Tops: Collier Farms, Brenham, TX sold a Vision 905/7 daughter, bred to Red Eagle. She was sold to Wayne & Polly Bryant, Lorena, TX for $37,000.
Wayne and Polly Bryant sold a open CF Sugar Britches daughter to Gary Delz, Georgetown, TX for $32,000.
Collier Farms sold a CF Adrenaline 170 LE daughter bred to Fusion and sold to Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN for $24,000. Bailey also purchased an open Painted Tiger daughter, consigned by Collier Farms for $17,000.
Top Bulls: CCLC Effective 4142 born on 09/17/2014 and was sired by Schiefelbein Effective 61. He was sold to Apollo Genetics, TX for $7,000.
CCLC Anticipation 4001 born on 11/24/2014 and was sired by Jacs Anticipation 7507. He was sold to Choctaw Nation, Durant, OK for $6,900.
CCLC Anticipation 4059 born on 11/02/2014 and was sired by Jacs Anticipation 7507. He was sold to Choctaw Nation, Durant, OK for $6,500.
Top Bred Heifers: CCLC Primrose 4145 born on 10/16/2014 and was sired by JACS Bismarck 1150. She was sold to Eaves Angus Genetics, Atoka, OK for $5,000.
CCLC Rachel 4151 born on 10/20/2014 and was sired by JACS Bismarck 1150 and bred to Basin Excitement. She was sold to Eaves Angus Genetics, Atoka, OK for $5,000.
CCLC Miss Morrison 4041 born on 10/03/2014 and was sired by JACS Bismarck 1150 and bred to Basin Excitement. She was sold to Kevin Chaffin, Davis, OK for $4,500.
Manning Cattle Co, Victoria, TX purchased the day’s high selling female lot as they paid $12,000 to own Lot 1A, DDD Enchantress 804C61. This show heifer prospect is the first daughter of DDD Dynamite to be sold at auction and is big bodied and picture perfect in her carriage. She is also a daughter of two time show heifer of the year, Barbara. She was consigned by Doguet’s Diamond D, Poteet, TX.
Triple R Cattle, Mission TX purchased the second high selling female when they paid $9,000 to own Lot 64, 6S AW Temptation 820A2. This powerful Onstar daughter featured a My Time bred heifer calf at side and was consigned by Double Diamond Cattle Co, Burton Texas.
Triple R Cattle also purchased the third and fourth high selling females when they paid $8,500 to own Lot 2, DDD Sasha 38C2, a big boned and attractive show heifer prospect sired by International Champion, Legacy and a full sister to the $22,000 38B9 that sold to the Chaney’s in the fall of 2014. Triple R paid $8,000 to own Lot 90, DDD Miss Brooklyn 804B86. This powerful bred heifer is out of two time show heifer of the year Barbara and is safe to Atlanta. Both female lots were consigned by Diamond D.
Brent Hillary, Wichita Falls, TX paid $7,500 to own Lot 4, DDD Socialite 804C62. This Hercules daughter is a full sister to the $15,000, 804A53, bred heifer sold last fall that claimed the championship at Oklahoma City and was Reserve Supreme Champion over all breeds. Doguet’s Diamond D was the consignor.
The day’s top selling bull was Lot 132, DDD Dynamite 488C2. Jake Franke, College Station, TX paid $18,000 to own this powerful herd bull prospect sired by Dynamite and out of an Outcross daughter who is a maternal sister to the dam of Atlanta.
Lot 126, DDD Stock Option 38C8 was the choice of Gorczyca and Sons, Harrah, OK at $8,250 and the second high selling bull in the sale. This big performing prospect is sired by the $24,000 Stock Option and is out of an Outcross dam.
Triple R Cattle paid $7,000 to own the day’s third high selling bull, Lot 110, DDD Spartacus 88B35. This big performing prospect records 6 EPD traits in the breed’s top 35% or greater led by top 4% WW and 10% YW.
In the commercial female sale, Double R Ranch, Mission TX, top the offering with a $3,400 on a pen of pairs consigned by Yanta Ranch, Runge, TX.
