5L Red Angus 2012 Annual Spring Sale
5L Red Angus held their ‘Right for the Times’ annual Spring sale on April 13 at the ranch near Sheridan, MT. 5L Red Angus is owned and operated by Larry and Larisa Mehlhoff and family.
The 5L sale drew a large crowd from numerous states and bulls were on display for easy viewing. 5L Red Angus is no stranger breeding Red Angus. They raise their cattle to function on their own and believe that the mama cow must perform on grass. She has to raise a good calf off her milk with no creep feed or excessive amounts of supplements. They must calve on their own and breed back or they don’t stay in the 5L Red Angus program. The program emphasizes fertility, moderate frame and efficiency – which all adds up to years of longevity.
The 5L Red Angus cattle are known for being wide-bodied cattle, which is exactly what is on display in numerous pens on sale day. These bulls were wide, thick, deep-sided, structurally correct up and down with great dispositions. The bulls were fed right and were ready to work. Great weather made for easy travel; a large crowd filled the seats on sale day.
The top-selling Red Angus bull was Lot 2, 5L Blazin Kind 189-228Y, a March 2011 son of Buf Crk the Right Kind U199. He commanded a final bid of $21,000 and sold to Hill 70 Quantock Ranch from Lloydminister, Alberta, SK. This bull had a wide body score of 8.5, was 724 pounds at weaning and 1,181 pounds as a yearling. This bull marked EPDs of CED 5, BW 0.5, WW 43, YW 79 and Milk 12.
Lot 4, 5L Solitaire 3769-33Y, a January 2011 son of Red SSS Oly 554T, also commanded a final bid of $21,000 selling to Genex GRI, Shawano, WI and JR Othello, WA. This bull had a wide body score of 9.0, was 684 pounds at weaning and 1,334 pounds as a yearling. This bull posted EPDs of CED 7, BW -1.9, WW 46, YW 79 and Milk 10.
Lot 8, 5L Master Link 7158-98Y, a February 2011 son of Buf Crk the Right Kind U199, was the next high seller fetching $20,000 from Hamilton Ranch of Twin Bridges, MT. This bull had a wide body score of 8.0, was 666 pounds at weaning and was 1,158 pounds as a yearling. This bull posted EPDs of CED 9, BW -1.4, WW 37, YW 71 and Milk 20.
Lot 136, 5L Independence 560-298Y, a March 2011 son of Buf Crk the Right Kind U199, closed on a final bid of $15,000 and went home with Jacobson Red Angus, Hitterdal, MN and John Beever, Mansfield, IL. This bull had a wide body score of 8.5, a birth weight of 54 pounds, a weaning weight of 651 pounds and grew to 1,225 pounds as a yearling. This bull posted EPDs of CED 15, BW -4.7, WW 27, YW 56 and Milk 23.
Lot 21, 5L Lone Kind 55-100Y, a February 2011 son of Buf Crk the Right Kind U199, sold for $10,000 to Kurt Rich from Winton, IA. This bull had a wide body score of 7.5 and a yearling weight of 1,119 pounds. He posted EPDs of CED 7, BW -0.9, WW 35, YW 71 and Milk 18.
Lot 235, 5L Get R Done 419-88Y, a February 2011 son of Buf Crk the Right Kind U199, also sold for $10,000 and found a home with Kniebel Cattle Co., from White City, KS. This bull had a wide body score of 9.0 and a yearling weight of 1,249 pounds. He posted EPDs of CED 9, BW -1.1, WW 36, YW 68 and Milk 15.
The top-selling black red carrier bull was Lot 61, 5L Top Lance N391-206Y, a February 2011 son of 5L Top Lance 233-8566. He sold to Brian Severance from Palermo, ND for a final bid of $8,500. This bull had a wide body score of 8.5 and was 1,374 pounds as a yearling. He posted EPDs of CED 5, BW 0.6, WW 35, YW 78 and Milk 18.
The top-selling Charolais bull was Lot 123, Leddy Hoodoo 431Y. He sold for $23,000 to Crochet Cattle Company, Lafayette, LA; Watje Livestock, Sunbird, MN; and Polzin Cattle from Darwin, MN. This March 2011 bull weighed 69 pounds at birth, weaned at 594 pounds and was 1,035 pounds as a yearling.