Gray’s Angus Ranch “2nd Century” Performance Bull Sale
Date: March 29, 2014
Location: At the ranch, Harrison, Neb.
Auctioneer: Leo McDonnell
Reported by: Rowdy Benson
34 2-year-old bulls: $5,324
104 yearling bulls: $3,950
138 total bulls: $4,288
It was a windy day southeast of Harrison, Neb., at the Gray Ranch but it did not stop the widespread customer base from attending this “2nd Century” sale. The Grays do an excellent job of raising bulls that have the complete package that will do well in any pasture and any herd. The top pens of the offering were all consistently wide topped and deep bodied backed with balanced EPDs. My hat is off to the Gray family for a successful sale and one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time (let’s hope my wife doesn’t read this). Here is how the top end looked after the chips settled:
Lot 46, Gray’s Chisum 533, sold for $10,500 to Bryan Palm of Mitchell, Neb. This S Chisum 6175 son represented the breed well with EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 68, YW 113, and Milk 29. His actual BW was 84 pounds with an adj. 205 of 679 pounds. This bull’s dam weaned off 9 head to an avg. ratio of 108!
Lot 63, Gray’s Quarterback 1073, sold for $8,000 to Greg Jagers of Hazard, Neb. A son of Gray’s WKD 1099, this bull was born weighing 77 pounds and has an adj. 205 of 588 pounds. His EPDs include BW 1.1, WW 50, YW 91, and Milk 22.
Lot 137, Gray’s Quarterback 4533 is another son of Gray’s WKD 1099. Purchased by Bryan Palm of Mitchell, Neb., at $7,500, this bull had another outstanding mother who weaned of 9 offspring with an avg. ratio of 104! His actual BW was 84 pounds with an adj. 205 of 647 pounds and EPDs consisting of BW 2.9, WW 53, YW 87, and Milk 20.
Lot 83, Gray’s Boldline 1913, is a son of Gray’s Boldline 1116 and was purchased by Double M Ranch of Harrison, Neb., for $7,250. This yearling has EPDs including BW 1.1, WW 49, YW 102, and Milk 21. He is out of another outstanding dam with a ratio of 5/107. His actual BW was 80 pounds and has and adj. 205 of 610 pounds.