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Sale: Koupal Angus 35th annual Angus bull sale

Dan Piroutek

Courtesy photoThe seats were filled with folks anxious to bid on these bulls.

Sale: Koupal Angus 35th annual Angus bull sale

Date: Feb. 20, 2012

Location: at the ranch south of Dante, SD

Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar and Daniel Koupal

Averages: 124 yearling Registered Angus bulls – $5,306; 46 older registered Angus bulls – $5,820

Koupal Angus, owned by LaVern and Alice Koupal, and Koupal’s B&B Angus, owned by Bud and Bernie Koupal, hosted a big crowd on a snowy wet day for their annual sale. The weather did not hamper the spirits of this big crowd, as the Koupal family had a wonderful sale.

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The Koupal herd has been bred to produce females with both maternal traits and fleshing ability. They raise calves that have strong performance and carcass characteristics. The nice thing about the Koupal Sale is that you can choose between the different age groups of bulls, as well as between the two herds of cattle.

These cattle are bred to have true muscle, and this is reflected in the shape and thickness of the cow herd.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 145, a fall yearling bull called Koupal Amigo 0272F, a July 26, 2010 son of Duffs Amigo 815. He was out of a daughter of OCC Juneau 807 J who had ratioed 108 on three calves. He had EPDs of: CED 9, BW 0.6, WW 61, YW 85 and Milk 22. He sold to Nick and Gina Risse, Martin, SD, for $20,000.

Lot 16, a yearling bull by Koupal Juneau 797, was out of a daughter of Koupal Alpha 575 who had ratioed 109 on three calves. McDonnell Angus, Columbus, MT, became the new owner at $15,000. His EPDs are; CED 3, BW 3.3, WW 66, YW 117 and Milk 24. He had an 89 pound BW, a WW of 774 pounds and a YW of 1296 pounds.

Dallas Miller from Montana bought one of the top sellers in Lot 70. He was Koupals B&B Frontman 1021, a Jan. 7, 2011 son of Kesslers Frontman. This bull was out of a daughter of Koupals B&B Initiative 608 and sold for $14,000. With only a 69 pound birth weight, he weaned at 680 pounds, and then grew to a yearling weight of 1314 pounds He had EPDs of: BW 0.9, WW 56, YW 100 and Milk 25.

Nick Risse also bought Lot 137, Koupals B&B Upward 1048 for $13,000. He was by Sitz Upward 307R, and out of a Balancer daughter who had ratioed 103 on three calves. He posted EPDs of: CED 9, BW 1.2, WW 66, YW 119 and Milk 32. He was born at 77 pounds, weaned at 676 pounds, and had a yearling weight of 1362 pounds.

Mark and Daren Schmidt, Gary, SD, selected Lot 20 and Lot 18 – both at $11,000 each. Lot 18 was a son of Koupal Juneau 797, and out of a daughter of Whitestone Xception who had ratioed 110 on three calves. His EPDs were: CED 9, BW 1.2, WW 67, YW 119 and Milk 26. With an 83 pound birth weight, he weaned at 754 pounds and attained a yearling weight of 1287 pounds.

The Lot 20 bull was by Juneau 797 with EPDs of: BW 3.3, WW 60, YW 103 and MILK 25. He had an 84 pound birth weight, weaned at 745 pounds, and had a yearling weight of 1291 pounds He measured a scrotal of 42.5 centimeters.

At $10,500, Lot 142 was purchased by Dana Sipple, Pierpont, SD. This bull was by Duff Amigo 815 and was born at 84 pounds He weaned at 765 pounds to ratio 118. His IMF posted a ratio of 121, and he had a rib eye area of 13.6 square inches.

Buford Ranches, Vinita, OK, bought Lot 14 at $10,000. This son of Koupal Juneau 797 had a 78 pound birth weight, a weaning weight of 738 pounds and a yearling weight of 1308 pounds.

Volume buyers were Fischer and Sons, Pierce, NE, with 11 head, John Capp, Scotland, SD, with seven head, and James Bark, Bloomington, WI, with six head.

Stop by the Koupal Ranch next summer to see the outstanding set of calves coming up for next year’s sale.