The Santa Sale
November 13. 2006
NDSU Horse Barn, Fargo, ND
Managed by: Big Red Genetics, Fargo, ND
Auctioned by : Kyle Gilchrist, Douds, IA
8 Cows - $4333
13 bred heifers - $3020
5 fall open heifers - $3010
14 spring open heifers - $3440
3 future flushes - $4330
15 embryos - $800 ($2400 a package)
Overall average - $3400
The Santa Sale was again an outstanding and fun event for everyone in attendance. It was held at a new location in Fargo, ND at the NDSU Horse Barn and was hosted by OHR Red Angus, ND, Gill Red Angus, SD, Heart River Ranch, ND, Milk Creek Red Angus, MT, UBAR Ranch, MT, and vonForell Ranch, WY. The building was as impressive as the cattle while the temperature was perfect and it was like Christmas in Florida. The cattle were extremely impressive and the bidding was very active with buyers from 15 different states registered while selling cattle into 9 different states. The phone lines were busy through the whole sale and the bleachers were very active as well.
Topping the sale was Lot 26, a very powerful donor cow from UBAR Ranch that was a full sister to UBAR High Capacity. There was a lot of action on the phones and in the stands and the team of Johnson/Gilchrist, Douds, IA grabbed her for $11,000.
Gill Red Angus had the next high, with Lot 19. This was a real nice fall cow/calf pair and she sold for $7250 to Leonard Smith, Hay Springs, NE. She is a Red Moon daughter out of a Run Cloud daughter. The calf is sired by Heavens Door and is a very attracted deep ribbed heifer with a lot of style.
Lot 2, MLK CRK Lakota 057 was the next high selling donor cow. She found a new and good home at Bar R Red Angus, McHenry, ND selling for $4500.
Lot 30, consigned by UBAR Ranch topped the open heifer division. This is an attractive heifer out of UBAR High Capacity and a top Eleanor female. She is a long bodied heifer that kept several phone lines busy. Atkinson Red Angus, Pulaski, TN and Hickory Hill Farms, Taft, TN partnered up and grabbed her for $6100.
OHR Red Angus had the next high. Lot 49 is a very attractive and powerful made heifer that has a lot of eye appeal. She is sired by 4L Advantage R9N and goes back to Dakota Copper 29K. She left the ring at $5000 selling to Steve Meadows, Blackeville, SC.
Lot 31 consigned by UBAR Ranch had another top heifer selling for $4000. She is a daughter of Brylor Gold and out the top selling donor cow of the day that sold for $11,000.
Lot 24 from Heart River Ranch brought to town another $4000 open heifer that got a lot of attention and kept the phone lives very busy as well. She found a new home at Chinook, MT at the Jim Bowles ranch.
Lot 14 tied for high on the bred heifer division. She was consigned by Gill Red Angus and is a daughter of Mr. Beef and out of a top donor cow for Gill Red Angus. This broody heifer sold to 37 Cattle Company, Holdrege, NE for $4000.
Lot 28 was the other top selling bred heifer consigned by UBAR Ranch. She was a very stylish and powerful heifer and had the phones very busy. She sold to Forster Red Angus, Richardton, ND for $4000.
Lot 42, OHRR Diva Michelle 24R, consigned by OHR Ranch was next in line. She is a real powerful, deep ribbed heifer that caught everybody's eye sale day. She sold for $3750 to Galen Hoffer, Yukon, OK.
Open Fall Born Heifers
Topping this division was Lot 17, LMG 902 Advance 5201. She was consigned by Gill Red Angus and found her new home at Hay Springs, NE selling to Leonard Smith for $4000. She is a very powerful made heifer that will make some powerful calves.
Lot 35, MS R543, was the next top fall heifer. She was consigned by vonForell Ranch. This girl is a moderate framed Super Vision daughter out of a powerful Advancer 9088 daughter. She found a good home in Texas, selling to Donny Ivy for $3200.
OHR Red Angus offered a tremendous opportunity of "Pick of the Herd" Flush as lot 46. This lot kept the phones and ring men busy. When the smoke settled vonForell and UBAR teamed up to get it and it cost them $4500.
Lot 17 was consigned by Gill Red Angus and was a one-time future flush of LMG Dynette 902. This is a super cow and is also the dam to the top selling open fall heifer that sold for $4000. This future flush sold to McLean Red Angus, Stone Mountain, GA for $4500.
Lot 25 was another excellent opportunity lot. It was consigned by Heart River Ranch and was another "Pick of the herd" Flush. Once again, UBAR and vonForell teamed up to get this lot in their possession. It sold for $4000.