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2018 Beef on Forage Beefmaster Bull Sale Report

 

Brenham, TX 10-20-18

156 lots for $1,106,000 to avg. $7,090

 

Top Selling bulls:

Lot 2 from Frenzel sold to John Gillespie, TX $29,000

Lot 3 from Lairmore sold to Blau Ranch, TX $25,000

Lot 17 from Miller sold to Trueheart, TX $25,000

Lot 1 from Miller sold to Chris Hearn, TX $22,500

Lot 5 from Vaughn sold to Lyssy Beefmasters, TX $22,000

Lot 6 from Eubank sold to Wallen/Holden, MO $20,500

Lot 8 from Lairmore sold to Ervin Allen, TX $20,000

Lot 7 Brown sold to Whiskey River, KS $16,000

Lot 11 Wallen sold to Larry Herd, TX $13,000

Lot 54 Blau sold to Frenzel Beefmasters, TX $12,500

Lot 13 Lairmore sold to Vaughn Farms, MO $12,000

Lot 22 FMC sold to Hood Hidden Hollow, OK $12,000

Lot 29 Brown sold to Whiskey River, KS $12,000

Lot 12 Frenzel sold to Gary Long, FL $11,000

Lot 14 Frenzel sold to MMM/Ronnie Felts, TX $11,000

Lot 20 Frenzel sold to Schneider and Sons,TX $11,000

Lot 15 Miller sold to Cory […]

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President’s Council Sale Report 2018

 

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL SALE

FRANKLIN, TN

OCTOBER 29, 2018

1 Bull $3,500
2 Pairs $17,500 Avg $8,750
8 Bred $35,500 Avg $4,438
6 Open $34,050 Avg $5,675
2 Picks $15,000 Avg $7,500
1 Semen lot $19,300
2 Embryo lots $15,200 Avg $7,600
22 Lots $140,050 Avg $6,366

Top Lots

9- Pair, calf sire BF’s Gold Strike, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN:  Sold to Windy Hills, Poplarville, MS for $11,000.
10- Open, sire, Sugar Britches, consigned by Bailey Farms, Pinson, TN:  Sold to Roger and Beverly Austin, Marshville, NC for $9,500.
3- Bred to Sugar Britches, consigned by Painted Springs Beefmasters, Thompson Station, TN:  Sold to C & M Beefmasters, Kershaw, SC for $8,000.
13- Open, sire McAlester, consigned by Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, TX:  Sold to Brody Mason, Brownstown, IL for $8,000.
22- Open, sire, El Guapo, consigned by Golden Meadows Ranch, Cotulla, TX:  Sold to Jim and Pam Colvin, Seguin, TX for $8,000.

Other Lots

5B- Sugar britches semen, consigned by Painted Springs Beefmasters, Thompson Station, TN: […]

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Ozark and Heart of America Fall Round Up Sale Report

 

October 13, 2018 – Sycamore Springs Ranch – Locust Grove, OK

 

56 different buyers from 8 different states purchased 135 lots sold that averaged $1,983/lot.

 

28 pairs averaged $2,444/lot, 39 bred heifers averaged $2,073/lot, 38 open heifers averaged $1,591/lot, 15 bred cows averaged $1,793/lot, and 16 bulls averaged $1,946/lot.

 

135 lots totaled $276,825

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Performance Article Series: Part 7 Using EPDs

 

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

As discussed in the previous article EPDs are Expected Progeny Differences, and the calculation of EPDs was discussed. In order to effectively use EPDs as a tool you must understand how to use them correctly, you wouldn’t use a screw driver instead of a hammer to put in a nail. EPDs are to be used as a tool to compare animals to each other or to compare against an average. EPDs are an estimate, based on pedigree and performance, of how an animal’s progeny should perform on average when compared to the progeny of another animal or against a breed average. They offer a quick and efficient way to compare how an animal’s progeny should perform because of genetics. They are not the only tool that you need to use in cattle evaluation, but they […]

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Isa Beefmasters Holds 57th Annual Bull Sale

 

