the Best Sell. These 376 ranch raised bulls
uniquely represent both our philosophies and our breeding
program. They have been carefully bred and selected to
meet the demands of the commercial cowman. Several herd
mates that did not live up to our expectations have already
been culled. We keep extensive records on our cattle and
we follow a very strict selection and culling program that
is based on facts and figures, as well as on frequent observations
bulls have been cataloged on the following pages according
to their breed groups. Each bull is identified with a lot
number that corresponds to the number on his yellow PCC ear
tag. The sale order is expected to follow the lot numbers
from low to high. For the most part, these bulls have been
cataloged by sire groups. We will start each sire group with
the best and/or the most popular bulls within that group.
This makes it easier for you to purchase one-half and three-quarter
have provided extensive information on each bull to help
you make the right selections. This information is explained
on page 10
. We urge you to look for bulls that are strong
in the traits your cowherd is weak in, but always remember
to keep “balance” in mind because single trait
selection can quickly wreck a cowherd. Registration certificates
on all registered bulls will be transferred to the buyer.
NO Grain Required.
Because it is the right thing to do, we develop our bulls on
a 100% grain-free ration. Our forage-tested bulls are tested
for their ability to perform on grass. Our yearling bulls are
developed on a grain-free, high-roughage ration designed for
moderate gains of only 2 pounds per day.
and Fertility. We maintain a very thorough
health and vaccination program. These bulls will all have
a general health and fertility examination, and will be cleared
for interstate transportation. Bulls must pass their fertility
test to be sold in this sale. They are guaranteed
to be breeders! All of our bulls have been tested negative for PI-BVD. We
believe this is something bull buyers should require.
Interests. On a few designated bulls we retain
the right to collect, use and market semen at some future
date. As purchaser of the bull you will receive a 25 percent
revenue-sharing semen interest, along with full possession
of the bull. If done at all, semen will be collected at your
convenience and at our expense. This in no way affects your
use of the bull! Everyone with a semen interest will be allowed
to collect and store semen for in-herd use with no obligation
to others with a semen interest. In the event semen is marketed
and revenue is produced the resulting proceeds, minus incurred
expenses, shall be divided among those who own a semen interest.
Designated bulls will be marked “RETAINED
Auction. Although our unique cowboy auction
has an auction format, it has no fast-talking auctioneer
and no loud, in-your-face bid takers. Everyone who has attended
one of our cowboy auctions has appreciated and enjoyed it.
Every bull will have a base price posted in this catalog.
When it is time to sell a particular bull, we will ask those
who are interested, at the base price, to raise their buyer
number. If there is only one number in the air, the bull
will be sold to that number at the base price. If there is
more than one number in the air, we will increase the price
in $250 increments until only one number remains. This provides
a very simple, low-pressure way to purchase bulls. You will
always know what the bid is and you will always know who
is bidding against you.
only problem with our cowboy auction is there can be a tie
bid when the last two (or more) buyer numbers drop out at
the same time. When that happens we will give the bid to
the bidder with the lowest buyer number. The other bidder(s)
will then be required to increase the bid by $50 or $100
(up to the next $100 increment) to stay in the auction. If
he increases the bid, then the bidder with the lowest buyer
number can raise the bid another $100, and so on. Basically,
we will have a traditional auction between the two (or more)
bidders who all dropped out at the same time. We can usually
break a tie in 5 or 10 seconds.