Sonstegard Cattle Co. LLC 2012 Bull Sale
Gary and Elaine Sonstegard, along with sons Troy and Tyler and families hosted, the 8th annual Sonstegard Cattle Co. Red Angus bull sale at the ranch on April 14. The area had received a couple inches of rain just before the sale so things were a bit muddy. However, all the roads to the ranch were open, which hasn’t always been the case in previous years when the river was out of its banks, making the road to the sale a bit treacherous.
The goal at Sonstegard Cattle Co. is simple – provide the bull buying public excellent Red Angus genetics to make their customers more profit. The bulls had been fed for a moderate 3-pound per day gain and were in great sale condition. These bulls will fit most aspects of the cattle industry with plenty of calving ease, maternal, growth and carcass qualities. There was a nice crowd on hand on a beautiful sunny day to evaluate and purchase this set of bulls.
Topping the sale was Lot 3, 2RJL Malachi Y726, a March 2011 son of Red Six Mile Sakic 832S. This herd bull prospect weaned off at 721 pounds to ratio at 105 with a yearling weight of 1369 pounds, yearling ratio of 107 and EPDs: BW 0.5, WW 44, YW 83, Milk 22 and TM 45. Jerry Fedders, Centerville, IA, was the buyer at $13,000 (half-interest and possession).
Long-time repeat buyer, Kemen Red Angus, Madison, MN, selected Lot 1, 3SCC Zues Y124, a March 2011 son of 3SCC Zues T70 for $6,500. This calving-ease-deluxe performance bull weaned off at 728 pounds to ratio at 107 and had a yearling weight of 1,294 pounds to ratio 109 with EPDs of BW -4.4, WW 27, YW 63, Milk 23 and TM 36.
Also selling at $6,500 was Lot 12, 3SCC Sakic Y34, a February 2011 son of Red Six Mile Sakic 832S with EPDs of BW 1.9, WW 40, YW 77, Milk 20 and TM 40. This bull had a weaning ratio of 104, yearling ratio of 107 and sold to Fehrman Family Red Angus, Lake Benton, MN.
Namken Red Angus, Lake Norden, SD, selected Lot 4, 3SCC Asset Y09, a February 2011 son of Badlands Net Worth 23U for $6,350. This ET calf out of a Leachman No Equal donor cow has EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 51, YW 93, Milk 21 and TM 46.
Lot 7, 3SCC Cookie Y161, an April 2011 son of 3SCC Zepplin with EPDs of BW -3.0, WW 46, YW 82, Milk 19 and TM 42 sold to Wes Leopaldt Ranch, Woodworth, ND, for $5,250.
Dick Knox, Highmore, SD, purchased Lot 25, 3SCC Hobo Y91, a March 2011 son of Basin Hobo with EPDs of BW -3.4, WW 24, YW 49, Milk 21 and TM 33 for $5,250.