Honeyman Charolais Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 14, 2014
Location: Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, N.D
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
Average: 61 yearling Charolais bulls – $5,032
Ryan and Rhonda Honeyman and Family brought a thick, stout set of bulls to town for their annual Charolais bull sale. This was the first time the calendar worked for me to attend this sale and I must say I was impressed with the thickness, style and overall performance of these bulls. They buyers in the seats must have seen the same thing I did as this was a fantastic sale for the Honeyman family. There was an excellent cross section of bulls that had plenty of performance with extra calving ease built in that were created some bidding excitement from the buyers.
This was the 25th annual bull sale for Honeyman Charolais. As a way of celebrating their 25th sale, and showing their generosity to the ranchers hit by the devastating blizzard of Oct. 2013, Ryan and Rhonda donated the entire proceeds of the 25th bull in the ring to the Ranchers Relief fund. That bull sold for $4,500.
Two bulls topped the sale at $11,000 each. Lot 3047, HC Gain & Grade 3047 Pld is a March 8, 2013, son of RCB Gain & Grade S036 with EPDs of BW -0.7 WW 37 YW 69 Milk 4 that sold to Dion Rosenow, Reeder, N.D. Rosenow selected lot 3157, HC Gain & Grade 3157 Pld, a April 18, 2013 son of RCB Gain & Grade S036 with EPDs of BW 0.6 WW 47 YW 86 Milk 3.
Selling at $10,500 was lot 3138, BHC Gain & Grade 3138 Pld, a March 31, 2013 son of RCB Gain & Grade S036 with EPDs of BW -1.7 WW 37 YW 62 Milk 4. F & R Ranch, Ekalaka, Mont., was the buyer.
Beer Ranch, Keldron, S.D., purchased lot 3065, HC Gain & Grade 3065 Pld for $10,250. This March 11, 2013 son of HC Gain & Grade 107 has EPDs of BW -1.7 WW 39 YW 71 Milk 5.
Lot 3014, HC Gain & Grade 3014 Pld, a Feb. 26, 2013 son of RCB Gain & Grade S036 with EPDs of BW 0.0 WW 35 YW 62 Milk 7 sold to Fairview Ranch, Faith, S.D., for $9,750.