Millar Angus/Deep Creek Angus 15th Annual Production Sale
Date: Feb. 25, 2014
Location: Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, S.D.
Auctioneer: Doug Dietterle
Reported by: Scott Dirk and Dan Piroutek
91 Yearling bulls: $5,863
8 Two year old bulls: $6,563
Deep Creek Angus
36 Yearling bulls: $7,069
10 Two year old bulls: $7,825
It was another standing room only crowd for the annual Deep Creek Angus and Millar Angus production sale held at Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, SD. T.J. and Jeanine Gabriel of Deep Creek Angus and Jon and Breezy Millar from Millar Angus presented an excellent set of yearling and two year old bulls that were eagerly accepted by the huge crowd of repeat and new buyers. There was very active bidding on every bull that gave these two operations their best sale ever.
The bulls were in working condition, fed to promote their genetic potential and not the feed truck. The bulls will be sound and be able to travel the diverse pastures of their new homes. There were bulls to suit most any facet of the industry, yearlings and two-year olds with plenty of calving ease, performance, carcass and fleshing ability.
Millar Angus bulls:
There were three top selling Millar Angus bulls. One was lot 2, Millars Tombstone 380, a Feb. 11, 2013 son of the Midland bull test bull, Tombstone 050 with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 65, YW 105, Milk 27. This bull was purchased by repeat buyer, Tom Simons, Mud Butte, S.D., for $9,500.
Also selling at $9,500 was lot 3, Millars Tombstone 379, another Feb. 2013, son of Tombstone 050 with EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 66, YW 110, Milk 29. Hand Bros., Midland, S.D., were the buyers.
Rounding out the $9,500 bulls was another Tombstone son, lot 11, Millars Tombstone 308. Born March 1, 2013, this bull posted EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 68, YW 117, Milk 30 and sold to Kinsley Ranch, Murdo, S.D.
Tom Simons struck again at $9,250 on lot 4. Millars Tombstone 378, is a Feb. 23, 2013 son of Tombstone 050 with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 62, YW 108, Milk 27.
Lot 8, Millars Tombstone 357, a Jan. 29, 2013 son of Tombstone 050 with EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 66, YW 114, Milk 28 sold to Springs Ranch, Union Center, S.D. for $9,000.
Deep Creek Angus bulls
The top selling bull for Deep Creek Angus for the day was Lot 116, Deep Creek Cut Bank 312, a Feb. 10, 2013 son of Deep Creek Rip Tide 129 with EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 56, YW 88, Milk 23. Charles Tennis, Vale, S.D., was the winning bidder at $14,000.
Clint Alleman, Hayes, S.D., got lot 113 at $12,000. Deep Creek Windy 309, is a Feb. 8, 2013, son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 64, YW 102, Milk 22.
The next high selling bull for Deep Creek Angus was Lot 136, Deep Creek Chisum 345, a Feb. 7, 2013, son of S Chisum 6175 with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 60, YW 97, Milk 28, selling to longtime repeat buyer, Mickey Simons, White Owl, S.D., for $11,500.
Lot 123, Deep Creek Hollywood 321, a Jan. 23, 2013, son of Deep Creek Rock N Roll 123 with EPDs of BW 2.4, WW 50, YW 76, Milk 23 went to LB Haase & Sons, Valentine, Neb., for $11,000.
Lot 134, Deep Creek Cogburn 341, a Feb. 3, 2013, son of S Chisum 6175 with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 56, YW 97, Milk 34 sold to Boyd Larson, Spearfish, S.D., for $10,500.
Also selling were 20 commercial heifers from Alleman Ranch and 49 commercial heifers from Henderson ranch. All of these heifers were sired by Millar or Deep Creek bulls and sold for $1600 per head.