Trask & Peterson Annual Angus Bull Sale
Date: March 11, 2014
Location: Philip Livestock Auction
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Average: 74 yearling Angus bulls – $3740
Trask and Peterson’s annual bull sale brought a nice crowd of mostly repeat buyers to the Philip Livestock Auction Market. Todd Trask and Randy Peterson have developed their breeding program around providing calving ease bulls that sire calves that grow.
This set of bulls carried tremendous EPD numbers for calving ease, weaning, and growth. The cow herds are bred for maternal characteristics and calving ease, as well as excellent carcass numbers. Check out the many reference sires for these bulls. These pedigrees carry many outstanding traits.
The bulls were not pushed for extra big yearling weight numbers. They were developed for longevity, feet and legs, and breeding soundness. Todd and Randy expect these bulls to stay in their customers’ herds for a good number of years, and they were fed to attain that goal.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 6, selling for $6,250 to Dale Sawvell, Quinn, S.D. This bull was a son of Connealy Consensus 578B and out of a daughter of SUA 303, going back to Rito 6I6 and Traveler. With a birth weight of 81 lb., he weaned at 741 lb., and grew to a yearling weight of 1,216 lb. On test he gained 4.58 lb. a day. He had EPDs of CED 10, BW -0.3, WW 61, MILK 27, YW 100, MARB 0.42, RE 0.65 and $Beef 78.57.
Mick Trask, Wasta, S.D., paid $6,000 to own Lot 55. Here was a son of GAR New Design 5050 who was out of a daughter of Rito 6I6. His birth weight was 77 lb., with a weaning weight of 723 lb. and a yearling weight of 1,350 lb. His EPDs were CED 11, BW -0.1, WW 59, MILK 26, YW 103, MARB 0.62, RE 0.78, and $Beef 82.58.
Another bull at $6,000 was Lot 32. He was a son of Connealy Capitalist 028 and out of a daughter of Connealy Impression. Gaining 5.06 lb. a day and with a scrotal measurement of 36.1 cm., he posted EPDs of CED 7, BW 1.8, WW 65, MILK 26, and YW 111. He sold to Morris Jones, Midland, S.D.
Philip Engelbrecht, Buffalo Gap, S.D., bought two bulls, both at $5,500 each. The Lot 5 bull was a son of Connealy Consensus 578B and out of a daughter of Connealy 044 062. He had EPDs of CED 12, BW -1.2, WW 68, MILK 27, and YW 116. Born at only 55 lb., he weaned at 651 lb. and posted a yearling weight of 1304 lb. after gaining 4.38 lb. a day. His scrotal measurement was 37.4 cm.
Philip’s other $5500 purchase was Lot 2, another son of Connealy Consensus 578B. Also born at 55 lb., he was out of a daughter of Connealy 044 062. He weaned at 758 lb. and had EPDs of CED 10, BW -0.6, WW 75, MILK 29, and YW 124.
Lot 41 sold for $5,500 to Terry Pinney, Philip, S.D. This son of Mogck Sure Shot was out of a daughter of Connealy Answer 7304. He had a 72 lb. birth weight, a weaning weight of 733 lb., and a YW of 1285 lb.
The Trask & Peterson sale is a good place to find just the right combination of genetics to complement many cow herds.