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Dikoff Ranch ‘Bull Power XVI’ Sale

Sale host Rodney Dikoff and repeat buyer Wade Weiszhaar from Leola, SD.

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The Dikoff family held their 16th annual “Bull Power” bull sale at the ranch on April 22, 2011. Heavy rain and a fierce wind, along with extremely sloppy conditions, changed the plans for displaying the sale bulls this year. In past years, pens were set up at ranch headquarters to display the bulls. This year the bulls were displayed in pens in the calving barn, about a half-mile down the highway. Shuttles ran back and forth from the sale site to the bull pens, allowing everyone the opportunity to sort through the offering. All animals were then sold via pre-recorded video shown on big screen TVs in the dry, heated sale barn.

The top priority at Dikoff Ranch has always been to raise cattle that will work for the new owner. They have to be powerful cattle that can perform, add pounds to their calves and hold together in the breeding pasture. Rodney also believes in utilizing half brothers to produce a more uniform, marketable calf crop. There were several high performing half brothers in the offering for buyers that were looking for that option.

A special feature for the day was the dispersal of Justin Dikoff’s cowherd. With Justin’s full-time work schedule and lack of facilities to house his cattle at his own place, the decision was made to disperse his cowherd at this time. This was a very functional set of both spring- and fall-calving cows, along with the replacement heifers, which were the next step in this great young cowherd.

Dikoff Ranch prides themselves in customer service and it was very evident on sale day, despite the not-so-favorable weather, by the large crowd of buyers in the seats.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 2, D 534 Efficient X035, a 2/23/10 son of CAR Efficient 534. This herd sire prospect had a moderate 74-lb. birthwieght with a weaning weight of 816 lbs. and 1,370-lb. yearling weight He has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 56, YW 107 and Milk 31, and sold to Vermeulen Angus, Letcher, SD, for $12,500.

Lot 10, D Upbeat X038, a 2/24/10 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Steve Schroeder, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, for $12,000. This powerful herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 3, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 29, with a ribeye scan of 15.8.

Evenson Angus, Hettinger, ND, selected Lot 3, D 534 Efficient X039, a 2/24/10 son of CAR Efficient 534, for $10,500. This calving-ease bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 52, YW 99 and Milk 19, with a ribeye area of 18.6.

Selling at $10,000 was Lot 1, D307 Sitz Upward X055, a 3/1/10 son of Sitz Upward 307. This calving ease herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, YW 125 and Milk 35, with a weaning ratio of 116 and yearling ratio of 112. Roth Angus, Freeman, SD, was the buyer.

Also selling at $10,000 was Lot A, a March 2009 son of Nelsons Meatmaker S601. This two-year-old bull had EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 65, YW 115 and Milk 20, and sold to Bruns Angus, Madison, SD.

Lot 50, D 8193 Gold Mine X075, a 3/5/10 son of D 50 Gold Mine U8193, with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 54, YW 84 and Milk 27, sold to David Melius, Cresbard, SD, for $7,500.

Hoffman Farms, Bowdle, SD, purchase two bulls at $7,000 each. Lot 6, JD First Class X04, is a 2/25/10 son of Sitz Upward. Lot 16, D 601 Meatmaker X0124, is a 3/25/10 son of Neslons Meatmaker.

The top-selling female on the day was Lot 120 A, JD 307 Jade X06, a 3/16/10 daughter of Sitz Upward 307 that sold to Dennis Breinig, Arapahoe, NE, for $6,200.

Selling at $5,800 was Lot 218 B, JD 6110 Queen W90W, an 8/14/09 daughter of Duff New Attraction 6110. This heifer sold bred to Northern Improvement to calve August 2011 and sold to Dwight Hostle, Faulkton, SD.

The Dikoff family held their 16th annual “Bull Power” bull sale at the ranch on April 22, 2011. Heavy rain and a fierce wind, along with extremely sloppy conditions, changed the plans for displaying the sale bulls this year. In past years, pens were set up at ranch headquarters to display the bulls. This year the bulls were displayed in pens in the calving barn, about a half-mile down the highway. Shuttles ran back and forth from the sale site to the bull pens, allowing everyone the opportunity to sort through the offering. All animals were then sold via pre-recorded video shown on big screen TVs in the dry, heated sale barn.

The top priority at Dikoff Ranch has always been to raise cattle that will work for the new owner. They have to be powerful cattle that can perform, add pounds to their calves and hold together in the breeding pasture. Rodney also believes in utilizing half brothers to produce a more uniform, marketable calf crop. There were several high performing half brothers in the offering for buyers that were looking for that option.

