McPherson Angus 2012 Production Sale |

McPherson Angus 2012 Production Sale

Sale host Luke McPherson, center, with his fiance, Liz Ewalt, and auctioneer, Doug Dietterle, at the 5th Annual McPherson Angus bull sale.

Luke McPherson brought a very nice set of bulls to Philip Livestock for his 5th annual production sale.

As a smaller breeder, getting a good start in the purebred business is essential. Improvements are noticed from year-to-year, and were appreciated by the buyers that came to purchase Angus bulls and quality replacement heifers at the sale.

This set of bulls should add length, depth of body, carcass and maternal traits to the buyer’s cowherds. They were in good working condition and should go on to service a good number of cows without falling apart.

The disposition on this set of bulls was really worth something. All bulls were calm and relaxed and when walking through the pens; most came to meet you at the gate looking to be scratched.

The top-selling bull was Lot 1, MAR Sitting Bull 101, a Dec. 23, 2011 son of Werner War Party 2417. This bull posted EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 65, YW 112 and Milk 31, with a 1,243-pound adjusted yearling weight and yearling ratio of 112. The bull sold at $7,000 (two thirds interest and possession) to Dean Smith, Sturgis, SD.

Smith also picked Lot 2, MAR War Party 104, another son of Werner War Party 2417. This bull was born on Dec. 28, 2010, has EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 60, YW 108, Milk 27, and sold for $6,500.

Selling at $6,000 was Lot 10, MAR Cornerstone 112, a Jan. 24, 2011 son of Riverbend Cornerstone with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 57, YW 98 and Milk 29. Kim Weischedel, Onida, SD, was the buyer.

Selling at $5,750 was Lot 17, MAR Prime Time 603-140, a Feb. 24, 2011 son of PaPa Prime Time 603 with EPDs of BW 0.1, WW 45, YW 82 and Milk 24. Kim Weischedel was the buyer.

Lot 23, MAR Upward 124, a Jan. 31, 2011 son of Sitz Upward 307R sold to Faron Schweitzer, Timber Lake, SD, for $5,750. This bull posted EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 60, YW 111 and Milk 34 and yearling ratio of 114.