Koupal Angus 37th Annual Angus Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 17, 2014
Location: at the ranch south of Dante, S.D.
Auctioneers: Daniel Koupal and Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek, photos by Susan Cable
136 yrlg Angus Bulls: $5,466
26 coming two-yr-old Angus Bulls ave. $5,125
162 Total Bulls ave $5,412
Koupal Angus, owned by LaVern & Alice Koupal, along with Koupel’s B & B Angus owned by Bud and Bernie Koupal, hosted a bigger than normal crowd for their annual bull sale. This sale is held at the ranch where you can see that many hours of hard work have been laid down.
LaVern’s grandson, Derek, and his wife Kristi, are now a part of Koupal Angus as LaVern and Alice have moved into a new home.
This sale offers large groups of yearling bulls along with fall and two-year-old bulls for the commercial cattlemen. It was a very impressive sight to see these different pens of bulls before the sale. The cow herd is the mainstay at Koupals where you can be sure that your new bull had a good mother – or she just wouldn’t be around.
The sale moved along rapidly with big demand, especially on the front end.
The top selling bull of the day was a yearling bull, Lot 42, Koupals B&B Extra 3013, a son of Koupals B&B Extra 0011. Lindskov-Thiel, Isabel, S.D., paid $31,000 to own this bull. Out of a daughter of Koupals B&B Marathon 8031, he was born at 73 lb. He weaned at 744 lb. and grew to 1,378 lb., gaining 4.09 lb. per day. His EPDs were CED 8, BW 1.1, WW 66, YW 117, and MILK 25. His ratios were: Gain 113, IMF 113, and REA 101.
Goldhammer Angus, Mitchell, S.D., and Schlueter Ranch from Nebraska teamed up to buy Lot 89 at $ 19,500. Sired by Koupal Amigo 0272F, he was out of a productive daughter of Koupals B&B Balancer 709. This herd bull prospect had a nice head and lots of volume. His stats included a birth weight of 80 lb., a weaning weight of 730 lb., and a yearling weight of 1378 lb. His EPDs were CED 11, BW 0.7, WW 49, YW 85, and MILK 21.
The next bull to buy was Lot 27, purchased by Don Miller, Estelline, S.D., for $16,000. This son of Koupals B&B Identity was out of a Koupals B&B EXT daughter. He greeted the world at 87 lb., weaned at 763 lb., and then grew to a yearling weight of 1424 lb. His average daily gain was 4.26 lb. His EPDs included BW 2.9, WW 61, YW 118, and MILK 31.
Ole Angus Farm, Alberta, Canada, chose Lot 13 at $12,500. Sired by Koupal MVP 0200, he was out of a daughter of Sinclair Prime Papa 4P11. He was born at 84 lb., weaned at 726 lb., and had a yearling weight of 1272 lb. His EPDs included BW 1.7, WW 51, YW 88 & MILK 24.
Steve Borns, Hazel, S.D., paid $12,000 for Lot 3, a son of Koupal MVP 0200. His EPDs were BW 1.4, WW 52, YW 89, and MILK 30.
Lot 69 headed home with Richard Leary, Caladdoria, Minn., at $11,500. This bull was sired by HF Tiger 5T and out of a daughter of Sitz Upward 307R.
Lot 120 sold to Jamie Bark, Bloomington, Wisc. This son of Koupal Juneau 797 weaned at 740 lb. and reached a yearling weight of 1430 lb. with an average daily gain of 4.95 lb.
On the two-year-old portion of the sale, the top seller was Lot 183, a 8-7-2012 son of Ellingson Final Answer 0026. He sold to Koupal Angus, Wagner, S.D.
Volume buyers included Jayne Novotny, Winner, S.D., Rod Vollmer, White River, S.D., Gerard Cuka, Wagner, S.D., Steve Peterson, Salem, S.D., John Dickerson, Orchard, Neb., and Brett Bettels, Butler, Mo.
Another good day for the Koupal family. Stop by their farm at anytime to see next year’s crop of bulls. It’s always impressive to see these bulls out on grass.