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1./ The ASA offices will be closed on the following days this month through the Holiday Season: Friday 23rd, Monday 26th, Friday 30th December.

2./ Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 25 – Only 4 days ‘til Christmas. 

Tuesday, January 10 – Genetic Partners Salers Influence Sale, presented by MacDonald Ranches at Napoleon Livestock Auction, Napoleon, N.D. 12:00 noon CST. For more information go to: View and bid online at

Saturday, January 14 – Tues. Jan. 17, 2012 – National Salers activities at the 2012 National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colo. Here’s a summary of the schedule.

14th     Check-in

15th     3:00 p.m. Pen Bull Show - Stockyards Arena

      Judges; Ben Williams, Fargo, North Dakota, Roger Effertz, Velva, North Dakota, Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Oklahoma.

            6:00 p.m. National Salers Bull Futurity Show - Stadium Arena

16th       8:00 a.m. Board Meeting – Aztec Room, Holiday Inn

                11:00 a.m. Show of Sale Cattle - Stadium Arena

            1:00 p.m. National Salers Sale - Beef Palace Auction Arena

           6:00 p.m. ASA Banquet and Annual Meeting to Follow - Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton

17th     8:00 A.M. Salers Junior Futurity Show - Stadium Arena - Judge; Ben Cooley, Sterling, Colorado.

            9:00 a.m. National Salers and Optimizer Show - Stadium Arena - Judge; Shane Lindsey, Prairie City, Iowa.

3./ Banquet – NWSS 2012.  It is not too early to reserve your place at the ASA Banquet on Monday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Denver East – Stapleton.  Cost is $25 per person.  You can pay by credit card through the ASA office or by check or cash at the door – but we still need your reservation in advance!  Thanks!

4./ 2012 National Sale Program

The catalog for the 37th Annual National Salers Sale is posted to the ASA website.  Go to the link in the first paragraph on the Home Page.  It was also published in the December issue of the American Salers magazine.   

5./ West Hills Ranch will offer “the pick of the spring 2011 calf crop” for sale at the January 16 National Salers sale.  Proceeds will benefit the ASA Foundation.  A video promoting this fundraiser can be viewed here.  

6./ Sale Reports

Jacobsen Ranch Sale - December 5, 2011, Western Livestock Auction, Great Falls, Mont. Auctioneer: Ty Thompson

Averages:    73 Salers Bulls average $3,064

                      12 Angus Bulls average $3,450

                    207 Bred Heifers average $1,580

Top Selling Bull: JSR Jamaca 1133Y, March 12, 2011- black, polled, 68.8% son of

CMC Mr Jamaca M44K. Sold for $5,250 to McRae Ranch, Doug McRae of Ritzville,



2nd Top Bull: JSR Jamaca 187Y, March 4, 2011- red, polled, purebred son of CMC

Mr Jamaca M44K. Sold for $5,000 to Roger Debruycker, Floweree, Mont.


3rd Top Bull: JSR Jamaca 1174Y, March 17, 2011- black, polled, purebred son

of CMC Mr Jamaca M44K. Sold for $4,750 to Kevin Lorang, Lorang Ranch, Great

Falls, Mont.


4th Top Selling bulls - Each at $4,500.

* JSR Jamaca 1227Y, March 28, 2011 – black, polled, purebred, son of CMC Mr

Jamaca M44K. Sold to Jim Hamilton, Hamilton Ranch of Decker, Mont.

* JSR Jamaca 1421Y, March 30, 2011 - black, polled, 56.3% son of CMC Mr Jamaca

M44K. Sold to Norman Lorang, Lorang Ranch, Great Falls, Mont.

* JSR JSR Sure Gene 161Y, February 28, 2011, black, polled, 50% son of

Schurrgene 2063 2996. Sold to Norman Lorang, Lorang Ranch of Great Falls, Mont.

* JSR Packin Cash 104Y, February 14, 2011 - black, polled, 50% son of

Conneally Packer 547. Sold to GTW Inc, Tim Smith of Lodge Grass, Mont.

* JSR Sure Gene 115Y, February 18, 2011 - black, polled, 50% son of Schurrgene

2063 2996. Sold to GTW Inc, Tim Smith, Lodge Grass, Mont.

Top selling pen of bred heifers - 5 head at $1,800/head sold to VL Livestock, Martinsdale, Mont.

Skinner Ranch Seedstock Sale – December 12, 2011, Hall, Mont.

65 Optimizer bulls averaged $3,754

30 Salers bulls averaged $3,383

137 bulls averaged $3,743

60 Commercial Heifers averaged $1,616

51 Commercial Cows averaged $1,502

4 “You Pick ’Em” heifers averaged $2,938

Bulls sold into twelve states. The volume buyer was Linda McMullen, Big Timber, Mont., selecting nine bulls.


Lot 52 - SRS Uprising 0982Y, homozygous black, scurred, 49.2% son of SRS Uprising 0059U sold for $7,000 to Bill Root, Scotia, Neb.

Lot 53 - SRS Uprising 0996Y, homozygous black, polled 47.9% son of SRS Uprising 0059U sold for $6,250 to Parke Ranch, Drummond, Mont.


Lot 120 - SRS Wideload 0121Y, a 2/1/2011, black, polled, purebred sired by SRS Wideload 0305W sold for $7,000 to George Hammond, Hardin, Mont.

Lot 128 - SRS Jamaca 252Y, a red, scurred, purebred sired by CMC Mr Jamaca M44K sold for $6,000 to Parke Ranch, Drummond, Mont.

Lot 130 - SRS Jamaca 584Y, a black, polled, purebred son of CMC Mr Jamaca M44K sold for $6,000 to Gordon Miller, Sweetgrass, Mont.

“You Pick ‘Em” Heifers:

Lot 158: SRS Rapture 1115Y a black, polled, purebred Salers female sired by SRS Wyoming 9939W sold for $4,000 to Z7 Bar Ranch, Tulsa, Okla.

7./ From the Salers Beef Cattle Society, NSW Australia we received a note with a page from the 15 December issue of the North Queensland Register.  See it here:

Remember to go to for news and information about the American Salers Association and about Salers breeders around the world.

   Merry Christmas!


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