Wicks Cattle SimAngus Annual Bull Sale
February 19, 2012
Sale: Wicks Cattle SimAngus Annual Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 7, 2012
Location: At the Ponderosa, Richardton, ND
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
Averages: 53 yearling SimAngus and Angus bulls – $4,952, 4 SimAngus bred heifers – $2,025, 7 Angus bred heifers – $2,100, 14 yearling open heifers – $1,170
Zane and Mary Jo Wicks along with their young daughters Josie and Mya hosted a very successful annual bull sale at the Ponderosa ballroom in Richardton, ND on Feb. 7. This program is strictly a SimAngus program centered on maternal traits. Zane believes his females makes up the foundation for a great herd sire. By the looks of this sale offering, he is on the right track.
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The cattle were displayed outside in the courtyard, area in downtown Richardton, ND. The sale was broadcasted on closed circuit big screens in the ballroom to the standing room only crowd. The cattlemen on hand for the sale were impressed with the sale offering as the bidding was very aggressive and active.
These were rancher kind of bulls and were very well accepted. The bulls were thick and deep sided, very uniform in structure and kind with excellent disposition.
The half blood SimAngus bulls sired by Wicks Cattle herd sire JF Net Merit 618S were in high demand with very active bidding from all lots.
Topping the sale was Lot 3, Wix Bucky Y21, a Feb. 27, 2011 SimAngus bull sired by JF Net Merit 618S. EPDs of: BW -0.8, WW 27.8, YW 58.8 and Milk 5.5. He sold to Jim Swenson, Beulah, ND for $7,500.
Ellis Ranch, Ismay, MT selected Lot 1, Wix Tic Y261, a Feb. 26, 2011 son of JF Net Merit. EPDs of: BW 0.1, WW 20.2, YW 45.7 and Milk 1.9 for $7,250.
Also selling at $7,250 was Lot 12, Wix Y604 to Jim Swenson. This April 3, 2011 son of JF Net Merit posted EPDs of: BW -0.8, WW 28.5, YW 51 and Milk 0.6.
Ellis Ranch purchased two bulls at $7,000. Lot 2, Wix Tac Y3252 was born March 23, 2011, and Lot 4 Wix Y611 was born March 15, 2011. Both are high performing sons of JF Net Merit.
Two other bulls sold at the $7,000 mark. Lot 6, Wix WY71 is a Feb. 20, 2011 son of JF Net Merit that went to Roger Griffin, Mandan, ND. Lot 27, Wix Y252 is a Feb. son of PVF-J 4P14 HYB Rookie that sold to Beaver Creek Ranch, Richardton, ND
Topping the Angus bulls was Lot 45, Wix Y906, a March 7, 2011 son of Connealy Answer 71 that sold to Tom and Clarion Brewer, Garretson, ND at $5,250.