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Fortune’s Rafter U Cross 11th Annual Angus Bull Sale

Dan Piroutek
Martin and John Morse of Madison, SD, bought Lot 25 for $9,000.

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A big crowd of very aggressive buyers gathered for the Fortune’s Rafter U Cross Ranch annual bull sale. Owners Roger and Cory Fortune, and their families, were on hand to welcome bidders to the sale.

This firm has been built their program year after year through use of herd sires and embryo transfer of some of their very best cows. They have one of the strongest herd bull line-ups of anybody that we get a chance to work for.

Their cowherd is now rich in the offspring of their two senior herd bulls, SAV 004 Traveler 4412 and Sitz Traveler 0930. Prepare to hear a lot more from this outfit, as they put all of these strong genetic pieces together.

The Fortunes use national name artificial insemination (AI) sires, but these sires have to compete against their own top resident herd sires.

Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 52, selling for $10,500 to the top commercial herd of Don Nixon from Alzada, MT. He was a son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 out of a daughter of Sitz Double Time 10759. He was a deep-made, easy-fleshing bull with an 80-lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 795 lbs. to ratio 115. Other stats included a yearling weight of 1,326 lbs. to ratio 112, a 15.2 square inch ribeye, and a 40-cm scrotal. The package was completed with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 48, YW 92 and Milk 26.

The good registered herd of Martin and John Morse from Madison, SD, chose a new herd bull in Lot 25 at $9,000. This bull was a son of the Fortune herd sire, Sitz Game Day 8636, and he was out of a daughter of Larks Canyon 74D4 who had ratioed 109 on six calves. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.4, WW 46, YW 92 and Milk 24. Born at only 69 lbs., he weaned at 736 lbs. to ratio 106. He had an IMF ratio of 104 and a ribeye area of 14.8 square inches.

Jeff Nelson from Philip, SD, selected Lot 5 at $9,250. This bull had fantastic carcass numbers of 127 for IMF ratio and a ribeye area of 17.8 square inches. He had a 72-lb. birth weight, weaned at 681 lbs. and had EPDs of CED 9, BW 0.1, WW 52, YW 96 and Milk 21. This was a really attractive, moderately framed bull.

Lot 4 sold for $6,750 to Bob Fortune from Belvidere, SD. He was a son of SAV Pioneer 7301 and out of a daughter of Rito 6I6. With a 75-lb. birth weight, he weaned at 754 lbs., before growing to a yearling weight of 1,277 lbs. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 0.9, WW 55, YW 104 and Milk 25.

Don Nixon from Alzada, MT, also became the new owner of Lot 53 with a final bid of $6,250. This son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 was out of a daughter of Sitz Traveler 0930. He had an 82-lb. birth weight, and a weaning weight of 728 lbs.

It was a great day for the Fortune family; expect to hear a lot more from this good herd!

A big crowd of very aggressive buyers gathered for the Fortune’s Rafter U Cross Ranch annual bull sale. Owners Roger and Cory Fortune, and their families, were on hand to welcome bidders to the sale.

This firm has been built their program year after year through use of herd sires and embryo transfer of some of their very best cows. They have one of the strongest herd bull line-ups of anybody that we get a chance to work for.

Their cowherd is now rich in the offspring of their two senior herd bulls, SAV 004 Traveler 4412 and Sitz Traveler 0930. Prepare to hear a lot more from this outfit, as they put all of these strong genetic pieces together.

The Fortunes use national name artificial insemination (AI) sires, but these sires have to compete against their own top resident herd sires.

Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 52, selling for $10,500 to the top commercial herd of Don Nixon from Alzada, MT. He was a son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 out of a daughter of Sitz Double Time 10759. He was a deep-made, easy-fleshing bull with an 80-lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 795 lbs. to ratio 115. Other stats included a yearling weight of 1,326 lbs. to ratio 112, a 15.2 square inch ribeye, and a 40-cm scrotal. The package was completed with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 48, YW 92 and Milk 26.

The good registered herd of Martin and John Morse from Madison, SD, chose a new herd bull in Lot 25 at $9,000. This bull was a son of the Fortune herd sire, Sitz Game Day 8636, and he was out of a daughter of Larks Canyon 74D4 who had ratioed 109 on six calves. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.4, WW 46, YW 92 and Milk 24. Born at only 69 lbs., he weaned at 736 lbs. to ratio 106. He had an IMF ratio of 104 and a ribeye area of 14.8 square inches.

Jeff Nelson from Philip, SD, selected Lot 5 at $9,250. This bull had fantastic carcass numbers of 127 for IMF ratio and a ribeye area of 17.8 square inches. He had a 72-lb. birth weight, weaned at 681 lbs. and had EPDs of CED 9, BW 0.1, WW 52, YW 96 and Milk 21. This was a really attractive, moderately framed bull.

Lot 4 sold for $6,750 to Bob Fortune from Belvidere, SD. He was a son of SAV Pioneer 7301 and out of a daughter of Rito 6I6. With a 75-lb. birth weight, he weaned at 754 lbs., before growing to a yearling weight of 1,277 lbs. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 0.9, WW 55, YW 104 and Milk 25.

Don Nixon from Alzada, MT, also became the new owner of Lot 53 with a final bid of $6,250. This son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 was out of a daughter of Sitz Traveler 0930. He had an 82-lb. birth weight, and a weaning weight of 728 lbs.

