Sioux Pass Livestock & Grain
  April 01 , 2018 to April 04 , 2018
 
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To All,

I want to thank you for taking the time to look at our sale offering. Let me tell you about these bulls. They were weaned the middle of September on home raised pea hay and given two rounds of vaccinations. In early October after the second set of shots these bulls were turned out on a brome grass hay meadow with only a mineral package for supplement.

When the snow came we started feeding our pea hay and started the bulls on home raised speltz. Mostly because I miscalculated, the bulls were only being fed 4 1/2 pounds of grain by the 1st of February. At this point we moved the bulls to Weschenfelders feedlot in Shepard, Montana.

 February was a tough month with winter weather, a real stress test. That said, we are very happy with our offering and feel that these bulls are a testament to our program. The bulls are naturally thick, easy fleshing and sound. They are standing on excellent feet and exhibit sound, correct structure.

To fit the management of many of our customers, we strive to produce calving ease bulls that can be used on heifers for two or three years. Since we emphasize early weaning and yearling growth, producers can then rotate these bulls onto the mature cow herd and not sacrifice pay weight. Light birth weight cattle with performance is the first part of the equation. Getting these cattle to shut down at a reasonable mature size, is the second. We may not have coined the phrase “curvebender” but we have always subscribed to the philosophy. “Environmental selection” is a phrase we will take credit for. Our winter environment is harsh and our cows have had to produce being wintered entirely on hay and straw with snow sometimes being the only water source. We have produced an efficient cow herd because only the efficient cattle remain.

Our direction is reinforced by the $W value calculated by the AAA. An index we feel best meets the needs of the western commercial industry. This is not to say we don’t watch end product merit, we do. We have carefully added carcass value to the equation. The disposition of these bulls is excellent, and the 35 years we have been breeding cattle has built a herd to fit the commercial industry in the rugged western environment.

They will work for you!

Thank You,

Carter Miklovich

Sioux Pass Angus

Auction Dates/Times: Start: April 01, 2018 11:00 PM Eastern
Close: April 04, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern
Auction Description: Selling 37 Angus bulls
Terms: Viewing of the bulls Sale bulls are at Weschenfelder’s Feedlot in Shepard, Montana and available to view now until April 2, 2018. Retained Interest All bulls sell in their entirety. Sale bull videos Videos of the bulls can be viewed at billpelton.com. Guarantee Bulls selling for $2,500 or more are guaranteed for the first breeding season. If a bull is injured, and will be unable to return to service: 1. A suitable replacement bull will be provided if available, or 2. Buyer will receive credit toward purchase of a bull in our next sale, calculated as the difference between the purchase price and salvage value of the injured bull. Bull injury must be diagnosed by a veterinarian. Please notify one of us before the bull is salvaged. EPDs EPDs are current as of 3/2/18. Updated EPDs can be viewed at www.angus.org. All bulls have been DNA tested and have genomically enhanced EPDs through i50K. Terms & Conditions Payment will be due to Sioux Pass Angus within 7 days of the auction close. Pelton Livestock will e-mail the winning bidders an invoice payable to Sioux Pass Angus. All cattle sell under the suggested terms and conditions of the American Angus Association.
Delivery Options: Delivery Bulls selling for $2500 or more will be delivered free within 500 miles. Additional delivery beyond 500 miles will be charged at cost. Buyers that pick up bulls on sale day, or within three days following the sale, will receive a discount of $50 per bull.
Contact: Carter Miklovich
Lodge Grass, MT
(406)679-2179 (406) 639-2524
siouxpassangus@gmail.com