Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch Annual Production Sale
Date: February 10, 2014
Location: At the ranch, Ree Heights, S.D.
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Chris Effling
35 2-year-old bulls: $4,564
28 ylg bulls: $5,839
12 Angus bulls: $4,229
26 reg. bred heifers: $3,038
153 commercial bred Hereford heifers: $2,126
65 registered open Hereford heifers: $2,043
63 commercial black baldie open heifers: $1,669
The Fawcett Elm Creek Ranch, located in central South Dakota, held their annual production sale at the ranch on a brisk day. Robert, Keith, Daniel, and crew did an outstanding job of displaying the typical quality that you would find. The Fawcett’s have spared no time or expense in trying to bring the best genetics that work for their customers. These people work hard everyday, and the cattle have to pay the bills. Their were many options for people to buy, as far as two year old bulls, yearling bulls, bred and open females, registered and commercial. The Fawcetts try to display their cattle at different stock shows to see where their program is headed, and make changes that benefit their customers. These are not show cattle, they are productive cattle that have balance and eye appeal, there is a difference.
Topping the sale at $32,000 was lot 3009. He sold to Carmichael Herefords of Faith. S.D, Jimmie and Claudia Atlas of Grandview, Texas, Jerry Knippling and Sons of Gann Valley S.D., And Blume Herefords of Frankfort, S.D. This horned herd bull prospect had as much meat as you can pack in an individual as you can find, yet maintained length, depth and eye appeal in a sound growthy package. He is sired by the good Holden bull, HH Advance 8050U and out of a donor cow sired by L18. He maintained a balanced EPD profile of 2.5 bw, 58 ww, 88 yw, and 30 milk. Look for great things to come out of this bull in the future.
Gary Ringenberg added lot 3126 for $10,500 to his good program. This horned bull was a member of their Denver pen and is sired by “Bob” and out of a 6140 dam. He combined an 89 pound birthweight with a 758 pound weaning weight. This stout, long bull combines 3.7 bw, 54 ww, 82 yw, and 25 milk EPD profile.
Bischoff’s Ravine Creek Ranch of Huron, S.D., paid $9,750 for lot 312. Another bull that made the trip to Denver, he combined muscle, performance, and eye appeal. This Mr. Hereford son is out of a Felton’s Ozzie sired dam. This maternal brother to Cash Flow, had a 87 pound birth weight and a 742 pound weaning weight. This embryo transplant calf has a 4.1 bw, 58 ww, 87yw, and 24 milk.
Lot 315 brought $9,500 going to Jim Hora of Parkston S.D. This Mr. Hereford son is a full brother to lot 312 and is also a maternal brother to Cash Flow. Cash Flow is the sire to The Grand Champion polled bull in Kansas City and Denver, who consequently was raised by Fawcetts.
Jim Irmiter of Armstrong, Iowa, gave $8,000 to own the high selling 2 year old. This medium framed, meat machine is sired by “Bob” and is out of a Sabre sired cow.
Alan Knippling of Gann Valley, S.D., bought the high selling bought the high selling Angus bull for $7,500. This long bodied, growthy son of Final Answer has a 80 pound birth weight and a 799 pound weaning weight.
Landon Laible of Howard, S.D., gave $4,500 for the top bred heifer. This female is sired by Bob and is out of a 6140 daughter. She is bred to the Genex calving ease bull Churchill Sensation 028X.
Seth Mamer of Canby Minn., paid $5,250 to own the top open heifer. This Wyarrno daughter is out of an L18 cow.
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