Welcome to 2014! We hope everyone weathered the trials of 2013 in good shape. Wet weather returned to South Dakota after the drought of 2012, but the Atlas snowstorm in October 2013 caused some great financial and emotional problems for our friends and neighbors in western South Dakota as they lost so many head of cattle, sheep and horses in such diverse ways to that horrible weather pattern.
We enjoyed the holidays with family, and are now busy setting up Auction Sales and consulting with clients. Our primary business is still conducting auctions of Real Estate and all types of personal property. Each year we discover new things to sell and make more friends along the way.
Broker Price Opinions on Real Estate and Personal Property Appraisals also keep us busy. We do these for a variety of reasons, but primarily to settle an estate, working with partnerships, or to aid in estate planning. Let us know if this would be something we could do for you.
I also spend time in the cattle industry with my involvement with the Philip and Belle Fourche Livestock Auction Markets. I have relationships with many purebred bull and seedstock producers where I work the sale ring, and write up stories for the Tri-State Livestock News out of Belle Fourche, SD. I am available for Purebred Sale Consultation, and to help you market your commercial cattle. Just give a call if I can help you with any ranch concerns or marketing issues. I know quite a few folks in the cattle industry, and can send you in the right direction. And, of course, if you need advertising for your livestock or ranch, I can help with advertising plans for the Tri-State Livestock News or the Farmer and Ranchers’ Exchange in central South Dakota.
We want to thank you so much for the success of our sale. At first I thought it was impossible, but with many friends’ help and your good organization it went great. We were happy with all of it. When people would ask who we got and I would tell them, they would say, “you have the best” and we agree. You really know your business.
Verna, Tom & Joni
Dan Piroutek – Auctioneer
- Personal Property – Livestock – Real Estate Auctioneer
- BS degree in Animal Science at South Dakota State University – 1976
- Superior School of Auctioneering, Decatur, IL – 1977
- SD Real Estate License # 282
- 31 years of experience
- Owns and operates a 300-cow cattle ranch in central western South Dakota, along with raising wheat, oats, alfalfa and corn for silage