Pass Creek Angus Ranch 40th Production Sale
Date: April 9, 2014 at the ranch Wyola, Mont.
Auctioneer: Larry Brannian
Reported by: Rowdy Benson
Average 91 Angus bulls: $4,169
(26 fall bulls: $4,740)
(65 yearling bulls: $3,940)
What a difference a year made out at the Pass Creek Angus Production Sale in Wyola, Mont. With weather cooperating, the crowd size surpassed the number of bulls so it seemed. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am impressed with these rugged pasture bulls. They are bred to calve easy and wean heavy while being able to convert feed post-weaning. From the womb to the dinner plate these bulls are made to push all programs to that next level. Hats off to the Rathkamp family on an outstanding sale and the best piece of meat served for miles. Here is the very top of the program:
Lot 4 sold to Salt Creek Cattle of Edgerton, WY for $7,750. This fall bull, Pass Creek 560 5199 2094, is a SA High Definition 560 son with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 54, YW 81, and Milk 24. His actual BW, WW, and YW were 77, 780, and 1,326 lbs respectively.
Lot 2 another fall bull out of High Prime 4037 sold to Drew Bark of Ismay, MT for $7,000. Pass Creek 4037 6104 2079 has EPDs of BW 1.9, WW 48, YW 91, and Milk 24 while his actual BW, WW, and YW are 82, 707, and 1,399 lbs.
Lot 55, a yearling out of Mytty In Focus, sold to Salt Creek Cattle of Edgerton, WY for $6,250. Pass Creek Focus 102 3048 has EPDs of BW -1.6, WW 51, YW 91, and Milk 24. His actual BW, WW, and YW are 70, 835, and 1,191 lbs.
Lot 102, another yearling was an attractive CAR Efficient 534 son who sold for $6,000 to John Baumgartner of Buffalo, WY. Pass Creek 534 152 3058 has EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 51, YW 98, and Milk 25 while his actual BW, WW, and YW were 79, 810, and 1,170 lbs.
Lot 28 sold for $6,000 to John Jones of Miles City, MT. Pass Creek 001 0216 2089 is a fall son of CAR Efficient 534 and has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 48, YW 84, and Milk 24. His actual BW, WW, and YW are 75, 731, and 1,328 lbs.
Also stopping the auction at $6,000 was Lot 1, Pass Creek 560 0212 2092. Purchased by Doug Anderson Roggen, CO, this SA High Definition 560 son has EPDs of BW 0.0, WW 54, YW 96, and Milk 24. He is a fall bull with actual numbers like BW 70lbs, WW 734lbs, and YW 1,360 lbs.
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