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The Whitestone Krebs Bull and Horse Sale Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary!
Snow, rain, and mud kept us from hosting the WK Bull and Horse Sale on our original date, but blue sky and sunshine were plentyful on our rescheduled date of March 21st! A big crowd of ranchers and breeders from across the country gathered on the seats for our 30th annual sale. Thank you to everyone who participated...we greatly appreciate your continued confidence in WK genetics!
- 203 Yearling Angus Bulls...........................$4,459.00
- 25 Yearling Black Simmental Bulls..............$2,770.00
- 61 Fall Calving Commercial Bred Heifers......$1417.00
- 499 Commercial Yearling Heifers.................$810.00
- 6 Ranch Geldings.......................................$5,283.00
Highlights of this years sale included:
Lot A- WK George - $50,000.00 1/2 Interest - to: Dudley Booth, Veteran, WY., Lienemann Cattle Co., Princeton, NE., Whispering Pines Angus, Winne, AK., Edgar Bros., Rochkam, S.D., Spring Garden Ranch, Bluegrass, VA., D&S Cattle, Inola, OK., Rocking S, Stigler, OK, Bear Mountian Angus, Palisade, NE., One Double Bar Cattle Co., Gordon, NE., Sagebrush Cattle Co., Elgin, UT., Schelske Angus, Virgil, S.D.
Lot 9 - WK Bobcat - $28,000.00 - to Bobcat Angus, Galata, MT., Mytty Angus, Florcence, MT., and Joseph Angus Ranch, Winner, S.D.
Lot 10 - WK Power Up 9363 - $16,000.00 - to Malson Angus Ranch, Parma, ID.
Lot 3 - WK Power Up 9412 - $ 15,500.00 - to Wagonhammer Ranches, Albion, NE.
Lot 1 - WK Reward 9302 - $12,500.00 - to Sydenstricker Genetics, Mexico, MO.
Lot 15 - WK Bounty - $12,000.00 - to Grandview Cattle, Orleans, NE.
Lot 6 - WK Pendelton 9402 - $10,000 - to Martin Angus, Wray, CO.
Lot 7 - WK Reward 9389 - $9,500.00 - to Booth's Cherry Creek, Veteran, WY. and Malm Ranch Co., Albin, NE.
Lot 11 - WK Retail Product 9027 -$9,000.00 - to A&B Angus, Bassett, NE and Express Ranch, Yukon, OK.
Lot 8 - WK Uptown 9459 - $8,500.00 - to Ralph Hannekan, Royalton, MN.
Lot 18 - WK Performer 9277 - $7500.00 - to Thomas Angus Ranch, Harold, S.D.
Whitestone Krebs Awarded Grand Champion Carload at 2010 National Western Stock Show.
Whitestone Krebs exhibited the Grand Carload at the 2010 Denver Stock Show. This marks the fourth consecutive year the WK carload has been named Champion or Reserve. Every member ot this year's champion carload was produced naturally in the productive WK cowherd, with no embryo bulls. The carload included sons of WK Reward, WK Uptown, WK Power Up, MC 2500, TC One Way, Connealy Right Answer, and HARB Pendleton. Several members of the carload will be used heavily in the 2010 breeding season, at the ranch. Click on the herd sire page to see pictures of a few of them! Whitestone Krebs has exhibited carload and pen bulls at the National Western Stock Show every year since 1980.
It's a Girl!
Ty and Kaleigh Krebs welcomed Kynsleigh Marie to thier family on March 26, 2010. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 inches long. Both Kynsleigh and Kaleigh are both healthy and doing fine.....and Ty too!
Summer of 2009 - A Historic Summer for Angus Breeders in America and Russia
Angus Genetics of Russia made history this summer with thier record-setting import of Angus cattle from Whitestone Krebs. Since May, three livestock ships have carried 3000 head of Angus heifers and bulls from Willmington, Delaware, across the Atlantic ocean to St. Petersburg, Russia. Eldon Krebs stated: "These cattle will serve as the foundation genetics for a exciting new operation that will provide Angus genetics to Russia's rapidly growing beef industry." Everyone at Whitestone Krebs expresses our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our freinds at Angus Genetics of Russia for thier support of WK genetics!