Top Bulls: OSU Resource 5179 born on 03/09/2015 and was sired by S A V Resource 1441. He was sold for 2/3 interest to A Cross Ranch, Elk City, OK for $10,000.
OSU Impact 4240 born on 11/03/2014 and was sired by OSU Impact 2110. He was sold for 2/3 interest to 7J Ranch, Glenwood, IA for $7,250.
OSU Resource 5132 born on 01/14/2015 and was sired by S A V Resource 1441. He was sold for 2/3 interest to REHCO Ranch LLC, Guthrie, OK for $7,000.
Top Open Heifers: OSU Jilt 5124 born on 01/09/2015 and was sired by EXAR Blue Chip 1877B. She was sold to Klusmeyer Farms, Perry, OK for $10,750.
OSU Erica 5155 born on 02/02/2015 and was sired by PVF Insight 0129. She was sold to Londagin Farms, Elk City, OK for $10,000.
Top Spring Pairs: OSU Empress 4165 born on 02/27/2014 and was sired by OSU Class Act. She was sold to Robert Hodgen, Manhattan, NY for $11,750.
OSU Chantilly 4175 born on 03/05/2014 and was sired by R R Traveler 5204. She was sold to William’s Cattle, Meramec, OK for $11,000.
OSU Erica 2115 born on 01/10/2012 and was sired by Dameron First Class. She was sold to Bryan McKay Cattle Co., Orlando, OK for $10,200.
Progress is a product of change and an illustration of sustainability. Progress is evolutionary and spans generations. History is a wonderful reference tool, but only of value if used in the context of moving forward. The 37th Annual Gardiner Angus Ranch Spring Production Sale officially opened the next chapter with the dedication of the Henry & Nan Gardiner Marketing Center. The weekend signaled the completion of the state of the art cattle handling facility and multi-purpose marketing center and museum. The museum, while historically documenting Gardiner Angus Ranch, is intended to provide the proper context for the performance movement that ultimately connected predictable beef production to the consumer through the use of disciplined breeding, science and technology.
At 9:00 AM sharp, Lot 1 entered the ring. GAR Method, arguably the most important son of GAR Momentum to date, sold at a rapid-fire pace for $112,000 to The Method Syndicate. GAR Method ranks in the top 1% of the Method Genetics database for MPI, QPI and ROI. He is the first sire in the history of GAR selected using the Method Genetics dynamic, single-step system. The Method group includes Travis Bunch, Surrency, Ga.; Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio; Ogeechee Farms, Wadley, Ga.; Windy Brick Farm and J&M Cattle Co., Hillsboro, Ohio; and Van Beek Ranch, Pollock, S.D. Method is leased to Select Sires.
Dennis Garwood, Green Valley Cattle, Atkinson, Neb., and Clay Schaack, Schaack Ranch, Wall, S.D., teamed up to purchase Lot 6, GAR Prophet 5034. 5034 is a +16 for calving ease, top 1% for marbling and top 1% for all three Method Genetics indexes, MPI, QPI and ROI. This impressive sire prospect sold for $45,000.
A January yearling, Lot 254, GAR Momentum J5012, captured considerable attention. His ultrasound scan required a second look with an actual IMF % of 11.22, supported by a +1.31 marbling, +1.16 ribeye and top 1% $Beef. Aaron Arnett, Sexing Technologies, Navasota, Texas, and Steve Hillhouse, LaGrange, Texas, outlasted the competition to partner on J5012 at $31,000.
Two outstanding beef producers teamed up to purchase Lot 3, GAR Sure Fire 7384. 7384’s +1 marbling and ribeye ranks him in the top 2% of the Angus breed. His 3-1-1 ranking for Method indexes MPI, QPI and ROI earns special status among the breed’s elite young prospects. Rex McCloy, Morse, Texas, and Jimmy Richardson, Richardson Cattle Co., Carlsbad, N.M., had the winning bid of $30,000 for 7384.
