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Auction report

Profit Maker Bulls

"Buy Them or Lease Them" Bull Sale

Feb. 27 and 28

Ogallala, Neb.

Auctioneers: Dean and Kyle Schow

Profit Maker Bulls offered a unique opportunity for bull customers, buyers could purchase the lease of the bull for 90 days during the breeding season or double up the winning bid price and receive ownership of the bull.

The average on 104 bulls that sold was $2,514 per head. High seller was feature lot D, PMB In Focus by Mytty In Focus, which sold to Darrin Lanham, Nelson, Neb., for $6,800.

A total of 316 leased bulls averaged $1,220 for the 90-day lease. High leased bull was lot 304, PMB Objective 8006 by SS Objective T510 OT 26, which leased to H&S Ranch Wamsutter, Wyo.

Buyers from 15 states bought or leased bulls. Bidding was steady throughout the offering both live from the PM Sales Center and via Superior Video and Internet bidding--Rod Swafford.

Poland Angus Ranch

Carcass Plus Bull Sale

March 4

Isabel, Kan.

Guest consignors: Berry and Carla Bortz,

Rolling Hills Cattle Co., and Marshall Cattle Co.

Auctioneer: JC Barr

Averages:

21 Fall Angus bulls, $2,733;

48 Spring Angus bulls, $2,433;

13 Spring Balancer bulls, $2,226.

There were many repeat customers. Bulls sired by Mytty In Focus were in high demand--Rod Swafford.

JMB Angus and Rains Simmental

Bull Sale

March 5

Momument, Kan.

Auctioneer: Sonny Booth

Averages:

35 Yearling Angus bulls, $2,833;

14 Yearling Sim-Angus bulls, $2,241;

5 Open Angus heifers, $1,295.

This was a new sale date and location. A great crowd was on hand with very active bidding--Rod Swafford.

Littlerobe Angus

14th Annual Production Sale

April 1

Higgins, Texas

Auctioneer: Jerry Lehmann

Averages:

15 2-year-old bulls, $2,760;

6 18-month-old bulls, $3,250;

40 Yearling bulls, $2,647;

6 Bred heifers, $1,316;

30 Open heifers, $1,124.

The high selling bull was Lot 32 Littlerobe Premium 1268, a February 2008 son of GAR US Premium Beef, which sold to Mewbourne Oil Company Tyler, Texas, for $4,100.

The high selling female was Lot 73 Littlerobe Blackcap 1248, a February 2008 daughter of Boyd On Target 1083, which sold to RJ Hollon Woodward, Okla., for $2,300.

Volume buyers were Mewbourne Oil Company, Tyler, Texas, and Kelly Flowers, Miami, Texas--Ken Rockenbach.

Swanson Cattle Co.

22nd Annual Bull and Female Sale

Feb. 28

Oxford, Neb.

Auctioneer: Kyle Elwood

Averages:

64 Yearling Balancer bulls, $2,666;

21 Yearling open heifers, $1,130.

Included in the offering were the first son and daughters of the 2007 Champion Balancer bull Ludacris--Kevin Schow reporting for Rod Swafford.

Raile Charolais

Production Sale

Presented by the Cliff Raile family

March 12

St. Francis, Kan.

Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

Averages:

39 Charolais bulls, $2,992;

11 Perentage Charolais bulls, $,2154;

4 Red Angus Bulls, $1,587;

7 Purebred Charolais open heifers, $1,721--Rod Swafford.

Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer Bull Sale

Presented by the Delbert Raile family

March 16

St. Francis, Kan.

Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

A total of 22 bulls averaged $2,250--Rod Swafford.

Sandhill Farms

Bull Sale

April 3

Haviland, Kan.

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell

A total of 54 Polled Hereford bulls averaged $4,337, and 13 commerical open Hereford heifers averaged $903--Rod Swafford.

Schuler Red Angus

Production Sale

March 26

Bridgeport, Neb.

Averages:

Red Angus bulls, $2,930;

Schuler Red bulls, $2,500;

Registered Red Angus heifers, $855.

The Schuler family hosted its 27th annual production sale at the ranch. Bitter cold temperatures and spring snowstorms kept attendance down, but the bidding was excellent from those who braved the weather and from those utilizing the conference bid line.

The top selling Red Angus bull was Lot 4, a Lancer F442T son, which sold to Lee Bros, Elsie, Neb., for $6,200. Other top selling Red Angus bulls included Lot 40, Schuler Romero U618, which sold for $5,500 to Bob Johnson, Porcupine, S.D. Lot 5, Schuler Gold Medal 8119U, sold for $5,000 and Lot 103, Schuler Gold Medal U658, sold for $4,700 to CJ Blew, Hutchinson, Kan.

The top selling Red Angus composite bulls included Lot 139, which sold for $3,800 to Mark Sip, Geddes, S.D.

The top selling heifer was Lot 144, SOR Queen GM23 8880U, which went to Charles Coffee, Canadian, Texas, for $1,300.

Volume bull buyers were repeat customers Sun Ag, Fellsmere, Fla.; Kenansville Cattle Co, St. Cloud, Fla.; and Cullan Farms, Hemingford, Neb. Volume heifer buyers included Krohn Farms, Albion, Neb.; and Tim Welles, Elba, Neb.--Rod Swafford.

Marshall Cattle Co.

Annual Bull Sale

April 13

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell

Averages:

76 total bulls, $3,187;

67 Angus bulls, $3,245;

9 SimAngus bulls, $2,755.

The high selling Angus was Lot 22, MCC Relevance 828, sired by Predestined, maternal brother to MCC Daybreak, which sold for $19,000 to Genex, Wisconsin. Lot 38, MCC Daybreak 8132, sired by MCC Daybreak, sold for $10,500, also to Genex.

The high selling SimAngus was Lot 90, MCC AG Gridbuster 8312, sired by Morgan's Direction x Dream On, woch sold for $3,200 to Riverside Farms, Idalia, Colo.

Volume bull buyers were Riverside Farms, Idalia, Colo.; Willhite & Willhite Inc., Holly, Colo.; and Spring Valley Ranch, Burlington, Colo.--Rod Swafford



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