Barstow Angus Ranch 2012 Bull Sale
Barstow Angus Ranch held their 21st Annual Rock Solid Bull Sale at the ranch west of Springview, NE on April 12, 2012. A beautiful spring like day greeted the overflow crowd of buyers that came to bid on and purchase this powerful set of yearling bulls.
The bulls were in great condition and had been developed in large hillside lots which enabled them to get plenty of exercise for sound development. The bulls were well grown out, showing lots of natural thickness, eye appeal and performance. They were sired by some of the top artificial insemination (AI) sires in the breed with several herd sire prospects in the offering.
The top-selling bull on the day was Barstow Cash. There had been a lot of talk about this bull all sale season and several groups had been formed to own him. Barstow Cash is a Jan. 2011 son of Sitz Dash out of a Final Answer dam. The bull had a weaning weight of 776 pounds to ratio 113, yearling weight of 1,427 pounds with a ratio of 112 and EPDs of BW -1.2, WW 57, YW 104 and Milk 28. Cash Investment Group, Rushville, NE, had the final bid at $108,000.
Lot 8, Barstow Dash Y81, a Feb. 2011 son of Sitz Dash out of a TC Freedom dam, sold to Boettcher Bros. Angus, Spencer, NE, for $10,500. This calving ease bull had EPDs of BW -0.3, WW 47, YW 88 and Milk 27.
Lot 11, a Feb. 2011 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Matt Ehlers, Chambers, NE, for $10,000. Barstow Upward Y38 posted EPDs of BW 3.1, WW 62, YW 118 and Milk 31 with a 205-day ratio of 107 and yearling ratio of 110.
Lot 1, Barstow Dash Y8, a Jan. 2011 son of Dash out of a Final Answer dam sold to Minert-Simonson Angus, Dunning, NE, for $9,250. This is another top calving-ease prospect with EPDs of BW -0.7, WW 47, YW 83 and Milk 26.
Another Sitz Dash son, Lot 3, sold to Matt Ehlers for $8,250. This Feb. 2011 son had a weaning weight of 782 pounds to ratio 114, yearling weight of 1,356 pounds to ratio 107 with EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 59, YW 98 and Milk 30.
Lot 15, Barstow Upward Y82, a Feb. 2011 son of Sitz Upward with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 58, YW 115 and Milk 35 sold to Cover Ranches, Hyannis, NE, for $7,750.
Also selling at $7,750 was Lot 22, Barstow Efficient Y23, a Jan. 2011 son of CAR Efficient out of a Final Answer daughter with EPDs of BW -0.4, WW 51, YW 94 and Milk 28.