Without a doubt, one of the best steers we’ve offered in the LOTF Sale. This orange steer is a flat-out STUD! Sired by the great Bet On Red and out of an IGWT cow Grace Cattle purchased from Oklahoma, this big boned, heavy muscled, and extremely sound steer will be the lead off steer in this year’s sale. This calf just offers so much center mass and true skeletal width. His combination of true power, balance, structural integrity, and hair, makes him an easy standout in this year’s sale and an easy choice if you want to go win a show! He was bred and raised by Grace Cattle.
This HBL steer comes to us from Maddie Neuschwander. He’s designed right from the ground up. He carries a massive top into a long and level square hip. Speaking of hip, this calf is big pinned when you get behind him. This steer, who has great hair and a sound foundation, has an amazing sweep to his belly when you study him on the profile. This steer packs a lot of power and good into his moderate frame. He will be one that’s easy to manage for the first-year exhibitor, yet competitive enough for the more experienced showman.
This perfectly balanced and massively muscled smoke steer comes to us from our longtime friends at Hinton Cattle. When you study on this steer, you can’t find a fault. This flexible and free moving steer is so well made through his front end and ties a perfectly angled shoulder into a big ol’ gorilla back. He possesses massive rib shape and carries that mass into a soft flank. The power and design of this steer’s hip and his hindleg is impressive! This steer is going to be competitive on the jackpot scene and one I wouldn’t want to show against at my fair
Check out this red steer! Sired by the original MAB, this steer is just cool. Bred by Boyer Farms, “Ricky Bobby” is a fan favorite. Not only is this calf packing power, but he also has personality. His puppy dog disposition makes him a perfect steer for the less experienced showman. Personality aside, when you study this steer, you must appreciate his design. He’s made right and offers a ton of product. He’s a steer where you appreciate his natural muscle expression, rib shape, and depth of flank. Who doesn’t love one with good red hair? Here is one of the more bulletproof prospect steers in the sale!
Raised in partnership with Maddie Jo, this steer is one of two Jesse James calves being offered in the sale. This is one of our favorite steers in the sale. You must appreciate this one’s bones, extension, design, and power. He’s also one of the deeper bodied steers in the sale, adding to his overall appeal. This steer has a bright future ahead!
Here’s the special steer offering of the sale. This calf is out of a cow we call Jade. Jade is an I-80 x Blue Chip, and she was offered as a special donation heifer lot in the 2021 LOTF Sale. Colson Cattle sold half interest of her for $7500 to a group of donors with the intent of her future calves being sold where 50% of the sale goes to support JDRF, REAL Oregon, and LB Livestock Judging. When you study this steer, he is one that has a tremendous look. He’s extremely goose necked, big ribbed, and massively pinned. The calf offers a ton of muscle and width. This steer is amazingly sound and flexible in terms of feet, legs, and skeleton. Like his mother, he has great hair! This is your chance to buy a great show steer where half the money is donated back to three wonderful organizations. The steer is being offered by Colson Cattle, Boshart Trucking, Grace Cattle, Arcuri Ranches, Berger Bros, Red Shed Vineyard, Animal Health Solutions, Full Ahead Transport, Phelan Enterprises, Purina Animal Nutrition, and Ostara Livestock Services.
This end of January born steer is the one we call, “Mark”. Mark is an extra embryo that was included in the package we purchased from the 2021 Frozen Classic Sale. One thing we do know is he’s no relation to his Simmental flush mate, tag 13. Mark is the perfect market steer calf. He is a competitive calf who is very structurally sound, big topped, stout, and he has plenty of hair, giving him that extra show ring appeal. This steer has a tremendously soft middle and will be an easy feeding project. This calf is one of the best natured in the offering, again making Mark the perfect market steer project for any exhibitor.
If you are looking for a Simmental that can be shown as a registered steer, here’s one for you. This purebred steer is out of a package of embryos Colson Cattle purchased from the 2021 Frozen Classic Sale. From the day this calf hit the ground, he stood on a big hoof and a massive set of pipes. Like his sire and dam, this ET calf is big bodied, stout built, and is a proven converter. He possesses a ton of muscle shape yet has a very clean front end for a full blood Simme. This goggle-eyed calf has some extra color that’s sure to draw attention in the show ring. He’s the chance to own some of the first Bank on It/Steel Force genetics in the country!
This mid-February born steer is the half-brother to “Beans or JB”, the steer purchased by the Wilson Family in the 2021 LOTF Sale that went on to win Grand Champion Market Steer at the 2022 Gilliam County Fair. He’s also the half-brother to Klank, who was the high selling steer in the 2022 LOTF last year. When it comes to power, he possesses plenty of it. Don’t let his lazy picture here fool you. He’s good fronted, square in his design, big hipped, and balances well. From a pedigree standpoint, he’s one of most elite steer calves in the offering. Sired by the renowned Chosen 1 and his granddam was Reserve Division in Denver while his dam was Reserve Female at the 2019 Oregon State Fair.
Those that follow our program know Rio. Those who have watched the success Kambrie Murray has had with her two Rio heifers know this steer is one you won’t want to miss owning. This steer is the half-sib to the Rain heifer that found nearly every backdrop in 21/22 and then again with the lot 2 heifer purchased from last year’s sale. Additionally, this steer is a relation to the Supreme Champion Jr. and Reserve Supreme Champion Open Show AOB Female from the 2022 Oregon State Fair. This steer is extra sound, long bodied, big middled, and his deep flank is sure impressive. He packs a ton of muscle and maintains a clean front end. Did we mention good haired? No, he has great hair! This steer will need a more experienced showman. Here’s your chance to own the very first Rio steer!
Here’s the second Purebred Simmental steer being offered in this year’s sale. His nickname is Mogley and he has one of the sweetest personalities – making it easy for him to live up to his sire’s name. That’s right, he’s a Lover Boy out of a CCF Vision and Gohr Maggie. This steer is the natural calf out of the Maggie cow Colsons purchased at the 2021 Crown Jewel Event. This calf is also the maternal sib to the Lot 5 heifer offered in this sale. Without a doubt, one of the stouter made Lover Boy steers we’ve seen. This guy has muscle, power, and body! It also doesn’t hurt that he has some chrome too. Pedigree alone, this steer is destined for a banner and backdrop!
If you are looking for a later steer who is the most efficient converter for those late summer or early fall fairs, look no further. The clubby bull Choppin Wood has done incredible things for our program and for numerous others. Kane Damon showed a full sib to this calf in 2017 and found lots of success. That steer of Kane’s finished in the top 5 that year at the Linn County Fair. When you study this steer, it’s easy to see that he’s great structured, well muscled, and balances extremely well. A power and performance steer here. He will be an easy feeding steer perfect for those who are looking for one they can push the entire way to their endpoint.