Rohrich’s Cutting Edge Ranch First Annual Sale
Date: Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Napoleon Livestock, Napoleon, N.D.
Auctioneer: Kyle Gilchrist
Reported by: Chris Effling
41 bulls: $4,063
13 heifer calves: $2,627
Rick and Amber Rohrich hosted their first auction sale on a crisp January day. This young couple has worked diligently at trying to add good cattle to their operation. These cattle are thick, deep, and are long bodied. Though this was their first sale, all the cattle in the sale carried their prefix. They did it right, as you could tell by the big crowd on hand to support this young and upcoming breeder.
Topping the sale at $9,500 was lot 4, going to August Laeger of Kulm, N.D. This powerhouse son of SRR Huck 151 had a 94 pound birthweight and a whopping 903 pound weaning weight and weighed 1,395 at 11 months of age. His EPDS were -.5 bw, 72 ww, 106 yw, 15 milk.
Jim Stevens of Valley City, N.D., bought a pair of calving ease bulls at $8,500, lots 24 and 21. Lot 24 is a son of Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W and out of a Feddes Big Sky daughter. He put together an impressive set of figures. He started out at 67 pounds and grew to a 788 pound weaning weight. His EPD’S are 7 CED, -3.4BW, 50 ww, 79 yw, 22 milk. Lot 21 is a half brother, also sired by Detour. As you would expect him to be, he is very similar phenotypically and on paper. He started at 64 pounds, and weaned off at 768 pounds. His EPD’s are a 7ced, -4.1 bw, 52 ww, 88 yw, 22 milk.
Lot 7 commanded $6,500 to be the fourth high seller. Harlan Dallman of Lehr, N.D., selected this long bodied, heavy muscled bull for his good program. He started in life at 84 pounds, and grew to 783 pounds at weaning and adjusted well over 1,400 for a year. He also blew up the ADG test coming off gaining 4.21 to put him king of the mountain.
Hereafter Cattle Co. paid $5,000 to own Lot 44 to top the heifer division. This February 13, 2013, daughter of Red Crowfoot Moonshine just did everything right. Made like a lady, stout, long, and sound structured. She is a -2.5bw, 62 ww, 95 yw, and 15 on milk.
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