American Angus bull sale averages $12,038 per head

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DENVER — Angus enthusiasts consigned 42 bulls to the 2015 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Jan. 14 in Denver. The annual sale, which is the only managed by the American Angus Association, grossed $505,600 and averaged $12,038.

A panel of three judges including Chris Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Bruce Stertzbach, Louisville, Ohio; and Joe Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky., evaluated the bulls and selected division and overall champions.

Silveiras Bros., of Firebaugh, Calif., consigned the grand champion bull, Silveiras First Reaction2510.

The October 2012 son of Dameron First Class became the high-selling lot. A syndicate of breeders purchased the winning bull for $120,000.

The buyers

The syndicate included: Malson Angus, Parma, Idaho; Rockin S Ranch, Inc, Riverdale, Calif.; Lott Angus Farm, Camen, Okla.; Drew Hall, Ethel, La..; Dave & Valerie Last, Valley Center, Calif.; Stahley Farms, Valley Center, Calif.; North Camp Angus, Saint Ignatius, Mont.; Denny Family, Lubbock, Texas; Echols Angus Ranch, Caddo, Texas, Flying G, Brenham, Texas; Cattle Visions LLC, Clark, Mo.; Chapman Angus Ranch, Elmore City, Okla.; and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla.

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