The Show Circuit
Seedstock Sale Reports of Note - Angus, Hereford and Limousin
National Western Angus Bull Sale Grosses $153,250
Angus breeders consigned 30 bulls to the 2019 National Western Angus Bull Sale on Jan. 16 at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. The annual event, which is the only sale hosted by the American Angus Association®, grossed $153,250 and averaged $5,108.
Prior to the sale, the group of bulls were judged by a three-person committee to make the sale order. The judges were: Lake Elliott, Adams, Tennessee; Joe Fischer, Sacramento, California; and Landi McFarland-Livingston, Ellston, Iowa.
The grand champion bull, WAF Collusion 703, was consigned by Weaver Angus Farms, Edwards, Illinois, and sold to Belle Point Ranch, Lavaca, Arkansas, for $6,000.
Doug Satree Angus, Montague, Texas, consigned the reserve grand champion bull, DAJS AH Explorer 308. The bull was bought by Phillip Bodjanac for $6,000.
The top-selling bull, 2K Patriot 298, was consigned by 2K Cattle Enterprises, Glen Haven, Wisconsin. He was purchased for $13,000 by Shandar Angus, Payson, Utah.
2019 National Limousin Sale
January 13, 2019
NWSS National Western Club, Denver, Colo.
Auctioneer: Col. C.K. “Sonny” Booth, Okla.
Marketing team: Ken Holloway, American Cattle Services; Mark Smith, Grassroots Genetics; Kiley McKinna, MC Marketing; and Randy Ratliff, R&R Marketing
Reported by: Andy Rest & Nathan Smith, NALF regional managers
4 ½ – Open heifers – $8,000
2 – Bred heifers – $7,250
2 – Heifer pregnancies – $5,750
1 – Elite flush – $5,500
105 – Premium embryos – $625
Sale Gross – $133,100
$11,000 – Open Heifer – Lot 4, LH Frosty 005F ET, 1/23/2018, Lim-Flex, homozygous black, homozygous polled, sired by Riverstone Crown Royal, offered by Hall Cattle Co., Sweetwater, Texas, purchased by Burnett Brothers, Hale Center, Texas.
$10,000 – Pick of the Herd – Lot 8, Pick of the 2017 Fall-Born heifers, offered by Linhart Limousin, Leon, Iowa, purchased by Edwards Land and Cattle, Beulaville, N.C.
$7,500 – Open Heifer – Lot 3, WVR Flying with Class 310F, 2/10/2018, Lim-Flex, double black, homozygous polled, sired by MAGS Aviator, offered by White Valley Ranch, Adair, Okla., ½ interest purchased by Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa.
$7,500 – Pick of the Herd – Lot 9, Pick of the 2018 heifer calf crop, offered by Hager Cattle Company, Karlsrune, N.D., purchased by Tubmill Creek Limousin, New Florence, Pa.
$5,500 – Heifer Pregnancy – Lot 6, Lim-Flex, red, homozygous polled, sired by MAGSWL Usual Suspect 538U, out of J6 Tempest B300, offered by P Bar S Ranch, Sand Springs, Okla., sold to J6 Farms, Gibbon, Neb.
$1,200 – 3 Embryos – Lot 12, Lim-Flex, double black, homozygous polled, sired by EXAR Classen 1422B, out of AUTO Peyton 206Y, offered by Thomas & Son Farms, Boonsboro, Md., purchased by Campbell Land & Cattle, Sycamore, Pa.
HEREFORD INFLUENCED FEEDER CALF SALE GROSSES OVER $1.1 MILLION
CARTHAGE, Ill. — The Hereford breed garnered attention at the 12th Annual Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale at Carthage Livestock Inc., in Carthage, Ill. A total of 1,326 head of Hereford-influenced feeder cattle were sold on New Year’s Day for a total of $1,158,218.70. “The quality and condition of the cattle were excellent,” says Brent Lowderman, owner and operator of Carthage Livestock Inc., part of Lowderman Auction Company. “The success of this sale is a great testament to the increasing demand for Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder cattle,” says Trey Befort, director of commercial programs at the American Hereford Association (AHA). “It’s a great example of the added value that can be realized through the organization of sales like this.” This is the 12th year this sale has been offered by Lowderman Auction Company.
“A special thank you to all 65 consignors and to the staff at Carthage Livestock for a total team effort to make this such a successful event each year.” says John Meents, AHA field staff representative for the Upper Midwest region. To get involved with Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calf sales, email Befort at email@example.com or visit HerefordFeederCattle.com.