Two bulls, Lots 4 and 63, sold to Dale Long, Long Ranch, Gate, Okla., and Greg Young, Keytesville, Mo., for $21,000 each, respectively.
The female portion of the auction attracted another full house of bidders. The top two high selling females were purchased by Brian Bell, Square B Ranch & Cattle Co., Warsaw, Mo. Lot 412, GAR Ingenuity 2523, deserves the attention she commanded throughout the day. She sold for $30,000. Lot 421, GAR 5050 New Design 823, combines double digit CED, top 2% $Beef and top 2% for Method Genetics MPI, top 1% for QPI and ROI and sold for $23,000. Brent and Tonya Huwa, Huwa Cattle, Roggen, Colo., outlasted the competition to own the high selling 3-N-1 pair selling for $23,000.
Richie Longanecker paid $22,000 to own Lot 673, GAR Prophet 454. Lot 703, another top GAR Prophet daughter, sold to Burnis Coleman III, Graniteville, S.C., for $20,000. Jim and Sherry Brinkley, Milan, Mo., and Mark Rohr, Hays, Kan., teamed up to purchase donor Lot 441, GAR 5050 New Design 2583, for $19,000.
A powerful GAR Anticipation daughter, Lot 664, earning top 1% in all three Method Ge-netics indexes, sold to Gary Taylor, Taylor Angus Farm, Arlington, Tenn., for $18,500.
Returning to the donor group, William Evans, Evans Farms, Inc., Stephenville, Texas, paid $17,000 to own Lot 418. Three donors, Lots 413, 414 and 438, sold, respectively, to Nick Hull, Blackstone Cattle Co., Stoughton, Wis.; Hillhouse Angus; and Mark Zimmerman, Circle Z, Vandalia, Ill., for $16,000 each.
Volume Buyers—Bulls: Brant Baca, Baca Ranches, Vega, Texas; Ventura Gutierrez, Cenizo Cattle, LLC, Eagle Pass, Texas; Louie Gardner, Claremore, Okla.; Rob. & Sylvia Sellard, Sellard Farms, Bucklin, Kan.; Sunview Ranch, Syracuse, Kan.; Jim Bosler, JLB Ranch, Dallas, Texas; Sam Hands, Triangle H, Garden City, Kan.; Kurt Whitney, Haviland, Kan.; Cooper & Katie Hurst, Hunt Hill Cattle Co., Woodville, Miss.; Mark Pearson, Arete Ranch, Spearman, Texas; Jack Shelton, Bravo Cattle Co., Amarillo, Texas.
Volume Buyers—Registered Females: Justin and Jodi Busenlehner, Fuzzy Creek An-gus, Rowena, Texas; Josh & Barney Bray, Bray Angus Farms, Paris, Texas; Jim Glover, Glover Ranch, Atoka, Okla.; Todd Creason, 3C Cattle Co., Carrollton, Mo.; Pat Jurgens, Odell, Neb.
Volume Buyers—Commercial Females: Arnold Natali, Lone Oak Farms, Iowa, La., Lyman Ramsay, Grand Bay, Ala.
The day’s top selling bull was Lot 36, Star’s Final Cut 665C8. Ferris Ranching Company, Tuscola, TX paid $9,500 to own this high performing herd sire prospect who featured the sale’s largest REA at 17.8 and was one of the RFI leaders at -4.41. This moderate and thick son of Final Cut was consigned by Shooting Star.
Donnie Tenberg, Gonzales, TX paid $6,000 to own Lot 38, Star’s Final Cut 665C10. He is a full brother to Lot 36 and also boasts big performance and conversion values. He was also consigned by Shooting Star.
Also at $6,000 was Lot 9, JAK Z4 541C. This calving ease specialist ranks in the breed’s top 10% for BW EPDs and was purchased by Trefny Cattle Weimar, TX. He was consigned by JAK Brangus.
