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Rhodes Red Angus, LLC.
Fall Calving Female Fiesta Sale
June 23, 2013 -- Emporia, Kansas
|50||Weaned Heifer Calves||$1,825|
|36||Commercial heifer calves||$1,082|
|38||Commercial mature cows||$1,807|
The Darryl Rhodes family hosted the first ever Rhodes Red Angus, LLC.’s production sale on Saturday June 23, 2013 at the Eby Ranch Facility outside of Emporia,
Kansas. A strong, vibrant crowd was both on hand and tuned in with DVAuction via the internet for this event.
The auction was dominated by Bachman Cattle Farms of Chillicothe, Missouri which was the volume registered buyer with their purchase of 16 registered
females including the top 3 selling open heifers, the top selling and co-second high selling bred heifers and the top 3 selling mature cows.
Bowling Herefords of Maple City, Kansas was the other buyer of the second high selling bred heifer.
Topping the sale at $6,000 was Lot 154, Basin Dakel 5140 BR -- a February 2005 Energizer 2222 X Basin Hobo 79E daughter bred to Six Mile Win-chester 745W. Also at $6,000 was Lot 81, the top selling bred heifer by HXC Conquest 4405P X Fischer Meets Specs 7540, bred to Buf Crk The Right Kind. At $5,250, Lot 101 was the third high seller, a LCB Jewel Maker N155 X Copeleys Little Chief September 2006 cow bred to Six Mile Win-chester 745W. The Lot 15 open heifer was fourth high seller at $4,900. She was an August 2012 Messmer Packer X Buf Crk Romeo P159 daughter. The Lot 117 cow sold for $4,750 and was a LJC Lancer 806 X Brown Vacation H7106 female bred to Six Mile Win-chester 745W. $4,500 was the selling price of the Lot 21 open heifer, a September 2012 daughter of 5L Destination 893-6215 X BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912. These six top selling lots were all purchased by Bachman Cattle Farms – Chillicothe, MO.
Bowling Herefords – Maple City, Kansas purchased Lot 83 at $4,000. She was a Bieber Makin Hay 9913 X Glacier Logan 210 daughter bred to Buf Crk The Right Kind. The next two lots were purchased by Bachman Cattle Farms and included Lot 85 at $4,000 and Lot 4 at $3,750. Lot 85 was a February 2011 Hust Chief Sequoya R336 X Scott Big Casino M05 daughter bred to Brown Supreme X7878. Lot 4 was an August 2012 open heifer by Big Sky R9 X Messmer Packer S008.
The commercial females were well received with the volume buyer being Newley Hutchison / Chain Ranch of Canton, Oklahoma with his purchase of 26 head. In all, cattle sold into 14 states including: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The auction was managed by Lisa & Kyle Gilchrist / Gilchrist Auction Co.-- Douds, Iowa. The semen donated by Rhodes Red Angus to the Red Angus Juniors brought $1150.
REGISTERED FEMALE VOLUME BUYERS WERE: 16 head-Scott Bachman of Bachman Cattle Farms, Chillcothe, MO; 10 head-Adam Grieser, Hesston, KS; 6 head-Steve Koester, Steele, ND; Courtney Bowden, Baraboo, WI; and William (Jerry) Leake, Raywick, KY; 5 head- Mark Kistler, Atchinson, KS; Josh Becker, Beaver City, NE; Jerry Groves, Logansport, LA; Kevin Gibson, Hallsville, TX; and Tony Perkins, Partridge, KS.
COMMERCIAL FEMALE VOLUME BUYERS WERE: 26 head- Newley Hutchinson of Chain Ranch, Canton, OK; 11 head- Brooks Reid, Bosworth, Mo; 10 head- Dale Pair, Wichita, KS; and Mitch McLaughlin, Chickamauga, GA.
SEMEN FOR SALE
LSF NIGHT CALVER 9921W: $25 per unit with volume discounts available
Night Calver is already starting to make his mark in a big way. In March of 2013 a Night Calver son topped the Ludvigson's sale at $75,000 going to Pitchfork T Ranch of Oregon and Lakeview Cattle Company of Idaho.
Below are some quotes from the Ludvigson 2013 Semen Catalog. "Night Calver had one of the most balanced individual performances of any bull that we have ever produced." It further states "Night Calver is siring low birth weight calving ease cattle that have incredible look with deep dark red coat color and structural correctness. In our pens of herd bull prospects and replacement females the Night Calver calves are rising to the top and are easily found from a phenotypic standpoint. This five star calving ease bull ranks in the top 12% for calving ease direct and the top 2% for birthweight while being quite competitive for growth, milk, reproduction and carcass."
Recently NightCalver's RA50K data was incorporated into his epds. This genomic data further strengthened his already excellent epd profile by indicating more growth and even stronger carcass characteristics. As of 7-6-13 Night Calver had 10 epds in the top 25%. He is top 12% in calving ease direct, top 2% in birthweight, top 20% in weaning weight, top 11% in yearling weight, top 8% in maternal efficiency, top 3% in heifer pregnancy, top 6% in stayability, top 4% in Marbling, and top 1% in REA. Based on his pedigree, progeny, and epd profile, we believe Night Calver will make an impact in the top Red Angus herds that have used him or are beginning to use him. He is a calving ease bull with much, much more to offer.
Semen is available through Ludvigson's as they are marketing the bull. If you desire to contact us we will help you make semen purchase arrangements.
LSF JBOB Expectations 6034S : $20 per unit
HXC Tool Time 1102Y: $15 per unit
Red Hill B571 Julian 84S: $17 per unit
Hust Chief Sequoya R336: $12 Volume and/or commercial discounts available
RHRA Gold Rush 402 17T: $12 Volume and/or commercial discounts available
LSF CONQUEROR 0026X: Semen available through Genex
LORENZEN SWEET DESTINATION: $15 per unit
PARINGA IRON ORE E27: Semen available from ABS in 2014