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40th Annual Production Sale
40th Annual
Production Sale
March 7, 2018
1:00 PM MST
At the Ranch
Firesteel, SD

Annual Sales

2018 Annual Production Sale - March 7, 2018

Welcome to our 40th annual sale. Ralph and Helen purchased their first Red Angus female in 1961. They began selling bulls through private treaty and at the local auction market in Timber Lake for many years prior before they had their first official cataloged sale forty years ago.

We have enjoyed producing Registered Red Angus all our lives and have met many producers and have made some lifelong friends. We are very proud of that fact that our genetics have played a role in commercial programs that are recognized for top selling replacement quality females and steers that push the scales to the limit. Your success is what drives us to select and produce cattle that are exceeding industry average.

The Red Angus breed just keeps growing in popularity and doesn't show any indication of slowing any time soon. Heifers are out selling their steer mates and more and more breed associations are using red females for their crossbreeding selections. With the advancement of technology there are numerous tools to help with herd bull selection. Feel free to visit us anytime and we can use our decades of experience to answer questions that will assist you in fi ne tuning your herd.

Our philosophy hasn't changed about raising cattle. "Staying consistent" and selecting for a balanced set of traits. We simply focus on females that are feminine, highly maternal, with outstanding feet and leg structure, with level udders. We strive to have these qualities along with cattle that are deep sided, long bodied and plenty of muscle wrapped up in a quiet and easy to handle package.

The bulls and replacement heifers were weaned in mid-September and the bulls will be carcass ultrasounded in late February. A supplement sheet will be available on our website (www.pedersonbhr.com) and our Facebook Page (Broken Heart Ranch). Videos will also be available on our website and Facebook page.

Oahe Vet will be our sale day vet and we plan on having the commercial heifers palpated and the bulls evaluated by them also. We will not have them semen tested due to their young age but we do stand behind them when that time arrives prior to breeding. We always stand behind our cattle except during the heart of lush green grass season while wearing church clothes.

We would like to thank our hired man, Tim Johnson for his help through the past years. Tim is a valuable asset to our operation and we couldn't get everything done without him. Nathan Swift has also been part of our crew part time throughout the year. Logan Pederson (Gary and Sue's grandson) has also helped us out during the summer months and he too is an asset in tackling the summer workload.


View 2018 Annual Production Sale Catalog
4 MB pdf

View 2018 Annual Production Video Catalog





Contact

Gary:
E-Mail
605.865.3190

Chad:
E-Mail
605.850.9878

Ralph:
605.865.3236


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