GARDINER ANGUS RANCH HOSTS 29TH ANNUAL SALE
404 Registered Bulls . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .$2,372,750 $
55 Donor Females . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,768,030
86 Cow Calf Pairs (3 n1) . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 591,500
70 Bred Cows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.$ 306,500 $
157 Bred 18 mo. old heifers . . . . . . . . . . .$ 836,250
17 Open 10 mo. old heifers . . . . . . . . . . $ 49,500
60 Spring ET Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 452,000
386 Registered Females . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,003,780
129 Bred Commercial Heifers . . . . . . . . $ 274,100
1 Registered Quarter Horses . . . . . . . $
979 Lots (Total Head 1065) . . . . .
. . . . . . $6,651,650 $
year, 2008, may be the perfect example of why Gardiner Angus
Ranch has devoted four generations to developing the most efficient
beef cow that will produce the most versatile, value-added calf—and
do it again year after year. The combination of efficient production
and high quality beef are synonymous at Gardiner Angus Ranch.
On April 5, 301 buyers from 35 states, Canada and Mexico invested in GAR genetics. Many were repeat buyers, yet all came to invest in a breed and a brand with inherent profitability, regardless of the economy and market volatility. In fact, the sale was the best ever held at GAR.
The high selling bull was Lot 5, GAR Objective 6226, a phenomenal prospect with a +1.1 BW, +122 YW, +.82 UREA and a $B of +62.83. 6226 sold to Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, Tenn., Stevenson Angus, Hobson, Mont., and Riverbend Ranch, Idaho Falls, Idaho, for $100,000. GAR Remedy, the Lot 1 bull was a favorite among many with his +.7 BW; +.71 IMF, +.78 UREA and a +60.37 $B value. Remedy sold to the diversified commercial ranching operation and Profit Proven member, Giles Ranch, LLC, Bucklin, Kansas, for $70,000. Lot 11, a powerful son of Solution going back to the noted 810 and 614 donors, was sold on a winning bid of $27,000 to Crawford and Crawford, Adair, Iowa. Richard McClung, Wehrmann Angus, New Market, Va., outlasted all other bidders for Lot 4, GAR Objective 7486, another low birth, high growth bull with a $B of +63.04. Lot 153, an impressive 5050 son that is the #3 non-parent bull of the Angus breed for RE sold to “Al” Frank Turner and Sons, Mobile, Ala., for $19,000. Turner also purchased Lots 2 and 6 for $15,000 and $12,000. Lori Byrd, B-4 Farms, Abilene, Texas had the winning bid of $12,000 for Lot 17, GAR Objective 6766. Lots 13, 16 and 120 sold for $10,500 to C & C Ranch, LLC, Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Frank Turner and Sons; and WR Ranch, Fairview, Texas, respectively. Nine bulls sold for $10,000 each to the following ranches: Woodpile Ranch, Union, Miss.; OK Ranch, Guide Rock, Neb.; Rowland and Mary Lou Gengelbach, Plattsburg, Mo.; Double G Farms, Cut Off, La.; Box W Ranch, Luplin, Texas; Art Pember, Ness City, Kansas; and Frank Bills Ranch, Severy, Kansas. Glen Gisclair, Double G Farms also had the winning bids for Lots 14 and 52 at $9,500. Joe Mayer, Guymon, Okla.; OK Ranch; Tenroc Ranch, Salado, Texas; and Manuel Gonzalez, Juarez, Mexico each purchased Lots 38, 44, 63 and 132, respectively, for $9,000. Burns Angus, New Wilmington, Pa., had the winning bid of $8,500 for Lot 37, GAR Solution 6546. Profit Proven member and long time GAR customer, John Adams, Plains, Kansas, added Lot 56 to the XIT Ranch bull battery for $8,500. Frank Bills Ranch, Severy, Kansas, and JZ 6 Ranch, Checotah, Okla., each purchased bulls, Lots 125 and 203, respectively, for $8,500.
