Bakers LeMar 2012 Angus Performance Sale
Leo and Marilyn Baker along with Mike and Sandra Baker were welcomed with a beautiful sunny day and full house for their annual production sale held at the St. Onge Livestock Market on April 9, 2012. The Baker family has been raising quality Angus genetics for over 60 years and this year’s sale offering was a testament to their dedication to the Angus breed.
The Bakers are dedicated to producing genetically predictable cattle that will perform in all environments. These are cattle that combine calving ease with superior growth, maternal and carcass traits along with fertility and longevity. The bidding was very active throughout the day on all the bulls, but seemed to step up a notch whenever a Final Answer bull entered the ring.
Topping the sale was Lot 3, LeMar Final Answer 24Y, a Feb. 2011 son of Final Answer out of a LeMar Windy bred cow. This calving ease herd sire prospect had EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 59, YW 96 and Milk 26. He had great performance with a 205-day weight of 730 pounds to ratio 115, and yearling weight of 1,250 pounds to ratio 105 with a 15.3 square inch ribeye that ratioed at 108. Varilek CT Angus, Geddes, SD, was the buyer at $13,000.
Selling at $10,000 was Lot 5, LeMar Final Answer 49Y, another Feb. 2011 son of Final Answer that has EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 49, YW 89 and Milk 25. This bull had a weaning ratio of 103, yearling ratio of 104 and ribeye ratio at 110. Long-time repeat buyer Saunders Land & Livestock, Gillette, WY, was the buyer.
Also selling at $10,000 was Lot 11, LeMar Packer 5Y, a Jan. 2011 son of LA Packer 78 out of a Final Answer daughter. This bull had EPDs of BW 1.9, WW 71, YW 120 and Milk 29 with a 205-day weight of 845 pounds to ratio 131, and 365-day weight of 1,320 to ratio 111. Raven Angus, Colome, SD, was the buyer.
Lot 12, LeMar Packer 17Y, a Feb. 2011 son of LA Packer with EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 57, YW 110 and Milk 27 sold to Dave Cuny, Buffalo Gap, SD, for $9,500. This bull weaned off to ratio at 112 and had yearling ratio of 120.
Lot 6, LeMar Final Answer 54Y, a Feb. 2011 Final Answer sired calving ease bull with EPDs of BW 0.3, WW 46, YW 79 and Milk 28, had an IMP ratio of 141 and ribeye ratio of 103. He sold to Saunders Land & Livestock for $9,000.
Saunders also purchased Lot 109, LeMar Objective WO 598X, a July 2010 son of Whitestone Objective X047 with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 56, YW 96 and Milk 23 for $8,500.
Lot 35, LeMar Aberdeen 73Y, a Feb. 2011 son of TC Aberdeen 759 sold to Sourdough Ranch, Hulett, WY, another long-time repeat buyer for $8,000. This bull had EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 52, YW 92 and Milk 35 with an IMF ratio of 107 and REA ratio of 103.