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Sale: Kappes Simmental Genetics with the Holistic Approach

Courtesy photoGary Rodine, of Oakes, ND, purchase cattle at the 25th Annual Kappes Simmental sale.

Sale: Kappes Simmental Genetics with the Holistic Approach

Date: February 18, 2012

Location: Aberdeen (SD) Livestock Sales

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell

Averages: 115 yearling Simmental, Angus and SimAngus bulls – $4,333; 28 Bred heifers – $4,286

The 25th Anniversary Sale for the Kappes families of the Kappes Simmental firm was a memorable day. It was picture perfect weather for February in the Northland, overflowing crowd, record-high selling event and a great blend of repeat and new customers.

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The Kappes firm has continued through the years to produce performance oriented cattle that are packed full of the important beef industry traits of calving ease and strong maternal values.

115 bulls walked through the auction ring to average $4,333 and 28 bred Simmental females gathered up a sale average of $4,286.

Top selling bulls:

Lot 2, Kappes Upgrade 461 Y640, a powerful herd sire prospect sired by Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 x Kappes Sadie T635. He sold for $15,000 to VWF Simmentals, Lynnville, IA

Lot 1, Kappes Upgrade 151 Y641

Another Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 son x Kappes Sadie T635. Sold to Wendell Livestock, Oakes, ND for $9,000

Lot 60, Kappes Captain Jack 463 Y608, was the son of KS Captain Jack T518 x Kappes Sadie S432 sold for $8,000 to Trevor Zantow, Leola, SD.

Also at $8,000 was Lot 75, Kappes NT Worth 22 Y632, sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 x Kappes Lana M240. Sold to Mark Pfeifer, Long Lake, SD

Lot 13, Kappes L. Man 448 Y610, was a son of GW Lucky Man 644N x Kappes Sadie M166. Sold to Jay Gunther, Frederick, SD at $7,500.

Lot 74, Kappes NT Worth 753 Y616, sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 x Kappes Black Sky G42. He also went to Mark Pfeifer, Long Lake, SD for $7,500.

Top selling bred heifers:

Kappes Porsche U639 X67, sired by Kappes Trailblazer S516 x Kappes Porsche U639 was Lot 136. She is bred to Ellingson Legacy M229 and sold to Windy Creek Cattle Company, Spencer, SD for $10,500.

Lot 133, Kappes Sadie M166 X610, sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 x Kappes Sadie M166. Sold bred to GW Predestined 701T for $7,500 to Faulk Stock Farm, Decorah, IA

Kappes Sadie T631 X164, sired by Mr. NLC Upgrade U8676 x Kappes Sadie T631, was Lot 131. She was bred to KNH Added Value 58W and sold to Wendell Livestock, Oakes, ND for $6,500.