Redland Angus Total Performance
Redland Angus, headquarters for “Range Calved – Range Raised” calving ease genetics, hosted a bigger than usual crowd for their annual spring yearling calving ease bull sale. There were more people in the seats than there were bulls coming through the ring. The sale was extremely competitive and stayed that way until the very end.
This set of bulls was, perhaps, the most uniform set that the Redlands had ever presented. Their program of “Range Calved – Range Raised” seems to bring more new customers every year – cattlemen who want to lower their cow maintenance costs. This year the Redlands brought in a new sire to work on the generations of OCC Emblazon 854E breeding in their herd. This very eye-appealing sire was GDAR Game Day 449, and he was a thick-made bull with length, volume and muscle. He will sire excellent females with good udders. This was a very popular sire group for the many repeat buyers at Redlands.
The weather was not perfect and the route to the sale offered some challenges, but it was a beautiful day in Buffalo, WY, with temperatures in the 30s.
The sale went extremely fast – beginning at 1:03 p.m.; by 2:19 p.m. I was in my car on my way home.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 16, the first bull in the ring, at $8,750. He sold to Robert Brunner from Colorado. He is a son of GDAR Game Day 449 and out of a daughter of Emblazon 854E. With a 71-lb. birth weight, he weaned at 694-lbs. Other stats included a 37-cm scrotal measurement, a 12.9 sq. in. ribeye, and a marbling score of 5.60. His EPDs were 11 CED, -0.7 BW, +47 WW, +16 MILK and +84 YW.
Longtime repeat buyer, Tim Burch, from Alzada, MT, bought Lot 27 at $7,500. He is another son of GDAR Game Day 449, and out of a daughter of OCC Emblazon 854E, with an 80-lb. birth weight and a weaning weight of 750-lbs. His EPDs were +9 CED, +1.1 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK, and +77 YW. A scrotal of 37-cm., rib eye area of 13.0 sq. in. and a marbling score of 5.90 completed the package.
There were six other bulls in the sale that brought $6,000 each. It was a big day for the Redland family and for their loyal customers. As always, their presale dinner is worth a 300-mile trip.
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