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2019 Emmons Ranch Production Sale Report

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Purpose of an Index

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

In previous articles I have mentioned that the purpose of the seedstock industry is to continually advance and make animals that fit into the commercial industry and make them more profitable. I have also mentioned the tools that are available to producers to help them make informed breeding decisions that should lead to increased returns. A key component to informed decisions is that a producer should never select on just one criterion, in other words avoid single trait selection. When looking at Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) it can sometimes be difficult to avoid single trait selection because a producer may become too focused on one trait, such as birth weight. To help producers avoid this, many breeds including Beefmaster, have implemented one or more indices that weight EPDs appropriately for different production systems. The use of index selection has been […]

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2019 Springtime in Texas Beefmaster Sale Report

 

Brenham, Texas –  April 27, 2019

5 Bulls $20,700 avg $4,140.00
1 3n1 $2,200.00
13 Pairs $30,300 avg $2,331.00
19 Bred $36,850.00 avg $1,940.00
32 Opens $68,600.00 avg $2,144.00
2 Picks $18,250.00 avg $9,125.00
1 Semen $1,900.00
1 Embryo Lot $3,600.00
74 Total Lots $182,400.00 avg $2,465.00

Top Bulls

Lot 53- sire, Tiger Britches, consigned by Carl and Fran Ditta, Cleveland, Tx:  Sold to Jeff Davis, Burton, TX for $6,250.00.
Lot 69- sire, Cain 15Z, consigned by Karisch Cattle Co., LaGrange, TX:  Sold to Steve McFaull, Cameron, TX for $5,000.00.
Lot 14- sire, Red Bayou, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX;  Sold to Jim Candler, Iola, TX for $3,750.00.
Lot 13- sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX;  Sold to Jim Candler, Iola, TX for $3,750.00.

Top Females

Lot 2a- open, sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, TX; Sold to Jon and Michelle Colburn, College Station, TX for $5,500.00.
Lot 3- open, sire, CF Sugar Britches, consigned by Rick Seeker, Brenham, […]

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2019 SEBBA Dixie National Sale Report

 

Tunica, MS March 30, 2019
6 Bulls $15,650 avg $2,608
4 Pair $8,200 avg $2,050
15 Bred $28,600 avg $1,907
23 Open $45,450 avg $1,976
6 Semen lots $38,165 avg $6,361
5 Embryo lots $44,550 avg $8,910

59 Lots $180,615

Average $3,062

Top Bulls: Lot 29- Sire, Black Bayou, consigned by Mason Cattle co., Brownstown, IL; Sold to Britt Parker, Montrose, GA for $5,000.
Lot 24- Sire, CHRK Generator, consigned by Channarock Farm and Hiatt Diamond H, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Ricky Cornelison, Iuka, MS for $3,600.
Lot 13- Sire,, Sugar Britches; consigned by South Oaks Beefmasters, Lexington, TN; Sold to Walt McKellar, Senatobia, MS for $2,750.

Top Females:
Lot 26- Open, sire, Cl’s Lovemaker, consigned by Clark Jones, Savannah, TN; Sold to Santa Anna Ranch, MCAllen. TX for $8,000.
Lot 51- Open, sire, Ace of Spades, consigned by T5 Ranch, Bedias, TX; Sold to Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX for $3,750.
Lot 27- Bred to Cl’s Sure Fire, consigned by Clark Jones; Savannah, […]

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Data Collection Tips #2

 

We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at weaning time…

Collect weaning weight on calves

– Calves should be between 140 and 270 days old when weaning weights are recorded

– Contemporary groups are formed by calves born within 60 days of each other

 

Collect mature cow weight and Body Condition Score on cows (this should be recorded with BBU when completing the calf’s registration)

 

Submit and record weaning weights with BBU using the online system or weaning worksheet

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Emmons Ranch Bull Sale Report

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Data Collection Tips #1

 

We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at calf’s birth…

Birth Weight:

Take the weight of the calf within 24 hours of birth
Use a consistent weighing method and have the same person weigh calves

Use a scale or tape, do not guess weights

Report all weights on calves to avoid biased data

Calving Ease:

Record calving ease at the same time Birth Weights are collected
Use the scale provided on the BBU Reference codes form

No difficulty/No assistance
Minor difficulty/Some assistance
Major difficulty/Calf puller used
C-Section
Abnormal Presentation

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Performance Article Series: Purpose of Technology

 

By Lance Bauer, Director of Breed Improvement & Western Field Representative

In the past couple of decades technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in almost every industry. With new technology we have more access to more data faster than we ever have before. The cattle industry is no different and technology is rapidly increasing and helping producers to make even more informed decisions than they have ever been able to before. Many people think that the cattle industry is behind the times when it comes to technology, but this is far from the truth. First producers took and recorded weights on their cows and calves, then other measurement technologies came along such as, ultrasound carcass scanning and now even measurements of feed intake and efficiency. These measurements have all gone into the calculation of EPDs, and EPDs have advanced more with the advent of DNA testing. What is the purpose […]

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2019 Houston Magic XIX Sale Report

 

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2019 South Texas BBA Houston Futurity Sale Report

 

STBBA HOUSTON FUTURITY SALE

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO

MARCH 1, 2019

 

23 BULLS $144,500  AVG $6,283

2 3N1 $8,500 AVG $4,250

4 PAIR $17,000 AVG $4,250

15 BRED $88,250 AVG $5,883

24 OPEN $81,300 AVG $3,388

2 PICK $21,000 AVG $10,500

1 SEMEN/EMBRYO LOT $6,880

71 LOTS $367,430 AVG $5175

 

TOP BULLS

LOT 73- SIRE, PANHANDLE DREAM, CONSIGNED BY STEVEN AND LYN ANDERSON, AMARILLO, TX;  SOLD TO FLYING B RANCH, LAPRYOR, TX FOR $23,000.

LOT 55-  SIRE, WPR’S CHICK MAGNET, CONSIGNED BY PAUL AND RHONDA WALLEN, LOCKWOOD, MO.;  SOLD TO JERRY VORDENBAUM, SEGUIN, TX FOR $22,000.

LOT 82-  SIRE, SUGAR BRITCHES, CONSIGNED BY KAREN AND TONY PSENCIK, SAN ANTONIO, TX;  SOLD TO IRACHETA, MEXICO, FOR $8500.

LOT 62- SIRE, COLLIER 3760, CONSIGNED BY SEVEN C ANDERSON CATTLE CO, VICTORIA, TX;  SOLD TO BAR M LAND AND TIMBER, BEAUMONT, TX FOR $7500.

LOT 61- SIRE L2 MAX, CONSIGNED BY TYLER GWOSDZ AND DANIEL DOMINGUEZ, ORANGE GROVE, TX;  SOLD TO KEN WALTHER, HOUSTON, TX FOR $7250

 

TOP FEMALES

LLOT […]

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