Sodak Angus 57th Annual Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 9, 2014
Location: At the ranch, Reva, S.D.
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
79 Fall yearling Angus bulls avg. $4,139
31 Fall yearling Red Angus bulls avg. $4,879
12 Fall yearling Black/Red Gene bull avg. $2,979
Vaughn and Lois Meyer and family presented an excellent set of bulls for the 57th Annual Sodak Angus bull sale held at the ranch. There were quite a few new faces in the crowd, along with a host of regulars that came to the sale to buy bulls. The weather was pretty chilly outside, but rather comfortable inside for this rapid-paced sale. There were no extremely high selling bulls, with bulls selling steady all day in prices to fit most every cattlemen’s budget.
These fall 2012 born bulls have more age and maturity to cover more cows than the typical yearling and have been developed to stay sound in the breeding pastures and sire lots of market topping calves for the new buyers.
Topping the Angus bulls was lot 1, Sodak Chinook Z449, an August 14, 2012, son of Sodak Hurricane U548 with EPDs of BW 1.5 WW 53 YW 87 Milk 24. Gaaskjolen Ranch, Meadow, S.D., was the buyer at $7,750.
Selling at $7,000 to Kevin Nash, Mansfield, S.D., was lot 6. Sodak Blueprint Z494, an August 28, 2012, son of Sodak Final Answer has EPDs of BW 2.4 WW 63 YW 93 Milk 29.
Lot 17, Sodak Chinook Z447, an August 14, 2012, son of Sodak Hurricane U548 with EPDs of BW 0.4 WW 58 YW 97 Milk 22 sold to Reder Ranch, Prairie City, S.D., for $6,750.
Two Angus bulls sold at $6,250. Lot 3, Sodak Update Z409 is a July 30, 2012 son of Sodak Upward that went to longtime repeat buyer, Veal Black Angus, Meadow, S.D. Lot 9, Sodak Update Z404 is another Sodak Upward son born July 26, 2012, that went to Jim Wilkinson, Prairie City, S.D.
Topping the Red Angus bulls at $6,500 was lot 86, Sodak Colt Z382, a Sept. 2, 2012, son of CBR Ram Rod 9130-5125 with EPDs of BW -1.5 WW 48 YW 71 Milk 30. Gordon Helms, Prairie City, S.D, was the buyer.
Selling at $6,250 to Lonnie Hall, Spearfish, S.D., was lot 85. Sodak Final Answer Z366, is an August 21, 2012, son of Sodak Final Answer T576 with EPDs of BW -0.5 WW 55 YW 93 Milk 21.
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