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Sale: Peterson Angus 6th annual bull and heifer sale

Dan Piroutek

Courtesy photoRyan Ollerich, bought Lot 1, high-selling bull, son of PA Power Tool, who also sired the highest-selling bull in the 2010 production sale for Peterson Angus, from Genex Cooperative, of Shawano, WI.

Sale: Peterson Angus 6th annual bull and heifer sale

Date: Feb. 24, 2012

Location: Sioux Falls (SD) Regional Livestock

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell

Averages: 94 Angus bulls – $4,359;

29 Registered Angus open heifers – $2,015; 67 Commercial open heifers – $1,255

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Peterson Angus, owned by Brandon and Becky Peterson and their family, hosted a big crowd in the extra big arena at Sioux Falls (SD) Regional Livestock Pavilion. It was a rather cold, windy morning, but bidders were busy looking the bulls over. The sale stayed good until the end.

The Peterson’s goal is to produce breeding stock, that will make money for their customers. To do this, Brandon carefully plans every mating. They want to present genetics that work for the cow-calf operation, for the feedlot, for the packer, and for the consumer.

This year several of the bulls had the 50K test for DNA, and the data was listed. The Peterson catalog is packed with much information about each bull.

Give them a call to get on their mailing list. They are also enrolling their herd in the PathfinderPlus program through the American Angus Association. You will want to find out more about this herd.

Top selling bull of the day was the Lot 1 bull, PA Full Power 1208, selling for $17,500 to Genex Cooperative, Shawano, WI. He was a son of PA Power Tool, who also sired the highest selling bull in the 2010 production sale for Peterson Angus. This bull was out of a donor cow who is a daughter of GAR New Design 5050. Born at 78 pounds, he weaned at 823 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1314 pounds. He had a 39 centimeter scrotal and an adjusted percent IMF of 7.33 to ratio 163. He had a 13.8 square inch rib eye and EPDs of CED 11, BW 0.4, WW 63, YW 111, Milk 38, Marb 1.05 and REA of 0.62. His Pfizer 50K scores were CED 9, BW 40, WW 13, ADG 7, YW 21, RFI 38, DMI 92, CEM 8, Milk 3, CW 3, Marb 3, REA 6, Fat 47 and Tend 63. This data ranks Lot 1 in the top 5 percent for CED, top 15 percent for BW, top 2 percent for WW, and top 4 percent for YW.

Landmark Angus, O’Neill, NE, bought a new herd bull in Lot 35, PA Courage 131. At $13,500 he was a son of EF Complement 8088, and out of a daughter of Riverbend Mile High 3718. He had a 72-pound birthweight, weaned at 765 pounds and had a yearling weight of 1378 pounds, to ratio 113. He scanned an REA of 15.7 square inches, and had an adjusted percent IMF of 4.75. His EPDs are CED 8, BW 1.1, WW 55, YW 103 and Milk 30.

Lot 11 sold for $8,500 to Cory Sargent, Winner, SD. He was a son of Sitz Upward 307R, and out of a daughter of GAR New Design 5050. His EPDs were CED 11, BW 0.1, WW 70, YW 134 and Milk 41. Born at only 65 pounds, he posted a weaning weight of 829 pounds and a yearling weight of 1455 pounds. He had an adjusted percent IMF of 5.35, and an REA of 16.1 square inches.

Demand remained high, and bidding was vigorous as Gene Cave, Remsen, IA, kept his hand up to become the new owner of Lot 12 at $8,500. This son of Sitz Upward 307R, was out of a daughter of Woodhill Foresight. He had EPDs of CED 16, BW -1.6, WW 64, YW 119 and Milk 33. Hitting the ground at 65 pounds, he weaned at 771 pounds.

Lot 14 sold for $8,000 to J-D Livestock, Larchwood, IA. This bull was by Sitz Upward 307R, and out of a daughter of Connealy Forward. His EPDs were CED 15, BW -1.2, WW 63, YW 121 and Milk 37.

Another buyer from Larchwood, IA, Jeff Moser found Lot 10. Sired by Sitz Upward 307R, this bull sold for $8,000.

The high selling registered open heifer was Lot 101, PA Queen 29U-1290, a daughter of PA Power Tool 9108. She sold for $4,750 to Matt Hamandberg, Hudson, SD.

A big day for the Peterson family!