Denver Angus bull sale averages $8,016
Angus enthusiasts consigned 46 bulls to the 2016 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Jan. 13 in Denver, Colo. The annual sale, which is the only sale managed by the American Angus Association, grossed $368,750 and averaged $8,016. A panel of three judges including Mark Nikkel, Maple Hill, Kan.; Jake Tiedeman, North Platte, Neb.; and Scott Bayer, Ringle, Wis., evaluated the bulls and selected division and overall champions.
K Bar D, Redmond, Ore., consigned the grand champion bull, K Bar D In The Bank 28B, that first won junior champion. The March 2014 son of Barstow Cash was purchased by Brady Angus Farm, La Salle, Ill., for $20,000.
Silveira Bros., Firebaugh, Calif., consigned the reserve grand champion bull. Silveiras Western Light 5309 is a February 2015 son of DDA Dameron Northern Light and first won late winter calf champion. Ray Kopecky, O’Neill, Neb., purchased the bull for $10,500.
Other high-selling bulls included North Camp Silver Star 5103 consigned by Guy Laflin, Saint Ignatius, Mont. The February 2015 son of R B Active Duty 010 was purchased by a syndicate of breeders for $45,000. The syndicate included Myron Kennedy, Brookeville, Md.; Bar S, Paradise, Kan.; Three Aces Show Cattle, Clinton, Tenn.; Chris and Jessica Johnson, Clinton, Tenn.; LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kan.; Eagle Pass Ranch, Mansfield, S.D.; CLL Land & Cattle, Eureka, Kan.; Pugh Farms, Edgerton, Alberta, Can.; and Cattle Visions, Clark, Mo.
PF Ten X 5042 was consigned by Pollard Farms LLC, Waukomis, Okla. Belle Point Ranch, Fort Smith, Ark., bought the January 2015 son of A A R Ten X 7008 S A for $15,000.
Doug and Glenda Schroeder, Clarence, Iowa, consigned SchroederFinal Design 242. Koch Angus, Springfield, Ill. and Kramer Angus, Farina, Ill., purchased the October 2014 son of A & B Final Design 2135 for $13,500.
A complete list of sale results is posted online at http://www.angus.org.
–American Angus Association