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VIDEO: 12-month-old Poss Deadwood sells for $900,000

12-month-old Poss Deadwood became the second-highest selling Angus bull in the US in the last 25 years when he changed hands for $900,000 in 2021.

The bull went under the hammer at the family’s annual Poss Angus Bull sale on Friday, February 5th, 2021.

According to his breeders, Poss Deadwood, a September-2019-born Poss Maverick son, has been a “standout since day one”.

They said Deadwood “combines so many traits that we are striving to produce each and every day”.

“He presents himself with true herd bull authority in his long-bodied, thick, stout, long and square hipped stature that is combined with unspeakable eye appeal.”

They said the bull caught attention worldwide with the “elite genetic tabulation” he presents.

“No bull in the breed can compete with his combination of calving ease, growth, carcass merit, as well as designed foot quality.”

“A big hoofed bull with symmetrically correct hoof shape anc a strong, deep heel designed for covering large areas of rangeland.”

They said his dam is one of his greatest attributes. She has given him the structural soundness and added eye appeal that the “breed is in such demand for”.

“We believe Deadwood to have as much potential to impact the breed as any bull ever bred through our programme. He will be an integral part of our breeding programme and has already sought service through our fall herd.”

Furthermore, they revealed that semen orders have been “heavily accumulating” since last summer, and they included 100% semen interest in the bull’s sale.

‘Leading Edge Genetics’

The family’s objective is to “produce superior Angus genetics based on economically important traits to ensure more profitability for customers”.

That is to “produce fault-free cattle with moderate birth weights, excellent performance and grid values”.

They aim to “pay strong attention” to maternal traits, udder quality, fertility, fleshing ability, and disposition.

They market 200-225 bulls yearly at their aforementioned Annual Bull and Female Sale. The family hold this sale on the first Friday in February at their farm near Scotia, Nebraska.

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