Sale: Cedarflo Angus production sale |

Sale: Cedarflo Angus production sale

Courtesy photoGeraldine and Daryl Storm, of Meadow, SD, bought one of these good bulls.

Sale: Cedarflo Angus production sale

Date: Feb. 22, 2012

Location: Lemmon (SD) Livestock

Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar

Averages: 47 registered yearling Angus bulls – $4,429; 24 registered yearling Angus heifers – $1,654

Cedarflo Angus, owned by Dave and Carol Fordahl and Jeremy and Jennifer Fordahl, hosted a really big crowd for their annual production sale at Lemmon Livestock. Although there had been some winter weather around the country, it was nearly perfect in Lemmon, SD, on sale day. It was a great day to walk through and really look at these bulls. It is one thing to read a bull’s statistics in a catalog, but its equally important to actually see the bulls and how they move around.

This was the first time that I had seen the bulls, and I would have to say I was very impressed. The Cedarflo breeding philosophy is to breed genetically sound animals whose performance is complimented by their calving ease.

Many of the buyers were repeat customers, but Dave did tell me that this was the biggest crowd that he’d ever had at his sale.

The sale moved in a rapid fashion, and this big crowd was still there when Auctioneer Scott Weishaar, sold the good group of heifers at the end the sale.

Top selling bull of the day honors were shared by three different bulls – at $6,500 each.

Lot 471 sold for $6,500 to Charlie Verhulst, Reva, SD. He was a son of SAV Pioneer 7301, and out of a daughter of Brooks Scotchman 9193 who had ratioed 103 on seven calves. His EPDs were listed as: CED 3.0, BW 2.4, WW 56, YW 103 and Milk 27. This big calf had weaned at 761 pounds to ratio 110.

McClennen Angus, Belle Fourche, SD, chose Lot 631 at $6,500. He is Cedarflo Bismarck 631, a son of SAV Bismarck, and out of a daughter of Cedarflo Right Time 420 who had ratioed 104 on five calves. Born at 93 pounds, he weaned at 723 pounds to ratio 105. He had a yearling weight of 1288 pounds to ratio 108. His EPDs are: CED 6, BW 2.0, WW 52, YW 86, CEM 9 and Milk 24. He scanned a rib eye area of 17.8 square inches to ratio 120, also had a scrotal measurement of 39.3 centimeters.

Also selling for $6,500 was Lot 331 to Don Melling, Hettinger, ND. He is a son of SAV Pioneer 7301. His EPDs were: +1 CED, +3.2 BW, +55 WW, +92 YW, +6 CEM, and +23 MILK. His weaning weight was 732 pounds, and his yearling weight was 1244 pounds He scanned a rib eye area of 15.0 square inches.

Lot 131 sold for $ 6250 to Jordon Christman from Hettinger, ND. This son of GDAR Index 9126 had an 87 pound birth weight. He weaned at 832 pounds to ratio 121 and posted a yearling weight of 1403 pounds to ratio 118.

Rick Holzkamm, Hettinger, ND, bought Lot 711, for $6,250. He was yet another son of SAV Pioneer 7301. He had EPDs of: CED 6, BW 1.2, WW 56, YW 102 and Milk 24. He had a weaning weight of 763 pounds and a yearling weight of 1245 pounds

Lot 491 sold for $6,250 to Brian Glass, Hebron, ND. He is a son of Syd Gen Mandate 6079, and out of a daughter of Brooks Scotchman who had ratioed 107 on seven calves.

The open heifers were offered in a group, and they all sold to repeat buyer, Scott Katus, for $1,654 a head.

A big day for the Fordahl family.

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