DeGrand Angus Annual Bull Sale
Date: April 19, 2013
Location: Fallon County Fairgrounds, Baker, Mont.
Average: 75 Yearling Angus bulls – $3,740
The DeGrand family brought another “real world” set of yearling Angus bulls to town for their annual bull sale held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker, Mont. DeGrand Angus is a 5th and 6th generation family operation dedicated to supplying quality seed stock to the commercial cattlemen of Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming and beyond.
DeGrand Angus is a no frills operation. The sale bulls came to town in their everyday clothes; they were in great working condition and are ready to go to work in the breeding pastures of their new owners. These bulls are not fed any creep feed, and are not pushed in any way to achieve excessive gains. They are backed by some of the top genetics in the breed and developed to express that genetic potential. The new owners of these bulls will like them more every day, they are sound, thick, and are managed for fertility and longevity. Plus they are backed by a 4-year “No BS Guarantee.”
The top selling bull was lot 4, DeGrand 2032 Final Answer, a 3/3/12 son of SAV Final Answer 0035 with EPDs of BW -0.7, WW 65, YW 107, and Milk 28. This bull had a weaning weight of 727 pounds to ratio at 118 and yearling weight of 1137 pounds, yearling ratio 114 with a 38 scrotal. Lucky 7 Angus Ranch, Riverton, Wyo. was the buyer at $9,250.
Lot 3, DeGrand 2004 Final Answer, another SAV Final Answer 0035 son born 2/25/12 sold to Dean Wang, Wibaux, Mont. at $6,750. This bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 66, YW 106, Milk 26 with a 205-day weight of 776 pounds, ratio 126 and yearling weight of 1190 pounds, yearling ratio 119.
Lot 9, DeGrand 2027 In Focus, a 3/2/12 son of Mytty In Focus with EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 62, YW 100, and Milk 24, sold to Milton Tope, Ismay, Mont. for $5,750. This bull had a weaning ratio of 122 and yearling ratio at 109.
Lot 18, DeGrand 2017 Final Answer, a 2/29/12 son of SAV Final Answer 0035 sold to Todd Meccage, Baker, Mont. for $5,750. Another calving ease deluxe bull with EPDs of BW -0.9, WW 63, YW 105, and Milk 29.
Lot 26, DeGrand 2279 Totaler, a 4/30/12 son of Brooks T Totaler 8205 with EPDs of BW 3.9, WW 60, YW 107, and Milk 24, went to Delbert Hoffer, Glendive, Mont. at $5,750.
Lot 24, DeGrand 2011 K216, a 2/27/12 son of ER Focus K216 with EPDs of BW -1.3, WW 50, YW 88, and Milk 23, sold to Ralph Brownfield, Hammond, Mont. for $5,250.
As usual the generosity shown by the DeGrand family was fantastic with a great beef lunch and after sale hospitality that was greatly appreciated by the large crowd of buyers, friends and neighbors on hand for the sale.
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