Big bucks changed hands during the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo this year, with total sales well over $1 million.
Horse sales led the way, totaling $879,350 with an overall average of $6,236.52 on 141 horses. Almost 600 buyers from 16 states and one Canadian province registered for the sale during two sales on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26.
But cattle sold well, too, despite a drought that had many ranchers concerned that stock quality could fall and prices might follow suit.
Here are some stats on stock sales as of Thursday, Jan. 31 (some late sales could occur after that date):
Commercial Heifer Sale — Total sales of $79,625, with an average of $5,687 on 14 animals on Jan.27.
2013 Averages 2012 Averages 2011 Averages
Bred heifer: 1 at $5750, 2 at $5,375, 4 at $4850
Heifers: 16 at $ 3015.63, 12 at $4,000, 18 at $3,316.67
Bulls: 40 at $ 5,265 38 at $5,434.21 42 at $3,875
Top 5 selling bulls
Average on 40 bulls was $5,265 for a total of $210,600.
$17,500 — Lot 52 Vin-Mar Consensus 2603, consigned by Vin-Mar Cattle Co., Gordon, Neb.; sold to Keith Cavett, Nome, N.D.
$11,000 — Lot 26CW8354 Thriller 402 (reserve champion), consigned by Cottonwood Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn.; sold to Dave Lensegrave, Meadow
$11,000 — Lot 46 CLF Freedom Force 06Z, consigned by Country Lane Farms, Ringle, Wis.; sold to Rob Ethington, Dawson, Ill.
$11,000 — Lot 48 CN Power One 102 (champion), consigned by Chestnut Angus, Pipestone, Minn.; sold to Robert Hamilton, Cochrane, Alberta.
$8,500 — Lot 41 BJ Redeem 2014, consigned by William R. Johnson, Veteran, Wyo.; sold to Sidney Brenner, Carson, N.D.
Top 5 selling heifers
$9,250 — Lot 5 KAR Lucy Antidote 238 (reserve champion), consigned by Kammerer Livestock, Rapid City; sold to Caleb Mehlhoff, Wing, N.D.
$5,759 — Lot 20 BAF Blackbird 1141, consigned by Bullerman Angus, Adrian, Minn.; sold to Mandy Gimbel, Ree Heights
$4,759 — Lot 7 CLB Gypsy Gem 32 (champion), consigned by Cortney Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.; sold to Gary Sandage, Gordon, Neb.
$3,500 — Lot 17 MRA Ruby 2089 consigned by Mount Rushmore Angus, Rapid City; sold to buy from Watertown
$3,500 — Lot 4 Classy Eileen F61 of MAF, consigned by Miller Angus, Esteline; sold to Keith Eichler, Aberdeen
2013 Averages 2012 Averages
Heifers: 3 at $3,333, 2 at $4,375
Bulls: 34 at $4,639, 30 at 4,306.67
Top 5 selling bulls (sales totaled $157,750)
$12,000 — Lot 11 WDZ KF Here and Now 210 ET consigned by Zehnder Cattle, Stanchfield, Minn.; sold to Gibson Charolais, St. James, Mo.
$11,000 — Lot 25 JAB Drink In My Hand 157 PLD consigned by J&A Charolais, Sparta, Wis.; sold to West Fork Ranch, Loop City, Neb.
$9,500 — Lot 17 WDZ Decision consigned by Zehnder Cattle, Stanchfield, Minn.; sold to Davie Doll, New Salem, N.D.
$9,000 — Lot 28 2TM REVELATION consigned by Ted & Terri Morgan, Sterling, Colo.; sold to Cheyenne Charolais, Wasta
$6,750 — Lot 6 Dux Athens, consigned by Duxbury Cattle Co., Wessington; sold to Thaler Ranch Lagrange, Wyo.
Heifers (sales totaled $10,000)
$4,500 — Lot 1X CC RAE LYN 2880 PLD consigned by Kim Coudron, Monticello, Minn.; sold to Weidenbach Ranch
$2,750 — Lot 2 VCR Miss Mac II 2136P consigned by Vedvei Charolais Ranch, Lake Preston; sold to Jerome Fitch, Jeanenette, La.
$2,750 — Lot 3 NGC Toree 220Z ET consigned by North Grove Charolais, Grove City, Minn.; sold to Jaden Kellogg, St. Lawrence, Minn.
2013 Averages 2012 Averages 2011 Averages
Heifers: 1 at $4,500, 1 at $5,350, 1 at $3,000
Bulls: 25 at $3,530, 17 at $4,685, 31 at $3,094
Top 5 selling bulls (sales totaled $88,250)
$6,500 — Lot 8 HPH 9500 Temptation 25Z consigned by Hanson’s Polled Herefords, Conde; sold to Tom Arnesen, Florence
$6,250 — Lot 24 Ernst 8619 Domino 173 consigned by Ernst Herefords, Windsor; sold to Don Hutchinson, Wounded Knee
$6,250 — Lot 24 Ernst 286 Domino 158 consigned by Ernst Herefords, Windsor; sold to Don Hutchinson, Wounded Knee
$5,500 — Lot 26 ECR Extra Deep 1030 consigned by Fawcett Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights; sold to Arlen Harvey, Ree Heights
$4,250 — Lot 22 EH L1 Domino 115 consigned by Engelhaupt Herefords, Butte, Neb.; sold to Don Hutchinson, Wounded Knee
$4,500 — Lot1 SM Jesse’s Revolution consigned by Glenn Muller, Davis; sold to Lindworm Herefords, Gregory
Three heifers sold for an average of $4,250 for a total sale of $12,750.
