Sale: Beastrom Gelbvieh – 32nd Annual Bull Sale |

Sale: Beastrom Gelbvieh – 32nd Annual Bull Sale

Courtesy photoChuck Martimaas, of Orient, SD, bought a bull during the 2012 Beastrom annual bull sale.

Sale: Beastrom Gelbvieh – 32nd Annual Bull Sale

Date: Feb. 27, 2012

Location: At the ranch east of Pierre, SD

Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar

Averages: 70 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls – $3,675; 13 open females – $3,538

Beastrom Gelbvieh, owned by Jim and Barb Beastrom, along with their daughters and their families, Brittney and Wes Spencer and Brandy, Shad, and Alex Ludeman, hosted a big crowd for their 32nd annual bull sale. This year the sale was held at their ranch just east of Pierre, SD.

The cattle had been video taped prior to the sale, and sold by video display in the ring. However, the bulls were all penned near the sale facility, so customers had ample time to view the actual bulls before the sale began. DV Auction Internet was on hand, and this option was very active during the sale.

The Beastrom herd has, for a long time, been the source of genetics for growth, milk and muscle for crossbreeding in central South Dakota. We see quite a few feeder cattle sired by Beastrom bulls, and they are livestock that cattle feeders pay well for.

I thought this set of bulls was one of the strongest sets of bulls that the Beastrom family had ever presented. These bulls exhibited more muscle, thickness, and overall width, along with length of body. Not to mention this set of bulls had perhaps, the best dispositions that we have seen this year.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 24, selling for $8,000 to Michael Brink, Redfield, SD. He was a polled red purebred son of BEA Backtrack, and out of a daughter of LCHMN Cocoa 8006H. With an 87-pound birthweight, he weaned at 777 pounds. He had an on test gain of 3.99 pounds per day to make a yearling weight of 1321 pounds. His EPDs are CE 104, BW 1.9, WW 41, YW 70, Milk 25, TM 46, GL-1.5 and CED 101.

Jerry Bailey, from North Dakota, selected Lot 1 at $7,000. He was a polled black son of BEA Backtrack, and out of a daughter by BEA Silverado. He had a 79-pound birthweight, a weaning weight of 779 pounds, and a yearling weight of 1334 pounds. His EPDs are CED 105, BW 1.1, WW 43, YW 69, Milk 19, TM 41, GL -1.0 and CED 102.

Lynn Hennings of L and L Gelbvieh, Iowa, bought Lot 22 at $6,250. Here was a polled red son of DCH Hille U145 Uppercut, who was out of a daughter of BEA Polled Perfection. With an 87-pound birthweight, he weaned at 782 pounds. His EPDs are CE 105, BW 2.2, WW 43, YW 76, Milk 18, TM 37, GL -1.0 and CED 103.

Lot 60 sold for $6,000 to Delbert Raile, Kansas. This polled black son of SAV Brilliance 8077, was out of a Pay Stub daughter who was the 2009 National Champion Balancer Female. This bull had an 81-pound birthweight, weaned at 641 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1272 pounds. He posted EPDs of BW -1.3, WW 50, YW 99, Milk 20 and TM 44.

Repeat buyer Ed Heeb, Midland, SD, found Lot 35 at $5,500. He was a polled black half blood bull by EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S, and out of a daughter of CTR Echo 575E. Born at 93 pounds he weaned at a whopping 783 pounds and grew to a yearling at 1329 pounds. His EPDs are CE 107, BW 0.2, WW 46, YW 87, Milk 19, TM 42, GL 0.3 and CED 102.

The top selling open heifers were Lot 89 and Lot 97, both selling for $5,250.

The Lot 89 heifer sold to Ledoux Ranch, Agenda, KS, and the Lot 97 heifer sold to Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD.

A great sale for the Beastrom family, and you still get two dollar bills for change at Bob’s Lounge after the sale.

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