2013 Sale Report
February 18, 2013
Bradley 3 Ranch…
The WIDE BODY Sale Report
A packed sale barn of bidders showed their appreciation for the Bradley 3 Ranch program by making the 2013 sale the best in the ranch’s history. The time tested, Bradley 3 Ranch program offered bulls with calving ease, muscle and efficiency on February 16.
Buyers bid on 211 Angus, Charolais and Angus/Charolais cross bulls to average $5,750. The 197 Angus bulls averaged $5,756, and Charolais bulls averaged $5,771. Cattle sold into ten states.
Sale events began on Friday afternoon with guest speaker Tonya Amen, Genetic Service Director for Angus Genetics, Inc., offering insight on utilizing 50K DNA tests to add value to Angus replacement females, bulls and feeder cattle.
This year’s high selling Angus bull was Lot 61, B3R Pioneer Wave Y409. Two thirds interest and possession sold for $35,000 to ABS Global of Deforest, WI. The SAV Pioneer son posted a 16.9 sq. inch ribeye area and topped the Angus EPD charts with top 1% ribeye, marbling, $W, $G and $B while maintaining a positive $EN. No other Angus bull has been found thus far with this combination of traits.
Long time, repeat customer Lynn Cowden purchased the second high selling bull, Lot 20, B3R Retail Power Y184, for $12,000. This stout, big bodied bull weaned at 71% of his dam’s body weight and continued with impressive performance for yearling and ultrasound. Sired by Connealy Power One, the Y184 bull was another great example of how Bradley 3 Ranch genetics can be used as a purposeful outcross.
Lot 72 sold for $11,000 to Chris Scharbauer. B3R Palo Duro Y407 gained many fans because of his complete phenotypic and numeric package. This bull gained 2.86 pounds per day on grass test and 5.05 pounds per day on the program’s feed test. The soundness and completeness of this bull is a compliment to the discipline of the Bradley program.
The footnote for Lot 127, the fourth high selling bull, read, “Fifty plus years of disciplined selection and culling gets you a Bradley 3 Ranch bull that can do it all . . . performance and design.” The Back to Basics son sold for $10,500. The 26 Back to Basic sons averaged $6,277.
Lot 100, another Back to Basics son, sold for $10,250 to Kirk Duff to be the fifth high selling Angus bull.
The high selling Charolais bull at $15,000 sold to Simplot Land & Cattle, Silver Spur Ranch and Bovine Elite. This big performing son of Three Trees Wind 0383 ranks in the top 1% Charolais EPDs for weaning and yearling and top 15% for ribeye and scrotal.
Bradley 3 Ranch’s next annual sale will be February 15, 2014 featuring 200+ Angus and Charolais bulls.