Wilson Ranch 3rd Annual Bull Sale
Date: March 29, 2013
Location: St. Onge Livestock, St. Onge, SD
Average: 26 Yearling SimAngus Bulls – $3,578
Wilson Ranch, Wayne and Susan Wilson, of Alva, WY, presented a great set of yearling SimAngus bulls for their 3rd Annual bull sale held at St. Onge Livestock, St. Onge, SD, on March 29.
This may have been a smaller sale by numbers, however the quality was on par with many other sales offering more head. The entire sale offering was sired by only three Simmental herd sires, bred to registered Angus cows. Over half the bulls were sired by WAGR Driver 706T, giving buyers the opportunity to select many half-brothers to ensure a very uniform calf crop. The bulls were weaned in early November and developed in a 50 acre pasture for plenty of exercise and soundness. They exhibited plenty of length, growth and natural thickness.
The top selling bull for the day was lot 11, Wilson Mr. 711Z, a 3/15/12, SimAngus son of WAGR Driver 706T with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 66, YW 103.6, MM 16.2. This bull was purchased by Gary Heinert, Parmelee, SD for $6,000.
Heinert struck again on lot 1 for $5,500. Wilson Mr. 736Z, is a 3/16/12, SimAngus son of WAGR Driver 706T with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 59, YW 90.7, MM 17.5.
The next high selling bull was lot 6, Wilson Mr. 665Z, a 3/11/12 SimAngus son of WAGR Driver 706T with EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 55.5, YW 86.9, MM 20.9. This bull was purchased by Alan Mielke, Hermosa, SD for $5,000.
Also selling for $5,000 to Earl Maier, Faith, SD was lot 16, Wilson Mr. 831Z, a 3/27/12 SimAngus son of WAGR Driver 706T with EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 61.1, YW 94.6, MM 16.9.
Lot 7, Wilson Mr. 4010Z, a 3/22/12 SimAngus son of WAGR Driver 706T with EPDs of BW 0.8, WW 51.9, YW 84.8, Milk 22.9. Earl Maier, Faith, SD was the buyer at $4,750.
Three bulls sold for $4,500 each.
Lots 2 and 17 both sons of WAGR Driver went to Muleshoe Ranch, Belle Fourche, SD.
Lot 31, another son of WAGR Driver sold to Wayne Garman, Sundance, WY.
This may have only been the 3rd sale for Wayne and Susan, but by looking at the bulls offered in this sale, I think you can expect them to be around for a long time.