The last day of the Fort Worth Stock Show, February 7th marked the setting for the 28th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show Invitational Commercial Female Show and Sale. This year’s 28th anniversary sale had a capacity crowd that was on hand to watch as $11,000 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; Ag Workers Insurance, Fort Worth, TX; Red Chain Feeds, Gorman, TX; Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, TX; Scott Riddle, Riddle Ranch, Hubbard, TX; ABS Global, Charles & Norma Rollins, Aledo, TX; American Brahman Breeder’s Assn., Houston, TX; Bayer Animal Health; Livestock Nutrition Center, Saginaw, TX; Plains Capital Bank, Weatherford, TX.
In addition to prize money the Commercial Heifer Sale awarded Five $1000 scholarships and two $2000 scholarships. Pictures and results can be seen on pages 30 and 31 of this issue.
Grand champion pen and champion English was consigned by 44 Farms, Cameron, TX. There were ten Angus heifers with 90 day old calves at side. They brought $7250 and went to Lee and Shanna Branham, Rainbow, TX.
Reserve grand champion overall and champion Exotic crosses were consigned by Griswold Cattle, Stillwater, OK. There were ten Angus Maine Simi heifers with ten baby calves at side by Angus bulls. They brought $4000 each and went to Barney Bray III, Paris, TX.
Champion Brafords consigned by Jud Little Ranches, Ardmore, OK. There were twelve Tigerstripe heifers with 4-5 month old Angus calves at side by 44 Farms bulls and pasture exposed back to the same bulls. They brought $4200 and went to Brumbugh Ranch, Weatherford, TX.
Champion Black Brahmans crosses were consigned by Hillwood Land & Cattle, Co., Fort Worth, TX. There were eleven Brangus heifers with 30 days old calves at side by W4 Ranch Hereford bulls. They brought $4050 and they went to Jim Hasty, Springtown, TX.
Champion all other Brahmans consigned by MK Ranch, Era, TX. They were Brangus baldies 7-8 months safe in calf. They brought $4400 and they went to 3C Cattle Co., Greensboro, AL.
Reserve champion Brafords also consigned by Jud Little Ranches. There were twelve Tigerstripe pairs with 4-5 month old calves by 44 Farms bulls. They brought $4200 and they went to Brumbaugh Ranch, Weatherford, TX.
Reserve champion black Brahman crosses consigned by Cavender/Neches River Ranch, Jacksonville, TX. There was ten Brangus heifers with ten Brangus sired calves at side by Cavender Brangus bulls. They brought $4000 and went to K Bar Ranch, Ponder, TX.
Reserve champion all other Brahman consigned by MK Ranch, Era, TX. They were the mates to the champions. They brought $4200 going to the same buyer 3C Cattle Co., Greensboro, AL.
Reserve champion Exotics consigned by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, OK. There was ten Simi and Maine cross heifers that were long bred to and had four calves at side. And went to Reggie Houser, Royce City, TX.
Reserve champion English consigned by Baldy Beef Division of Classic Genetics, Ardmore, OK. Was ten heavy bred black heifers bred to calving ease ChiAngus bulls. They brought $3800 and went to Albert Sulak, Itasca, TX.
Other top selling lots included, ten super baldy Brangus heifers with two month old Angus calves at side consigned by JM Cattle Co., Gause, TX. They brought $5000 each and went to Jerry Pettijohn, Dublin, TX.
Also selling for $5000 was another consignment of JM Cattle Co. that had nine head with nine calves also going to Jerry Pettijon.
Bell Ranch Division of Silver Spur Ranch brought ten really nice Red Angus heifers with ten 3-week old Red Angus calves at side. They brought $4350 and went to Trinity River Land and Cattle, Shephard, TX. The same buyer also bought another pen of theirs that had ten head of the exact same cattle for $4300.
Griswold Cattle had ten Irish Whiskey and Black Russian daughters that were heavy bred to Angus calving ease bulls and had one calve at side. They brought $4200 and went to Barney Bray III, Paris, TX.
Hodde Land & Cattle, Brenham, TX had ten Brangus Super Baldies that had 45 day old calves by 44 Farms Angus bulls. There were ten head and ten calves. They brought $4200 and went to Jim Hasty, Springtown, TX.
Selling for $4050 was a Griswold consignment of ten Maine Simi Angus bred heifers that had two baby calves at side. They went to Billy Don Cooper, Hamlin, TX.
Bell Ranch Division of Silver Spur Ranch had one other pen of Red Angus pairs that had nine head in it and brought $4000. They went to Colton Curry, Dublin, TX.
Top Bulls: 2 Bar Combination 4710 born on 12/12/2013 and was sired by EXAR Combination 1750B. He was consigned by 2 Bar Angus, TX and sold to X Cross X Ranch, TX for $35,000.
FGR Ponderosa 4301 born on 01/09/2014 and sired by Sitz Dash 10277. He was consigned by Flying G Ranch, TX and sold to Ponderosa Syndicate, TX for $30,000.
2 BAR Ten X 3484 born on 12/30/2012. He was sired by A A R Ten X 7008 S A. He was consigned by 2 Bar Angus & Angus of Clear Creek, LLC, TX and sold to Scharbauer Ranches, TX for $16,500.
N Bar Consensus 7229 of 5660 born on 12/11/2012. He was sired by Connealy Consensus 7229. He was consigned by 2 Bar Angus, TX and sold to Remington Farm, TX for $14,500.
Top Open Heifers: WILKS Blackbird 4049 born on 02/27/2014 and was sired by EXAR Denver 2002B. She was consigned by Wilks Ranch, Cisco, TX and sold to Pollard Farms, Waukomis, OK for $31,000.
TMR Lucy 1B54 born on 09/09/2014 and sired by EXAR Denver 2002B. She was consigned by Turner Meadow Ranch, Wills Point, TX and sold to E-Z Angus, TX for $20,000.
Top Bred Heifer: Silvey Blackbird 160 born on 09/10/2013. She was sired by Rito 9Q13 of Rita 5F56 GHM and bred to Connealy Black Granite. She was consigned by Silvey Angus, Wolfe City, TX and sold to 2 Bar Angus, Hereford, TX for $15,000.
Top Pregnancy was consigned by Hillhouse Angus, Giddings, TX and sold to XL Ranch, WY for $20,000.
Another top pregnancy consigned by Express Ranches, Yukon, OK and sold to Elmo Robinson, TX for $20,000.
Top Bulls: KLA Combine 450 born on 10/09/2013 and was sired by S A V Harvestor 0338. He sold for $20,000 to Dan Beck, Dallas, TX.
KLA Cat Power 419 born on 09/02/2013 and sired by Connealy Power Play. He sold for $18,000 to Bryan Gifford, Potterville, TX.
Penz Platinum 3109 born on 09/12/2013 and sired by S A V Platinum 0010. He sold for $14,000 to Vin Mar Cattle Co., Gordon, NE.
Penz Permit 3210 born on 11/08/2013 and sired by Connealy Contractor. He sold for $13,000 to Terry Richardson, Elmore City, OK.
Penz Recharge 3163 born on 10/21/2013 and sired by S A V Resource 1441. He sold for $12,500 to Robert Prentice, Coleman, OK.
Penz Engineer 3164 born on 10/23/2013 and sire by Connealy Contractor, He sold for $12,500 to Joel Childress, Unionville, MO.