GATEWAY SIMMENTAL & LUCKY CROSS 30TH ANNUAL BREEDING VALUE BULL SALE Feb. 1, Lewistown, MT 172 Simmental/ Lucky Cross bulls. . . . . . . . $2,666 Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell Sale Management:
Eberspacher Enterprises Inc.
The 30th Annual Gateway Simmental Breeding Value Bull Sale was held at the ranch near Lewistown, MT, on Feb. 1, 2010. Buyers were greeted with the usual great Butcher family hospitality along with a few inches of fresh snowfall. Enthusiasm ran high, with buyers and bidders from 14 states searching for outstanding GW Simmental and Lucky Cross genetics.
TOPS: 593W, by GW Premium Beef 021TS x GW Miss Lucky One 771R; to J/C Simmentals, Clare, MI, $5,500. 456W, by GW Lucky Charm 665K x GW New Deal 800T; to Lee Ranch Company, Judith Gap, MT, $5,500. 645W, by GW Predestined 701T x GW Miss Lucky One 517R; to Red Hill Farm, Lafayette, TN, $5,250. 599W, by GW Predestined 701T x GW Miss Lucky Strike 320; to Lee Ranch, Company, $5,000. 460W, by GW Premium Beef 021TS x GW Miss New Line 534T; to R. Todd Olsen, Lewistown, MT, $5,000. — EBERSPACHER ENTERPRISES INC.
SHAW BULL SALE Feb. 3, Caldwell, ID 52 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,467 Auctioneer:
C. D. “Butch” Booker The first production bull sale of the season in the Northwest was held at the Shaw sale barn with a strong offering of full-aged Hereford bulls from Tim, Tina and Thomas Shaw. The bulls were in excellent sale condition and sported excellent performance numbers as well as carcass numbers. This sale has long been a reliable source of superior Hereford genetics for the trade area’s top commercial ranching firms. The seats were filled again this year with stockmen looking for those reliable Shaw genetics that have served them so well over the years. This was the 38th annual sale and, as has often been the case, the buyers’ list was loaded with repeat customers. This was a very good way to start the spring bull sale season in this area. TOPS: TS 560 Advance 8T16, 1/20/08, by /S 897 Advance 5600; to Ed Stuivenga, Grangeville, ID, $4,500. TS 629 Monument 80T8, 3/4/08, by MHW Monument 629; to Quiet Hills Ranch, Corona Del Mar, CA, $4,000. TS 629 Monument 8T44, 2/8/08, by MHW Monument 629; to Sestanovich Hay and Cattle, Eureka, NV, $3,000. TS 560 Peerless Advance 8T11, 1/16/08, by /S 897 Advance 5600; to Colwell Ranches, Payette, ID, $2,900. TS 629 Monument 82T4, 3/16/08, by MHW Monument 629; to Bill Heid, Vale, OR, $2,900. TS 629 Monument 8T04, 1/4/08, by MHW Monument 629; to Sestanovich Hay and Cattle, $2,900. TS 629 Monument 8T01, 1/2/08, by MHW Monument 629; to Quiet Hills Ranch, $2,900. — JERRY YORK HERITAGE CATTLE CO.
Feb. 4, Buhl, ID 21 Coming 2’s . . . . . . . . . . . $1,933 34 2009 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,498 41 Bred commercial heifers 1,204 Auctioneer: Eddie Sims Sale Manager:
James A. Danekas A strong set of Angus and polled Hereford cattle made up this offering from Heritage Cattle Co., a firm that is fast making a name for itself in the industry. John and Johanna Gomez, along with Arlin Nelson, have sought out some of the most impressive genetics in both breeds and with a selective breeding program, are producing cattle that will fit the mold for the commercial cattleman. Building a herd to the level of competition that this firm has in mind is no easy task and they have made great strides in accomplishing that goal. This annual sale featured a lot of calving ease bulls that were stacked with performance. A very good crowd was attracted to the excellent sale facilities by this year’s offering and a good, solid sale was realized. Cattle sold into six states with Bill Wells, Oakley, ID, being the volume buyer. TOPS: Heritage K951
— Photo by Jim Gies Mack 8031, 2/9/08, by Mytty In Focus; to Oregon Ranching, Post, OR, $3,500. Heritage Entense 9017, 2/5/09, by SAV Masterpiece 5289; to East Valley Farms, Jerome, ID, $3,500. Heritage 5222 Mr. RT 8025, 2/1/08, by TR MR RT 2124 5224R; to Oregon Ranching, $3,000. Heritage 5007 Focus 8027, 2/5/08, by Mytty In Focus; to Kevin Tracy, Malta, ID, $2,900. Heritage Nevermind 9513, 1/20/09, by SAV Net Worth 4200; to Jeff Wiersman, Toppenish, WA, $2,800. Heritage Marathon 8454, 10/8/08, by BC Marathon 7022; to Salmon Falls Land and Livestock, Hagerman, ID, $2,500. — JERRY YORK
KLAMATH FALLS BULL AND HORSE SALE Feb. 5, Klamath Falls, OR
55 Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,549 7 Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,150 5 ChiAngus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,270 1 Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,500 8 Hereford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,525 1 Limousin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 1 Maine-Anjou . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 5 Polled Hereford. . . . . . . . . . 2,240 2 Red Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,850 5 Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,600 20 Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,528 Auctioneers:
Eric Duarte and Trent Stewart This was the 50th annual sale for this reputation consignment sale sponsored by the Klamath Falls Cattlemen’s Association. This sale has grown from a simple bull sale to an event that covers five days and includes everything from a first-class trade show to the bull sale, dog show, horse sale, ranch roping and ranch rodeo as well as goat branding and mutton busting for the kids. Not only does this sale attract a lot of attention in the livestock circles, but it is also a good draw for the local folks to come out and witness a true-blue livestock event. The whole thing is put together with the help of a lot of volunteers who put in large amounts of time and effort to make it a success. Prior to the bull sale, all of the bulls are sifted and graded and this year, those duties fell to Ron Anderson, Eagle Point, OR, John Flynn, Lakeview, OR, and John Taylor, Lakeview, OR. Breed champions are selected and graded for sale order. The sale this year was a strong event with lots of competitive bidding resulting in a very strong and successful sale. The ramrods for this year’s event included John Chapman, president, Nathan Jackson, vice president, Chanda Engel, secretary, and Randy
Commercial breeders and repeat customers, Rhonda and Dan Peterson, Gothenburg, NE, were on hand at Isaacs Cattle Co., Made in America Bull Sale and added some yearling heifers.— Photo by Jim Gies
(l-r) Commercial producers and active buyers from Gill, CO, Jack and Ila Mae Larson, were on hand in Ogallala, NE, at the Martin Angus Ranch bull sale and added three top bulls.
Arlene and Herb Pitan of Pitan Ranch in Draper, SD, added two of the top selling bulls at the Jan. 25 Isaacs Cattle Co. bull sale in Callaway, NE.— Photo by Jim Gies
(l-r) First-time customers Eddie and Susan Steel, Triangle Ranch, Hyannis, NE, attended the Martin Angus Ranch bull sale in Ogallala, NE, and added three top bulls.— Photo by Jim Gies
Longtime customers Mary and Art Brownlee, JHL Ranch, Ashley, NE, were on the seats at the Baldridge Bros. annual sale and added the high selling bull to their program.— Photo by Jim Gies