Green Mountain Angus Ranch “Cattlemen’s Choice” Fall Production Sale
Date: Nov. 15,
217 Angus bulls – $5,622
169 Commercial bred heifers – $2,209
It seemed like the “whos who” of the upper Midwest Angus breeders and commercial cattlemen were on hand for the annual Green Mountain Angus “Cattlemen’s Choice” Fall Production Sale. The sale was held at the ranch near Ryegate, Mont., Nov. 15. Tim and Kris Todd welcomed another standing-room-only crowd that rapidly bid on 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 proven Angus sires with large sire groups. These bulls will sire consistent and uniform calves that will go on to produce the market-topping cattle the feeders are demanding. Sires such as Mytty In Focus, Final Answer, Upward, Chisum, Final Product and Right Answer will give the buyers calving ease along with pounds of performance. The 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.
The objective at Green Mountain Angus is to produce high performance, problem free cattle with superior growth, calving ease and consistency. Green Mountain Angus is not only talking about it, but making that happen.
Topping the sale was lot 2, GMAR Significant A207, a 2/6/13 son of EXAR Significant 1769B, with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 62, Milk 32, and YW 104. This bull had a 205-day weight of 802 and a moderate 83-pound birth weight. Repeat buyer, Mangen Angus, Broadus, Mont., was the buyer at $14,000.
Lot 3, GMAR Game Day A018, a 1/1/13 son of GDAR Game Day 449 with EPDs of BW -1.0, WW 50, Milk 25, and YW 88, sold to Deep Creek Angus, Midland, S.D., for $11,000.
Lot 126, GMAR Frontman A044, a 1/22/13 son of Kesslers Frontman R001 with EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 52, Milk 27, YW 89 sold at $11,000 to Kenny McFarland, Newell, S.D.
Selling at $10,500 was lot 11, GMAR Right Answer A279, a 2/13/13 son of Connealy Final Answer with EPDs of BW -0.4, WW 68, Milk 36, YW 112. M & E Ranch, Rapelje, Mont., was the buyer.
Two bulls sold at $9,500. Lot 32, GMAR Game Day A001, a 12/15/12 son of GMAR Game Day 449 went to Barry Bauer, Buffalo, Wyo. Lot 46, GMAR Dempsey A269, a 2/12/13 son of FF Dempsey Y11 to Ron Bare, Reed Point, Mont.
The top selling bred heifers was a group of six black-baldies bred for February calving that sold at $2,500 each to Triple Creek Ranch, Sturgis, S.D. Quad 5 Ranch, Ryegate, Mont., purchased 76 head of black bred heifers for $2,300 each.
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A pasture or lot with plenty of grass or bedding and windbreak is important when calving in the cold.