Tops: Southwestern Farms, Kirbyville, TX sold a yearling heifer sired by Smith Nu Wave II daughter to Reavis Farms, Mission, TX for $27,000.
A flush brought $26,000 from Southwestern Farms, the female carried the genetics of the Heartfeld cow family and was sired by Smith Satisfies. She was offered by Smith Genetics, Giddings, TX.
7N Ranch, Falls City, TX paid $29,000 to own half interest in Hagan Dream Girl 52S and her bull calf sired by Smith Satisfies offered by Smith Genetics.
Cattlemen from the southern tier of the U.S. convincingly endorsed the Town Creek Farm Sale offering on October 19, 2013, in West Point, MS. Town Creek Farm owner, Milton Sundbeck, and his team, warmly welcomed a capacity crowd of customers, friends and family to the Town Creek Farm Bull Sale and Commerical Bred Heifer Sale. The Town Creek Farm program has quickly established itself as a producer of genetics that excel in real-world commercial ranching operations.
Nearly 200 buyers and bidders from 10 states and Paraguay, South America, traveled to appraise the Town Creek Farm offering. When the final gavel tap sounded, 140 Town Creek Farm bulls averaged $4738 and 258 customer-owned commercial bred heifers averaged $2127. The sale grossed $1,218,100.
The top selling lot in the bull sale earned a price tag of $12,750. Lot 58, TCF Sleep Easy 223Y, a powerfully made, user friendly bull, sired by CCR Sleep Easy 32S7. Drawdy Brothers of Florida made the final bid on this bull at $12,750.
Black River Brangus, Monterey, LA, took home the second high selling bull, TCF Sleep Easy 18Y. One-half interest and one-half possession in the bull sold for $11,500.
The Town Creek Farm Commercial Bred Heifer Sale was a continuation of the 18-year running Cow Creek Ranch Commercial Bred Heifer Sale held each fall in Aliceville, Alabama. Heifers were sired by Cow Creek Ranch bulls bred back to Cow Creek Ranch and Town Creek Farm bulls. The multi-generational, genetically-tracked heifers commanded strong interest and demand from buyers. When the gavel fell for the final time, 258 heifers sold for an average price of $2127.
These customer-owned heifers were offered by Williamson Cattle Co., ranching in Faunsdale, AL, and Okeechobee, FL, and a 16-year consignor to the Cow Creek Ranch Sale; River Oaks Farm, Searcy, AR, 15-year consignor; 14-year consignor, CP Bar Ranch; 9-year consignor, Megehee Cattle Company, Macon, MS; along with five-year consignor, Montgomery Farms, Moulton, AL, and first-year consignor, B&B Farm, Linden, AL.
River Oaks Farm and Black River Brangus, Monterey, LA, donated four open heifers which were auctioned off and sold with the proceeds going to the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association. Roger and Vickie Hensley of Arkansas had the winning bid of $1500 per heifer.
Volume buyers were from Georgia and Florida.
A great crowd from Texas and Oklahoma was on hand bidding on high quality replacement females and bulls. Leading off the sale was a T.C. Total Son from Fishers Angus, Muenster, TX selling to William McGehee, Bells, TX for $3,200.00.
Next high selling bull was a 2 yr. old son of Lar Design from Waters Angus Ranch, Iowa Park, TX selling to Edwin Perkins, Whitesboro, TX for $3,100.00.
The top selling pairs were consigned by Schumacher Bros., Era, TX. The pen of Angus cross 1st calf heifers with Angus cross calves at side sold to Jimmy Hatcher, Gainesville, TX for $2,700.00 ea. Following Schumacher’s pen was a set of Super Black Brangus Cross Baldy females with Angus calves at side from MK Ranch, Era, TX selling to Christopher Ulbig, Montague, TX for $2,400.00. Rudy Zimmerer, Lindsay, TX sold young Black Angus cross pairs to Edwin Knight, Era, TX for $2,400.00 as well. Mark Schumacher, Era, TX topped the bred heifer offering with a pen of Angus cross females selling to Charles Schumacher, Gainesville, TX for $2,050.00. MK Ranch sold Brangus cross baldy’s to Michael Hinsley, Sadler TX for $1,950.00. Payne Ranch, Telephone, TX sold Herford-Angus cross baldy heifers to Edward Pick, Muenster, TX for $1,900.00.
Bred cows sold strong with the top sets from Schumacher Bros. selling for $2,000.00 ea. to both Edward Pick and Christopher Ulbig. Finishing up the sale was the open heifer division. Schoenig Land & Cattle Co., Honey Grove, TX sold purebred Brangus Heifers to Rodgers Cattle Co., Whitesboro, TX for $1,500.00. Bois d’ Arc Land and Cattle Co., Ladonia, TX finished strong with a super nice set of red SimAngus females selling to Edwin Knight for $1,250.00.
Top volume buyer was Christopher Ulbig, Montague, TX.
Top selling bull EXAR It All Counts 2219 was born 08/07/2012 and sired by Connealy Impression. He was sold by to It All Counts, Coalgate, OK for $30,000.
Next top selling bull was EXAR Upshot 2131B, born 01/23/2012 and was sired by EXAR Upshot 0562B. He was sold to Spruce Mountain Ranch, CO for $26,000.
Next top selling bull was EXAR Consensus 6592B, born 03/20/2012 and was sired by Connealy Consensus 7229. He was sold to Vista Farms, Aliceville, AL for $12,000.
Next top selling bull was EXAR Upshot 6442B, born 03/11/2012 and was sired by EXAR Upshot 0562B. He was sold to Vista Farms, Aliceville, AL for $12,000.
Large crowd was on hand in Milano, Texas to witness a great offering of replacements. Demand was high on higher quality cattle in average or better flesh. Thin- average flesh cattle demand was strong. This great set of cattle met broad outlines and sold across three states.
Representative Sales: John Downing, 5 Tigerstriped 3 in 1’s, for $2500. Buck Hairston, 2 Red Angus/Beefmaster pairs, for $2450. Buck Hairston, 4 Red Angus cow/calf pairs, for $2250. Bob Beville, 1 Brangus cow/calf pairs, for $2250. Bonds Ranch, 13 middle bred Brangus heifers, for $2110. Bonds Ranch, 6 middle bred Brangus baldy heifers, for $2000. Garrett Farms, 11 middle bred Brangus heifers, for $1985. Garrett Farms, 11 middle bred Brangus heifers, for $1825. Garrett Farms, 14 short bred Brangus heifers, for $1800. Garrett Farms, 9 short bred Angus heifers, for $1675. Silver Spur Ranch, 78 middle bred Angus heifers, for $1800. Silver Spur Ranch, 22 middle bred Black Baldy heifers, for $1800. Silver Spur Ranch, 50 short bred Angus heifers, for $1675. Silver Spur Ranch, 16 short bred Red Angus heifers, for $1675. Silver Spur Ranch, 6 Charolais cross bred heifers, for $1600. Bob Beville, 34 middle bred Angus cows, for $1925. Buck Hairston, 5 bred Brangus cows, for $1725. Trey McKinnon, 1 Red Angus 3 in 1, for $1875. Trey McKinnon, 8 bred Angus cows, for $1575.
Breeder Bulls: Duello Cattle Co., 5 Hereford bulls, for average $4275. Duello Cattle Co., 10 SimAngus bulls, average $3700. Akony Farms, 10 Angus bulls, average $3650. Lastovica Cattle Co., 5 yearling Angus bulls, average $3500.