March 7, 2015
Reported By: W. Mark Hilton
Calving ease Angus……….$5,266
Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, West Lafayette, IN and Brooks Farms, Inc., Wolcott, IN teamed up with Ertel Cattle Co., Greentop, MO and Unsicker Farms, Peoria, IL to host their 12th Annual Open House and Bull Sale.
Lazy TV Watchman W021 sons dominated the high sellers due to buyers’ want for balanced EPDs. Top selling bull at $6,100 was ERTL Dr. Roy B46. This Watchman sired Balancer was out of MBCC Joyce 6X and sold to repeat buyer Joe Melton, DVM, Harrison, Arkansas. Dr. Roy had many admirers with his balanced EPDs of 12 for CED, 74 WW, 111 YW and 0.61 marbling.
Next high selling Balancer at $6,000 went to first time buyers Brett and Trevor Glick, Columbus, Indiana. ERTL 22B2 Ervin was out of Watchman and MBCC Emilie 22P2. This 5.7 frame bull had an ADG ratio of 103.7 and garnered 5 stars for growth, female production, carcass and disposition.
Five bulls sold at $5,200 each. Longtime customers Manning Cattle Co, Macy, Indiana bought UNSC 4053 and UNSC 4059, three-quarter brothers out of Watchmen and Mytty In Focus cows. Jeff Skinner, Lafayette, Indiana bought MBCC 53B. He is an EF Compliment son out of MBCC Christine 53Z ET. Repeat customer David Keiser, Campbellsburg, IN took home UNSC 4073, a Watchman x GAR Predestined son. Sheets, Inc., Bruce Sheets from Lafayette, Indiana took home three bulls with the high seller being a stout Gelbvieh-Angus-Simmental composite out of Watchman.
The foundation of the MBCC herd came from two cows purchased in 1994 from Holst Gelbvieh, Gary and Kevin Holst of Eldridge, IA. In this year’s sale Kevin became a buyer and took home BRCC Doty Sam 19B from Brooks. This Lazy TV Sam son out of an R P 3rd Bushwacker cow brought $5,000.
In the calving ease Angus division, the high seller was a Sydgen Trust 6628 son out of an In Focus cow. He sold for $5,800 going to Sheets, Inc.
The top SimAngus bull sold for $5,900 going to repeat buyer MC Cattle, Crawfordsville, Indiana. This TNT Dual Focus son was out of a GAR Predestined daughter.