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2003 Sale Results

auction2003 Gardiner Angus Ranch 24th Annual Production Sale

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If you believe in an “overnight success”, the beef business in America is most likely not a wise occupational choice. However, if you believe that discipline, commitment and the willingness to work a lifetime to breed a better beef animal is a just reward—then you can appreciate the historical value of the April 5, 2003, sale held near Ashland, Kansas.

On April 5, 320 buyers from 31 states helped make the sale the best ever at Gardiner Angus Ranch. The sale grossed $4,391,900 on 902 lots.

The high-selling bull was Lot 1, GAR Prime Design, a B/R New Design 036 out of GAR Precision 1928. The 1928 cow is a full sister to the $100,000 GAR Precision 939, that sold in last year’s sale. Half interest in Prime Design was purchased by Charlie Hoffman, Eureka, SD for $40,000. This bull is leased to Select Sires. Second high selling bull was Lot 2, GAR Expectation 6901, out of the 2536 cow who is also the dam of GAR Grid Maker. Half interest was purchased by Greg and Lori Shearer, Wall, SD for $30,000. Lot 313, GAR US Premium Beef, sold to Rich Blair, Sturgis, SD for $27,500. This Precision son with a 14.5 sq. in. REA and an adj. IMF of 10.5 is also leased to Select Sires. Lot 5, by GAR Grid Maker, sold to John A. Jones, Jr., Clayton, NC, for $11,000.00. American Breeders Service (ABS), Matt Dahl, and RA Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, TX, bought Lot 71, a low birth weight, high yearling and high marbling son of T510, for $11,000.

The 389 bulls averaged a strong $4,025 per head, then the females came along and stole the show! The 33 donors averaged $35,075 per head. Forty-one females sold for $10,000 or more. Stan Thomas, Three Trees Ranch, Sharpsburg, GA, paid $250,000 to add Lot 414, GAR Precision 819, to the Three Trees Ranch donor program. 819 ranks in the top of the breed for growth, IMF, RE and %RP. She was the high performing heifer in her ET group. Three Trees also purchased Lot 427, GAR Precision 4519, a full sister to 2536, dam of Grid Maker, for $100,000. The second high selling female, Lot 425, GAR New Design 1779, an 036 daughter out of 2536, sold to Jim Coleman, Vintage Angus Ranch, Modesto, CA, for $170,000. This cow ranks in the top 1% of the breed for YW, IMF, top 2% for WW and top 4% for RP. Vintage Angus Ranch also bought Lot 415 sired by 036 and out of 2536 for $60,000. Autry DeBusk, DeBusk Angus, Ewing, VA, paid $80,000 for Lot 439, an 036 daughter out of Pinnacle’s full sister, 706, with high carcass ultrasound values. DeBusk Angus also purchased Lot 433, an 036 daughter that ranks in the top 1% for IMF, RE and %RP at $20,000. Steve Jorstad, Oak Tree Angus, Morris, IL, and Sunny Valley Farm, Yorkville, IL, purchased 428, GAR Precision 1559 for $60,000. She ranks in the top 1% for all 3 ultrasound carcass values. Sunny Valley also purchased Lot 416, an 036 daughter out of Grid Maker’s dam, 2536, for $25,000. Southern Cattle Co., Marianna, FL, and Baldridge Brothers, North Platte, NE, purchased four Precision daughters. They paid $52,000 for Lot 444, a full sister to 819 (the high selling lot), $42,000 for Lot 437, a full sister to 2536 (Grid Maker’s dam), $33,000 for Lot 426 out of GAR Expectation’s full sister and $10,000 for Lot 443, who is a full sister in blood to Select Sires bull, GAR Yield Grade with a +.51 ultrasound %IMF.

