McCumber Angus Ranch Annual Production Sale
Date: March 27, 2013
Location: At the ranch, Rolette, ND
119 Yearling Bulls – $6,440
25 Open Yearling Heifers – $4,645
McCumber Angus Ranch presented another fantastic set of powerful bulls to a totally packed house for their Annual Production Sale on March 27, 2013. Chuck and Gail Tastad along with their son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Cynthia, always present top quality Angus genetics for their sale.
The bulls were thick, deep and long bodied with many calving ease and powerful performance bulls in the offering. This is a program noted for having a great maternal cowherd and the registered heifers in the sale were a true testament to that fact. The heifers were broody, deep bodied and will make fantastic cows for their new owners.
The sale started off as a bidding frenzy on the first bull in the ring, with many ring side bidders and several on the phone. Lot 8, McCumber Fortunate 248, a 1/25/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 44, YW 85, Milk 21, stopped the gavel at $22,000 (half interest and full possession), selling to JR Angus Ranch, Othello, WA.
The next bull, lot 2, McCumber Fortunate 213, a 1/19/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 52, YW 94, Milk 25 also had plenty of friends. This bull ended up at $21,000 (half interest and full possession) selling to Circle B Ranch, McHenry, ND, and Wendel Livestock, LaMoure, ND.
Lot 1, McCumber Fortunate 241, a 1/25/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 4.1, WW 58, YW 106, Milk 25. Crouthamel Cattle Co., Touchet, WA and Camus Prairie Angus, Grangeville, ID were the winning bidders at $17,500 (half interest and full possession).
Lot 62, McCumber Tremendous 2008, a 2/14/12 son of OCC Tremendous 619T sold at $17,000 (half interest and full possession to Redland Angus, Manderson, WY. This bull has EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 40, YW 61, Milk 22.
Lot 3, McCumber 8R101 Rito 2186, a 2/19/12 son of Sinclair Entrepreneur 8R101 with EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 47, YW 84, Milk 19. This bull was purchased by Merritt Cattle Co., Radville, SK for $16,000 (half interest and full possession).
Lot 7, McCumber Fortunate 2101, a 2/2/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 51, YW 96, Milk 22. This bull was sold to Wilde Angus, Shevlin, MN and Hanaken Angus, Roylton, MN for $15,000 (two-thirds interest and full possession).
Long-time repeat McCumber bull buyer, Joe Bohl, Rugby, ND purchased several bulls again this year including lot 9, McCumber Tremendous 274, a 1/29/12 son of OCC Tremendous 619T with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 49, YW 79, Milk 22. The bull sold for $14,000 (two-thirds interest and full possession).
Also selling for $14,000 (two-thirds interest and full possession) was lot 11, McCumber Fortunate 252, a 1/26/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 4.0, WW 55, YW 98, Milk 24. Tyler Messner, Sheyenne, ND was the buyer.
Another bull at $14,000 (two-thirds interest and full possession) was lot 13, McCumber Fortunate 294. This 2/1/12 son of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 52, YW 92, Milk 26 went to Gust Farms, Woodworth, ND.
Top Selling Heifers:
The top selling heifer for the day was lot 122, B Pride 2007 of McCumber, a 2/12/12 daughter of Sinclair Extra 4X13 with EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 43, YW 77, Milk 27. Tom Hartman, Tecumsah, NE, was the winning bidder at $12,000.
Lot 126, Miss WIX 209 of McCumber, a 1/17/12 daughter of Sinclair Extra 4X13 with EPDs of BW -.01, WW 42, YW 76, Milk 27. This heifer was sold to Rocking B Land & Cattle, Hale, MO for $10,000.
Lot 127, Lassie 208 of McCumber, a 1/17/12 daughter of Sinclair Fortunate Son with EPDs of BW 4.9, WW 53, YW 96, Milk 22. Jay Olson, Grenora, ND, was the buyer at $9,000.
Top quality genetics, customer service and great hospitality are always a given at McCumber Angus Ranch. Watch for more information on the Angus Partners Female sale held in Mandan in January 2014.
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