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Trask & Peterson 2012 Angus Bull Sale

Dan Piroutek

Sonny Kudrna of Interior, SD, sorted through the bulls to find his top selections.

Todd Trask and Randy Peterson’s 24th annual bull sale was held on another nice day at Philip Livestock. These two firms have been together for a long time, and their breeding philosophies are very similar. This herd is very maternally bred and produces some of the top carcass cattle around. They strive to produce cattle that are problem free, as well as being easy to raise in western cattle country.

The cattle are strictly raised under ranch conditions where the cows have to work and produce just like their commercial neighbors. Their business is selling grass in the most efficient manner. Also check out their repeat customer discount.

These herds have used some very notable herd bulls, including GAR New Design 5050 who is extremely high in $ Beef, and the number-three bull in the breed for docility. They also utilize Connealy 044 062 who has sired sale toppers at different production sales around the country.

There were some very good buys at this sale. At the time of this sale there had been no moisture in a fairly wide area around Philip.

Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 16, selling for $7,500 to Philip Engelbrecht, Buffalo Gap, SD. He was a son of Connealy 044 062 and was out of a first-calf heifer who was a daughter of SAV Final Answer 0035. With just a 70-pound birth weight, he weaned at 738 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1,146 pounds. He scanned a ribeye area of 12.8 square inches and had EPDs of CED 7, BW 1.2, WW 63, Milk 21 and YW 113.

Don Fish, Buffalo Gap, SD, chose Lot 41 at $7,250, a son of SAV Final Answer 0035. His pathfinder dam was by SAU 303. This good bull measured a scrotal of 37 centimeters, and a ribeye area of 15.2 square inches. He had an IMF score of 4.09. His EPDs were CED 12, BW -0.7, WW 55, Milk 26 and YW 97.

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At $6,000, Lot 49 also sold to Philip Engelbrecht. This son of SAV Final Answer 0035 was out of a first-calf heifer by Connealy 044 062 and was born at 70 pounds. He had a 39 centimeter scrotal measurement to go with a ribeye area of 13.8 square inches. His EPDs were CED 11, BW 0.5, WW 55, Milk 20 and YW 99.

Long-time repeat buyer Jim Wright, Parade, SD, bought Lot 51 at $5,000. Here was another son of SAV Final Answer, and his mother was a daughter of Connealy 044 062. With a 76-pound birth weight, he weaned at 699 pounds and had a yearling weight of 1,304 pounds. He scanned a 16.1 square inch ribeye and had an on test ratio of 107.

Todd Williamson, Newell, SD, purchased Lot 77 at $5,000. Sired by Connealy Impression, he was out of a daughter of Spear U Ranch Hand 8303 and had an 80-pound birth weight. He weaned at 639 pounds and posted a yearling weight of 1,212 pounds. His $ Beef score was +70.50.