Richard Jeppesen, Howey In The Hills, FL paid $32,000 for Lot 418, GAR Precision 810, a full sister to last year’s $100,000 cow. Tony Santini, Shady Brook Angus Farm, Leoma, TN, and Charlie Boyd, Mays Lick, KY, purchased Lot 417, GAR New Design 1300, out of the great 614 cow, for $30,000. Darol Rodrock, Bucyrus, KS paid $25,000 for Lot 436, a full sister to GAR Pinnacle. He also bought Lot 447 for $20,000. This was one of the higher selling “3N1” with a Grid Maker heifer calf at side and bred back to Grid Maker. The high selling “3N1” was Lot 468, GAR Precision 949, with a 6I6 heifer calf and bred back to Grid Maker at $22,000 to Stanley Dunn, Charles Town, WV. GAR Precision 701, a full sister to GAR Pinnacle, was also the top-selling bred heifer, selling to Paul Quinn, Carlisle, KY, at $22,000. Lot 575, GAR Precision 1571, a bred heifer sold to Chris McCutchen, Stillwater, OK, for $20,000.

In the open spring yearling heifer sale, Roger Kahn, Rydal, GA, purchased a good Precision daughter, Lot 723 for $17,000. This female had an IMF ratio of 162 to give her a %IMF EPD of +.69. Wayne Koonce, Berryville, VA, took home a Precision daughter, Lot 720 for $14,000. This was followed by 2 heifers leaving the sale ring for $10,000 each. Lot 731, an Expection daughter went to Stanley and Glenda Haag, Coffeyville, KS. The Lot 770, a Precision daughter sold to Eagle Farm and Ranch, Hays, KS.

Lynn Cowden, Skellytown, TX had the winning bid for the top selling pen of bred commercial heifers at $1,650 per head. John Paul Kimzey, Fort Worth, TX, paid $1,500 each for the second high selling group of 9 bred heifers.

Leon Heron, Thompson Station, TN, for the second year in a row, purchased the top selling Quarter Horse, Jolly Fox, a fancy, ranch raised, bred mare for $7,500.00

Volume buyers

Females: Winslow Goins, Rocky Mount, NC-19 registered females; Todd York, West Lake Village, CA-19 registered females; Charlie Goad, Reedsburg, WI-10 registered females; Ernie Giddens, Republic, MO-36 bred commercial females; John Paul Kimzey, Fort Worth, TX-27 bred commercial females.

Bulls: Waggoner Ranch, Vernon, TX-12 bulls; Mark Luckie, Ashland, KS-11 bulls; Eric Storey, Henagar, AL-10 bulls.

Additional notes of interest

GAR Precision 1680 was either the sire of or the sire of the dam on 274 head of the 902 head in the sale. Those Precision cattle grossed $2,341,600 for an average of $8,545 per head (28% of the cattle grossed 53% of the sale).

There were 992 head in the sale counting the calves at side of 90 head.

The sale was completed in 8 hours.

Number of buyers by state

TX (61); KS (51); OK (38); MO (21); KY (20); CO (13); VA (10); IL (8) MO (22), CO (15); KY (11) and OH (11)

2003 Gardiner Angus Ranch 25th Annual Production Sale Totals/Averages

Registered Bulls

Total Lots
277
112
389 Total
Category
18 mo. old bulls
Spring ET yearling bulls

Gross
$1,192,250
373,750
$1,566,000
Average
$4,304.00
3,337.00
$4,025.00

Females

Total Lots
33
90
28
134
19
76
378
128
5
902 Total
Category
Donor females
Bred cows with fall heifer calves at side
Bred registered cows
Bred 18 mo. old registered heifers
Open 18 mo. old registered heifers
Spring ET heifers
Registered Females
Bred & open commercial heifers
Registered quarter horses

Gross
$1,154,500.00
584,250.00
119,500.00
517,250.00
51,250.00
226,000.00
$2,655,750.00
$155,000.00
15,200.00
$4,391,900.00
Average
$35,075.00
6,492.00
4,268.00
3,860.00
2,697.00
2,974.00
6,988.00
1,211.00
3,020.00
$4,870.00
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