AGRICULTURE

National Western Angus Bull Sale draws crowd

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Angus enthusiasts consigned 39 bulls to the 2014 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Jan. 16 in Denver, Colo. The annual sale, which is the only sale managed by the American Angus Association, grossed $278,500 and averaged $7,141. A panel of three judges including Chris Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.; and Joe Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky., evaluated the bulls and selected division and overall champions.

Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla., consigned the grand champion bull, EXAR First Advance 5702B. The September 2012 son of Dameron First Class became the high-selling lot. Schnoor Sisters, Chowchilla, Calif., purchased the winning bull for $25,000. He earlier won senior calf champion–division 2.

K Bar D, Redmond Ore., consigned the reserve grand champion bull. K Bar D Dateline 1056 is an April 2012 son of Vermilion Dateline 7078 and first won junior champion. Dick Hubman, Bonanza, Ore., purchased the bull for $9,500.

Other high-selling bulls included Greens Twenty Twelve consigned by Savannah Green, Hardin, Mont., who first won reserve junior champion. The March 2012 son of HF Tiger 5T was purchased by Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch, Omak, Wash., for $15,000.

Sankeys Dinero 307 won late winter bull calf champion and was consigned by Sankeys 6N Ranch, Council Grove, Kan. Billy Estrada, Durango, Mexico, bought the February 2013 son Barstow Cash for $14,250.

Riley Bros. Farms, Darlington, Wis., consigned RB GFC Gravity 3431. Sykes Angus Farm, Williamsport, Ohio, purchased the March 2013 son of EXAR Upshot 0562B for $14,250.

A complete list of sale results is posted online at www.angus.org.

Judges:

• Chris Styles, Brentford, S.D.

• Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.

• Joe Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Spring Bull Calf Champion: ONeills Pacesetter

Consignor: O’Neill Angus Farm, Logan, Iowa

Reserve Spring Bull Calf Champion: MLC Gun Show 3003

Consignor: Paul Markhardt, Barneveld, Wis.

Late Winter Bull Calf Champion: Sankeys Dinero 307

Consignor: Sankeys 6N Ranch, Council Grove, Kan.

Reserve Late Winter Bull Calf Champion: North Camp Ez Answer 3104

Consignor: North Camp Angus Ranch, Saint Ignatius, Mont.

Early Winter Bull Calf Champion: Cherry Knoll Warden 1304

Consignor: Cherry Knoll Farm Inc., West Grove, Pa.

Reserve Early Winter Bull Calf Champion: Buchanan’s Night Train

Consignor: Buchanan Cattle Enterprises, Aldie, Va.

Senior Bull Calf Champion–Division 1: HPCA MLC Argo 1281

Consignor: Hinkles Prime Cut Angus, Nevada, Mo.

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion–Division 1: KBMAXImpression2156

Consignor: K B Cattle Company, Forney, Texas

Senior Bull Calf Champion–Divison 2: EXAR First Advance 5702B

Consignor: Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion–Division 2: Silveiras First Class 2508

Consignor: Silveira Bros., Firebaugh, Calif.

Senior Bull Calf Champion–Division 3: Vin-Mar Confidential 206

Consignor: Vin-Mar Cattle Co., Gordon, Neb.

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion–Division 3: QLC Elrond 387A

Consignor: Brianna Walker, Clay Center, Neb.

Intermediate Champion Bull: Bar R Upgrade 2085

Consignor: Bar R Angus, Sloughhouse, Calif.

Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull: HBL Indian 2740

Consignor: Kaley Bockhop, Belmont, Wis.

Junior Champion Bull: K Bar D Dateline 1056

Consignor: K Bar D, Redmond, Ore.

Reserve Junior Champion Bull: Greens Twenty Twelve

Consignor: Savannah Green, Hardin, Mont.

Grand Champion Bull: EXAR First Advance 5702B

Consignor: Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: K Bar D Dateline 1056

Consignor: K Bar D, Redmond, Ore.