Lisco and M Diamond 22nd Annual Angus Bull Sale
Date: Mar. 28, 2014
Location: Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Arena, Casper, Wyo.
Auctioneer: Lex Madden
Sale Manager: Marcy Livestock Services
Reported by: Dan Piroutek and Scott Dirk
Averages: 85 yrlg Angus Bulls ave. $5452
9 two-yr-old Angus Bulls ave. $6056
94 Total Angus Bulls ave. $5626
30 Commercial Angus Open Heifers ave. $1300
42 Commercial Angus Heifer Pairs ave. $2774
9 Commercial Bred Cows ave $1975
Dick Lisco of Lisco Angus and Brad Boner of M Diamond Angus once again teamed up to host a big crowd—and this sale proved to be their best sale ever! There had been some weather in some areas, but the day was nice in Casper, and this helped expand this big crowd of very willing bidders. The beautiful snow capped mountains make a beautiful backdrop for these quality cattle.
These herds have developed their cattle to thrive in the rugged Wyoming country. They breed cattle that can survive on roughage without many extra inputs and costs. The emphasis is on fertility, fleshing ability, mothering ability, udder quality, disposition, and structural soundness.
Many repeat buyers were on the seats to help make this a fast moving, and record breaking, sale for Lisco and M Diamond.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 43, selling for $15,000 to Marcy Livestock and Marcy Cattle Co., Hay Springs, Neb. This bull was a son of S Rainmaker 110 and out of a daughter of Redland Emblazon 2134. He was a 2 star calving ease bull with an 81 lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 721 lb. He had EPDs of CED 10, BW 0.4, WW 59, MILK 27, and YW 104. He scanned a 13.6 sq. in. rib eye.
Lot 55 sold for $10,000 to J Bar M Angus, Douglas, Wyo. This son of S Chisum 0263 was out of a daughter of GDAR Traveler 044, and he presented a good combination of calving ease, muscle and fleshing ability. He entered the world at 72 lb. and grew to a weaning weight of 680 lb. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.5, WW 48, MILK 24, and YW 78.
Lisco Finale 311 was Lot 5, and he sold for $9,500 to the Vollman Ranches out in Wyoming. Here was a son of Lisco Finale 902 who was out of a daughter of Connealy Front Page. This cow had ratioed 103 on 5 calves. With a 75 lb. birth weight, he weaned at 667 lb. His EPDs were CED 9, BW 0.4, WW 53, MILK 23, and YW 88. His rib eye measured 14.1 sq. in.
Another popular bull was found with Lot 20, M Diamond Dash 113. He was a son of Marcys Dash and out of a daughter of Final Answer. He hit the ground at 78 lb. and weaned at 726 lb. His EPDs were CED 10, BW 0.8, WW 56, MILK 27, and YW 94. At $9,000 this bull headed to another Wyoming ranch when Mickey Galluzzo bought him.
Lot 34 sold for $8,000 to the Bridle Bit Ranch, another Wyoming ranch looking for cattle that can flourish on rugged terrain. This son of Marcys Dash 111 was out of a daughter of Marcys Traveler 004 659. He had a birth weight of 73 lb. and a weaning weight of 709 lb.
Brad and Dick provided tasty taco salads before the sale and an excellent and beautiful table of all sorts of elegant snacks for folks to enjoy after the auction. Head to Casper for next year’s auction.