Evenson Angus 34th Annual Production Sale
Date: March 20, 2014
Location: Lemmon Livestock Auction, Lemmon, S.D.
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
39 Fall bulls – $5,295
52 Ylg bulls – $5,255
Evenson Angus has always strived to produce high performing cattle for their customers. They have placed special emphasis on easy-fleshing, fast-gaining cattle with maternal fertility and disposition. For the past several years they have carcass tested their cattle and finished out the steers. This gives them a real world perspective on what their cattle will do in the pasture and in the feedlot. The resulting data for last year’s steers that went to slaughter was 98.71 percent Choice or better, with 14.32 percent prime and a whopping 69.01 percent CAB.
The sale bulls were in great condition and sold at a rapid pace to a large crowd at the Lemmon Livestock Auction Market. There were many repeat buyers in attendance that know what that Evenson Angus bulls will put the pounds on their calf crop.
Fouss Angus Ranch, Draper, S.D. purchased the top selling bull at $14,000. Lot 317, Evenson Ten X 317, was a Jan. 30, 2013, son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -0.9, WW 67, YW 124, Milk 34.
Lot 373, Evenson Ten X 373, a Feb. 15, 2013, son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -.02, WW 69, YW 129, Milk 33. Many years repeat buyer, Dorwin Howe, Hettinger, N.D., won the bidding war at $12,000.
The next high selling bull for the day was Lot 357, Evenson Ten X 357, a 2/8/13 son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 60, YW 119, Milk 32. Eagle Nest Ranch, Lodgepole, S.D. was the buyer at $9,500.
Also selling for $9,500 was Lot 328, a Feb. 1, 2013, son of TC Vance 011 with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 62, YW 106, Milk 30. This bull sold to Borns Angus, Hazel, S.D.
Jason Grubl, Red Owl, S.D., got lot 3133, Evenson Ten X 3133, a March 1, 2013, son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 62, YW 115, Milk 30 at $8,250.
Also selling for $8,250 was Lot 2568, Evenson Upward 2568, an August 15, 2012, son of Sitz Upward 307R with EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 63, YW 120, Milk 30. This bull was sold to Michael Laufer, Hettinger, N.D.
Lot 2578, Evenson Update 2578, a August 26, 2012, son of Tokach Update 9009 with EPDs of BW 3.4, WW 64, YW 108, Milk 32. The bull sold for $7,500 to Dan Engraf, Hettinger, N.D., another longtime Evenson Angus customer bull buyer.