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Sale: Stout Charolais Ranch 33rd Annual Production Sale

Dan Piroutek

Courtesy photo(red shirt) Jerald Bronemann, of Harrold, SD, was on hand to bid on the bulls.

Sale: Stout Charolais Ranch 33rd Annual Production Sale

Date: Feb. 21, 2012

Location: Philip (SD) Livestock Auction

Auctioneer: Jeff Long

Averages: 47 yearling Charolais bulls – $3,542; 7 two-year-old Charolais bulls – $2,085; 54 total bulls – $3,354

Stout Charolais, owned by Jerry and Annie Stout, presented a “stout” set of Charolais bulls for their annual production sale at Philip Livestock. This was the 33rd year for their sale, and this one was their very best.

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The Stout bulls have built a reputation for siring moderately framed, heavy muscled Charolais cross feeder cattle that have topped the markets across western South Dakota.

This good set of bulls was presented in lighter condition for flesh, but they still expressed the added muscle that is bred into these cattle.

The Stout have worked hard over the years to bring the birth weights down, and still keep the added performance that is demanded by the commercial cattlemen.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 32, selling for $6,000 to Chuck O’Connor, Philip, SD. This bull was a March 2, 2011 son of SCR Wind Power 8166, and out of a Sir Duke daughter. He had a 92 pound BW, a WW of 746 pounds to ratio 122, and a yearling weight of 1253 pounds to ratio 120. His EPDs are: CE 4.9, BW 0.0, WW 43, YW 79, MILK 7, TM 29 and SC 0.4.

Todd O’Connor selected Lot 5 at $5,750, a son of JES Carona J370. Lot 5 was out of a daughter of LT Silver Distance, and had a weaning weight of 688 pounds. With a yearling weight of 1359 pounds, he posted an index of 130.

Repeat buyer, Adam Johnson, Cody, NE, bought Lot 21 at $5,750. This son of SCR Wind Power 8166 was out of a daughter of ASC Eliminator 032. He hit the ground at 92 pounds, and weaned at 715 pounds to ratio 117. Other stats included a yearling weight ratio of 111 and a 16.44 square inch REA. His EPDs are: BW -0.7, WW 38, YW 58, MILK 9, TM 25 and SC 0.4.

Casey Bachand purchased Lot 1116 at $5,750. He was a son of WCR SIR DESIGN 931P and had EPDs of:CE -2.0, BW 1.2, WW 40, YW 66 and Milk 11. He had a weaning weight of 762 pounds to index 124, and a yearling weight ratio of 110. He measured a scrotal of 37.4 centimeters.

Repeat buyer Al Badure, Belvidere, SD, captured Lot 39 at $5,250. Another son of SCR Wind Power 8166, he had EPDs of: CE 6.1, BW -1.0, WW 35, YW 63, MILK 9, TM 26 and SC 0.5.

Todd O’Connor also found a good bull in Lot 35, also sired by the home-raised bull, SCR Wind Power 8166. He had a 94 pound birth weight, a weaning weight of 725 pounds to ratio 118, and a yearling weight of 1381 pounds to ratio 132. This bull sold for $5,250.

There were some good buys made in the two-year-old division, but these bulls were presented in very green condition.