The 21st Annual BHR’s Designer’s Classic was held on May 16, 2015 at Buzzard Hollow Ranch and kicked off at 6:00pm. A super crowd of 200 from Mexico, Canada, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas were on hand for the educational program, Bull-O-Rama and sale.
Lot 3, a polled Fleck heifer was the highlight of the sale with Tony & Rebekah Roberts of Rugged R Cattle, Wisner, LA purchasing her for $11,000.
Lot 1, a pick of Jungle heifers were a close second with the top pick bringing $7300 to Jim & Donna Ethridge of Mitchell Lake Ranch and the 2nd pick purchased by Larry Throgmorton of T5 Livestock Company from Wolfe City, TX, for $4500.
Lot 21, a super BHR Oakes daughter out of Texas Rose was purchased for $6600 by Mikell & Mary Cheek Davis of Little Creek Farm from Starkville, MS.
Lot 26, consigned by Little Creek Farm was purchased for $5500 by Steve Jensen, of Jensen Simmentals from Paola, KS.
Lot 20 was purchased by Louis Hubnik of Hubnik Farms, a long time valued customer, for $5300. Mr. Louis has purchased animals each year for the last 21 years from BHR.
The Purebred Simmental and SimAngus cattle that were all Fleckvieh based were highly sought after cattle.
Lot 70, a Purebred Simmental bull that was ¾ Fleckvieh sold for $8500 to Chad smith of Clearwater Simmentals in Cartwright, Manitoba. Jim & Gail Ligon o Ligon Simmentals in TN consigned the herd sire prospect and Brian Valentine of Pro Stock Livestock, assisted in the sale of this lot.
Lot 49, a ¾ ¼ Sim Angus, that is 56% Fleck drew top honors in the SimAngus section selling for $5400 to Carl & Joyce Low of Granbury TX. A new breeder that plans on developing a SimAngus program that is Fleckvieh based.
Lot 43, a bred Purebred Simmy, 37% Fleck, consigned by Ligon Simmentals sold for $4100 to Stephen Caffey, of Riesel TX who purchased several other lots as well.
The open Full Fleck heifers created quite a stir.
Paul Reynolds of Berea, KY won the bidding on Lot 66, consigned by Ganaderia Platt of Sonora Mexico for $5500 and Jeff Hannaberry of Bristol QC, purchased her dam Lot 11.
The embryo portion of the sale also drew active bidding with a set of 4 embryos out of Haxent and DDD Ms. Salamon, consigned by BHR & Greg & Paige Kemp, being purchased by Kenneth Airheart of K5 Rafter Top Simmentals for $800 an embryo.
Tops: Heath & Kristi Hyde, Sulphur Springs, TX sold a VCR Duke 914 daughter with a BHD Reality heifer calf which sold to Jerry Lehmann, Lake Ozarks, MO for $19,000.
Siddoway Cattle Co., Brogan, OR bought the pick of the DeBruycker herd for $18,000.
Arlitt & Evans, Poteet & Brownwood, TX sold a M6 Gridmaker daughter to Bill McDavid, Easley, SC for $8000. Her heifer calf by JDJ Equity Z370 was purchased by Myron Toste, Layton, CA for $4500.
Grand Champion pen consigned by Collier Farms, Brenham, TX was purchased by John & Martha Ely, Sallisaw, OK for $4600 per pair.
First place pen of bred heifers was consigned by Hugh T Chapman, Rockport, TX and purchased by Jason Vojacek, Cove, TX for $4100.
V7 Beefmasters, Meyersville, TX consigned the first place pen of opens which was purchased by Jay Patterson, Sugarland, TX for $3300.
Top Bulls: OSU Denver 4110 born on 01/07/2014 and sired by EXAR Denver 2002B. He was sold for 2/3 interest to Brent Stagemeier, Page, NE for $11,000.
OSU Denver 4161 born on 02/25/2014 he was sired by EXAR Denver 2002B. He was sold for 2/3 interest to Richard Coit, Clinton, OK for $10,500.
Top Open Heifer: OSU Empress 4220 born on 09/15/2014 she was sired by EXAR Classen 1422B. She was sold to Tristan Monroe, Ada, OK for $17,000.
Top Spring Pair: OSU Empress 3113 born on 01/08/2013 she was sired by Dameron First Impression. The calf was born on 02/01/2015 and was sired by Barstow Cash. They were sold to Stehr Land & Cattle, Altus, OK for $15,000.
OSU Jilt 3152 born on 02/17/2013 she was sired by S A V Bismarck 5682. The calf was born on 01/09/2015 and was sired by SAV Final Answer 0035. They were sold to Steve Shultz, New Baden, TX for $10,000.