2023 Sale Heifers

Join us on April 19th, 2023, at 4:00PM CST for our 20th Annual Production Sale. 

Located at the farm (21239 458th Ave. Volga SD 57071)

Lot 39- Alonna of Volga 2217

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Barnum of Wye is Ricky Hyland’s Forceful son, out of one of John’s favorite Columbus of Wye daughters- 8988. This heifer is a no brainer. She is deep bodied, flat topped. Will grow up to be just like her mom who has a CI of 5@367, WWR 4@104, and YWR of 3@105. 

Lot 40- Barbara of Volga 2203

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The first of three Billy’s. If you’re new to our program, you should know that Billy of Volga is our go-to heifer-bull. Our Billy daughters start out small, but grow-grow-grow. This Lot is out of a first calf heifer, 016, who is a stylish Quirth daughter. 2203 is very correct, nice rear end, and walks out well. 

Lot 41- Lady Ida 100 of Volga 2205

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This heifer has been an absolute eye catcher all summer long. She lost her tag early on pasture, so the mystery of who she was came as a pleasant surprise when we could finally read her tattoo. She started life at 74# and had a weaned off at 588# out of a first-calf heifer. She’s a bigger framed girl, and you’ll never guess- she still has her ears. (Very rare for the short gestation Billy offspring.) 

Lot 42- Barbara of Volga 2206

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This breeding combines Columbus, Billy, and Quirth. Set up for success with depth and length. Out of a first-calf heifer, she was a Billy slider at only 58#. We expect her to have a beautiful udder, just like her mother. Don’t sleep on these hard working, Billy daughters. 

Lot 43- Blackbird of Volga 2216

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This is Margo’s first offering. With this mating, we combined Columbus, Alap, Luthien, and Manning. A ton of great cows in her pedigree, too. Clean fronted, and very correct. We expect this female to excel in anyone’s program, just like her dam has in ours: 627 has a CI of 6@360, WWR of 5@102, and YWR of 3@109.

Lot 44- Blackbird of Volga 2259

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Her momma is a moderate framed, Candolier Forever granddaughter, weighing 1290#. Billy and Manning. She is deep bodied, and flat topped. Yearling index of 103. Put her to work, and she won’t disappoint. 

Lot 45- Lucy of Volga 2225

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Alright, this is a cool female. Her pedigree is stacked. Her granddam’s- 7105 and 0889- have been essential in our program since they started working. Moderate framed with loads of style. “I would give her 5 stars.” Look at her great ratios, her dam put in overtime; CI of 3@362. 

Lot 46- Cora of Volga 2228

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Another Lodi heifer, but basically an “Oliver bred female.” Double bred Banjo, and Banquo of Wye. 917 is a beautiful cow that has adapted to our program (and SD climate) very well. We retained her first Billy heifer calf. Very deep and wedgy, the Late Ed Oliver would’ve approved. 

Lot 47- Blackbird of Volga 2264

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 “Wait.. I’m selling THREE Lodi’s?!” Her pedigree has so many good cows, making her a tough offering to sell. When we combine Larry Leonhardt’s Lucy and Blackbird lines, they always hit the mark. Beautiful head, with great feet and legs. Feminine all around. She has awesome index ratios, too. Her mom has a CI of 5@365.

Lot 48- Lara of Volga 2227

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The King’s that we have kept in production have been the picture of our ideal cow, and this girl is no exception. Lots of body with this female. Excellent feet and legs. In her pedigree, you’ll find four shots of Alap. Her mom is a medium framed 1250# female with plenty of guts and a beautiful udder. 

Lot 49- Blackbird of Volga 2262

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You really can’t go wrong with this King daughter. She is deep and wedgie, with a clean, feminine head. Her dam is a frame 5 female, and an absolute work horse. CI of 5@365, WWR of 4@106, and YWR of 4@102. We combined Columbus, Burbank, Lodge, and Shoshone Beauigan- All great female makers. 

Lot 50- Lara of Volga 2268

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You may have noticed that these Boyd females are younger than the rest. That is not their dam’s fault; the bull got hurt on pasture, and Boyd came to the rescue. He settled all 28 females in their second cycle, as a yearling. 2268 is a very attractive female, just like her dam, who sells as Lot 31. 

Lot 51- Lucy of Volga 2271

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A nice, young package here. Very lengthy. Her sire has four shots of Alap, with 6T and Billy. “Boyd was made to make cows.” Her dam has a beautiful udder, and carries herself proud across pasture. 

Lot 52- Blackbird of Volga 2275

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Let’s study this pedigree and the great cows that are mixed in. Larry Leonhardt’s Blackbird line. We combined great cows like 001, 564, 8376, and 933. Petite little girl, with great feet and legs. “Destined for greatness.” 

Lot 53- Margaret of Volga 2279

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If you have your eye on Lot 27, then you should also check this girl out. Her dam has been a stand out in our herd, just like the rest of the cows in her pedigree. Lot 27, 1669, has a CI of 5@365. This young Boyd daughter has a weaning index of 110. Very smooth female, with all the right angles. Nice angus head. 

Lot 54- Blackbird of Volga 2294

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This is the oldest Boyd daughter in the offering out of our 10 year old EXT daughter. Once again, great cows in her pedigree. Broadsided, very correct. We are excited to see Boyd’s females come into production. 

Lot 55- Lara of Volga 2209

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First of the two 6144 daughters. We have 14 Columbus Lou daughters in production, and all are doing an outstanding job. This heifer is very deep and walks out well. Her dam sells as lot 32. 

Lot 56- Lara of Volga 2224

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Columbus, Madsen, Fahren, and Rambler. All cow making machines. This female is finer boned, very refined with great depth. Her dam is a younger cow with a CI of 4@354.

Lot 57- Blackbird of Volga 2232

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Master Stroke is Masterpiece of Volga 0460’s full brother, who sold as our high selling bull in 2015. We have used Master Stroke as our main heifer bull for the last two years. He has not disappointed us. “I don’t know where you’d go to buy a pedigree with E31 and GD60 right this close up. This female will not fail. 

Lot 58- Lucy of Volga 2238

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John’s breeder’s notes are seeming repetitive at this point, but “good feet and legs” are important in our program. This heifer will grow into a nice 1200# cow, just like her dam, and maintain a good udder. Once again- E31, Alap three times, and Churchill. Very hard to go wrong here.

Lot 59- Lucy of Volga 2240

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“This one will be easy to talk about with a great pedigree like this.” E31, Quirth, Billy. 0507 and 1122. A great, all around mix of greatness. Great job, Dad. (If I have to type the word “great” one more time…) 

Lot 60- Blackbird of Volga 2267

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Check out this double bred E31. This young little heifer will grow up to be one heck of a brood cow. Weaning index of 112. Her mother has a picture perfect udder, and 2267 should as well. Lots of longevity in her pedigree.

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