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I've been watching the Stevenson- Basin sale on Superior in between checking on cows...The just sold lot 300 a Future Direction son for $240,000... Some outfit out of Arkansas bought it... Thats either a lot of confidence in the beef industry or a lot of taxable money burning a hole in somebodies pockets that needed investing.....
 

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Oldtimer---that is a huge amount to pay for a bull I agree---but I would guess that there will be some syndicate of the bull or leasing with an AI stud---just think that at $30 per straw that is only 8000 straws of semen. I do realize that the semen revenue will probably be shared---

We have a fellow breeder that once bought a bull for around $4000 (at the time that was a huge amount of money), leased that bull at the age of 5 (after he had proven himself) to a semen stud and has made well over $100,000 on semen sales alone.

Another thing about lot 300 is that he has truly awesome numbers--very balanced----probably this most awesome of all is that he is the all time highest ultrasounding bull for marbling---scanned a 9.57 which is at the highest level of prime while having the fifth largest ribeye of the 600 yearling bulls scanned at Stevenson-Basin. To my knowledge he is the first bull with a marbling epd over 1.0 (most are something like 0.4) and his is 1.02---

Now if he can prove himself----I received an email from the Angus Assn. with his picture--not too bad looking--sometimes unusual for a "numbers" bull.

I am not saying that I would pay that much ever for a bull---but the economics may work in such a way that the buyer makes money off of him!

Take care and cheers---

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I get to pit in and A.I. 100 or so of his half sisters in a month or so lol. Guess I better go give my Future Direction calf some more bedding lol. Was kind of nice for us old Canuckleheads to find that bull and prove him lol.
 

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Just checked that Stevenson calf out-he is an impressive looking individual-wonder whose going to end up selling him. Seems like along time ago I was looking at his Daddy up at Western Breeders in Balzac, Alta.
 

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You have a point there, FH. I can't imagine any of our bulls selling for that amount, however, they have awesome genetics. I guess the proof will be in the puddin'. We are sorry about EXT because the proof never did show itself for a couple years and we are Very Sorry we ever bred anything to EXT.
 
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Hanta Yo said:
You have a point there, FH. I can't imagine any of our bulls selling for that amount, however, they have awesome genetics. I guess the proof will be in the puddin'. We are sorry about EXT because the proof never did show itself for a couple years and we are Very Sorry we ever bred anything to EXT.

Prior to that bull- one sold for $40,000 and they were making quite an issue out of that price-- But then when the one went up to $240,000 even auctioneer Roger Jacobs was stammering a little....
 

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I have some EXT daughters that I like very much. They are out of very genital cows though. That EXT sure marked his calves. I can walk through a pasture and often point out his daughters.
 

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