Littau Angus Ranch 2012 Production Sale
May 9, 2012
Littau Angus hosted a very successful bull sale at the ranch near Carter, SD on March 27, 2012. There was a very nice cross-section of both purebred and commercial cattlemen, neighbors and friends on hand give the Littau family the best sale they have ever had.
Littau Angus is a family operation with a breeding program focused on structurally correct cattle, with performance and maternal qualities bred in. The bulls are bred and fed to excel in the pasture and in the feedlot. This was a very functional set of bulls; they were uniform in kind and type, and fed to last. The bulls were sired by the Angus breed’s most sought-after herd bulls and backed by the great Littau Angus cowherd. There were many calving ease bulls on the sale that excelled in performance and sold in price ranges to fit all cattlemen.
Four bulls topped the sale at $10,500 each:
Lot 458, LAR Upward 458Y, a February 2011 son of Sitz Upward 307R with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 53, Milk 38 and YW 113 sold to Black Ink Farms, Armour, SD. This bull is out of a highly productive cow that has weaned 7 calves to ratio 104 and the yearling ratio on her calves is 105. This bull himself posted a weaning ratio of 113 and a 365-day weight of 1286 to ratio at 114.
Lot 521, LAR Juneau 521Y, a February 2011 son of Koupal Juneau 797 with EPDs of BW 2.4, WW 72, Milk 30 and YW 134 sold to Conrad Kuipers, Platte, SD. This herd bull prospect had a weaning weight of 747 pounds to ratio at 118 and yearling weight of 1,374 pounds to ratio at 121 with a gain ratio of 125.
Powder River Angus, Arvada, WY, purchased the next two bulls at $10,500. Lot 593, LAR Alliance 593Y is a February 2011 son of LAR Alliance 64L that weaned off at 823 pounds to ratio 130 and had a yearling weight of 1,330 pounds to ratio at 117 with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 70, Milk 33 and YW 122. Lot 608, LAR Dash 608Y is a January 2011 son of Sitz Dash 10277 that had EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 55, Milk 33 and YW 103. This herd sire prospect had a weaning ratio of 118 and yearling ratio of 121.
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Gilbert Angus Ranch, Buffalo, SD, purchased Lot 88, LAR Upward 88Y, a February 2011 son of Sitz Upward for $9,500. This bull had EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 56, Milk 33 and YW 109.
Selling at $9,000 was another Upward son, Lot 622, LAR Upward 622Y. This February 2011 bull posted EPDs of BW 2.1, WW 65, Milk 36 and YW 122. James Gehlsen, Spencer, NE, was the buyer.
Delano DeVries, Corsica, SD, purchased Lot 241, LAR Juneau 241Y at $8,750. This February 2011 son of Koupal Juneau had EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 62, Milk 30 and YW 111.