Medio Creek, Beeville, TX paid $5,750 to own the day’s fourth high selling bull, Lot 80, Star’s Dos Equis 544B. This easy fleshing R532 son presented big performance numbers and below breed average BW EPDs. He was consigned by Shooting Star.
Lot 17, Austin’s Mr Consensus 541C4, was the day’s fifth high selling bull. Matt Tenberg, Gonzales, TX paid $5,500 to buy this RFI and Feed Conversion leading Consensus son out of a Lambert granddaughter from Austin Ranches.
Top Open Heifers: VC Rita 6208 born on 02/18/2016 and was sired by G A R 100X. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, Center, TX to Bar W Angus, Bedias, TX for $88,000.
VC Rita 5087 born on 03/24/2015 and was sired by V A R Generation 2100. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, Center, TX for 1/2 interest to XL Ranch, Casper, WY for $20,000.
Top Open Cow: Dean’s Queenie X104 born on 09/15/2010 and was sired by B/R Future Direction 4268. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, Center, TX to Express Ranches, Yukon, OK and Spruce Mountain, Larkspur, CO for $72,000.
Top Bred Cows: FWY 7008 Of T1088 3013 born on 01/29/2013. She was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A and bred to Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, Center, TX to Friendship Farms, Savannah, GA for $24,000.
V A R Blackcap 1297 born on 09/06/2011. She was sired by Summitcrest Complete 1P55 and bred to EXAR Combination 1750B. She was sold by Fairway Farms & Hillhouse Angus, Rusk, TX to Edisto Pines Farm, Leesville, SC for $18,000.
Top Spring Pair: 2 Bar Consensus 4852 born on 01/16/2014. She was sired by Connealy Consensus 7229. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, and Fairway Farms, Center, TX to Crazy K Ranch, Michie, TN for $42,000.
Top Pregnancy: The sire is Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 and bred to Dean’s Queenie X161. She was sold by Venado Creek Ranch, Center, TX to Double G Farm, Chickasha, OK for $20,000.
Top Bulls: Littlerobe Upshot 2055 born on 01/17/2015 and was sired by EXAR Upshot 0562B. He was sold to Ron Brown, McLean, TX for $15,000.
Littlerobe Confidence 2734 born on 10/25/2014 and was sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. He was sold to Kenneth Mulbury, Laverne, OK for $14,750.
Littlerobe Confidence 2764 born on 11/01/2014 and was sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. He was sold to Kenneth Mulbury, Laverne, OK for $14,500.
Littlerobe Zachari 355 born on 02/12/2015 and was sired by High Prime 4037. He was sold to Kenneth Mulbury, Laverne, OK for $11,000.
Littlerobe Confidence 2724 born on 10/25/2014 and was sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. He was sold to Kenneth Mubury, Laverne, OK for $11,000.
Littlerobe Confidence 114 born on 01/25/2014 and was sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. He was sold to Circle Dot Ranch, Mobeetee, TX for $10,500.
Top Open Heifer: Rhea LR Hoover Dam 2165 LAR born on 01/26/2015 and was sired by Hoover Dam. She was sold to John Mollet, Elk City, OK for $3,300.
Top Bred Heifer: Melanie Confidence 2774 LAR born on 10/25/2014 and was sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. She was sold to Bob Goss, Carmen, OK for $4,800.
Top Bulls: V N A R Ten X 4098 born on 09/09/2014 and was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A. He was sold to Scott Angus Ranch, Muskogee, OK for $40,000.
V N A R Ten X 4139 born on 10/04/2014 and was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A. He was sold to Blubaugh Angus Ranch, Tonkawa, OK for $10,750.
V N A R Prophet 4068 born on 08/21/2014 and was sired by G A R Prophet. He was sold to Randy Irwin, Oswego, KS for $9,000.
3F Complement 4849 born on 09/22/2014 and was sired by EF Complement 8088. He was sold to Mac Manning, Leoma, TX for $9,000.
Top Open Heifers: 3F Kem 5902 born on 08/31/2015 and was sired by G A R Prophet. She was sold to Lazy HD Ranch, Stigler, OK for $9,500.