Early in the afternoon, the seats were full in anticipation of the female offering. One of the most talked about females to sell since 2536 was Lot 440, GAR Objective 2345. Unmatched data, a +65.33 $B and a stellar pedigree places this female in a category of her own. She was purchased by Deer Valley Farm for $300,000. A Future Direction daughter, GAR Future Direction 1754, was second co-high selling female at $120,000 to Three Trees Ranch, Inc., Sharpsburg, Ga. 1754 is the #1 %IMF cow of the Angus breed. Later in the sale offering, Lot 835, a full sister to 2345, sold to Southern Cattle Co., Marianna, Fla., for $120,000. The second female to sell, Lot 441, GAR 1407 New Design L1094, sold to VanMeter Angus, Bowling Green, Ky., for $100,000. Three Trees again outlasted all other bidders to own Lot 448, GAR Future Direction 634, for $90,000. Oak Tree Angus, Morris, Ill., paid $65,000 to own Lot 480, a 1407 daughter out of the noted 1660 donor, the #1 RE dam. Deer Valley Farm added another tremendous donor to their load with Lot 450 for $57,000. Southern Cattle Co. purchased Lots 473 and 449 for $55,000 and $50,000 respectively. Both females have phenomenal IMF data. Grace Meadows Farm, Johnson City, Ky. and Sonrise Ranches, LLC, Oolagah, Okla., each paid $50,000 for Lots 452 and 469. Lot 468, an impressive 1407daughter out of one of the great cows in GAR history, 810, sold to Blackstone Cattle Co., Stoughton, WI, for $47,000. Grace Meadows Farm struck again with a winning bid for Lot 443 at $40,000. Mike Rutherford, Houston, Texas, took home Lot 668, a high performing Objective daughter out of L1124 for $37,000. Seven females sold for $35,000 each to the following: Kiamichilink Ranch, Finley, Okla.; Sandpoint Cattle Co., Lodgepole, Neb.; PSC, LLC, Bridgeport, Ala.; Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio; Chair Rock Ranch, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Southern Cattle Co.; Bricton Farm, Social Circle, Ga.; and Putney Enterprises, Gladbrook, Iowa, each purchased females, Lots 488 and 737, for $32,000. Three Trees and Blackstone again outlasted the competitive bidding to own Lots 446 and 482 each for $30,000. Grace Meadows purchased the first bred heifer to sell, Lot 661, for $28,000. Lots 472 and 681 each sold to Deer Valley Farm and Riverbend Ranch, Idaho Falls, Idaho, for $27,000. Four females, Lots 444, 490, 492 and 890, each sold for $25,000 to Bricton Farm, Shady Brook Farm, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Eaves Five Angus, Atoka, Okla., and Vintage Angus, Modesto, Calif. Sandpoint Cattle Co. again had the winning bid of $23,000 for Lot 500, a Grid Maker daughter with a Predestined heifer at side.
Seven females sold for $22,000 each to the following progressive Angus firms: Lot 458, Three Trees Ranch; Lot 461, Chair Rock Ranch; Lot 512, Deer Valley Farm; Lot 556, Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield, Texas; Lot 660X, VanMeter Angus; Lot 663, Grace Meadows Farm; and Lot 836, Bohi Land & Cattle, Wellsville, Kansas.
Another seven females sold for $20,000 each to the following: Lot 453, Kirkes Black Angus Ranch, Talihina, Okla.; Lot 477, Bobo Angus Farms, Ardmore, Ala.; Lot 503, Deer Valley Farm; Lot 664, Mike Kean, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Lot 669, Dreamcatcher Genetics, San Marcos, Texas; and Lots 845 and 846, C5 Ranch, Plaucheville, La.
Top Five Selling Registered Female Lots By Category:
Donors: Lot 440-Deer Valley Farm; Lot 447-Three Trees Ranch; Lot 441-VanMeter Angus; Lot 448-Three Trees Ranch; Lot 480-Oak Tree Angus.
Cow-Calf Pairs: Lot 500-Sandpoint Cattle Co.; Lot 512-Deer Valley Farm; Lot 556-Classic Oaks Ranch; Lot 503-Deer Valley Farm; Lot 562-Anderson Circle Farms.
Bred Cows: Lot 660X-VanMeter Angus; Lot 584-Trevor & Courtney Hinkle, Nevada, Mo.; Lots 582 & 583-Sandpoint Cattle Co.; Lot 585-Shady Brook Angus Farm.
Bred Heifers: Lot 668-Mike Rutherford; Lot 709-Chair Rock Ranch; Lot 737-Putney Enterprises; Lot 661-Grace Meadows Farm; Lot 681-Riverbend Ranch.
Spring ET Heifers: Lots 835 & 881-Southern Cattle Co., Lot 890-Vintage Angus; Lot 836-Bohi Land & Cattle; Lot 845-C5 Ranch.
Registered Females: WKT Cattle Co., Kellie Thomas, McAlester, Okla.; B-4 Farms, Lori Byrd, Abilene, Texas; Carol Smith, Claremore, Okla.; Double Creek Angus, Mike and Barbara Domel, Meridian, Texas; J3 Ranch, Dale Jackson, Oakdale, Calif.; Sales Farms, Daryl Sales, Valley Falls, Kansas; Beal Cattle Enterprises, Bill Beal, Blacksburg, Va.; Arcadia Land & Cattle Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.., Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield, Texas., Subiaco Abbey Farms, Subiaco, Ark.; Jerry Malone, Boswell, Okla.
Commercial Females: Wilson Production Co., Gary Wilson, Burwell, Neb,; Fellbach Farms, Sy Seibold, Muskogee, Okla.; Arcadia Land & Cattle Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Bulls: K-Ranch, Dennis Kleysteuber, Garden City, Kansas; Triangle H Grain & Cattle, Sam Hands, Garden City, Kansas; Giles Ranch, LLC, Roger Giles, Bucklin, Kansas; Joe Mayer, Guymon, Okla.; D.K. Boyd, Midland, Texas; Louie Gardner, Claremore, Okla.; Arcadia Land & Cattle Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.., W.T. Waggoner Estate, Vernon, Texas.; Latigo Cattle Co., Butler, Mo., Lewis Ellis, 131 Ranch, Springtown, Texas.
Additional notes of interest:
• 20 bulls sold for $10,000 or more
• 232 bulls sold for $5,000 or less
• 284 registered females sold for $5,000 or less
• 62 percent of the sale offering sold to buyers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.