Nelson Angus 12th annual production sale report

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Randy and Vicki Nelson of Carpenter, S.D., hosted their 12th annual production sale on April 9 at their farm near Carpenter, S.D., with standing room only. The auctioneer was Glenn Gaikowski. Nelson Angus bulls are naturally thick-made and easy fleshing bred for use and longevity. There were many repeat buyers and first-time bidders. It was a good sale and was topped off by a very nice set of commercial Angus heifers. Randy and Vicki say, “There is no bigger compliment than being included as a part of your operation by using a Nelson Angus bull.” The sale was more than just a sale with current and retired cattlemen taking the opportunity to “shoot the bull.” The Nelsons appreciate the local support and confidence of buyers from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii.

Averages

25 Angus Bulls: $4,398

30 Commercial Angus Open Heifers: $1,500

High selling lots

$6,250 – Lot 206, NAR Final Product 5206, a 3/7/15 son of Connealy Final Product sold to CNC Cattle, Cavour, S.D.

$6,000 – Lot 217, NAR Final Product 5217, a 3/16/15 son of Connealy Final Product sold to Kerwin Kanniegater, Willow Lake, S.D.

$5,750 – Lot 210, NAR Hi Definition 5210, a 4/1/15 son of Jindra Hi Definition sold to Tim Olderr, Honolulu, Hawaii, M & O Angus.

$5,300 – Lot 444, NAR Dakota Gold 5444, a 2/9/15 son of Lemar Dakota Gold 18T sold to Matt Palmlund, Bancroft, S.D.

$5,250 – Lot 414, NAR Dakota Gold 5414, a 2/7/15 son of Lemar Dakota 18T sold to Doug Pribyl, Wolsey, S.D.

$5,100 – Lot 111, NAR Priority 5111, a 2/13/15 son of S A V Priority 7283 sold to Tim Hofer, Carpenter, S.D.