It was a great day for the Fortune family; expect to hear a lot more from this good herd!

A big crowd of very aggressive buyers gathered for the Fortune’s Rafter U Cross Ranch annual bull sale. Owners Roger and Cory Fortune, and their families, were on hand to welcome bidders to the sale.

This firm has been built their program year after year through use of herd sires and embryo transfer of some of their very best cows. They have one of the strongest herd bull line-ups of anybody that we get a chance to work for.

Their cowherd is now rich in the offspring of their two senior herd bulls, SAV 004 Traveler 4412 and Sitz Traveler 0930. Prepare to hear a lot more from this outfit, as they put all of these strong genetic pieces together.

The Fortunes use national name artificial insemination (AI) sires, but these sires have to compete against their own top resident herd sires.

Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 52, selling for $10,500 to the top commercial herd of Don Nixon from Alzada, MT. He was a son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 out of a daughter of Sitz Double Time 10759. He was a deep-made, easy-fleshing bull with an 80-lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 795 lbs. to ratio 115. Other stats included a yearling weight of 1,326 lbs. to ratio 112, a 15.2 square inch ribeye, and a 40-cm scrotal. The package was completed with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 48, YW 92 and Milk 26.

The good registered herd of Martin and John Morse from Madison, SD, chose a new herd bull in Lot 25 at $9,000. This bull was a son of the Fortune herd sire, Sitz Game Day 8636, and he was out of a daughter of Larks Canyon 74D4 who had ratioed 109 on six calves. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.4, WW 46, YW 92 and Milk 24. Born at only 69 lbs., he weaned at 736 lbs. to ratio 106. He had an IMF ratio of 104 and a ribeye area of 14.8 square inches.

Jeff Nelson from Philip, SD, selected Lot 5 at $9,250. This bull had fantastic carcass numbers of 127 for IMF ratio and a ribeye area of 17.8 square inches. He had a 72-lb. birth weight, weaned at 681 lbs. and had EPDs of CED 9, BW 0.1, WW 52, YW 96 and Milk 21. This was a really attractive, moderately framed bull.

Lot 4 sold for $6,750 to Bob Fortune from Belvidere, SD. He was a son of SAV Pioneer 7301 and out of a daughter of Rito 6I6. With a 75-lb. birth weight, he weaned at 754 lbs., before growing to a yearling weight of 1,277 lbs. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 0.9, WW 55, YW 104 and Milk 25.

Don Nixon from Alzada, MT, also became the new owner of Lot 53 with a final bid of $6,250. This son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 was out of a daughter of Sitz Traveler 0930. He had an 82-lb. birth weight, and a weaning weight of 728 lbs.

It was a great day for the Fortune family; expect to hear a lot more from this good herd!

A big crowd of very aggressive buyers gathered for the Fortune’s Rafter U Cross Ranch annual bull sale. Owners Roger and Cory Fortune, and their families, were on hand to welcome bidders to the sale.

This firm has been built their program year after year through use of herd sires and embryo transfer of some of their very best cows. They have one of the strongest herd bull line-ups of anybody that we get a chance to work for.

Their cowherd is now rich in the offspring of their two senior herd bulls, SAV 004 Traveler 4412 and Sitz Traveler 0930. Prepare to hear a lot more from this outfit, as they put all of these strong genetic pieces together.

The Fortunes use national name artificial insemination (AI) sires, but these sires have to compete against their own top resident herd sires.

Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 52, selling for $10,500 to the top commercial herd of Don Nixon from Alzada, MT. He was a son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 out of a daughter of Sitz Double Time 10759. He was a deep-made, easy-fleshing bull with an 80-lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 795 lbs. to ratio 115. Other stats included a yearling weight of 1,326 lbs. to ratio 112, a 15.2 square inch ribeye, and a 40-cm scrotal. The package was completed with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 48, YW 92 and Milk 26.

The good registered herd of Martin and John Morse from Madison, SD, chose a new herd bull in Lot 25 at $9,000. This bull was a son of the Fortune herd sire, Sitz Game Day 8636, and he was out of a daughter of Larks Canyon 74D4 who had ratioed 109 on six calves. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.4, WW 46, YW 92 and Milk 24. Born at only 69 lbs., he weaned at 736 lbs. to ratio 106. He had an IMF ratio of 104 and a ribeye area of 14.8 square inches.

Jeff Nelson from Philip, SD, selected Lot 5 at $9,250. This bull had fantastic carcass numbers of 127 for IMF ratio and a ribeye area of 17.8 square inches. He had a 72-lb. birth weight, weaned at 681 lbs. and had EPDs of CED 9, BW 0.1, WW 52, YW 96 and Milk 21. This was a really attractive, moderately framed bull.

Lot 4 sold for $6,750 to Bob Fortune from Belvidere, SD. He was a son of SAV Pioneer 7301 and out of a daughter of Rito 6I6. With a 75-lb. birth weight, he weaned at 754 lbs., before growing to a yearling weight of 1,277 lbs. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 0.9, WW 55, YW 104 and Milk 25.

Don Nixon from Alzada, MT, also became the new owner of Lot 53 with a final bid of $6,250. This son of SAV 004 Traveler 4412 was out of a daughter of Sitz Traveler 0930. He had an 82-lb. birth weight, and a weaning weight of 728 lbs.

It was a great day for the Fortune family; expect to hear a lot more from this good herd!


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