Sale Manager: Cattlemen’s Connection
Reported by: Roger Gatz
34 Black Balancer® Fall Bulls $7,017
37 Black Purebred Fall Bulls $6,425
8 Red Balancer® Fall Bulls $5,875
49 Red Purebred Fall Bulls $5,432
6 Red Angus Fall Bulls $4,791
33 Black Balancer® Spring Bulls $5,327
12 Black Purebred Spring Bulls $5,104
7 Red Balancer® Spring Bulls $4,492
27 Red Purebred Spring Bulls $3,742
14 Red Angus Spring Bulls $3,621
227 Bulls $5,456
Judd Ranch’s 35th Annual Bull Sale was a huge success considering Mother Nature dumped right at two foot of snow a few days prior to sale day. Two hundred and two registered bidders from 25 states and Canada were in attendance and bulls sold into 23 states and Canada.
JRI Pop A Top 307Z80 topped the sale at $11,500 to Voss Farms, Bruning, Neb. This black, homozygous polled purebred JRI Pop A Top 197T83 son was Judd Ranch’s lead pen bull in their 2013 champion pen of five bulls in Denver. He puts together impressive numbers including: 86 pound birth weight, 681 pound 205-day weight, 1,270 pound yearling weight, 39.3 cm yearling scrotal, and a 20.4 square inch yearling ribeye.
JRI Multi Task 197Y22 sold as the second high selling bull at $11,000 to Shilling Bros., Westphalia, Kan. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® Final Answer x Extra Exposure son weaned off his dam at 995 pounds. He posted an 84 pound birth weight, 815 pound 205-day weight, 1,247 pound yearling weight, 38.6 cm yearling scrotal and an impressive 6.46 pounds/day average daily gain.
JRI Maximizer 634Z21 sold to Leonhardt Cattle Co., Lake Preston, S.D., for $10,500. This black, homozygous polled Mytty In Focus x Extra Exposure son was Judd Ranch’s lead bull in their 2013 reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls in Denver. His performance data includes: 79 pound birth weight, 784 pound 205-day weight, 1,386 pound yearling weight, 40.2 cm yearling scrotal, and a 14.9 square inch yearling ribeye.
JRI Super Duty 9Y53 sold to Tracy Lake, Blackfoot, Idaho for $10,500. This double black, homozygous polled purebred JRI Secret Instinct 254U83 son posted an 74 pound birth weight, 762 pound 205-day weight, 950 pound weaning weight off a first calf heifer, 1,242 pound yearling weight, along with a 41.4 cm yearling scrotal.
JRI Investigator 178Y22 rounded out the $10,000 plus top sellers going to F.L. Taylor, Niangua, Mo., at $10,500. This double black, homozygous polled Balancer Mytty In Focus x Extra Exposure son nursed from a first calf heifer. He posted a 90 pound birth weight, 807 pound 205-day weight, 1,244 pound yearling weight, 39.2 cm yearling scrotal, with 5.50 pounds per day average daily gain.