9th Annual Red Western Red Angus Bull Sale
Date: April 12, 2013
12 Yearling Red Angus bulls – $3,916
23 Strong-age Red Angus bulls – $2,921
14 Fick Red Angus 2-year-old bulls – $2,096
10 Open heifers – $1,320
Brad and Trixie Grill and Jeff and Diana Grill along with guest consignor Fick Red Angus welcomed a good crowed to their 9th Annual “Red Western” bull sale on April 12. Following a two-day storm and over two feet of very welcomed snow, those that could get the truck out of the yard fought the less than favorable driving conditions to take advantage this offering of range-ready Red Angus bulls.
This is a smaller sale on numbers but the quality will rank up there with many of the top sales in the region. These bulls are moderately framed to fit the rugged terrain they are raised in and are easy fleshing. The bulls are not fed hard for optimal gains, but slowly developed to express their natural genetic ability. The Fick Red Angus bulls are managed with the same philosophy. With spring-born yearlings, fall bulls and two-year-old bulls, there was a bull to fit any cattlemen’s operation and price range.
Topping the yearling bulls was lot 14, B Lazy T Ranch Bull 025Z a 3/27/12 son of 1MAG 912. This calving ease special has EPDs of BW -2.3, WW 52, YW 72, and Milk 28 with a weaning ratio of 102. Tom Porter, Glen Elder, KS, was the buyer at $7,000.
Lot 1, B Lazy T Ranch Bull Z003 a son of Beckton Epic R397 K for $5,500 to Indian Creek Cattle, Edgemont, SD.
Lot 5, B Lazy T Ranch Bull Z007, a 2/20/12 son of Red Crowfoot Ole’s Oscar sold for $4,500 to Hanging L Ranch, Mullen, NE. This is another calving ease bull with EPDs of BW -3.0, WW 47, YW 80, Milk 23 and ratioed at 103 for weaning and 107 for yearling.
Three bulls sold at $4,250.
Lot 13, B Lazy T Ranch Bull 023Z, a son of 1MAG 912 went to Tom Porter, Glen Elder, KS.
Lot 4, B Lazy T Ranch Bull Z005, a son of Beckton Epic R397 K to Burrell Hughes, Hay Springs, NE.
Lot 2, B Lazy T Ranch KF 709 Julian 208, a son of KF 709 Julian to Smith Land and Cattle, Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Topping the stronger-aged bulls was lot 17, B Lazy T Ranch Bull Y063 an 8/19/11 calving ease son of RF Lancelot 3192. This bull posted EPDs of BW -3.2, WW 46, YW 70, Milk 42 and sold for $5,000 to Hanging L Ranch, Mullen, NE,
Two bulls sold for $4,500.
Lot 29, B Lazy T Ranch KF 149 a 9/16/11 son of THIS R82 OF 153 Warrior went to Ron Steffen, White Lake, SD, and lot 39, B Lazy T Ranch Bull Y001 a 3/7/11 son of OH Willie 4266S sold to John Tanner, Edgemont, SD.
With many ranchers still digging out from the storm, modern technology played an important part of the sale as internet and phone bidding were quite active, helping to sell bulls into six states.