Benda Ranch Annual Simmental & Simm-Angus Bull Sale
A beautiful mid-February day set the stage for the Benda Ranch Annual Simmental and Simm-Angus Bull Sale, held Feb. 14 at the Kimball Livestock Exchange. The Benda family have been raising quality Simmental cattle since 1974. A large crowd was on hand and bull prices were consistent from beginning to end. Nearly 80 percent of the bulls sold to repeat customers.
Topping the sale was Lot 9, JBS Mr. Indy 851X, a purebred Simmental that was the No.-1 WW bull in the sale. The soft-made, stylish son of W.S. Independence T18 commanded a final bid of $9,000 from Ron and Ross DeMers, Colome, SD.
Lot 1, JBS Mr. Dream On 336X, a blaze face homozygous black purebred, sold to Glenn Dallman, Lehr, ND, for $6,500. A Simm-Angus bull sired by Mytty In Focus, he was the No.-1 final weight and No.-3 ADG bull, selling to Todd Boesen, Kimball, SD, for $6,200.
Lot 23, a purebred by Shear Force and No.-2 WW bull, sold to Curt Plamp, Stickney, SD, for $6,000. Lot 29, a red purebred by ASR/GLS Pacesetter U862, sold for $5,750 to Dick McQueen, White Lake, SD. A three-quarter blood bull sired by SVF/NJC Built Right N48 was next in line, selling to Vern Niles, Wessington Springs, SD, for $5,250. Four more bulls sold for $5,000 each to Hoing Farms, Kimball, SD; Brian Johanneson, Lake Andes, SD; Chuck Faulhaber, Plankinton, SD, and Keith Mohling, Wessington Springs, SD.
Volume buyers were Hoing Farms of Kimball with five bulls; Dave Hoffman of Platte, SD, with four bulls; and Dan and Scott Meier of White Lake, with four bulls.
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