Redland Black Angus – Range Calved – Range Raised
March 2, 2009
Redland Angus hosted another big crowd for their annual January calving ease yearling bull sale.
With the Redland philosophy of “range calved – range raised,” they need to have predictable sires that calve easy and leave a quality product. Eighty of the bulls in this year’s offering contained the influence of OCC Emblazon 854E. They do this for one simple reason – these genetics excel in their environment in a dominant way. They strive for moderately framed cows that are easy doing, productive, have good udders, and have exceptional mothering ability.
The weather on sale day was beautiful and the crowd was very aggressive on this set of calving ease bulls.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 53, selling to long time repeat buyer, Merle Clark from Wyoming. This son of OCC Missing Link 830M was out of a daughter of Papa Forte 1921, and sold for $6,000. He had a 76 pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 694 pounds. His EPDs were +14 CED, -1.2 BW, +40 WW, +16 Milk, and +66 YW. His marbling score was 5.5 and he had a REA/CWT of 1.31.
The 43 Ranch located in Wyoming bought Lot 56 for $5,500. He was Redland Moderator 838, a son of OCC Moderator 825M, and out of a daughter of OCC Homer. With a 68 pound birth weight and a weaning weight of 643 pounds, he posted EPDs of +14 CED, -2.7 BW, +37 WW, +14 Milk, and +66 YW.
Lot 2 found a new home with Doug Kissack from Wyoming when the gavel fell at $5,250. He weighed in at 900 pounds on sale day, and was an own son of OCC Emblazon 854E. Out of a daughter of Paramont Ambush 2127, he had a 76 pound birth weight, with a weaning weight of 670 pounds. EPDs included +11 CED, +0.6 BW, +40 WW, +10 Milk, and +63 YW.
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The Otter Creek Grazing Assoc. from Wyoming selected Lot 23 at $5,250. He was a son of OCC Emblazon 854E and out of a daughter of Redland Forte 210. He hit the ground at 75 pounds, weaned at 718 pounds, and posted EPDs of +12 CED, +0.0 BW, +43 WW, +12 Milk, and +73 YW.
It was a very fast and aggressive sale with a host of bulls at $5,000. A total of 92 bulls sold in a little less than an hour. And remember, the noon meal at Redland’s is always worth the trip, even if you aren’t looking for bulls. My brother has been doing it for years!