Heart River Ranch and Open A Angus Ranch 8th Annual Sale
October 20, 2014
Date: March 12, 2014
Location: Medora Community Building, Medora, ND
Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar
48 Angus bulls: $3,500
26 Red Angus bulls: $4,510
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Heart River Ranch, Chuck and Annette Steffan & Family and Open A Angus, Jim & Lynn Arthaud & Family held their 8th annual bull sale at the Community Center in historic Medora, N.D. The bulls were displayed in roomy pens outside and sold via the big screen in the comfortable setting inside.
The Angus bulls and Red Angus compliment each other very well in the fact that both of these operations have the same ranching philosophy and management. The bulls are raised in the rugged Badlands of North Dakota on mother's milk and grass. The bulls were in great sale condition, carrying just enough flesh to express their natural thickness, but not overly conditioned to ensure sound feet and legs and longevity.
Topping the Heart River Ranch Red Angus bulls was lot 8, HRR Montana 3120, a March 5, 2013, son of Feddes Montana X44, with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 65, YW 93, Milk 19. This bull was purchased by Gerald Kadrmas, Dodge, N.D., for $8,000.
Huber EY Red Angus Ranch of Jud, N.D., selected lot 3 at $7,500, HRR Boaz 3110, is a Feb. 26, 2013, son of Steadfast Boaz T71 with EPDs of BW -2.8, WW 66, YW 97, Milk 15.
Lot 1, HRR Boaz 3115, a March 2, 2013, son of Steadfast Boaz T71 with EPDs of BW -2.5, WW 60, YW 93, Milk 16 went to Bud Obrigewitch of Belfield, N.D., for $6,750
Lot 5, HRR Boaz 3122, a March 6, 2013, son of Steadfast Boaz T71 was sold to Dorm Henders, Amidon, N.D., for $6,500. This bull posted EPDs of BW -1.0, WW 63, YW 87, Milk 11.
The Open A Angus bulls topped out at $9,000. Lot 32, Open A 13P Gen Sully A3414, a March 6, 2013, son of SSAF General Sully 167 with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 61, YW 99, Milk 26 sold to Wes Obrigewitch, Belfield, N.D.
Lot 35, Open A 2330 Frontman A3418, a March 7, 2013 son of Kesslers Frontman R001 with EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 53, YW 90, Milk 30 sold to Bruce Bowman, Rhame, N.D., for $6,250.
Selling at $5,500 to Dave Rodakowski, Fairfield, N.D., was lot 70, Open A 97T Hover Dam A3280. This March 26, 2013, son of Hoover Dam has EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 48, YW 100, Milk 28.
Also selling for $5,500 was Lot 33, Open A 13P Gen Sully A3426, a Feb. 26, 2013, son of SSAF General Sully 167 with EPDs of BW 0.8, WW 29, YW 97, Milk 26. Charles McNaney, Grassy Butte, N.D., was the buyer.