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November 27th - Bieber Fever V
Bieber Fever V - December 5th, 2013

We are just a week away from Bieber Fever V, which will be held here at the ranch and on DVAuction on December 5th beginning at 1pm CST. The sale catalog is available online along with videos of all of the sale lots.

Visit our Fall Production Sale page for the catalog and videos!

This week at the ranch the guys have started getting the shop cleaned up and ready for sale day. They have also started getting the preview pens ready to go by spreading clean straw. All of the sale cattle will be available for preview on Wednesday December 4th. As well as before the sale on December 5th.

 

 

Today one of our vets from the Ashley Vet Clinic in Ashley, ND was at the ranch performing breed soundness exams on all of the Coming 2 Year Old bulls on the Bieber Fever V offering. 

     

Jenny is performing a manual examination of the internal breeding anatomy, then she takes a semen sample and evaluates the structure and mobility. 

 

Here are a few of the bulls that we are really excited about. All of the bulls catalog information and videos can be viewed on our Fall Production Sale Page. If you have any questions about any of the cattle on the offering feel free to contact Craig Bieber at 605-439-3628 office or 605-216-8169 or Craig Howard 605-377-3128. 

 

Coming 2 Year Old bulls

 

Lot 171 - Phenotypically Lot 171 is one of the best LSF JBOB Expectation 6034S sons we have ever raised. He has an impressive herd bull look and herd bull EPD numbers to match. Check out this calving ease bull exceptional carcass EPD values!

 

Lot 189 - This VGW Oly 903 son is a calving ease specialist with a BW EPD in the top 3% of the breed, followed by growth ratios of 117 for WW and 115 for YW. All of his EPD values are off the charts. This bull's maternal granddam Basin Primrose 4167 is the dam of Lot 171. This herdbull prospect has a great cowline behind him, he's one to watch!

 

 Lot 235 - This is another son of LSF JBOB Expectation 6034S. Hes a black red angus calving ease bull with carcass numbers off the charts. His Marbeling EPD value is 1.76 which puts him in the top 1%. If you perform and EPD search on the Red Angus website using Lot 235's marbeling score of 1.76 only one bull has a higher marbeling EPD value. This bull has the ability to add carcass merit to any herd!  

 

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day weekend with their families, and we hope to see everyone next Thursday for Bieber Fever V!

 

 


November 20th - Taking DNA Samples
Fall 2013

Its starting to feel a little more like winter here in South Dakota. The weather has been very mild and quite warm for November the past couple weeks, but thats all come to an end today with highs in the teens for the next few days. Hopefully the weather warms up again since we are now just two short weeks away from Bieber Fever V, which will be held here at the ranch on December 5th. The sale catalog can be viewed online along with the videos of each of the lots on the offering.

Click here to go to the Fall Production Sale page to view the catalog and videos.

Here is a picture taken of a few of the sale cows on the Bieber Fever V offering out grazing cornstalks before the sale. These are great hearty females that can add to any operation. Feel free to call Craig Bieber or Craig Howard if you have any questions about the cattle on the offering!

 

The guys have started getting the shop cleaned out and cleaned up this past few days. Their main project this week was pouring, weighing and taking DNA samples of all of the yearling bulls. We took weights on all of the bulls to see how they are doing as far as Average Daily Gains. We like to get weights on the bulls a few times throughout the feeding period. The DNA samples will be sent in for 50K testing, which will improve the accuracies on the yearling bulls EPD values on the March Production sale. A bull that has been 50K tested will have EPD values that are similar in accuracy to a bull that has sired one calf crop. All of the Coming 2 Year Old bulls that are on the Bieber Fever V offering have been 50K tested. 

 

Mike pouring the bulls while Caleb brings them into the tub and works them through the alley.

     

Mike collecting the DNA sample. We take our hair DNA samples from the switch on the tail. A good sample has around 20-30 intact hair follicles. The samples are placed on hair collection cards and the bulls tag number is written on the card! 

 

Be sure to check out the sale catalog and videos on our Fall Production Sale page, and feel free to call if you have any questions!

 


November 13th - Bieber Fever V Catalogs
Bieber Fever V - December 5th, 2013

Bieber Fever V is just three weeks away! The sale will be held here at the ranch as well as on DVAuction.com, on December 5th starting at 1pm CST. This offering includes 157 bred Red Angus cows, 500 commercial females bred to Bieber bulls, and 75 registered Red Angus Coming 2 Yr Old Bulls. This is a great offering with quality bred females and bulls that will add to any operation!

