March 5, 2016
Selby, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Lynn and Seth Weishaar
145 Yearling and Fall Balancers $4,331
32 Yearling and Fall Angus $4,121
177 Bulls $4,290
A beautiful spring day along with a group of stout Balancer and Angus bulls greeted those attending Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale on Saturday, March 5. Owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman hosted the sale at the ranch near Selby, SD. Lynn and Seth Weishaar handled auctioneering duties.
Repeat customers made up 80 percent of the buyers and bulls were sold into eight states.
Lot 1 – Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan., chose Lazy TV Discovery C136, a homozygous black Balancer out of a Dam of Merit posting a 1410-lb. Adj. yearling weight for $15,000. He also featured CED, BW, WW, YW, Milk, REA, Marbling and FPI EPDs which all ranked in the top 15 percent of the Gelbvieh breed.
Lot 132 – Lazy TV Iron C027, a red yearling Balancer, was claimed by Dan Materi, Strasburg, N.D., for a price of $11,500. Sired by Bieber Barking Iron Z486, Lot 132 indexed 131 for Average Daily Gain along with a YW EPD in the top 3 percent of the breed. He dam is a first-calf heifer out of a Dam of Distinction.
Lot 137 – Longtime customer Richard Jore of Watford City, N.D., selected Lazy TV Redemption C214 at $10,000. Sired by Brown Redemption, the red Balancer featured calving ease along with performance EPDs all in the top 20 percent of the breed.
Lot 3 – Repeat buyers DeWayne and Scott Zambo of Java, S.D., bid $9,500 to own Lazy TV Excitement C113, a yearling homozygous black Balancer. Sired by Basin Excitement, he sported WW and YW EPDs in the top one percent of the breed and ratioed 122 on weaning weight.
Lots 125 & 140 – Merle and Adrienne Hicks of Martin, S.D., bid $9250 each to own this pair of stout red Balancer yearlings. Both bulls had CED, WW, YW and Marbling EPDs in the top one-fourth of the breed coupled with impressive Feed Efficiency data.
Lot 179 – Topping the Angus offering was Lazy TV Absolute C5002, a yearling sired by KCF Bennett Absolute. He featured BW, WW and YW EPDs all in the top 3 percent of the breed. Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., made the final bid at $7,500.