Pieper Red Angus Fall Run Production Sale
Date: Oct. 27, 2012
Location: At the Ranch, southeast of Hay Springs, NE
Auctioneer: Ty Thompson, Billings, MT
72 registered Red Angus 18-month-old bulls – $5,674
25 registered Red Angus fall-calving pairs – $2,072
8 registered heifer show prospects – $4,738
21 registered bred heifers – $2,093
52 registered Red Angus spring-calving bred cows – $1,790
352 commercial Red Angus bred heifers – $1,735
5 broke ranch geldings – $4,680
27 AQHA weanlings – $857
4 ponies – $3,500
Pieper Red Angus is owned by Mark, Deb, and Tate Pieper. Another big crowd gathered at their ranch near Hay Springs, NE, for their annual Fall Run Production Sale. The weather was nice on sale day, but this family wouldn’t mind seeing some moisture, as they’ve only had three inches of moisture all year.
This was an outstanding set of all bulls with extra muscle and thickness to go with length of body. The sale on these bulls stayed very strong as many ranchers bid on several bulls. Once again, many repeat buyers were on hand as they keep coming back year-after-year to follow this good program. Mark also purchases a volume of his customers calves which can only add to the total value of the Pieper cattle.
The top selling bull of the day went to Mike and Kerma Yackley, Rapid City, SD, as they purchased Lot 15, PIE Trueblood 1234. At $11,000, he was a son of Red Northline Trueblood 341T, and out of a daughter of PIE Get R Done 684, and had EPDs of BW 0.0, WW 63, YW 89, MILK 13, TM 45, MARB 0.20, REA 0.64, and FAT -0.02. He weaned at 679 pounds and posted a YW ratio of 106. He gained 4.11 pounds per day on test and had a 15.0 REA and a 44 centemeter scrotal measurement.
Lot 12 sold to repeat buyer, Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Douglas, WY, for $9,250. PIE Game Plan 1288 was a son of VGW Game Plan 508, and out of a daughter of Robinhood who had an MPPA of 106.7. With an 86 pound birth weight, he weaned at 688 pounds. He had very balanced EPDs as well as being a high IMF bull.
Bradbury Land & Cattle Co., Byers, CO, topped their purchase of 13 bulls with Lot 1 at $8,500. This son of HXC Headliner 6601S was out of a Hoss daughter with an MPPA of 102.4. This bull was really thick and deep, and he had the look of a real herd bull. Remember his name, PIE Headliner 1294.
The Cluck Ranch, Gruver, TX, along with the DeCordova Ranch, Growsbeck, TX, were both volume buyers of bulls.
The top selling prices for show heifers were shared by two heifers, each selling for $5,750. The Lot 80 heifer sold to long-time customer, Shuey Cattle Co., Corning, IA, and the Lot 74 heifer, a daughter of Pie Code Red, sold to Logan Leistritz, Lakeside, NE.
Volume registered cow buyers were Koester Red Angus, Steele, ND; McIntyre Red Angus, Sweetwater, OK; David Stavely, CO; and Cooksley Red Angus, Anselmo, NE.
The top selling gelding was Lot 1, Justa Smart Lil Lena, a nine-year-old Palomino, selling for $7,100 to Bud Reed, Lance Creek, WY.
If you’re looking for good, well-broke saddle horses in the fall, focus on this sale!
A great sale for the Pieper family, and like always, the hospitality and food are as good as it gets, including the cream puffs during the sale.
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