Larsen Ranch Angus 40th Annual Production Sale
Date: March 24, 2014
Location: At the ranch near Forsyth, Mont.
Auctioneer: Rodger Jacobs
Reported by: Bo Bevis
Average: 117 yearling bulls – $5,233
Larsen Ranch hosted their 40th Annual Production Sale at the ranch near Forsyth, Montana. The consistency of the sale directly reflected the consistency and uniformity of the bulls offered. The Larsen family also runs a commercial Angus herd so the directly know the traits that a commercial cattleman is looking for. There was an equal number of heifer bulls and power bulls available to make this sale a one stop shop for any ranchers needs. The weather was a bit brisk but that didn’t stop anybody from flipping down the flaps on their winter hats and going through the pens.
What is unique and outstanding about the Larsen program is that they run a large commercial herd as well and have time tested their own genetics in real world, cattlemen conditions for 65 years. The 120 bulls in the offering are a result of these proven genetics and are endorsed by Larsen Ranch Angus to help keep the commercial cattleman profitable for years to come.
Topping the sale at $9,000 was lot 29, going to Medicine Rocks Ranch in Baker, Mont. This Feb. 25, 2013, son of Connealy Confidence 0100 and out of a Sitz Upward 307R daughter boasted numbers to go along with his long, deep bodied shape. CED +13, BW -0.2, WW +53, YW +99, Milk +30, $W 34.95, with an actual BW 81 and 205 WT of 685 and YW of 1,248.
Medicine Rocks Ranch was also able to acquire lot 1 for $8,000. This VDAR Really Windy 4097 son out of a Connealy Right Answer 746 daughter has a +65 WW EPD with a +104 YW EPD along with a +1.0 BW EPD and CED +10. His actual weights were BW 81, WW 775 and YW 1,332.
Lot 46 was purchased by Terry Patterson of Forsyth, Mont. for $7,750. He was another Connealy Confidence 0100 son with a +.4 BW EPD and actual BW of 81, with a CED of +13.
Connealy Confidence 0100 sired calves were popular with lot 19, a bull out of a SAV 8180 Traveler 004, bringing $7,750 and headed to North Dakota. This bull posted EPDs of BW +1.9, CED +8, WW +52, YW +94, Milk +26 and $W 31.86.
Lot 11 was a stout made LRA Reliant 87H son that Powder River Angus, out of Arvada, Wyo., bought for $7,500. This bull that weaned at 755 pounds had a presence in the pen that made you notice him. He posted EPDs of BW +1.2, WW +53, YW +102, Milk +34, $W 36.62, with actual weights of BW-84, 205 WT-749, and 365 WT 1,256.
Congratulations to the Larsens on an outstanding set of bulls to make their 40th Annual Production Sale a great success.