National Western Angus Bull Sale draws crowd

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Angus enthusiasts consigned 42 bulls to the 2015 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Jan. 14 in Denver, Colo. The annual sale, which is the only sale managed by the American Angus Association, grossed $505,600 and averaged $12,038. A panel of three judges including Chris Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Bruce Stertzbach, Louisville, Ohio; and Joe Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky., evaluated the bulls and selected division and overall champions.

Silveiras Bros., Firebaugh, Calif., consigned the grand champion bull, Silveiras First Reaction2510. The October 2012 son of Dameron First Class became the high-selling lot. A syndicate of breeders purchased the winning bull for $120,000. The syndicate included: Malson Angus, Parma, Idaho; Rockin S Ranch, Inc, Riverdale, Calif.; Lott Angus Farm, Camen, Okla.; Drew Hall, Ethel, La..; Dave & Valerie Last, Valley Center, Calif.; Stahley Farms, Valley Center, Calif.; North Camp Angus, Saint Ignatius, Mont.; Denny Family, Lubbock, Texas; Echols Angus Ranch, Caddo, Texas, Flying G, Brenham, Texas; Cattle Visions LLC, Clark, Mo.; Chapman Angus Ranch, Elmore City, Okla.; and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla.

Jason Schroeder, Durant, Iowa, consigned the reserve grand champion bull. JS First Class B851 is a February 2014 son of McCoy First Class 109-6119 and first won late winter calf champion. Brady Angus Farm, La Salle, Ill., purchased the bull for $13.000.

Other high-selling bulls included Car Don X File 844 consigned by Donald Bloom, Westville, Ind., and Bryce Hofing, Coatesville, Ind. The March 2014 son of A A R Ten X 7008 S A was purchased by Double R Bar Ranch, Plymouth, Ind., for $20,000.

PF Counsel 643T 3514 won senior calf champion-division 2 and was consigned by Pollard Farms LLC, Waukomis, Okla. Winter Brook Cattle Co., Canby, Ore., bought the September 2013 son of EXAR Counsel 1016B for $20,000.

Talon Crest Farms LLC, Winterset, Iowa, consigned TalonCrest Bonelli 310. Henderson Farms, Drakesville, Iowa, purchased the September 2013 son of S A V Brilliance 8077 for $16,000.

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