Green Mountain Angus Ranch 40th Annual “Cattlemen’s Choice” Production Sale
Date: November 16, 2012
Location: At the ranch, Ryegate, MT
Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs
209 Angus bulls – $5,670
97 Commercial bred heifers – $1,725
Tim and Kris Todd and family welcomed a huge crowd of new and repeat buyers to the Green Mountain Angus “Cattlemen’s Choice” Fall Production Sale. The sale was held at the ranch near Ryegate, MT, on Nov. 16. There was standing room only and the crowd bid fast and furiously to purchase this great set of spring born bull calves, two-year-old bulls and bred heifers.
This was a very uniform, thick set of bulls, sired by the top bulls in the Angus breed. Of the 209 bulls offered, over three-quarters would work on heifers, plus have the extra kick to wean heavy calves. Just a couple weeks before this sale, a set of 9-weight steers sired by Green Mountain bulls dollared out at over $1,300 per head at Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD.
The bulls sold in large sire groups, in some cases there were up to 30 bulls out of one sire, allowing the buyers to select many half brother bulls.
Topping the sale was lot 21, GMAR Frontman Z095, a Jan. 28, 2012, son of Kesslers Frontman R001 and out of a Sitz Upward dam. This bull has EPD’s of BW 2.5, WW 62, Milk 31, YW 104 and sold to Mangen Angus Ranch, Broadus, MT, for $17,000.
Lot 3, GMAR Final Product Z017, a Jan. 3, 2012, son of Connealy Final Product out of a DAR Precision 1680 dam sold to Idland Angus of Circle, MT, and Gary Wall of Billings, MT, for $15,250. He had EPD’s of BW 1.9, WW 56, Milk 27 and YW 99.
Grandview Angus, Rapid City, SD, selected lot 11, GMAR Final Product Z014, a Jan. 3, 2012, son of Connealy Final Product out of a Connealy Lead On dam for $12,500. The bull has EPD’s of BW 1.1, WW 62, Milk 29 and YW 108.
Mangen Angus struck again on lot 5, GMAR Final Answer Z214. This Feb. 4, 2012, son of SAV Final Answer 0035 is out of a Vermilion Dateline daughter and has EPD’s of BW 1.9, WW 67, Milk 20, YW 111 and sold for $12,000.
Lot 7, GMAR Upward Z010, a Dec. 31, 2011, bull sired by Sitz Upward and out of a SVF Bandolier daughter sold to M & E Ranch of Rapelje, MT for $11,000. This bull has EPD’s of BW 3.1, WW 59, Milk 34 and YW 111.
Selling for $10,000 to Ellis Doney of Lavina, MT, was lot 8, GMAR Upward Z200, a Feb. 3, 2012, son of Sitz Upward out of a KMK Alliance dam with EPD’s of BW 0.0, WW 67, Milk 29 and YW 117.
The top selling draft of commercial bred heifers was 42 head that sold to D Bar Lazy J Farms from Springfield, MT for $1,900. These heifers were AI bred to Kesslers Frontman to start calving Feb. 25, 2013.