Schuler Red Angus Production Sale
April 8, 2009
The Schuler family hosted their 27th annual production sale at the ranch located southwest of Bridgeport, NE on March 26. Schuler Red Angus incorporates a complete performance testing program to evaluate their cattle objectively for economically relevant traits which includes extensive use of artificial insemination on native range, on-ranch performance testing of their seed stock cattle, ultrasound data collection, structured carcass tests and 18 years of feedlot and carcass data generated from their own commercial cow herd. Bitter cold temperatures and spring snowstorms kept attendance down, but the bidding was excellent from those who braved the weather and from those utilizing the conference bid line.
The top selling Red Angus bull was Lot 4, a Lancer F442T son, to Lee Bros of Elsie, NE for $6,200 with EPDs of CED 8, BW -1.6, WW 32, YW 59, Milk 17, TM 33, ME -2, Marbling 0.27, and REA 0.29.
Other top selling Red Angus bulls included Lot 40, Schuler Romero U618 for $5,500 to Bob Johnson of Porcupine, SD; Lot 5, Schuler Gold Medal 8119U, for $5,000 and Lot 103, Schuler Gold Medal U658, for $4,700 to CJ Blew of Hutchinson, KS; Lot 80, Schuler RMR 6636 8132U, for $4,500 to Russell Stamm of Benkelman, NE; and Lot 33, Schuler NK R60 U661, for $4,200 to Wilson Ranch of Lakeside, NE.
The top selling Red Angus composite bulls included Lot 139 for $3,800 to Mark Sip of Geddes, SD; Lot 118 for $3,100 to Kenansville Cattle Company of St. Cloud, FL; Lot 119 for $3,100 to Ron Magnuson of Carroll, NE; and Lot 126 for $3,000 to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
The top selling heifer was Lot 144, SOR Queen GM23 8880U, to Charles Coffee of Canadian, TX for $1,300.
Volume bull buyers were repeat customers Sun Ag of Fellsmere, FL, Kenansville Cattle Co. of St. Cloud, FL and Cullan Farms of Hemingford, NE.
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Volume heifer buyers included Krohn Farms of Albion, NE and Tim Welles of Elba, NE.