Schroeder Ranch 16th Annual Bull Sale — April 7

Farm Forum

A much anticipated sun drenched day greeted bull buyers in Mitchell, S.D., at the 16th Annual Schroeder Ranch Bull Sale on April 7.

“Common Sense Cattle” offered by Schroeder Ranch found their way to seven states as bidding activity was brisk on the Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls.

Top selling bull was Lot #45, SGRI A109 Mission, going to Jim and Barb Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., for $8500. This 2/17/13 polled black Balancer, sired by SAV Pioneer 7301, boasted style, volume, soundness, and performance to complement his exceptional EPD profile.

Lot #38, SGRI A117 Sioux City, was the second high seller at $7750. Here was another black Balancer bull that had exceptional EPDs and was sired by the Angus breed favorite, SITZ Upward. Taking him home was Justin Reiter, Ellsworth, Minn. Justin also added lot #43 for $5000 — a Black Balancer sired by the infamous SAV Final Answer 0035.

Additional Top Selling Bulls Included:

Lot #54: $6000 Red Balancer sired by JRI Heavy Equipment: Buyer—Dick McQueen, White Lake, S.D. Dick also took home Lot #48 for $5750 A Red Balancer by Glacier Chateau 744.

Lot #42: $5750 Black Balancer sired by SAV Final Answer: Buyer—Kleinschmidt Farms, Geneva, Neb.

Lot #39: $5400 Black Balancer by SITZ Upward: Buyer—Russell Krumvieda, White Lake, S.D.

Lot #9: $5300 Black Balancer by LT In Reach 9024: Buyer—Dean Adrian, Maquoketa, Iowa

Sale Averages

• Black Balancer Bulls: $4027

• Red Balancer Bulls: $3629

• Red Purebred Bulls: $3438

• Black Purebred Bulls: $3583

Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management, Canton, S.D.