Pine Creek Angus Ranch 24th Annual Bull Sale
Date: April 18, 2014
Location: Faith Livestock Commission Company
Auctioneers: Seth Weishaar,
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Averages: 57 reg. yearling Angus bulls ave. $5,026
100 open commercial yrlg. Angus Heifers ave. $1,979
The Pine Creek herd is generations deep in maternal genetics, with most of the cow families going back to Sitz Angus on either the cow or the sire side. Pine Creek is owned by Lyle and Miriam Weiss, along with their son, Justin, and his wife, Lacey. This is truly a beautiful herd of Angus females that have productivity bred into them.
The crowd was large and this was a great sale for the Weiss family, with strong competition for the top end of the bulls. The well-organized catalog and supplement sheet provided up-to-date data on each of the bulls.
Some of the sires included Sitz Right Answer 644Y, Ideal 9512, Connealy Consensus 7229, Hoover Dam, Pine Creek Thunder 1331, Pine Creek In Focus 7022, and others.
Perhaps the highlight of the sale was the auction of the really fancy commercial open Angus heifers as they averaged $1,979 on 100 head.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 1, selling to repeat buyer Neil Birkeland, Dupree, S.D., for $9,250. This was a complete package with strong numbers. This son of Sitz Right Answer 644Y was out of a daughter of Mr JT Ribeye 946. He had calving ease numbers with a birth weight of 68 pounds. and EPDs of CED 12, BW 0.1, WW 69, YW 114, CEM 11, and MILK 37. He weaned at 687 pounds to ratio 115 and had a yearling weight of 1317 pounds His rib eye was 16.6 sq. in.
Another popular bull was Lot 33, selling for $8,750 to Curt Randall, Broadus, Mont. Pine Creek Hoover Dam 3060 was a son of Hoover Dam and out of a daughter of Pine Creek In Focus 7022. This was a very stylish, strong-topped bull with a 78 pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 638 pounds He had gained 4.05 pounds a day on test and posted a yearling weight of 1,286 pounds. His EPDs were CED 10, BW 0.2, WW 55, YW 95, CEM 11, and MILK 34. He scanned a 15.1 sq. in rib eye.
With a final bid of $8,500, Lot 50 was sold to Floyd Cammack, Union Center, S.D. This bull was a son of Pine Creek Thunder 1331 and out of a daughter of Connealy Foundation 426. His EPDs were CED 10, BW 0.6, WW 58, YW 100, CEM 12, and MILK 28. Born at 80 pounds, he weaned at 635 pounds to ratio 107. After gaining 4.57 pounds a day on test, he reached a yearling weight of 1,366 pounds.
Duane Grey, LaPlant, S.D., made his top choice the Lot 58 bull. At $8,000, he was a calving ease son of Pine Creek In Focus 7022 and out of a daughter of Mr JT Ribeye 946. This big bull weighed in at 1,431 pounds on sale day. He had EPDs of CED 11, BW -0.5, WW 64, YW 101, CEM 11, and MILK 37. He had a 70-pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 749 pounds to ratio 126.
Repeat buyer Irving Jordon, Faith, S.D., bought Lot 13 at $6,750. This high-gaining bull had EPDs of CED 12, BW -1.7, WW 54, YW 104, CEM 9, and MILK 35. With only a 70-pound birth weight, he scanned a 14.0 sq. in. rib eye.
Lot 3 caught the eye of the Bartlett Ranch, LaGrange, Wyo., and the winning bid was $6,250. This bull was sired by Connealy Right Answer 746 and out of a daughter of Pine Creek In Focus 7022.
It was a good day for the Weiss family, and, as usual, Miriam and her family provided an excellent noon meal! Stop by the ranch during the summer to discuss your bull needs. The Weiss family will be happy to show you their cow herd.
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