Gray’s Angus Ranch 2012 Performance Bull Sale
May 8, 2012
Gray’s Angus Ranch held their 2nd Century Performance Bull Sale at the ranch near Harrison, NE. Gray’s Angus is owned and operated by Rod and Laura Gray and Family. The Grays offered an outstanding set of yearling bulls along with two-year-old bulls. Their experience breeding bulls has made this a proven genetics program. This set of bulls were outstanding from top to bottom. The Grays fully understand the cow-men and -women’s importance to their operation and that the bottom line is profitability.
The Grays focus much of their attention on their cowherd. Females have to be able to survive all the elements and still raise a good calf while breeding back each year. If their cows don’t produce and stand up under their rugged culling process, then she is sent down the road.
The sale bulls were stout, thick, deep ribbed and were fed a growing ration. These bulls were ready to cover the countryside, regardless of the producer’s whereabouts – these bulls had what it takes to get the job done.
The top-selling two-year-old bull was Lot 22, Gray’s Pointer 3470, finding a home with Norma Bruegger from Van Tassell, WY for a final bid of $4,500. This March 2010 son of Gray’s Pointer 2815 was 73 pounds at birth and had an adjusted 205-day weight of 552 pounds. He posted EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 40, YW 68 and Milk 23.
The top-selling yearling bull was Lot 89, Gray’s 1228 1541, selling to David Keener from Marsland, NE for a final bid of $7,000. This March 2011 son of Gray’s Total 1228 posted updated EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 58, YW 115, Milk 23, REA 0.85, and a $B 70.93. This bull ultrasounded an actual ribeye of 16.9 square inches with 0.25 rib fat.
Lot 81, Gray’s Total 1228 1251, sold to Bryan Palm from Mitchell, NE for a final bid of $6,750. This February 2011 son of Gray’s Total 1228 was 94 pounds at birth and had an adjusted 205-day weight of 716 pounds. This bull posted EPDs of BW 4.0, WW 55, YW 100 and Milk 23.
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Lot 124, Gray’s 458 2821, sold for a final bid of $6,000 and went home with Bryan Palm. This March 2011 son of Gray’s WKD 458 posted EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 45, YW 97 and Milk 22. This bull was 65 pounds at birth and grew to an adjusted 205-day weight of 670 pounds.
Lot 53, Gray’s WKD 1099 311, went home with Chris and Jeanine Baum, Elgin, NE, on a final bid of $5,600. This February 2011 son of Gray’s WKD 1099 was 89 pounds at birth, had an adjusted 205-day weight of 695 pounds and marked EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 49, YW 81 and Milk 22.
Lot 45, Gray’s Answer 161, sold to Virginia Coffee, Coffee Ranch, Harrison, NE for $5,500. This February 2011 son of SAV Final Answer 0035 was 80 pounds at birth and grew to an adjusted 205-day weight of 714 pounds. This bull posted EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 59, YW 94 and Milk 23.
Lot 48, Gray’s 062 201, sold to Robert Roush from Gillette, WY, for a final bid of $5,500. This February 2011 son of Connealy 044 062 was 91 pounds at birth and grew to 759 pounds for an adjusted 205-day weight. He marked EPDs of BW 5.1, WW 66, YW 113 and Milk 20.
The volume buyer was Bill Paulton, Edgemont, SD, with 7 head.