailblazer X621 x Kappes Nano U258.
Top selling bred heifers
Lot 149, Kappes Sadie T631 Z346 a black purebred Simmental heifer sired by Felt Corrector 70X x Kappes Sadie T631 and bred to Barstow Cash sold to Rocking H Simmentals, Canby, Minn., for $6,200.
Lot 116, Kappes Sadie T635 Z637 sired by R&R Chamberlain X744 x Kappes Sadie T635 was bred to Remington Lock N Load N54U sold to Cody Plamp, Mitchell, S.D., for $5,500
Lot 144, Kappes Farren R111 Z296 sired by Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 x Kappes Farren R11 and bred to Bred to OLF Thor 54X sold for $5,500 to Goecke Cattle Company, Waco, Neb.