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Big Sandy, MT - Steer Calves

Light Weight Calves Shipping in September!

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Breed/Color: 80% Black/BWF, 20% Red RWF
Approx Head Count: 125
Base Weight: 435
Approx Shipping Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Final Price:  $238.00
Payment Options
Payment Instructions
Livestock Payment Terms: Livestock Payments will be made in Escrow prior to shipping the livestock. Funds will be held in Escrow until after the Livestock are Shipped to the Buyer. Buyer has 24 Hours to Inspect Livestock before Funds are released to the Seller. Contact Boe Robbie @ 406.855.0051 for Sales information or questions regarding payment.
Approx Head Count

Approximate Shipping Date
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Base Weight

Breeds or Color Percentages
80% Black/BWF, 20% Red RWF

Ship from 2 locations: Buyer's truck hauls calves 60 miles from BPS Ranch to IX HQ Ranch to fill out with steers.


Feed Program
On the cow, Grazing on Native Dryland Pasture

Flesh Condition

Frame Size
Medium - Estimated Finish 1350+ lbs

Health Program
Calfhood Vac. Only

Kind and Sex
Steer Calves

5 miles E of Big Sandy, MT

Net Weight

100% Ranch-Raised


Representative and Contact Number
Boe Robbie 406.855.0051

Per $CWT

$0.16 Slide

Steers received Ralgro at Branding all calves received Bovilis, Ultrabac 8, Inforce 3

Value Added Program
Beef Quality Assurance Certified Program

Not Weaned

Weighing Conditions
AM Gather, Weigh on the ground with 2% Shrink. Ship from 2 Locations, BPS Ranch to Big Sandy to fill out the load.

Weight Variance
Very Uneven (+/- 25%)

Item # 696841

Qty Available

End Date
Start Date
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Here's some calves that are light and will ship in a great time period before the big rush!

The IX Ranch is a large cow/calf operation in Northern Montana supporting over 3,500 mother cows. Naturally the cow herd is spread out over a vast area. These calves will be born in the second cycle and will ship earlier due to feed costs and availability. ~115 calves, both steers and heifers, will be located on a ranch away from headquarters. These cattle will be weighed, sorted and loaded like usual, but then hauled to the main ranch HQ where the heifers will be offloaded and the rest of the steer load will be made from the same kind of cattle located near HQ. Call Boe for any questions.

This set of calves is the second cycle calves that are younger, and will ship in September.

Below is information from the Ranch Manager Richard Roth-

All the steers were given Ralgro at branding and all calves received Bovilis, Ultrabac 8 and Inforce 3 at branding.

Our goals are to produce a healthy, uniform steer calf that weans 565 lbs. each fall. This animal must perform well in the feedlot as well as on the rail. Likewise, our heifer cows must perform as mothers. We strive to have a mature cow that weights no more than 1250 lbs., can winter on less than a ton of hay and breed back 94-96% in a 50-55 day breeding season. In order to attain these goals we utilize proven key performance indicators ( and the Leachman Cattle of Colorado $Profit™ indexing system.

The IX Ranch is BQA certified and the 2020 BQA Cow Calf Operation of the Year. Therefore, they take pride in raising an animal that has been well cared for and is ready to go to work. Our cattle are grazed on a contiguous operation with little to no interaction with neighboring cattle. IX cattle are healthy and have good immune systems while being able to react quickly to medication when needed.

Our number one selection criteria when choosing sires is disposition but we also pay keen attention to muscling, scrotal size, feet and bone structure. We also use $Ranch and $Profit indexes formulated by Leachman's of Colorado. Avg $Ranch = $54.95; Avg $Profit = $11,905

The IX Ranch has purchased composite bulls from Leachman's of Colorado for over 12 years. We select sires for moderate weight and frame score cows. Our average mature cow weight is 1238 lbs and we select no sires bigger than a frame score 6. For more information on Leachman genetics please contact Lee Leachman at (970) 568-3983.

We offer free choice salt and mineral year-round to all our cattle. The mineral used is formulated based on summer and winter forage. Grass and Alfalfa hay, produced on our own ranch, is provided during the winter months to sustain a 5.5 BCS.

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