A special feature for the day was the dispersal of Justin Dikoff’s cowherd. With Justin’s full-time work schedule and lack of facilities to house his cattle at his own place, the decision was made to disperse his cowherd at this time. This was a very functional set of both spring- and fall-calving cows, along with the replacement heifers, which were the next step in this great young cowherd.

Dikoff Ranch prides themselves in customer service and it was very evident on sale day, despite the not-so-favorable weather, by the large crowd of buyers in the seats.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 2, D 534 Efficient X035, a 2/23/10 son of CAR Efficient 534. This herd sire prospect had a moderate 74-lb. birthwieght with a weaning weight of 816 lbs. and 1,370-lb. yearling weight He has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 56, YW 107 and Milk 31, and sold to Vermeulen Angus, Letcher, SD, for $12,500.

Lot 10, D Upbeat X038, a 2/24/10 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Steve Schroeder, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, for $12,000. This powerful herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 3, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 29, with a ribeye scan of 15.8.

Evenson Angus, Hettinger, ND, selected Lot 3, D 534 Efficient X039, a 2/24/10 son of CAR Efficient 534, for $10,500. This calving-ease bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 52, YW 99 and Milk 19, with a ribeye area of 18.6.

Selling at $10,000 was Lot 1, D307 Sitz Upward X055, a 3/1/10 son of Sitz Upward 307. This calving ease herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, YW 125 and Milk 35, with a weaning ratio of 116 and yearling ratio of 112. Roth Angus, Freeman, SD, was the buyer.

Also selling at $10,000 was Lot A, a March 2009 son of Nelsons Meatmaker S601. This two-year-old bull had EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 65, YW 115 and Milk 20, and sold to Bruns Angus, Madison, SD.

Lot 50, D 8193 Gold Mine X075, a 3/5/10 son of D 50 Gold Mine U8193, with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 54, YW 84 and Milk 27, sold to David Melius, Cresbard, SD, for $7,500.

Hoffman Farms, Bowdle, SD, purchase two bulls at $7,000 each. Lot 6, JD First Class X04, is a 2/25/10 son of Sitz Upward. Lot 16, D 601 Meatmaker X0124, is a 3/25/10 son of Neslons Meatmaker.

The top-selling female on the day was Lot 120 A, JD 307 Jade X06, a 3/16/10 daughter of Sitz Upward 307 that sold to Dennis Breinig, Arapahoe, NE, for $6,200.

Selling at $5,800 was Lot 218 B, JD 6110 Queen W90W, an 8/14/09 daughter of Duff New Attraction 6110. This heifer sold bred to Northern Improvement to calve August 2011 and sold to Dwight Hostle, Faulkton, SD.

The Dikoff family held their 16th annual “Bull Power” bull sale at the ranch on April 22, 2011. Heavy rain and a fierce wind, along with extremely sloppy conditions, changed the plans for displaying the sale bulls this year. In past years, pens were set up at ranch headquarters to display the bulls. This year the bulls were displayed in pens in the calving barn, about a half-mile down the highway. Shuttles ran back and forth from the sale site to the bull pens, allowing everyone the opportunity to sort through the offering. All animals were then sold via pre-recorded video shown on big screen TVs in the dry, heated sale barn.

The top priority at Dikoff Ranch has always been to raise cattle that will work for the new owner. They have to be powerful cattle that can perform, add pounds to their calves and hold together in the breeding pasture. Rodney also believes in utilizing half brothers to produce a more uniform, marketable calf crop. There were several high performing half brothers in the offering for buyers that were looking for that option.

A special feature for the day was the dispersal of Justin Dikoff’s cowherd. With Justin’s full-time work schedule and lack of facilities to house his cattle at his own place, the decision was made to disperse his cowherd at this time. This was a very functional set of both spring- and fall-calving cows, along with the replacement heifers, which were the next step in this great young cowherd.

Dikoff Ranch prides themselves in customer service and it was very evident on sale day, despite the not-so-favorable weather, by the large crowd of buyers in the seats.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 2, D 534 Efficient X035, a 2/23/10 son of CAR Efficient 534. This herd sire prospect had a moderate 74-lb. birthwieght with a weaning weight of 816 lbs. and 1,370-lb. yearling weight He has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 56, YW 107 and Milk 31, and sold to Vermeulen Angus, Letcher, SD, for $12,500.

