Excitement at the 23rd Annual Lyons Ranch Superior Genetics Sale
The 23rd Annual Lyons Ranch Superior Genetics Sale was held March 7, 2011, at the ranch south of Manhattan, Kansas. The Lyons family, including Frank and Jan Lyons and their daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Karl Langvardt, and grandsons Tanner and Trey, welcomed a huge crowd of active bidders for their Angus production sale held every year on the first Monday in March. Ninety-nine fall yearling bulls averaged $4366 with the majority selling between $5000 and $3000.
The top-selling bull was lot 70, a stand-out son of Sitz Rainmaker 9723 and a Bon View New Design 878 cow for $7500. Two bulls sold for $6000: lot 20, a son of SAV Final Answer 0035 and a Genetics by Design 049 dam, and lot 46, a son of Lyons Santa Fe 6119 and a Bon View New Design 1407 cow.
The 14 open registered heifers averaged $1289. The top selling heifer, lot 112, a daughter of Lyons Santa Fe 6119 out of a Paramount Ambush 2172 dam, brought $1500.
2011 Sale Information