Bill has joked before that “everything on the ranch is for sale!’ Although that probably isn’t completely true, they definitely appreciate the opportunity to offer their cattle to anyone interested. The bulls and several lots of replacement heifers are sold in the Spring, while individual females are routinely offered at the SEGA Sale in December as well as various other sales, as they occur. And, as the logo states, the Wilkinsons will stand behind their cattle, even after the truck and trailer drive off.
2021 PRIVATE TREATY BULL SALE KICK-OFF
Saturday, March 27th at the Ranch in Model, Colorado | Lunch served at noon, Bid-Off begins at 1:00
Currently, we have about 40 bulls on feed here at the Ranch. All bulls have genomic-enhanced EPD’s and will be ultra-sounded, PAP- tested and BSE certified. We feel that this year’s selection of bulls is a great example of listening to our customers’ needs. Over the last 3 years, we have purchased 5 new herd sires, added 3 bulls from our herd and sampled over 25 other sires through our AI program. As a result, we feel confident that we can meet a variety of needs for our customers – strong maternal traits for those wanting to keep their heifers as replacements, performance to add pounds to the calves out of your mature cow herd, and a great selection of “heifer bulls” and “dual-purpose bulls.” That being said, we have identified 17 bulls that we can confidently recommend for use on heifers – EPD’s above 16 for Calving Ease Direct (CED) and below -1.5 for Birth Weight (BW). Click Here to view our Bull Data file for a complete list of bulls on feed and their EPD’s.
Stay tuned for the catalog, videos, and more details as March 27th gets closer!
2020 Replacement Heifers
Last year was a banner year for heifer calves, so we decided to keep nearly all of them.
We identified those that we thought would be outstanding replacement females, then bred them to proven calving ease Balancer bulls. There are around 75 head (68 black, 7 red) and they have been ultrasounded for March/April calves. Zoetis vaccination protocol was followed, so they will be able to go into just about any program out there. We will price them slightly differently, depending on how many you want and which ones. Call Bill at 719 680-0462 for more information.
2020 Bull Sale Kick-Off
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the ranch in Model, Colorado | Lunch served at Noon, Bid Off begins at 1 p.m.
THANK YOU TO ALL BUYERS AND BIDDERS IN OUR SALE.
We greatly appreciate the support of everyone involved. Please let us know if we can help with any questions in the future.
The Wilkinsons would like to invite all of their friends and customers to their place on this last Saturday in March for the Kick-Off to their Private Treaty Bull Sales. In order to give all of their customers an equal chance at the selection of bulls, the Wilkinsons started hosting this Kick-Off Saturday several years ago. It gives everyone a chance to view the bulls in the morning, then enjoy a casual lunch, before the bulls are sold, lot by lot, at 1:00 pm. Basically, a starting price is listed for each bull, then the bulls are sold, starting with Lot 1. If only one buyer wants that bull at the list price, then it will be declared sold, at that price, to that buyer. If more than one person is interested in a particular lot, the price will be increased until only one person remains, and the bull will be declared sold at the final price. If you cannot be here on that Saturday, but would like the opportunity to purchase that day, feel free to contact Bill, Nancy or Sydney about leaving a bid(s) on any lot(s) Or, we can call you on Saturday afternoon, when we get to the lot(s) you are interested in, so that you can personally follow the Bid-Off, yourself.
The bulls are being developed at home in a 3-acre trap, giving them plenty of room to exercise. Supplemental sheets with all pertinent information from PAP scores, BSE information and ultrasound tests will be available the week before the Sale. The bulls will be eligible to go anywhere in the United States. If you cannot take them right away, we will work with you to keep them around here a little longer, at a minimum charge.
Reminder – Although the starting date is Saturday, March 28th, the Wilkinsons will continue selling their yearling bulls until all are gone. Traditionally, anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 are sold on the Opening day, so there will be plenty of good bulls left.
We hope to see you on Saturday, March 28, 2020!
10:30 am – View the sale offerings
12 Noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Bid Off