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Deering’s Cheyenne Charolais 19th annual bull sale

Dan Piroutek
Courtesy photo Haven Stuck, Rapid City, SD was one of the many producers at the Deering's Cheyenne Charolais 19th annual bull sale.

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Sale: Deering’s Cheyenne Charolais 19th annual bull sale

Date: Feb. 7, 2012

Location: Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, SD

Auctioneer : Seth Weishaar

Averages: 53 Charolais bulls – $2,952

A good crowd showed up at Philip Livestock auction market for the annual Cheyenne Charolais bull sale. Most of the people in the seats were repeat buyers of Cheyenne genetics which owner, Joel Deering has been perfecting over the past two decades. This was his 19th annual bull sale.

This certainly was one of the best sets of bulls for disposition that I’ve seen. They were also all uniform in their kinds, and that made for a even sale throughout.

Joel Deering’s unconditional guarantee is one of the best in the business, and he also keeps the bulls for free until the first of May, getting them ready for their first breeding season.

Joel selects one of his best customers for “producer of the year”, and honors them at his annual bull sale. This year’s winner was, Matt Brothers of Elm Springs, SD.

The “top selling bull of the day” honor was shared by two bulls this year in Lot 7 and Lot 14, each selling for $4,500.

The Lot 14 bull was headed to the Brady Schofield ranch, Midland, SD. Over the years, Brady has selected a number of these top bulls. This bull was a April 6, 2010 son of 2TM Unlimited Justice 818 P, and out of a daughter of 2 TM Triple Ease 405. With a 90 pound birth weight, he weaned at 684 pounds to ratio, 107. He gained 3.6 pounds per day on test, for a yearling weight of 1260 pounds and a yearling weight ratio of 107.

Lot 7 sold for $4,500 to the Matt Brothers, Elm Springs, SD. This bull had a weaning weight of 761 pounds to ratio 119, and he kept growing at a rate of 3.6 pounds per day to make a yearling weight of 1337 pounds. This bull had extra length of body which makes for extra performance.

Repeat buyer, the Millard Brothers Ranch, Presho, SD, bought Lot 15 at $4,250. This was a red tinted son of Triple Ease 405 that had started with a 93 pound birth weight, and weaned at 700 pounds to ratio, 109. He also came in with a yearling weight of 1306 pounds.

Chuck O’Connor, Philip, SD, selected Lot 9 at $4,250. Sired by CC Alicia’s Cigar 630, he was out of a daughter of 2 TM Cigar 406. He had a weaning weight of 676 pounds, and a yearling weight of 1224 pounds His EPDs were BW 1.5, WW 27 and YW 39.

Lot 59 was a two-year-old bull selling for $4,250 to Howard Wiesinger, Shadehill, SD. He was sired by 2 TM Unlimited Justice 504 and had an 82 pound birth weight. Weaning at 698 pounds, he had EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 29 and YW 39.

A great sale with some of the top commercial cattlemen in western South Dakota filling the seats.

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