WEBO ANGUS 7th Annual Production Sale
Dear Friends and Cattlemen
We are pleased to offer you a set of bulls that have proven performance stacked in their pedigrees as well as strong maternal traits. Our herd is enrolled in the American Angus Association's Maternal Plus Program. This program gives us the ability to track genetic trends within our cow herd as compared to the breed averages. At this time, our herd is above breed average for Heifer Preg Rates and above breed average for docility. We put a fair amount of selection pressure on these traits. Additionally, our herd is at breed average for both CED and BW EPD's, slightly higher for WW at +50WW, and slightly higher for scrotal. We have, and will continue to, select bulls for use in our program, both natural and AI service that keep maternal traits as a top priority. It is our opinion that when you select for the females, the bulls they raise will have balanced EPD's to keep you in business.
On the performance side we apply quite a bit of selection pressure for carcass traits as well as optimum performance. We strive for the optimum because of the limited, or should we say challenging, range conditions we face in Wyoming. Our goals continue to be producing bulls that will sire extra fancy feeder calves, genetically geared to have built-in high octane performance and still maintain a very functional set of maternal females that "can take it". We still continue to follow the "Old Cowboy Rule" of put as much milk and performance as your environment will let you have in yours cows, because beef is still sold by the pound, either live, in the box or at the meet counter.
We continue to search for feed efficient genetics that will offer your calf or yearling buyer, cattle that have the genetics to produce a profit at every level. Today's, feeder buyers are looking for and often paying a premium for cattle that will have high quality grades, with shorter, fewer days on feed before harvest. These bulls will produce calves that will fit that demand profile, with real world function along with added fertility while maintaining a maternal cow with extra's for you.
We feel it is fair to mention that the October blizzard has had an impact on the yearling weights. We took weaning weights on the calves before the blizzard, but made the wise choice to leave the calves on the cows just a few more days to get by the storm. The September weaning weights were used by the association as the actual weights. When we took weights again on October 14th, the calves had lost 6-8% of their body weight and have had to regain that weight loss, which messed with the yearling weights some. We have consulted with the Angus Association on the weaning and yearling weights; both are the actual weights with no allowance figured into the yearling weights.
Please join us on Tuesday April 1, 2014. We will serve a great beef lunch and happily answer questions about our cattle. Come to the sale, look the cattle over and make your own decisions. If you have questions or concerns, know we will stand behind our cattle. Thank you for considering our program we are very pleased you came. We look forward to serving as your source for high quality, efficient Angus bulls.
Waldon & Buttons York
Connealy Consensus 7229 Calves are the Cowman's kind! They are the favorite sire group of all the cowmen you talk to. Birth weights are moderate, they get up and go to work and look like they have a tremendous amount of power and performance in them!
Connealy Confidence 0100 is a Calving Ease specialist. Not many bulls deliver extreme calving ease in such a desirable package. Confidence continues to amaze breeders with the amount of pure substance, muscle shape and structural correctness he sires for such a calving ease bull. Progeny have been sale features and will continue be.
Sitz Easy Street 523W is loaded with maternal benefits, his sire and grandsire are two of the best maternal sires in the breed. Hard to find elite calving ease and maternal combination. Moderate in his frame, big ribbed, soft made with added scrotal. Our oldest daughters are yearlings this year. We have baby calves on the ground again, they are small come quick and will get to their feet and hunt some lunch in a hurry. When it was so cold in mid February our first calf heifers were calving, these guys did not lay around.
Directions to the Sale
The WEBO Angus 7th Annual Production Sale is being held April 1, 2014 at the ranch 8 miles east of Lusk, WY on Highway 20 towards Nebraska. Turn right (south) at Pfister Road and go 6/10 miles to the bottom of the hill. Watch for signs for further directions.
If you need additional directions, please contact us via phone using the contact information at the bottom of this page.