Crump Red Angus 3rd Annual Production Sale
Date: Feb. 28, 2015
Location: Buffalo Livestock Auction, Buffalo, WY
Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
98 Yearling Red Angus bulls – $9,508
15 Registered open heifers – $3,928
Great people, great cattle and great weather combined together, made for a very excellent Third Annual sale for Crump Red Angus. Jesse and Charity along with their young family welcomed a near packed house of perspective buyers at the Buffalo Livestock Auction on Feb. 28.
This set of bulls had been developed in a 40-acre lot with water up the hill and feed at the bottom. The large lot and layout allows the bulls plenty of exercise to develop natural muscling and ensure soundness. The disposition of these bulls is excellent. Several had to be hand-pushed into the sale ring.
Crump Red Angus believes in the youth in agriculture and are starting their family out by giving them responsibilities that will give them life long success. This year their oldest child David, gave the presale speech and he held the attention of the crowd better than a lot of seasoned speakers. Also every youth between the ages of 8 and 18 was asked to register in the office for a free heifer that the Crump boy’s handpicked to be given away at the conclusion of the sale.
The top selling bull of the day was lot 11, Crump Pacesetter 491, a Jan. 30, 2014, son of 5L Mtn. Sign 435-10Z. This herd sire prospect knocked it out of the park on all levels. He had a 92 BW ratio, 103 weaning ratio, 106 yearling ratio with epds of CED 7 BW -3.6 WW 55 YW 99 Milk 26. Sandhill Red Angus, Froid, Montana, purchased 50 percent semen interest for $29,000.
Also selling at $29,000 was lot 4, Crump Truman 4459, a Jan. 20, 2014, son of Bieber Roosevelt W384. Another top herd sire prospect that has a weaning ratio of 106, yearling ratio of 103 and epds of CED 2 BW -2 WW 54 YW 84 Milk 25. Jim and Katie Fennema, Leiter, Wyoming, were the buyers.
Gill Red Angus, Timber Lake, South Dakota, selected lot 3, Crump Nitro 471 for $20,500. This Feb. 10, 2014, son of RHRA Gold Rush 402 17T has a weaning ratio of 111, yearling ratio of 119 and epds of CED 2 BW -1.8 WW 56 YW 105 Milk 30.
Jim and Katie Fennema also got lot 61, Crump Roosevelt 499 at $15,500. This Jan. 29, 2014, son of Bieber Roosevelt had a weaning ratio of 108, yearling ratio of 108 and epds of CED 2 BW -1.2 WW 53 YW 85 Milk 26.
Selling at $15,000 was lot 7, Crump Headline 4103, a Feb. 10, 2014, son of RHRA Gold Rush 402 17T with epds of CED 2 BW -1.1 WW 63 YW 103 Milk 29. TCL Red Angus, Horse Creek Wyoming, was the buyer.
Also at $15,000 was lot 26, Crump Nebula 4171, a Feb. 13, 2014, son of Beckton Nebula P707. This bull has epds of CED 2 BW -3.7 WW 56 YW 89 Milk 21 and sold to Scott Reynolds, Berwyn, Nebraska, and Cooksley Red Angus, Anselmo, Nebraska.
Topping the registered heifers was lot 102B, Crump Primrose 4424, a Feb. 3, 2014, daughter of 5L Mtn. Design 435-10Z with epds of BW -1.9 WW 63 YW 104 Milk 21. 5L Red Angus, Sheridan, Montana was the buyer at $5,750.
Congratulations to the Crump family on a great sale. Also congratulations to Dane Hansen, Sheridan, WY the winner of the commercial heifer.