The One & Only Sale
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at the National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO.
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Auctioneer: Jered Shipman of TX
Sale Manager: Matt Macfarlane of M3 Marketing of CA
The annual auction sponsored by Colorado Simmental moved into National Western Stock Show's new state-of-the-art Wagner Equipment Auction Arena for its 2023 sale of both live and frozen lots. Consignments were from throughout the U.S., with registered in-person and online bidders from 28 states and Canada.
The new arena was full of cattlemen as the sale opened with the selection of the People's Choice Power Simmental, and a donation lot benefitting the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation and Colorado Simmental.
High-Selling lots included:
- Lot 2 - CLRS Guardian 317G, 2/3/19 herd bull by Hook's Beacon 56B - $100,000 for 50% Semen Interest and 100% possession. Consigned by: Willie Morris Cattle, Plainfield, IA, Denio Cattle Co., IA and Clear Springs Cattle Co., MN. Sold to: Keith Lambright, Maple Lane Angus, Shipshewanna, IN and Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, OK.
- Lot 1B - FRKG Karat 221K ET, 2/23/22 open heifer by SO Remedy 7F - $64,000. Consigned by: Freking Cattle, MN. Sold to: Bowling Cattle Co., Greencastle, IN.
- Lot 3 - Pick of the entire Werning Cattle Co. herd to flush - $30,000. Consigned by: Werning Cattle Co., SD. Sold to: Baty Livestock, CO.
- Lot 11 - STCC Follow Serena 167J, 9/26/21 bred heifer by Gateway Follow Me F163 bred to WHF Point Proven H45 - $25,000. Consigned by: Aribella Beins, UT and Trennepohl Farms, IN. Sold to: Lanas Smith, CO.
- Lot 12 - KLER/HLL Rain Marie J33, 4/2/21 bred heifer by Profit bred to THSF Lover Boy B33 - 1/2 interest for $19,500. Consigned by: Hill Bros. Livestock, CO and KLER Cattle Co., MN. Sold to: Justin Debower, IA.
- Lot 9 - Bailey's Something Dreamy, 5/28/22 open heifer by JSUL Something About Mary 8421 - $18,000. Consigned by: Kolt Cattle Co., NE. Sold to: Megan Brown, AL.
- Lot 18 - DANR/VPF Suede, 3/20/22 bred heifer by Remington Lock N Load 54U bred to THSF Lover Boy B33 - $14,300. Consigned by: Danner Farms and Ver Ploeg Farms , IA. Sold to: Lisa Walsh, WI.
- Lot 32 - (3) Silveiras Style 9303 x CLAC Black Satin 379G Sexed Female Embryos - $12,000. Consigned by: Harker Simmentals, IN. Sold to: Foster Bros., TX.
- Lot 26 - TPHT Just Q K352H, 2/20/22 bull by WHF Quantum G18 - $10,500. Consigned by: Top Hat Simmental, UT. Sold to: Justin Loomis, KS.
The One & Only sale included a donation lot to benefit the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation and Colorado Simmental Association.
Lee Dixie Erica 1110 was selected as the 2022 Power Simmental by Willie Altenburg of Fort Collins, CO. This SimAngus female is safe with calf by HSF Lover Boy B33, and Altenburg graciously offered the bred heifer as the 2023 donation lot.
A consortium of breeders came together to support the donation. This group included: Bridle Bit Simmentals, CO; Circle M Farm, TX; Circle Ranches, CA; Freking Cattle Co., MN; Griswold Cattle Co., OK; Kearns Cattle, NE; Red River Farms, CA & TX; Reflected R Ranch, CO; Rocking P Ranch, MO; Trennepohl Family Farm, IN; and Jame Secondino Krieger, MI.
Following the benefit, Lee Dixie Erica 1110 was sold to Lawrence Family Farm, OH.
Frame 8888 - Potential buyers appreciating Guardian in the display pen prior to the One & Only sale. CLRS Guardian 317G, sold to Maple Lane Angus and Griswold Cattle Co.
Frame 8878 - The Meet-n-Greet allowed networking, refreshments, and a chance to preview elite sale lots.
Frame 8916 - Paul Hill leads Lee Dixie Erica 1110, the Foundation donation heifer, through the ring.