Tops: Emmons Ranch, Fairfield, TX sold a EMS Smooth Cavalier son for $7000 to Dennis Polk, AR. They sold the next two high selling bulls, EMS Smooth Cavalier sons to Mike Farris, TX and Homero Landa, MX for $6500. They sold a Lucky Sugar BF 826 to Darrell Glaser, TX for $5500.
Top Bulls: Lot 2, NICHOLS 0945 DOMINO 6100 ET. He sold for $14,500 to Stuber Ranch, Bowman, ND.
Lot 10, NICHOLS 3053 DOMINO 619. He sold for $5000 to BTS Herefords, Hutchinson, KS.
Lot 34, NICHOLS SENSATION 5220. He sold for $4500 to MHW Enterprises, Sylvan Grove, KS.
Top Females: Lot 83, NICHOLS LADY 6126. She sold for $6250 to Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, ND.
Lot 85, NICHOLS LADY 646. She sold for $7000 to Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, ND.
The last day of the Fort Worth Stock Show, February 4th marked the setting for the 30th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show Invitational Commercial Female Show and Sale. This year’s 30th anniversary sale had a capacity crowd that was on hand to watch as $14,000 in prize money being awarded to ten champions and up to 6 places in each division. Sponsors for this year’s sale included: Lone Star Ag Credit, Fort Worth, TX; Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show, Fort Worth, TX; The Weekly Livestock Reporter, Fort Worth, TX; The Quintin Little Company, Inc., Ardmore, OK; Hillwood Land and Cattle, Fort Worth, TX; Diane McFarland Cornwall Memorial Scholarship, Fort Worth, TX; Y-Tex Corp., Cody, WY; Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas, Lockhart, TX; Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Fort Worth, TX; Purina Mills, Inc., Fort Worth, TX; Animal Health International, Inc., Stephenville, TX; Elanco, Austin, TX; Boehringer Ingleheim Vet Medica, Inc., Weatherford, TX; T-Bone’s Custom Creations, Bonham, TX; Red Chain Feeds, Gorman, TX; Scott Riddle, Riddle Ranch, Hubbard, TX; ABS Global, Charles & Norma Rollins, Aledo, TX; American Brahman Breeder’s Assn., Houston, TX; Bayer Animal Health; J Bar 7, Quanah, TX; Bio-Zyme/Vita Ferm; and Nutrition Plus, Sherman, TX.
In addition to prize money the Commercial Heifer Sale awarded ten $1500 scholarships. Pictures and results can be seen on pages 30 and 31 of this issue.
Champion Angus and Grand Champion Overall was 44 Farms, Cameron, TX. They were 10 Angus pairs with 3-month old calves at side and AI back. They brought $4750 and went to Lance Fenton, Tyler, TX.
Reserve Grand also came out of the Angus division they were Reserve Angus and Reserve Grand Overall. They were consigned by Colliers Diamond C Ranch, they were 10 Angus heifers with October calves at side and pasture exposed back to a Black Angus Brilliant son with a Red Gene Carrier. They went to Debroah Ziegler, Roanoke, TX for $3900 each.
Champion Brafords consigned by Jud Little Ranches, Ardmore, OK. They were 11 Tigerstripe heifers with September/October calves at side by 44 Farms bulls and exposed back to 44 Farms bulls. They brought $3000 each and went to Larry Brumbaugh, Weatherford, TX. He also bought another pen of open Braford pairs from Jud Little Ranches for $3400.
Reserve Brafords consigned by 4F Cattle Co., Whitesboro, TX were 10 Tigerstripe heavy bred heifers. AI bred and then turned in with the bulls. They brought $3400 also going to Larry Brumbaugh.
Champion Black Brahmans consigned by Circle T/Hillwood, Fort Worth, TX. They were 12 Brangus pairs that had 60 day old calves at side by Steiner Ranch Brangus bulls. They brought $3700 and went to Steve and Ami Dolive, Wills Point, TX.
Reserve Champion Black Brahmans consigned by Cavender Ranches, Jacksonville, TX were 11 Brangus heifers with 11 calves at side. They went to Sandy Creek Ranch, Curtis Baggett, Center, Texas long time repeat customer and brought $3500 per head.
Champion All Other Brahmans consigned by MK Ranch, Era, TX were 10 heavy bred super baldy heifers, 7-8 months safe in calf to Angus bulls. They brought $2400 and went to Steve and Ami Dolive, Wills Point, TX.
Reserve Champion All Other Brahman also from MK Ranch which were pen mates to the champions. They brought $3400 and went to Ryan Mileham, Chandler, OK.
Champion English Crosses consigned by Ice Cattle Co., Saint Joe, TX were 10 heavy bred black baldy heifers that were AI bred. They brought $2500 and went to Todd Garrett, Midlothian, TX a repeat customer.
The Reserve Champion English Crosses were pen mates to the champions also consigned by Ice Cattle Co. and brought $2400. They went to Rusty Easton, Alvorado, TX.
Champion Continentals consigned by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, OK. They were 10 heavy bred Simmi Cross Angus heifers 11 head with 7 calves. They brought $2700 and went to Don Holding, Columbus, KS.
Reserve Champion Continentals also consigned by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, OK. They were 10 SimAngus heifers 6-8 months bred. They brought $2550 and went to Todd Garrett, Midlothian, TX.
Hodde Land & Cattle, Brenham, TX and 10 Brangus pairs with 70 day old calves at side by 44 Farms Angus bulls and pasture exposed back to the same bulls. They brought $3500 and went to repeat customer, Sandy Creek Ranch, Center, TX.
Bellah Cattle Co., Throckmorton, TX had 10 Angus pairs with Nov./Dec. calves at side by R.A. Brown Ranch Angus bulls and pasture exposed back to the same bulls. They brought $3400 and went to Marvin Garrett, Richardson, TX.
Griswold Cattle, Stillwater, OK had 11 heavy bred Maine-Angus cross heifers AI bred with 5 calves at side. They brought $3300 and went to Don Holding, Columbus, KS.
Other top selling lots included, a consignment from Bear Creek Farms, Leonard, TX. Which were a pen of black baldies with AI January calves at side. They brought $2700 and went to long time repeat customer Don Roach, Justin, TX.
Top Bulls: Penz Predecessor 5623 born on 09/05/15. He was sired by S A V Forefather 3024. He was sold to Frank Deal, Durant, OK for $38,000.
Penz Recovery 5688 born on 10/14/15. He was sired by S A V Resource 1441. He was sold to Clay Jack, Sulphur, OK for $20,000.
KLA Gold Buckle 614 born on 09/03/15. He was sired by S A V Solid Gold 9187. He was sold to Christensen Angus Ranch, Okarche, OK for $15,000.
Top Open Heifer: Penz Elba 6116 born on 04/06/16. She was sired by S A V Doubleheader 2806. She was sold to Star Creek Ranch, Silo, OK for $4,000.
Top Bred Heifers: Penz Emblynette 5461 born on 09/23/15. She was sired by S A V Platinum 0010 and bred to S A V Technique 5120. She was sold to Phillip Corrid, Defuniak Springs, FL for $5,300.
Penz Emblynette 5459 born on 09/20/15. She was sired by S A V Platinum 0010 and bred to S A V Sensation 5615. She was sold to Jordan Johnson, Durant, OK for $5,200.