2015 Production Sale Friday March 6th
Chimney Butte Ranch 2015 Production Sale Friday March 6th 1pm CST at KIST Livestock in Mandan, ND. If you are unable to attend the sale, we will be broadcasting live through DVAuction. Information on how to watch and bid is available at www.dvauction.com
2015 Sale Downloads:
*2015 Sale Catalog
*2015 Yearling Statistical Data
*2015 Bull Sale Guide
Supplement material will be posted as it becomes available. Please feel free to contact Doug with any questions.
2013 Golden Rule High Selling Female
DCH HILLE ZULA Z133- REG NUMBER 1226373 (EPD)
Replacement quality females are offered for sale each year. A limited number are consigned to the Golden Rule Sale. Normally 40-60 replacement females are sold private treaty at the ranch.
GOLDEN RULE SALES
The North Dakota Gelbvieh Association sponsors the Golden Rule sale each year on the last Monday in January. The animals we consign to this sale are hand selected by the sale manager. Over the years, we have sold several females in this sale that have achieved Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction status.
PRIVATE TREATY SALES
Each year we offer replacement quality females for sale at the ranch. The animals offered are sound and guaranteed. We hold the standard of anything we sell to be of quality we would use in our own herd. Bred females are offered in three groups, bred heifers, older cows, and late breds.
BRED HEIFERS---- OUR FUTURE/YOUR OPPORTUNITY
We develop more heifers than we need for annual replacements. All the heifers are developed as one group. We price the animals separately and offer for sale starting January each year. We stop sales when we reach the number we need to retain as replacements in our own herd.
OLDER COWS---- ONLY GOOD COWS GET OLD
Our operation runs cattle in rugged demanding terrain. We also winter graze until the cows cannot get thru the snow. These conditions cull hard doing and inferior animals quickly. The cows that have stayed in the herd have proven themselves for condition, productivity, structure and attitude. We find we can sell these old proven cows to operations that work in an easier environment, and they typically continue to raise several more good calves. These older cows have produced sale bulls and our replacement females.
LATER BRED FEMALES---- OUR LOSS/ YOUR GAIN
To manage our herd efficiently, we need to keep the calving period condensed. This results in a more uniform bull sale offering, and better sorting for pastures and breeding. Many of these animals are late because some of the breeding pastures are too large for one bull to service, or a bull may have gotten hurt resulting in cows not serviced on time. These cows are from the heart of the herd and will work very well in herds that calve in late April or May.
All the females offered are guaranteed bred, and have registration papers available. Please contact us if you have interest in bred females.