75 bulls - $3383 - 31 Fall born bulls - $3065 - 44 yearling bulls - $3608 145 Red Angus open Replacement heifers - $700 14 Red Angus/Hereford open replacement heifers - $680 It was a cool morning on February 3 for the annual “You Buy, We Bid” Gill Red Angus Spring Bull Sale, but that didn’t stop a huge crowd from gathering for this top event. In fact, it was the largest crowd ever assembled and the cooks did a great job preparing, as there were only 2 bowls of chili left at the end of the day. Gill Red Angus believes strongly in high quality cattle and customer service. They travel from feeder to feeder and barn to barn placing bids on their customers’ calves throughout the year. It’s been proven that when top quality Gill Red Angus genetics are used, those calves will top the markets when they sell. The High Selling sire group was WR Mr. Red Dawg 5335. His sons had everyone talking and commenting about how even and strong these bulls were. Eleven sons sold, from $5750 to $3250, for an average of $4450. Eight of them were full brothers that were all sired by Red Dawg and out of the great LMG Dynette 902 cow. These bulls were in high demand and had great numbers to go along with their powerful look. They are 3.3 49 84 17 41 10 -.08 .21. Lot 45 topped this group of bulls. This long made, very thick quartered and deep-bodied bull had the crowd excited. Bidding came from all over the place until finally repeat customer, Sandy Willow Red Angus from Waubay, SD, grabbed him for $5750. Two other full brothers, Lots 47 and 44, both sold to repeat customer, Shane Lynch from Keldron, ND. They are both big stout, very classy made, thick bulls and will sire some real consistent feeder calves and outstanding replacement heifers. They both sold for $5500 and $5000. Lots 40, 41, and 42 were all selected by the same ranch. It was Gene Korzan from Kimball, SD, who made the good investment. All three of these bulls were nearly identical in style and shape. Lot 40 was the highest performing bull of the day and sold for $5000 while lot 41 sold for $5000, and lot 42 sold for $4750. Gene Korzan also purchased another Red Dawg son out of the top donor cow, LMG Sara 817. Lot 38 left the ring at $4000. His EPDs are 1.7 39 71 23 42 11 .00 .19. Repeat customers, Dan and Tara Hooper, Merriman, NE, selected another outstanding full brother. Gill Red Angus kept ½ semen and ½ possession interest in this outstanding bull. Gill Red Angus plans to use him extremely strong in their program and you will see sons out of him in the future. This long, classy, thick, and deep made bull left the ring at $4250 for ½ interest. Topping the entire sale was Lot 62, a coming yearling son of RED Fine Line Mulberry 26P. This bull put it all together from front to back, as he is a long bodied, dark colored, classy made bull that turned a lot of heads sale day. His EPDs are 2.3 42 74 20 41 8 -.06 .02 and he weaned off at 801 lbs. After the smoke settled and the bidding stopped, Erdman Angus of Leola, SD, made a great purchase for $6250. Lot 61 is another son of donor cow, LMG Sara 817. He is sired by VGW Rattler 908 and had good numbers to go with his great look. They are .8 34 59 15 32 7 .01 .08. This deep-sided bull was in demand and sold to repeat customer, Arlyn Mahrer from Harold, SD, for $5000. Travis Johnson from Sisseton, SD, is another repeat customer of Gill Red Angus and he selected Lot 70 for his great program. This is a powerful LSF Combination son that has a super look to him. This big stout bull has EPDs of 3.8 42 67 9 31 11 14 .09 .01 and left the ring at $4750. Lot 66 was next in line, and is another RED Fine Line Mulberry 26P son. He is a real long, classy and soggy made bull with great numbers. He has 2.7 42 75 25 46 7 .01 -.02. Repeat customer, Northern Lights Ranch, from Opheim, MT, made the great purchase for $4500. Steve Walter from Huron, SD, chose a top fall born bull for his good program. Lot 26 is a PIE Accelerator 4028 son that is real classy made with a lot of muscle and calving ease bred into him. His numbers are 1.6 23 52 10 22 8 -.10 .13. He left the ring at $4500. Cross Diamond Red Angus from Bertrand, NE, selected a super VGW Rattler 908 son for their outstanding Red Angus program. This powerful made, long bodied, clean fronted bull goes back to the great LMG Daorv 841 cow. He sold for $4250 and had EPDs of 2 38 57 12 31 7 .02 -.10. The replacement heifers were also in high demand as bids came from all over. The final bid came in from Dave Mitchell of Elm Creek, NE, over Superior Livestock. He took all of the straight red heifers for $700. Nineteen states were represented on the registration list and bulls sold into nine different states, while the majority of the bulls sold to repeat customers. The volume buyers on the bulls were Cecil Lake from Grant, NE, with five bulls and Gene Korzan from Kimball, SD, with four bulls.