 

The sale catalogs should be arriving at your house any day now. If you are not on our mailing list or did not recieve a catalog, please call our office at 605-439-3628 and we will make sure a catalog is sent to you. The sale catalog is also available online if you follow this link to our Fall Production Sale page. Video of some of the lots are available now on our Fall Production Sale Page. Videos will continure to be added throughout the next few days, so if a lot that you would like to preview is not uploaded yet be sure to check back in a few days. We will run the video of each lot during the sale, instead of bringing each lot through a sale ring like we have been doing now for a number of years. The cattle will be sorted and penned for preview all day Wednesday, December 4th and before the sale on December 5th. 

 

Our catalog offers a ton of data to help you choose the females and bulls that will best suit the needs of your cattle and operation.  The best resource available for comparing different females and bulls expected performance is EPDs or Expected Progeny Differences. For a glossary of the different EPD terms and how to read the data in our catalg please refer to pages 50 and 52 in our sale catalog. Pages 48-49 in our catalog also discuss multi breed EPD comparisons between the Simmental and Red Angus Associations as well as 'Cowherd Building Traits', which is an excerpt from the free 8 page "Rancher's Guide to EPDs" available from the Red Angus Association.

 

All of the Coming 2 Year Old bulls have been 50K tested. 50K is a tool that observes 50,000 locations on the animal's genome and identifies which genes that animal possesses and their impact of various traits. The additional information from the 50K test is calculated into the animal's EPDs. Resulting in EPD values that are more accurate. A bull that has been 50K tested will have EPD values with accuracy similar to that of one calf crop. Therefore you can be confident while purchasing a calving ease or high growth on the December 5th sale! 

 

The Coming 2 Year Old bulls were also Feed Efficency Tested thru the Werner Feed Efficiency test facility in Iowa. We have been interested in Feed Efficency for a number of years now and decided to test this group of bulls. We are evaluating the data and trying to decide how to move forward with feed efficiency testing in the future. The Feed Efficency data is not printed in the catalog but is available upon request. Feel free to contact Craig Bieber for more information. 

 

We are excited about this upcoming offering! If you have any questions regarding the sale catalog or a question about the cattle on the offering we would like to help you. Feel free to contact Craig Bieber 605-439-3628 or 605-216-8169, or Craig Howard 605-377-3128. We enjoy getting to know our customers and hearing more about their operations. Our last Customer meeting for this fall will be held next Tuesday, November 19th at the Wellington Brown Steakhouse in Montrose, South Dakota. We hope to see you there! 

 


November 6th - Clipping and Videoing Sale Cattle
Bieber Fever V - December 5th, 2013

It has been a beautiful week here in Leola. We have had bright sunny days with moderate temperatures. We're hoping that this nice weather will continue through Bieber Fever V which will be held on December 5th here at the ranch. The catalogs are back from the printer and should be arriving at your house soon! If you would like a catalog but are not on the mailing list please email us your address at office@bieberredangus.com and we will make sure a catalog is mailed to you. The PDF version of the catalog is available now online, follow this link to access it now! The videos of each of the sale lots will be added to the website as soon as they are finished along with actual scrotal measurements for the sale bulls. If you have any questions about the cattle in the offering feel free to contact us. Craig Bieber can be reached at the office (605) 428-3628 or cell (605)216-8169 or Craig Howard (cowboss) can be reached on his cell (605) 377-3128.We enjoy talking with our customers about their operations so we can help them choose cattle that will the most to their operations.

Late last week we had Zach our clipper here to help us get the cattle looking their best for videoing and sale day. Craig Howard, Caleb and Mike all helped prep the animals to be clipped by brushing the manure and dirt out of their hair.They then used a big blow dryer to clean all of the sand and dirt out of their hair. Zach then used hand held clippers to trim the animals hair on their head, topline and tail. Torches were then used to blend and trim the hair on the neck and body.

Here are some pictures of us getting the cattle to look and video their best!

Shaving the bulls hair on his head and trim the hair along the topline with clippers.

Using a torch to trim and blend the hair on the neck with the shaved hair on the bulls head.

Using the torch to trim and blend the bulls hair on his body with the tightly clipped hair along his topline.

While we had each sale animal in the clipping chute we inserted their lot tags. The sale cattle will be displayed before the sale in lot ordered groups. After the sale cows were finished being clipped we walked then back out to cornstalks.

 

 

     

     

 

This week Mark Hotchkiss was here fliming our sale videos.The video of each sale lot will be available for preview on our website prior to the sale. We also use the video to sell the cattle during the sale and on DVAuction instead of running instead of running the cattle through a sale ring. Therefore we spend a lot of time getting great quality video of the sale animals. 

     

     

Working the bull around the video pen to get footage of him walking and posing.

     

Craig Howard and Caleb doing anything they can think of to get the bulls attention, and his ears pointed towards Mark.

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The bulls all finished and ready to head back out to pasture.

 


 
         
         
       
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