ND Rancher Sells Bull For Record $1.51 Million
A St. Anthony rancher has set a new record for highest selling bull. Last weekend Kelly Schaff, a third generation rancher, held his family's Schaff Angus Valley's 116th consecutive production sale, making it the longest production sale currently in the world.
The Angus bull, SAV America 8018, sold for $1.51 million to Herbster Angus Farms, located in Falls City, Nebraska. The sale nearly doubled the previous record of $800,000, held by SAV Elation 7899, another from Schaff's stock.
Auctioneer Joe Goggins was running the sale and he told Inforum he had to take a moment once the price reached $1.3 million dollars, stating he was dealing with "figures I’m not really used to.”
With such impressive lineage, it's no wonder SAV America was bound for great things. When Schaff started to wean the bull at 205 day's old, he already weighed a whopping 1,107 pounds.
The business has been a labor of love for the Schaff family. Kelly Schaff told Inforum his great-grandfather homesteaded the ranch and his grandfather registered the Angus herd, starting the business. Schaff's children will become the fourth generation of his family to run the business.