Ma & Pa Angus Bull Sale
January 13, 2014
Date: April 29, 2013
Location: Presho Livestock Auction, Presho, SD
48 yearling Angus bulls – $3,262
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Steve and Deb Mowry along with their young sons, Sage and Shilo, presented a top set of real world bulls for the 16th Annual Ma & Pa Angus bull sale held at Presho Livestock Auction, Presho, S.D.
When Steve started in the Angus business over 20 years ago, his focus was on the female end of the equation. He never chased the new and upcoming herd sire of the day, but was always striving to breed top quality females that will work in his environment. When looking thru the sale catalog, it looks like his philosophy and goals are being met when you note all the Pathfinder dams and grand-dams in the footnotes.
This is a no-nonsense cattle outfit that believes in the type of cattle they produce. They place a strong emphasis on "real world" beef production, with cattle that have the ability to grow and perform without extra feed and supplements. These bulls were range ready, hard bodied, easy keepers that their new owners will appreciate more and more as the breeding season progresses.
Topping the sale was lot 826, Ma & Pa Quick Draw Z826, a 3/24/12 son of Ma & Pa Quick Draw 9117 and a pathfinder Sitz Alliance 6595 dam. The bull has EPDs of BW -1.1, WW 50, Milk 27, YW 83, with a weaning ration of 123 weaning ratio selling to Don Meier, White Lake, S.D. for $6,000.
Lot 634, Ma & Pa Executive Z634, a 3/10/12 son of Ma & Pa Executive and also out of a pathfinder dam sold to Robert Calkins, Ft. Pierre, S.D. for $5,900. This bull has EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 55, Milk 24, YW 86, with a weaning weight of 729 pounds to ratio at 128.
Lot 643, Ma & Pa Fear Not Z643 sold to Barry Knippling, Chamberlain, S.D. for $5,800. A 3/12/12 son of Ma & Pa Fear Not W435 with EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 47, Milk 19, YW 82, and right at 700 pounds weaning weight to ratio at 119.
Selling at $5,300 was lot 057, Ma & Pa Game Day Z057, a 3/15/12 son of S Game Day 0218 with EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 56, Milk 21, and YW 98. Doug Weber, Alexander, S.D. was the buyer.
Lot 802, Ma & Pa Pay 4 The Ranch Z802, a 4/4/12 son of Ma & Pa Pay 4 The Ranch with EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 37, Milk 22, and YW 68, sold to Ron and Kent Junke, Vivian, S.D. at $4,900.