Lot 10, D Upbeat X038, a 2/24/10 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Steve Schroeder, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, for $12,000. This powerful herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 3, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 29, with a ribeye scan of 15.8.

Evenson Angus, Hettinger, ND, selected Lot 3, D 534 Efficient X039, a 2/24/10 son of CAR Efficient 534, for $10,500. This calving-ease bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 52, YW 99 and Milk 19, with a ribeye area of 18.6.

Selling at $10,000 was Lot 1, D307 Sitz Upward X055, a 3/1/10 son of Sitz Upward 307. This calving ease herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, YW 125 and Milk 35, with a weaning ratio of 116 and yearling ratio of 112. Roth Angus, Freeman, SD, was the buyer.

Also selling at $10,000 was Lot A, a March 2009 son of Nelsons Meatmaker S601. This two-year-old bull had EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 65, YW 115 and Milk 20, and sold to Bruns Angus, Madison, SD.

Lot 50, D 8193 Gold Mine X075, a 3/5/10 son of D 50 Gold Mine U8193, with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 54, YW 84 and Milk 27, sold to David Melius, Cresbard, SD, for $7,500.

Hoffman Farms, Bowdle, SD, purchase two bulls at $7,000 each. Lot 6, JD First Class X04, is a 2/25/10 son of Sitz Upward. Lot 16, D 601 Meatmaker X0124, is a 3/25/10 son of Neslons Meatmaker.

The top-selling female on the day was Lot 120 A, JD 307 Jade X06, a 3/16/10 daughter of Sitz Upward 307 that sold to Dennis Breinig, Arapahoe, NE, for $6,200.

Selling at $5,800 was Lot 218 B, JD 6110 Queen W90W, an 8/14/09 daughter of Duff New Attraction 6110. This heifer sold bred to Northern Improvement to calve August 2011 and sold to Dwight Hostle, Faulkton, SD.

The Dikoff family held their 16th annual “Bull Power” bull sale at the ranch on April 22, 2011. Heavy rain and a fierce wind, along with extremely sloppy conditions, changed the plans for displaying the sale bulls this year. In past years, pens were set up at ranch headquarters to display the bulls. This year the bulls were displayed in pens in the calving barn, about a half-mile down the highway. Shuttles ran back and forth from the sale site to the bull pens, allowing everyone the opportunity to sort through the offering. All animals were then sold via pre-recorded video shown on big screen TVs in the dry, heated sale barn.

The top priority at Dikoff Ranch has always been to raise cattle that will work for the new owner. They have to be powerful cattle that can perform, add pounds to their calves and hold together in the breeding pasture. Rodney also believes in utilizing half brothers to produce a more uniform, marketable calf crop. There were several high performing half brothers in the offering for buyers that were looking for that option.

A special feature for the day was the dispersal of Justin Dikoff’s cowherd. With Justin’s full-time work schedule and lack of facilities to house his cattle at his own place, the decision was made to disperse his cowherd at this time. This was a very functional set of both spring- and fall-calving cows, along with the replacement heifers, which were the next step in this great young cowherd.

Dikoff Ranch prides themselves in customer service and it was very evident on sale day, despite the not-so-favorable weather, by the large crowd of buyers in the seats.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 2, D 534 Efficient X035, a 2/23/10 son of CAR Efficient 534. This herd sire prospect had a moderate 74-lb. birthwieght with a weaning weight of 816 lbs. and 1,370-lb. yearling weight He has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 56, YW 107 and Milk 31, and sold to Vermeulen Angus, Letcher, SD, for $12,500.

Lot 10, D Upbeat X038, a 2/24/10 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Steve Schroeder, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, for $12,000. This powerful herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 3, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 29, with a ribeye scan of 15.8.

Evenson Angus, Hettinger, ND, selected Lot 3, D 534 Efficient X039, a 2/24/10 son of CAR Efficient 534, for $10,500. This calving-ease bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 52, YW 99 and Milk 19, with a ribeye area of 18.6.

Selling at $10,000 was Lot 1, D307 Sitz Upward X055, a 3/1/10 son of Sitz Upward 307. This calving ease herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, YW 125 and Milk 35, with a weaning ratio of 116 and yearling ratio of 112. Roth Angus, Freeman, SD, was the buyer.

Also selling at $10,000 was Lot A, a March 2009 son of Nelsons Meatmaker S601. This two-year-old bull had EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 65, YW 115 and Milk 20, and sold to Bruns Angus, Madison, SD.