Australian Visitors inspect WK Genetics
Whitestone Krebs thanks Stephen Handbury for stopping by Whitestone Krebs during his summer tour of American Angus operations. Steve owns and operates Anvil Angus, a registered cattle operation in Queensland, Australia. Steve is also a partner in WK Replay, the high selling bull of the 2009 WK Bull and Horse Sale. Steve especially liked the new WK herdsire, Hammer, who he commented "Was the nicest son of 338 he has seen." Steve, thanks for your support of WK Genetics and for your visit to the ranch!
Sandhill ranchers have been blessed with a great summer. Since the spring, rain has been pletiful and temperatrues have remained mild. It has all added up to lush green pastures and hay meadows. In fact, some hay meadows have been too wet to harvest 100% of the avaliable forage.
Along with surplus grass, cows and calves have benefited as well. Many operations report that this years calf crop will be the heavier at weaning that they've been in some time. The cows have maintained a healthy body condition score as well. No doubt, this has been a summer we will remember fondly for some time to come!
Thanks to L. Tucker Link of Kiamichi Link Ranch in Oklahoma for making the new and exciting outcross bull, HAMMER, the highest valued bull of the 2009 Denver Stock Show, at $300,000.00! HAMMER is sired by Right Time 338 and out of a Strategy x Explorer dam, Belmont Lady 9015 3313. Click on our herd sire page for more information. Contact Whitestone Krebs at 308-282-2021 for semen.
WK Carload Bulls Claim 3rd Straight Championship at Denver Stock Show
WK Genetics Go To Work In Russia
Whitestone Krebs would like to thank Angus Genetics of Russia for their purchase of the first American Angus cattle to ever set foot on Russian soil. On September xx, 2008, two jumbo jets left Chicago loaded with over 250 head of WK genetics bound for Moscow, Russia. Eldon, Louisa, Ty, and Dr. Jeff Erquiaga left soon thereafter to meet the cattle upon arrival. The trip took about 18 hours, which is about the same amount of time it would take to shipping cattle from Gordon to Nevada by truck. It is exciting to see the popularity of Angus cattle begin to stretch beyond the borders of the United States!
Progeny Of WK Herd Sire, Midland, Sweep 2009 Denver Female and Bull Show
Congratulations to Calli Bayer and Gamble Angus on their daughter of BR Midland who claimed Grand Champion Female honors in both the Junior and Open show at the 2009 Denver Stock Show. BR Midland’s influence was equally strong in the bull show as EXAR Titlelist, a Midland son, was named the Grand Champion of the bull show. Congratulations to Express Ranches and the Titlelist partners! This win marked Titlelist’s third consecutive victory of 2009, following wins at both Kansas City and Louisville.
New For 2009…Lower Semen Price on BR Midland! Now Only $30.00 per unit!
The semen price on BR Midland has been lowered from $50.00, to only $30.00 per unit! BR Midland sired every Grand Champion in the heifer and bull show at this year’s Denver Stock Show. BR Midland continues to sire carcass leading off spring that excel in eye-appeal and performance. BR Midland is AM free. Click on our herd sire page for more informantion on this proven WK herd sire. To order your BR Midland semen, contact Whitestone Krebs at 308-282-2021.
March 14, 2008 was a snowy day in Gordon, NE, but the wintry weather didn’t keep folks away from our Annual Bull and Horse sale. This year’s sale featured over 650 head of WK genetics including: 200 Angus yearling bulls, 22 two year old Angus bulls, 12 yearling Simmental bulls, and 430 commercial Angus open heifers. Also selling were 15 ranch geldings and 3 mares. The averages are as follows:
- 22 two year old Angus bulls - $4455.00
- 201 yearling Angus bulls- $4044.00
- 12 Simmental Yearling bulls - $3048.00
- 430 commercial Angus open heifers - $ 922.00
- 15 ranch geldings - $7303.00
- 3 mares - $2783.00
Thank you for making the 2008 WK Bull and Horse Sale a successful event.