3F Kem 5901 born on 08/24/2015 and was sired by G A R Prophet. She was sold to Wann Ranch, Poteau, OK for $8,000.
3F Pride 5903 born on 09/05/2015 and was sired by V A R Discovery 2240. She was sold to Lazy F Ranch, Tyler, TX for $7,000.
3F Kem 5904 born on 09/08/2015 and was sired by Connealy Black Granite. She was sold to Lazy F Ranch, Tyler, TX for $7,000.
Top Bulls: SLC X Factor 5043 born on 01/02/2015 and was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A. He was sold to Gregory Farms, Ames, OK for $8,000.
SLC Pioneer 4013 born on 02/03/2014 and was sired by S A V Pioneer 7301. He was sold to Dobson Ranch LLC, Sweetwater, OK for $7,500.
SLC Consensus 5018 born on 12/26/2014 and was sired by Connealy consensus 7229. He was sold to Graves Farms, Gate, OK for $7,000.
Top Open Heifers: SLC Rita 4N3 of 0548 born on 09/17/2014 and was sired by Deer Valley All In. She was sold to Crazy K Ranch, Michie, TN for $15,000.
SLC Lady 508 born on 09/16/2014 and was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A. She was sold to Jac’s Ranch, Bentonville, AR for $8,250.
Riverbend Blackcap C1083 born on 07/31/2015 and was sired by JMB Traction 292. She was sold to Evans Farms, Stephenville, TX for $6,000.
Top Bred Heifers: EF Rita 4273 born on 03/01/2014 and was sired by EXAR Denver 2002B. She was sold to Randy Shepard, Butler, OK for $10,500.
SLC Objective 581 born on 08/25/2014 and was sired by PA Safeguard 021. She was sold to Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN for $7,500.
SLC Blackcap 676 born on 09/13/2014 and was sired by S A V Bismarck 5682. She was sold to Lawson Family Farm, Ewing, VA for $6,000.
Top Fall Pair: BCB Bismarck 105 born on 12/30/2010 and was sired by S A V Bismarck 5682. She was sold to Banner Angus, Eagleville, TN for $6,500.
Top Spring Pair: EF Blackcap 3078 born on 01/08/2013 and was sired by PA Power Tool 9108. She was sold to South River Genetics, Meeker, OK for $7,500.
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, MO, was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull & Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th. The demand for Circle A bulls was steady and the demand for bred heifers was very strong, surpassing expectations.
193 bulls averaged $4563 with the high selling bull going to ABS Global Inc. for $14,000. Lot 72, Circle A Priority 4311, is an exceptional spread bull with .5 BW EPD, 68 WW EPD, 108 YW EPD and 138 $B. Lot 2 and 70, both also sons of SAV Priority 7283, sold for $10,500 to Jim and Linda Stone of Clinton, MO and Joe Sunderland of Fayette, MO. Both bulls were wide, stout and powerful.
Lots 1,73, and 75 brought $10,000 with several bulls following close behind. Harold Magnuson of Tunas, MO was the high volume buyer taking home 10 bulls with Kyser Farms of Greensboro, AL and Phillip Smith of Cave City, AR both taking home 6 bulls. 49 bulls sold for $5,000 or more, with 88 bulls selling for $4,000 or less.
210 commercial, bred heifers, sold in lots of five ultrasounded to calve within ten days of one another and fetal sexed, averaged $2617 per head. Steve Hartley of Ozark, Mo and River Haven Farms of Springfield, MO bought the high selling lots at $3000 per head. Morrow Cattle Co., Jefferson City, MO was the high volume buyer taking home 50 head and Britt Farms of Clifton Hill, MO took home 30 head. Orville Brinker of Washington, MO purchased 20 head with several buyers taking home 15.
Circle A feels fortunate to be part of their customers’ success and attributes their part to good genetics, good service and an industry leading calf buy-back program. The next opportunity to purchase Circle A genetics will be on October 15th offering 120 bulls and 300 spring-calving, bred heifers.