Lot 50, D 8193 Gold Mine X075, a 3/5/10 son of D 50 Gold Mine U8193, with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 54, YW 84 and Milk 27, sold to David Melius, Cresbard, SD, for $7,500.

Hoffman Farms, Bowdle, SD, purchase two bulls at $7,000 each. Lot 6, JD First Class X04, is a 2/25/10 son of Sitz Upward. Lot 16, D 601 Meatmaker X0124, is a 3/25/10 son of Neslons Meatmaker.

The top-selling female on the day was Lot 120 A, JD 307 Jade X06, a 3/16/10 daughter of Sitz Upward 307 that sold to Dennis Breinig, Arapahoe, NE, for $6,200.

Selling at $5,800 was Lot 218 B, JD 6110 Queen W90W, an 8/14/09 daughter of Duff New Attraction 6110. This heifer sold bred to Northern Improvement to calve August 2011 and sold to Dwight Hostle, Faulkton, SD.

The Dikoff family held their 16th annual “Bull Power” bull sale at the ranch on April 22, 2011. Heavy rain and a fierce wind, along with extremely sloppy conditions, changed the plans for displaying the sale bulls this year. In past years, pens were set up at ranch headquarters to display the bulls. This year the bulls were displayed in pens in the calving barn, about a half-mile down the highway. Shuttles ran back and forth from the sale site to the bull pens, allowing everyone the opportunity to sort through the offering. All animals were then sold via pre-recorded video shown on big screen TVs in the dry, heated sale barn.

The top priority at Dikoff Ranch has always been to raise cattle that will work for the new owner. They have to be powerful cattle that can perform, add pounds to their calves and hold together in the breeding pasture. Rodney also believes in utilizing half brothers to produce a more uniform, marketable calf crop. There were several high performing half brothers in the offering for buyers that were looking for that option.

A special feature for the day was the dispersal of Justin Dikoff’s cowherd. With Justin’s full-time work schedule and lack of facilities to house his cattle at his own place, the decision was made to disperse his cowherd at this time. This was a very functional set of both spring- and fall-calving cows, along with the replacement heifers, which were the next step in this great young cowherd.

Dikoff Ranch prides themselves in customer service and it was very evident on sale day, despite the not-so-favorable weather, by the large crowd of buyers in the seats.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 2, D 534 Efficient X035, a 2/23/10 son of CAR Efficient 534. This herd sire prospect had a moderate 74-lb. birthwieght with a weaning weight of 816 lbs. and 1,370-lb. yearling weight He has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 56, YW 107 and Milk 31, and sold to Vermeulen Angus, Letcher, SD, for $12,500.

Lot 10, D Upbeat X038, a 2/24/10 son of Sitz Upward, sold to Steve Schroeder, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, for $12,000. This powerful herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 3, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 29, with a ribeye scan of 15.8.

Evenson Angus, Hettinger, ND, selected Lot 3, D 534 Efficient X039, a 2/24/10 son of CAR Efficient 534, for $10,500. This calving-ease bull has EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 52, YW 99 and Milk 19, with a ribeye area of 18.6.

Selling at $10,000 was Lot 1, D307 Sitz Upward X055, a 3/1/10 son of Sitz Upward 307. This calving ease herd sire prospect has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, YW 125 and Milk 35, with a weaning ratio of 116 and yearling ratio of 112. Roth Angus, Freeman, SD, was the buyer.

Also selling at $10,000 was Lot A, a March 2009 son of Nelsons Meatmaker S601. This two-year-old bull had EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 65, YW 115 and Milk 20, and sold to Bruns Angus, Madison, SD.

Lot 50, D 8193 Gold Mine X075, a 3/5/10 son of D 50 Gold Mine U8193, with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 54, YW 84 and Milk 27, sold to David Melius, Cresbard, SD, for $7,500.

Hoffman Farms, Bowdle, SD, purchase two bulls at $7,000 each. Lot 6, JD First Class X04, is a 2/25/10 son of Sitz Upward. Lot 16, D 601 Meatmaker X0124, is a 3/25/10 son of Neslons Meatmaker.

The top-selling female on the day was Lot 120 A, JD 307 Jade X06, a 3/16/10 daughter of Sitz Upward 307 that sold to Dennis Breinig, Arapahoe, NE, for $6,200.

Selling at $5,800 was Lot 218 B, JD 6110 Queen W90W, an 8/14/09 daughter of Duff New Attraction 6110. This heifer sold bred to Northern Improvement to calve August 2011 and sold to Dwight Hostle, Faulkton, SD.


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