Bulls averaged $3,979.17 on 12 bulls for a sale total of $47,750.
Top 5 bulls
$12,500 — Lot 16 BABR 2101 consigned by Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch, Pierre; sold to Lazy TV Ranch, Selby
$6,000 — Lot 6 MDR Red Oak 2842Z consigned by Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; sold to Murray Farms, Kingfisher, Okla.
$4,250 — Lot 8 MDR Silver 2648Z consigned by Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; sold to Elk Creek Gelbvieh, Piedmont
$3,250 — Lot 17 BCV Yugo 139Y consigned by BV Ranch, Nisland; sold to Chris Effling, Highmore
$3,000 — Lot 6 GDX Mr 208Z consigned by Goldux Gelbvieh, Wessington Springs; sold to Chris Johnsen, Wessington
$5,000 — Lot 1 Miss Goodnight 242Z consigned by Plateau Gelbvieh, Peetz, Colo.; sold to Jon Beastrom, Pierre
$4,750 — Lot 3 Lazy TV MS Watchman Y717 consigned by Lazy TV Ranch, Selby; sold to Leonhardt Cattle Company, Lake Preston
$3,000 — Lot 2 Lazy TV MS 920 Y717 consigned by Lazy TV Ranch, Selby; sold to Handel Farms, Menno
Red Angus Sale
Three bred heifers sold for an average of $5,000 for a total sale of $15,000.
Nine heifers sold for an average of $3,638.89 for a total of $32,750.
Bulls averaged $3,225.71 on 35 bulls for a sale total of $112,900.
Top 5 bulls
$13,000 — Lot 33 WEBR Ace High 1227 consigned by Weber Land & Cattle, Lake Benton, Minn.; sold to Lazy MC Angus & Triple S Red Angus, Bassano, Alberta
$9,750 — Lot 41X WEBR Cardshark 1214 consigned by Weber Land & Cattle, Lake Benton, Minn.; sold to Handel Farms, Menno
$5,000 — Lot 15 WRMr Cardshar 2596 consigned by Weidenbach Ranch, Highmore; sold to Chain Ranch, Canton, Okla.
$4,500 — Lot 21 BMRA Mr. Pieper 299 consigned by Mitchell Red Angus, Kadoka; sold to Steve Williams, Norris
$4,500 — Lot 45 Lakeview Hard Rock 207 consigned by Lakeview Ag and Cattle Co., American Falls, Idaho; sold to Bob Pingetzer, Shoshoni, Wyo.
$6,500 — Lot 11 EIR Y200 consigned by Eichacker Simmentals & Red Angus, Salem; sold to Weber Land and Cattle, Lake Benton, Minn.
$5,750 — Lot 12 Lakeview AVA Gardner 114 consigned by Lakeview Ag and Cattle Co., American Falls, Idaho; sold to Bradley Schecher, Bison
$2,750 — Lot 10 Weber Miss Game Plan 166 consigned by Weber Red Angus, Wagner; sold to Jason Weber, Wagner
$6,500 — Lot 9 PIE YOGO 261 consigned by Pieper Red Angus, Hay Springs, Nebr.; sold to Otto Rentchler, Dawson, Ill.
$6,000 — Lot 3 WR Ms Eline 2006 consigned by Weidenbach Ranch, Highmore; sold to Chain Ranch, Canton, Okla.
$4,000 — Lot 5 LFLC Lucky Lady 806Z consigned by Ludens Family Limousin, Viborg; sold to TC Reds, Ringle, Wis.
$3,500 — Lot 6 Namken Velesa 17P-64Z consigned by Namken Red Angus, Lake Norden, Minn.; sold on Internet to buyer in Carrington, N.D.
Six Shorthorn bulls sold for an average price of $3,333 for a total sale of $20,000.
Eight heifers sold for an average of $2,031.25 for a total of $16,250
Top 5 bulls
$5,750 — Lot 11 WR CR Red Hot 255 consigned by Warner Ranch Shorthorns, Riverton, Wyo.; sold to Willis Hastings, Ogalala, Neb.
$5,250 — Lot 14 WR CR Red Supremist 217 consigned by Warner Ranch Shorthorns, Riverton, Wyo.; sold to Moline Ranch, Brockway, Mont.
$4,500 — Lot 13 WR CR Red-Handed 240 consigned by Warner Ranch Shorthorns, Riverton, Wyo.; sold to Moline Ranch, Brockway, Mont.
$1,600 — Lot 10 FF 45 Colt consigned by Fickbohm Farms, Newell; sold to Harlan E. Hanson, Sturgis
$1,500 — Lot 16 Kodee’s EJ 22Y consigned by Beckett Ranch, Miller; sold to Thomas Kaiser, Hermosa
Top 5 Heifers
$3,000 — Lot 3 HMC Red Dottie 241 consigned by H&M Cattle Co., Gordon, Nebr.; sold to Cody Trump, Merriman, Neb.
$2,750 — Lot 8 AR SU LU Halo 213 consigned by Bakenhus Cattle Co., Columbus, Neb.; sold to Larry Carstens, Pierce, Neb.
$2,500 — Lot 5 AR SU LU Megan 287 consigned by Bakenhus Cattle Co., Columbus, Neb.; sold to Dawn Cable, Pukwana
$2,100 — Lot 6 FF Cynthia consigned by consigned by Fickbohm Farms, Newel; sold to Matt Hornick, Timberlake
$1,600 — Lot 9 Button Bonnie 2342 consigned by Rafter ML Livestock, Harrison, Neb.; sold to Thomas Kaiser, Hermosa