Upcoming Bull Sale
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Burwell Livestock Market, Burwell, NE
1:00 CT

Sitz Family Hosts 43rd Annual Angus Bull Sale
Burwell, Nebraska

It was nip and tuck for the Mike Sitz Family and their 43rd Annual Bull Sale, Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Burwell Livestock Auction II LTD, as an impending winter storm was advancing from southern Nebraska heading towards the Burwell area.

72 Coming-Two-Year-Old Angus bulls sold for an average of $6705.

Lot 73, MSAR Emblazon 2092 - 4079, was the high selling bull of the day for $14,000, selling to repeat customer Clayton Gurney, Burwell, Nebraska. Lot 73, is a moderate framed, easy keeping bull, very deep and thick, sired by home raised, MSAR Emblazon 2092. He has EPD’s of a + 9 for CED, a Birth EPD of +0.4, and Wean of +42, a Yearling of +75, with Milk of +24 and CEM of + 7. He had an actual birth weight of 86 pounds and a Wean Ratio of 107 and a Yearling Ratio of 107. The grandsire is MSAR Emblazon 4086, with the Blackbird line on the maternal side having Papa Forte 1921 and LT 598 Bando 9074.

Repeat customer, JHL Ranch at Ashby, Nebraska, purchased Lot 8, MSAR Chinook 4008 for $12,000. This well made, eye appealing, heifer bull deluxe had EPD’s of +15 for CED, -1.9 for Birth, +45 for Weaning, +81 for Yearling, and +11 for CEM, and +26 for Milk. He had an actual birth weight of 70 pounds and a Wean Ratio of 112 and a Yearling Ratio of 112. His maternal side is the Blackbird cow line, with MSAR Emblazon 4086 and CAR Chinnook 786 on the bottom side of the pedigree.

Lot 39, JJA Game Day 4114, from the Joel and Bethany Johnston herd, Thedford, NE, sold to repeat customer Brandon Bruha, Ord, NE, for $11,500. This bull is stout, long and deep bodied, an attractive bull with a good balance of maternal and performance traits. He is from the Blackbird line with Bextor and Traveler 6802 on the bottom side of the pedigree. This bull’s EPD’s were + 6 for CED, +1.2 for Birth, +47 for Weaning Weight, +87 for Yearling Weight, + 6 for CEM, and a +25 for Milk. His actual birth weight was 91 pounds and he had a Wean Ratio of 108 and a Yearling Ratio of 114.

Lot 18, was MSAR Chinook 4127, selling for $11,500 to repeat customer Joseph Higgins, Naper, Nebraska. He was another deep bull, double bred to CAR Chinnook 786, and sired by MSAR Chinook 9569. This bull’s EPD’s were +11 for CED, +1.0 for Birth, +42 for Weaning Weight, +87 for Yearling Weight, + 9 for CEM, and a +24 for Milk. His actual birth weight was 83 pounds and he had a Wean Ratio of 110 and a Yearling Ratio of 115. The Blackbird line had CAR Chinnook and MSAR Forte 6776 in the pedigree.

Mike Baxter, Ainsworth, Nebraska was the auctioneer.

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