LaDue Sunrise Angus Annual Bull Sale—Striving for Excellence
TSLN Rep: Dan Piroutek
Date: Apr. 15, 2019
Location: Faith Livestock Auction – Faith, SD
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
47 Two-year-old Angus Bulls – $4,896
Kent and Janet LaDue, along with their family, raise their cattle on their ranch, Sunrise Angus, near Meadow, South Dakota. Kent and Brian brought an outstanding set of two-year-old Angus bulls to the Faith sale ring. These were big, well-grown bulls that feature tame, calm dispositions. These bulls can cover a lot of country and maintain good health. Many folks on the seats were return buyers. This very active sale found every bull in the offering headed to a new home.
Top Selling Bulls:
Lot 754: $8,250 to Les Johnson, Bison, South Dakota – SAV Bismarck 5682 x Big Eye
Lot 749: $7,000 to Craig Hunter, Timber Lake, South Dakota – SAV Resource 1441 x Frontman
Lot 737: $7,000 to Ted Brockel, Bison, South Dakota – SAV Resource 1441 x Upward
Lot 723: $6,750 to Darryl Helland, Lemmon, South Dakota – Sitz Upward 307R x Matrix
There were a number of bulls at $6,500.
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