Mc Cumber & Spickler Angus Partners Female Sale
Spickler Angus Ranch and Mc Cumber Angus Ranch hosted the 6th Angus Partners Female Sale on Jan. 6, at Kist Livestock Auction in Mandan, ND. This sale is the result of two very progressive-thinking Angus ranches, looking for a way to help bull customers create more value for their cattle. The sale also provides the buying public an opportunity to purchase top-quality replacement females with identified genetics. All cattle in the sale were sired-by or bred-to a Spickler or Mc Cumber Angus bull.
The seats were nearly full when the first draft of heifers entered the ring. The cattle sold for record-breaking amounts to cattlemen from around the region.
Topping the bred heifer division was a draft of 14 head consigned by Haugen Cattle Co., Hannaford, ND. Heifers sired by S Right Time 578, Sitz Upward and Stevenson on Target. They were bred to Mc Cumber 4 X 13 Extra 975 and ultrasound tested to begin calving Feb. 15. Tyler Messner, Sheyenne, ND, was the buyer at $2,300 per head.
Also selling at $2,300 each was a draft of 22 head consigned by Roger Gibbon, Milnor, ND. These heifers were daughters of S Chisum 6175, Alliance, and VRD. They were bred to sons of S Gridmaker 5131, R & S Expedition and Alliance 3313, estimated to start calving mid-March. Kip Sparrow, Mercer, ND was the buyer.
The next cut of 22 heifers from the same draft brought $2,200 to Kenny Gullickson, Ft. Yates, ND.
The top-selling group of open heifers was consigned by Ron and Dorothy Slaubaugh, Wolford, ND. These heifers were sired by sons of Sinclair Extra 4 X 13, Sitz JLS Emulation EXT 536P and 004. The top draft of 17 head weighed 749 pounds and sold to Brian Goven, Mercer, ND, for $1,550. Goven also purchased 19 head of the lighter end of that draft that weighed 675 pounds for $1,525.
The next high-selling draft of open heifers was 78 head consigned by Sparrow Ranch, Mercer, ND. These heifers were sired by S Elevate 9165, a GDAR Game Day son and sons of Forsight, King, Rock and Alliance. These heifers weighed 710 pounds and sold to Roger Gibbon and Tyler Spich, Milnor, ND, for $1,500 per head.