DeGrand Angus 2012 Bull Sale
Art and Kathy DeGrand and family hosted their annual bull sale at the Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker, MT on April 20. DeGrand Angus is a fifth and sixth generation family operation dedicated to supplying quality seedstock to commercial cattlemen of Montana, South Dakota North Dakota, Wyoming and beyond.
The DeGrand family is in the business to sell quality bulls to repeat customers that will not fall apart in the breeding pasture. This is a no frills operation. The calves aren’t fed creep feed, and are not pushed to achieve excessive gains. The sale bulls came to town in their everyday clothes; they were in great working condition and ready to go to the breeding pasture. These bulls will gain weight in the breeding pasture while getting the cows bred. The bulls are bred and managed for fertility, soundness and longevity and are backed with a four-year “No BS Guarantee.”
The high-selling bull was Lot 43, DeGrand 1164 Total, a March 2011 son of TC Total 8107 with EPDs of BW -0.2, WW 58, Milk 24 and YW 96. Mike Sonsalla, Marmarth, ND, was the buyer at $6,500.
Lot 29, DeGrand 1117 Final Answer, a March 2011 son of SAV Final Answer 0035, sold to repeat buyer Kirk Robinson, Ralph, SD, for $6,000. This bull posted EPDs of BW -0.8, WW 50, Milk 26 and YW 90, and is out of a top producing New Design 878 dam that has weaned seven calves to ratio 107.
Milt and Lindsay Tope, Ismay, MT, selected Lot 26, DeGrand 1007 Final Answer, at $6,000. This February 2011 son of Final Answer weaned off at 9 percent above the herd and posted EPDs of BW 0.0, WW 62, Milk 28 and YW 103.
Lot 17, DeGrand 1284 Patriot, an April 2011 son of Lucky 7 Patriot 825, sold to Tom Owens, Baker, MT, for $5,250. This bull has EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 61, Milk 21 and YW 98, and had a weaning weight of 702 pounds to ratio 117.
Also selling for $5,250 was Lot 47, DeGrand 1101 Totaler, a March 2011 son of Brooks T Totaler 8205. This bull had a weaning weight of 663 pounds to ratio at 110 and posted EPDs of BW 3.2, WW 59, Milk 26 and YW 95. Delbert Hoffer, Glendive, MT, was the buyer.
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