Neiman 77 Ranch Annual Angus and Simm-Angus Bull Sale
Date: April 3, 2014
Location: Belle Fourche Livestock Auction
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Averages: 41 Two year old bulls – $4,177
This good herd of Angus cattle is located near Hulett, Wyo., and is owned by Ryan Neiman and his new bride, Sonnie. This was their 6th annual sale and a good crowd had gathered to view and bid on these good Angus cattle.
Neimans are dedicated to providing their customers with good, range bulls that will last and stay sound, which equates to making money for cattlemen. They want these bulls to breed many cows and produce offspring that will be better than their parents. Their cattle are moderate in their framework and full of muscle.
The cow herd is very functional with cows that wean a big percentage of their body weight. The whole goal of the Neiman program is to convert grass into high quality beef. They do not creep feed, and the bulls are wintered in big pastures to assure their soundness.
They offer two year old bulls because these older bulls can breed more cows. As these bulls develop that extra year, Neiman’s are able to select and offer only the bulls that have proven longevity and proficiency. They want their customers satisfied that the bulls they purchase will be around to breed cattle for many seasons.
Ryan also offered a few Simm-Angus bull. A good, fast-paced sale took place.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 1, selling for $8,000 to Jim Hall, Gillette, Wyo. He was N77R Full Bore 7016, a son of Cole Creek Full Bore 730, and out of a daughter of OCC Legend 616L. He had an 85 lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 685 lb. With EPDs of CED 6, BW 2.2, WW 56, YW 96, and MILK 20, he also had $EN 13.38. (Cow energy savings: dollar savings per cow per year)
Merle Clark, Hulett, Wyo., bought Lot 9 at $6,750. He was sired by Cole Creek Full Bore 730 and out of an Emblazon 854E daughter. With an 85 lb. birth weight, he weaned at 646 lb. with a weaning ratio of 111 and a yearling ratio of 113.
Lot 10 sold for $6,250 to the Minnesela Cattle Co., Belle Fourche, S.D., He was a son of OCC Missing Link 830M and out of an Emblazon 854E daughter. Born at 77 lb., he had EPDs of CED 8, BW 1.1, WW 47, YW 70, MILK 18, and $EN 18.36.
Lot 11 also sold to the Minnesela Cattle Co. for $6,250. Here was another son of OCC Missing Link 830M and he was also out of an Emblazon 854E daughter. Born at only 69 lb., he had EPDs of CED 8, BW 1.1, WW 47, YW 70, MILK 18, and $EN 18.36.
Carbon Creek Ranch, Medicine Bow, Wyo., bought Lot 8 at $6,000. He was by Cole Creek Full Bore 730 and out of a daughter of OCC Magnitude. This stylish bull was born at 85 lb. and posted EPDs of CED 5, BW 2, WW 48, YW 83, and MILK 21.
This was a good sale for Ryan and Sonnie. Watch for more as they continue to build this low input set of cattle.