Sioux Empire Farm Show Supreme Row
Six purebred cattle breeds vied for the coveted $12,000 Supreme Row purse, sponsored by Tri-State Neighbor, Wells Fargo Bank and Campbell Supply Co., during the week of the Sioux Empire Farm Show Jan. 21-25 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Angus, Plum Creek Lutton 3H421C, was named Supreme Row Bull. Consigned by Plum Creek Angus, Algona, Iowa, he was sired by EXAR Lutton 1831 and out of LaGrand Peg H421. He sold for $8,000 to Dennis Smith, Estherville, Iowa.
The Angus, SF Erica Eileen 311, was named Supreme Row Female. Consigned by Scholtz Farm Angus, Comfrey, Minn., she was sired by SAV Prosperity 9131 and out of Moffitt Erica Eileen M906. She sold for $4,000 to Charles Buus, Lennox, S.D.
Consigners and buyers, respectively, of the bulls on Supreme Row were: Charolais: McGunegill Charolais, Jasper, Minn.; Levi VanderLaan, Beresford, S.D.; Hereford: Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, Minn.; Steve Arnesen, Florence, S.D.; Limousin: Symens Bros. Limousin, Amherst, S.D.; Jay Langdeau, Ft. Pierre, S.D.; Red Angus: Shaggy Meadows Red Angus, Marion, S.D.; Curtis R. Matthies, Marion; and Simmental: Jass Simmentals, Garner, Iowa; Joe Bosworth, White Lake, S.D.
Consigners and buyers, respectively, of the females on Supreme Row were: Charolais: Brandon Fischer, Grove City, Minn.; Jaden Kellogg, St. Lawrence, S.D.; Hereford: Sleepy Hollow Farm, Centerville, S.D. Ollerich Brothers, Clearfield, S.D.; Limousin: Bruner Limousin, Winfred, S.D.; Swenson Farms, Milford, Iowa; Red Angus: Namken Red Angus, Lake Norden, S.D.; Mitchell Red Angus, Kadoka, S.D.; and Simmental: Keene Cattle Company, Hartley, Iowa; Lonnie Hoien, Armstrong, Iowa.
The $12,000 Supreme Row Cash Award presentations were made at the Mayor’s Round-Up and Sale of Champions Jan. 24 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel Exhibit Hall. F
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