While southern Alberta rancher Dallas Jensen is probably holidaying in Israel at this point, he doesn’t have to worry about feeding Angus cattle this winter after dispersing the purebred herd on the 100-year-old family farm last fall.
Citing it was “time for a change, and time to do some things we want to do,” Jensen and wife Sandy along with partners Chris and Jen Jensen staged a two-day Crowfoot Ranch sale near Standard, east of Calgary in late November to disperse more than 600 head of purebred Red and Black Angus cows, calves and breeding bulls.
Day 1 highlights of some of the top Red herd sires — Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U sired by Crowfoot 6004S sold for $46,000 to Genex Cooperative Inc. Canada/U.S. and Ole Farms, Athabasca, Alta and Crowfoot 0102X sired by Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U also sold for $42,000 to Ole Farms, Athabasca, Alta.
On the female side Crowfoot Erica 6028S sired by Crowfoot Max 1743L sold for $10,500 to Dennis Bjelland and Nathan Jensen, Iddlesleigh, Alta. along with 222A, Red Crowfoot Allstar 3259A sold for $16,750 to Cutbank Cattle Co, Three Hills, Alta.
With the auction managed by Brent Carey and Ryan Dorran here are some of the average sale results from Day 1:
Red Angus and Black Red Gene carriers average:
64 Red Angus cows and bull calves $6,512.
14 Black Angus Red gene carriers and bull calves $4,211.
50 Red Angus cows and heifer calves $5,182.
25 Black Angus Red gene carriers and heifer calves $4,397.
23 Red Angus and Black Angus Red gene carrier cows $2,896.
66 Red Angus and Black Angus red gene carrier bred yearlings $3,271.
Red Angus heifer calves $2,000.
9 Red Angus & Black Angus red gene carrier bull calves $3,539.
4 Red Angus herd sires $23,500.
From the Canadian Cattlemen website: Livestock Sales
Moving into the Black cattle on Day 2, a couple of the sale highlights included:
Black Angus cows and bull calves — Crowfoot Rev Rose sired by Crowfoot Joker 6172S sold for $9,000 to Edie Creek Angus, Douglas, Man., while Crowfoot Equation 385A sired by Crowfoot Equation 5793R sold for $14,000 to McCutcheon Farms, Athabasca, Alta.
And Crowfoot Pearl 8006U sired by Crowfoot Joker 6172S sold for $9,000 to Poplar Meadows, Houston, B.C., while 400A Crowfoot Equation 3077A sired by Crowfoot Equation 5793R sold for $8,000 to McCutcheon Farms, Athabasca, Alta.
Averages for the Black Angus cattle tallied:
93 Black Angus cows and bull calves averaged $5,390.
91 Black Angus cows and heifer calves averaged $4,346.
22 Black Angus cows averaged $2,850.
84 Black Angus bred yearlings $2,666.
6 Black Angus heifer calves $1,383.
1 Black Angus bull calf $1,300.
6 Black Angus herd sires $4,267.