Frey Angus 2012 Bull Sale
Frey Angus Ranch held their annual production sale at the ranch near Granville, ND on April 22, 2012.
Brothers Lynn, Arlen and Edward Frey, and their families, presented a very nice set of strong aged and yearling Angus bulls and yearling Red Angus bulls for their 37th annual sale. This outfit is known for producing performance bulls with extra length, rib and style.
The bulls had not been creep fed and were developed on a high roughage ration to ensure soundness and longevity. Since Freys have a later sale, the bulls are not pushed for excessive gains but developed slower for added soundness, fertility and longevity. There was a bull to fit most any operation, with nearly 70 percent of the offering identified by Frey Angus as calving ease.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 28, FAR Upward 169Y, a January 2011 son of Sitz Upward 307R. This bull had a 205-day weight of 826 pounds, 365-day weight of 1,325 pounds and EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 68, YW 124 and Milk 30. Roy Kuhn, Peever, SD, was the buyer at $12,000.
Selling at $8,500 was another January 2011 Upward son, Lot 31, FAR Upward 328Y. This bull has EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 67, YW 115 and Milk 30, with a weaning weight of 818 pounds and yearling weight of 1,333 pounds. Casey Voight, Beulah, ND, was the buyer.
Lot 29, FAR Upward 215Y, another January 2011 Upward son, went to Brad Beckstrand, Warwick, ND, for $8,000. This bull posted EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 67, YW 118 and Milk 34.
Lot 30, FAR Upward 326Y, a January 2011 son of Upward with EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 66, YW 120 and Milk 31 sold to Casey Voight for $7,750.
Lot 10, FAR Mountain King 187W, a September 2010 son of SAV King of Mountain 8200, sold to Sherwood Schmidt for $7,750. This bull had a weaning weight of 864 pounds, yearling weight of 1,410 pounds and EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 59, YW 105 and Milk 31.
Selling at $6,750 was Lot 32, FAR Bismarck 184Y, a January 2011 son of SAV Bismarck that had a 205-day weight of 848 pounds, yearling weight of 1,408 pounds and EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 64, YW 111 and Milk 27. Michael Dragseth, Alamo, ND, was the buyer.
Lot 2, FAR Net Worth 285X, a February 2010 son of SAV Net Worth 4200 with EPDs of BW 3.5, WW 58, YW 101 and Milk 27, sold to Sherwood Schmidt, Flasher, ND, for $6,000.