2008 You Buy, We Bid
216 yrlg bulls average $3548
You Buy, We Bid Angus Bull Sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co. - Faith,
Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
Schiefelbein Farms held their 17th Annual bull sale at Faith
Livestock in Faith, SD. It was a very nice day to look at bulls and a record number of
commercial cattlemen made the trip to view the Schiefelbein bulls. It was the largest
number of Schiefelbein bulls hauled to South Dakota from Minnesota, 216 bulls to be exact.
All the bulls were sold and they averaged $3543/head, which is a testimony of the loyalty
shown by Schiefelbein customers. Schiefelbein Farms back up their bull genetics with an
aggressive buyback program. They actively bid on Schiefelbein sired calves, thus giving
their customers a premium price for their calves. They also provide feedlot closeouts and
other valuable information to their customers, a first rate customer service operation.
Of the 216 bulls sold, 196 of these bulls were Black Angus and they
averaged $3478/head. These were easy keeping bulls that had an excellent set of feet and
legs. They had an extremely balanced set of EPDs, right across the board. Due to the
buyback program, carcass traits are very important genetic component for the Schiefelbein
bulls, it was very evident in the high IMFs along with some of the biggest ribeyes
offered in the country. The top selling Angus bull was a 6i6 son that was purchased by
longtime customer Denny Ansley from Lemoyne, NE. This high powered 6i6 son brought $6500.
Kevin Keckler from Eagle Butte, SD took home two big bodied Objective sons, he paid $6000
for the Lot 2 bull. The Entze brothers from Golden Valley, ND took home several
Schiefelbein bulls. They paid $6000 for a fancy looking Midland son. Denny Topf from
Charter Oak, Iowa purchased Lot 199, a Traveler OO4 son for $6000. Another repeat
customer, Darren Young from Pierz, MN paid $5750 for a high IMF, Future Direction son.
Schiefelbein Balancer bulls were a big highlight of the sale.
This year, Schiefelbein Farms used embryo transfer to make this set of
big volumed, muscular Balancers. They sold 20 Black Balancers for an average price of
$4175/head. Randy Martinmaas from Orient, SD paid $6500 for a Lucky Man son that was out
of a Sitz Alliance 6595 dam. Other volume buyers who took home tons of Schiefelbein farm
genetics were Jim Scott from Pryor, Montanta; Equus Farms from ranch locations in Colorado
and Wyoming; Curt Randall from Broadus, Montanta; and Waggoner Ranch from Vernon, Texas.
This sale turned out to be one of the strongest sales in the country, not one bull went
under $2000. From Lot 1 to Lot 216, it was obvious that this sale was designed and
supported by the true commercial cattlemen.