SPRUCE MOUNTAIN RANCH Aug. 13, Larkspur, CO 89 Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,673 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: Cotton and Assoc.
Tom and Lois Ames and their family, along with the management crew headed by Mitch Rohr and Andy
Maupin, presented their first annual production sale at the ranch set among the beautiful Colorado foothills. The hospitality and the cattle offered were both exceptional. Featured were some of Spruce Mountain Ranch’s top donor cows, heifer calves, bred heifers and cows with solid pedigrees and performance. Spruce Mountain Ranch has utilized the most innovative and predictable tools to make this an outstanding offering. A large crowd of top breeders from across the U.S. was in attendance and bidding was active throughout the sale. The ranch’s first production sale was a fine beginning for this excellent pro gram!
TOPS—Open cow: Limestone Blackcap U1146, 7/27/08, by N Bar Emulation EXT; to Whispering Pines, Scottsdale, AZ, $130,000. Open heifers: Spruce Mtn Henrietta P 1011, 1/16/11, by SydGen CC&7; to Vintage Angus Ranch, Modesto, CA, $30,000. Spruce Mtn Blackcap 1202, 1/27/11, by Hoover Dam; to Whispering Pines, Scottsdale, $15,000. Spruce Mtn Abigale 0618, by TC Gridiron 258; to Z7 Bar Ranch, Pawhuska, OK, $11,000. Bred heifers: Spruce Mtn Primrose 0045, 2/10/10, by GAR Predestined; to Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN, $15,500. SMR Lady Jaye 9045, by GAR Predestined; to Deer Valley Farm, $15,000. SMR Blackcap 9227, 3/8/09, by Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536; to Deer Valley Farm, $11,500. Bred Cows: Sitz Henrietta Pride 285U, 1/26/08, by Connealy Thunder; to Express Ranches, Yukon, OK, $47,500. Deer Valley Forever Lady 8264, 2/25/08, by Connealy Onward; to Deer Valley Farm, $30,000. SMR Rita, 9/18/09, by Connealy All Around; to Evans Farms, Proctor, TX, $13,000. Pregnancy: Lot 12A Dam: VAR Blackcap 6296, due 9/18/11, by SydGen CC&7; to Liamichilink, Finley, OK, $14,750. — JIM GIES