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Sale: R and R Cattle Company’s annual bull and female sale

Courtesy photo Paul Patterson, of Draper, SD bought Lot 3, who was the top-selling bull of the day.

Sale: R and R Cattle Company’s annual bull and female sale

Date: Feb. 17, 2012

Location: Chamberlain (SD) Livestock Auction

Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson, Chamberlain, SD

Averages: 47 Simmental and SimAngus bulls – $4,346; Open heifers – $2,528

R and R Cattle Company, owned by Steve and Elaine Reimer, hosted another big crowd for their annual Simmental production sale. The weather was beautiful, and that only helped to show off this powerful set of yearling bulls. There were some individuals in this sale that I felt were just outstanding.

After a wonderful beef lunch, Auctioneer Chisum Peterson, opened a sale that stayed strong till the last pen. This set of bulls just had the look and extra muscle that the industry is demanding.

Most of the bidders filling the seats were repeat buyers, testifying the reputation of R and R Cattle Company. The big thing about these bulls is that they not only look good, they are extremely functional in their growth, maternal, and carcass traits.

Top selling bull of the day honor was shared by two bulls, Lot 3 and Lot 29 – selling for $6,750 each.

The Lot 3 bull was a polled, black three-fourths Simmental and one-fourth Angus son of HS/HSF Titanium T30N, and out of a daughter of SS Traveler 6807 T510. This bull had an “on test” gain of 5.16 pounds per day. With a 95 pound birth weight, he posted a weaning weight of 722 pounds which complemented a 38.5 centimeter scrotal measurement. His EPDs are: CE 7.5, BW 1.1, WW 36, YW 76.1, MCE 6.5, Milk 4.3, MWW 22.6, API 104 and TI 69. He sold to repeat buyer Paul Patterson, Draper, SD.

The Lot 29 bull sold to good friend and neighbor, Jim Ketelhut, Pukwana, SD. This big, stout, red bull was one of the good bulls to sell this spring. He was a son of HS/HSF Titanium T30N, and was out of a daughter of Bon View New Design 878. He had a weaning weight of 759 pounds and a yearling weight of 1639 pounds

Brandon Synhorst from Fulton, SD, bought Lot 1 at $6,250. This son of Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 was black, polled, and one-fourth Simmental and three-fourths Angus. Out of a daughter of SS Goldmine L42, he had an 85 pound birth weight. His weaning weight was 729 pounds and he had a yearling weight of 1498 pounds. He gained 4.78 pounds per day on test.

Paul Patterson also liked Lot 39, and when the gavel fell at $6,250, he was the new owner of a polled SimAngus son of SAV Final Answer. Born at 83 pounds his mother was a daughter of Circlet Antoinettes Star. He weaned at 734 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1443 pounds.

Scott McManus, Fulton, SD, appreciated the look of Lot 2, and paid $6,000 to own him. This bull was sired by HS/HSF Titanium T30N, and out of a Connealy Lead On daughter. His weaning weight was 788 pounds and he attained a yearling weight of 1698 pounds gaining 5.73 pounds per day on test.

The top selling open heifer was Lot 63, selling for $5,800 to Teil Glaus and the Cable Ranch, Pukwana, SD and Chamberlain, SD. This heifer was a beautiful, deep-bodied daughter of SS Ebonys Grandmaster. She was five-eighths Simmental and three-eighths Angus.

A big day for one of the really good cattle families in South Dakota! “Your Source for Rock Solid Simmental Genetics” F






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