The high selling bull was GAR Fruition, Lot 1. A definite indicator of this Summitcrest Complete son’s popularity is the fact his video received more than 3,000 views prior to the sale. Robin Wilson, Rocking W, Jefferson, GA won the bidding race and paid $75,000 to own half interest in GAR Fruition. The bull is leased to Select Sires.
The 14-16 month old bulls have generated much interest in recent years. This year was no exception. The second high selling bull was Lot 256, GAR Sure Fire. Joe Mayer, Guymon, OK, long time GAR customer, friend and one of the most astute commercial producers in the country paid $36,000 to own this unique genetic combination of calving ease and end product merit. He was leased post sale to Select Sires.
The first GAR Ingenuity son to sell at Gardiner Angus Ranch generated a lot of interest. Lot 250, GAR Ingenuity J2024, sold to Doug Munton, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, for $22,000. Lot 252, GAR 5050 New Design G2339, a superb combination of growth, marbling and muscle, sold to repeat customers Thaine and Anita Schickedanz, Fargo, OK, for $20,000.
Another repeat GAR customer, Blake Crawford, Adair, IA, recognized the value of Lot 207, GAR/SJH Impression 6108 H1605. This son of Connealy Impression out of a Dreamcatcher cow with impressive production data, sold to Crawford for $19,500.
Lots 2 and 253 sold to Joe Mayer. Another long time GAR customer, Randy Bayne, Protection, KS, had the winning bid on Lot 320. These two outstanding commercial beef producers paid $15,000 each for the three lots.
Clyde Sommerlatte, Luling, TX, outlasted all competing bidders to own Lot 255, a Daybreak son out of a GAR donor, GAR Objective 3258, for $14,000. Lot 10, a Complete son out of another great 5050 daughter, the Dreamcatcher 852 cow, GAR Complete 8521, sold for $12,000 to Brianna Kroskob, Fort Morgan, CO. The proceeds from the sale of Lot 10 will be donated to the Henry C. Gardiner scholarship and lecture series at K-State.
The female portion of the Gardiner Spring Production Sale is always interesting. This year was proof that progressive beef producers always practice due diligence before making buying decisions. High selling female was a 3-N-1 pair, Lot 443, GAR New Day 3540, a two-year-old cow with a super 5050 heifer calf at side and safe in calf carrying a GAR Progress heifer sold to Tucker Link, KiamichiLink, Finley, OK for $65,000. Lot 380, GAR 5050 New Design 859, a 5050 X Objective daughter safe in calf to GAR Fusion attracted a lot of attention in the donor pen. This impressive female with a +14 CED, +1.06 and +1.26 marbling and ribeye sold to Nathan Wells, Fort Scott, KS. Maplecrest Farms, John and Joanie Grimes, known for selecting outstanding donors, won the bidding race for GAR 5050 New Design 0530, Lot 381, and paid $35,000. This superb female is the dam of the Select Sires young sire, GAR Anticipation, and is safe in calf to GAR Progress. KiamichiLink outlasted the competition to add Lot 384, GAR 28 Ambush 1749, to their donor herd for $35,000.
Lot 376, GAR 5050 New Design 1039, could not come with a better pedigree. Sired by 5050 out of GAR Objective 2345, one of the greatest cows in GAR history, is a full sister to GAR Composure, maternal sib to GAR Progress, Further Progress and GAR Progression. She sold to Steve Hillhouse, Hillhouse Angus, La Grange, TX, for $30,000.
Volume Buyers — Bulls: Bryansk Meat Company, Bryansk, Russia; Sam Hands, Triangle H Grain & Cattle, Garden City, KS; Chris Hoffman, Lindsborg, KS; 6666 Ranch, Guthrie, TX; Cooper & Katie Hurst, Hunt Hill Cattle Co., Woodville, MS; Dennis Kleysteuber, Garden City, KS; Jody Chisum, Perryton, TX.
Volume Buyers — Registered Females: Delbert Hix, Hartsville, TN; Daryl Sales, Valley Falls, KS; Double E Angus, Wichita, KS; Jeff and Brenda Wilkerson, Edmond, OK.
Volume Buyers — Commercial Females: Daryl Sales, Valley Falls, KS; Alvin Dunn, Ballinger, TX; Delbert Hix, Hartsville, TN; BC Enterprises, Blacksburg, VA; Richie Longanecker, Lithia, FL.
Notes of Interest:
• 40% of the bred donor females sold for $5,000 and below
• 94% of the 18 mo. old bulls sold for $8,000 and below
• Bulls in the sale had an average $Beef value of +95.21
• Cattle sold to 32 states and foreign countries, including Canada, Uruguay, Argentina and Russia.
37 Simmental, SimAngus. and SimComposite Bulls $3420
High Selling Lots: a SimAngus sired by RDDS Ultra Dice 1SA. He was consigned by Mallett Simmentals and sold to Mebba Eckhoff for $5,000.
A PB Simmental sired by Mallett Net Value T716. He was consigned by Mallett Simmentals and sold to Mossy Oak Ranch for $4600.
A SimAngus sired by RDDS Ultra Dice 1SA was consigned by Mallett Simmentals and sold to Nancy Burton for $4550.
A SimAngus sired by Lone Star Objective 752 was consigned by Mike Bartush and sold to Mossy Oak Ranch for $4300.
A SimAngus sired by Mallett Keynote U847 2SA was consigned by Mike Mallett and sold to Beam Ranch for $4000.
A SimAngus sired by Lone Star 112 E736 was consigned by Mike Bartush and sold to Ricky Frantzen for $3950.
A SimAngus sired by Mallett Keynote U847 2SA was consigned by Mike Mallett and sold to Ricky Frantzen for $3950.
A SimAngus sired by Mallett Net Value T716 was consigned by Mike Mallett and sold to Ricky Frantzen for $3900.
A SimAngus sired by Lone Star 112 E736 was consigned by Mike Bartush and sold to Mark Ivy for $3700.
A SimAngus sired by Mallett Keynote U847 2SA was consigned by Mike Mallett and sold to Glenn Pawelek for $3600.
A SimAngus sired by Mallett Keynote U847 2SA was consigned by Mike Mallett and sold to Mossy Oak Ranch for $3600.
A SimAngus sired by Lone Star 112 E736 was consigned by Mike Bartush and sold to Mark Ivy for $3500.
A PB Simmental sired by SS Ebonys Grandmaster was consigned by Jim Newsom (Tex-Ann Cattle Co.) and sold to Cooper Ranches for $3400.