Isa Beefmasters, LLC’s 57th Beefmaster bull sale was held October 6th in San Angelo, Texas. It was an excellent sale; with 41 buyers from 9 states, Mexico and Costa Rica taking home 137 Beefmaster bulls at an average of $4372. Isa’s President, Lorenzo Lasater, stated the sale was strong, with excellent demand for good Beefmaster genetics. Auctioneer Joe Goggins of Billings, MT sold the 137 bulls in the blistering time of 1 hour, 45 minutes.
The high-selling bull, L Bar 7301, sold to Doyle and Dorothy Sanders, Dbl D Bar Ranch, Industry Texas for $15,500. This awesome young herd sire prospect is the son of L Bar 1525 and was one of the overall top performers in the offering.
Volume buyers included: Lykes Brothers, FL – 14, A. Duda and Sons, FL – 14, Alamo Ranch, NM – 11, and Rafter T Ranch, FL – 10.
Current Isa president, Lorenzo Lasater, represents the […]

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Flint Hills Classic Sale Report

 

Flint Hills Classic

Paxico, KS

September 29, 2018

116.75 Beefmaster Bulls $438,600 avg $3757
34 Charolais Bulls $95,050 avg $2796
1 Semen $33,125
187 Commercial Females $267,475 avg $1430
Gross Sales $834,250

Top Bulls

Lot 1- McAlester, sire, J K 1001, consigned by Next Gen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS; Sold to Swinging B Ranch and Clark Jones Beefmasters, Axtell, TX and Savannah, TN for $75,000, for 3/4 interest.
Lot 55- Sire, EMS ring of Fire, consigned by Clark Jones, Savannah, TN;  Sold to Hurla Farms, Paxico, KS for $18,500.
Lot 2-  Sire, Ace of Spades, consigned by Next Gen Cattle Co., Paxico, KS:  Sold to Randy Mason, Brownstown, IL for $15,000.

Other Lots

Lot 1A- McAlester semen, sold 435 units $31,125

 

Volume Buyer:  Roaring Springs Ranch, Kalama , WA

 

Auctioneer-  Doak Lambert, Decatur, TX

Sale Manager- 3G Sales and Service, Franklin, GA

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Performance Article Series: Part 6 EPDs

 

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

The past articles in this series have all been leading up to this, a basic overview of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs): what they are and how they are calculated. EPDs are designed to be used to show differences in the genetic potential of an animal when compared to another animal or to an average. EPD calculations take into account an animal’s individual performance, the performance of related animals and the estimated relatedness of animals. The environment is factored out of an EPD because of the manner in which they are calculated. The calculation of EPDs is based on C.R. Henderson’s Mixed Model Equations, which utilize a method called Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP). The key word in BLUP is unbiased, an EPD is an unbiased prediction based on the information that is used in the genetic evaluation.

The first part of […]

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Beefmaster Network Performance Sale Report

 

Beefmaster Network Performance Sale

Franklin, TN

September 8, 2018

5 Bulls $19,200  avg $3,840
3 3n1’s $28,750 avg $9,584
3 Pair $16,250 avg $5,417
23 Bred $82,950 avg $3,607
12 Open $37,250 avg $3,105
3 Picks $14,750 avg $4,917
1 Flush $6,500
1 Semen lot $6,325
3 Commercial lots $24,500 avg $8,167
54 Lots $236,475 avg $4,380

Top Bulls

Lot 23- Sire, Hi Profile, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY:  Sold to Mike Savage, Hamilton, MS for $5,700.
Lot 37- Sire, Adonis, consigned by Hiatt Diamond H, mt. Ulla, NC:  Sold to Perry Harris, Mooresboro, NC for $4000.

Top Females

Lot 22- 3n1, calf sire, McAlester, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Mason cattle co. Brownstown, IL for $15,000.
Lot 3-  ET pair, calf sire Genesis, consigned by Channarock Farm, Rockfield, KY: Sold to Bar G, Rogers, TX and Casey Ballard, Bryan, TX for $10,000.
Lot 32- 3n1, calf sire The Republican, consigned by Hiatt Diamond H , MT Ulla, NC ; Sold to Clay Floyd, […]

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Performance Article Series: Part 5 Contemporary Groups

 

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

Starting with this article I will discuss the other factors that go into the calculation of EPDs, other than the measured traits that have been mentioned previously. These factors are what allow us to take out environment and estimate relatedness, in order to calculate EPDs. The first factor that I will discuss is contemporary groups, and basically a contemporary group are animals of approximately the same age and sex that have been managed the same. By properly forming contemporary groups the environmental effects can be taken out in the calculation of EPDs. In the calculation of EPDs the difference of the measured trait against contemporaries is what is important. For example, if there is a 50 pound difference between weaning weights of two animals it does not matter if the weights are 550 pounds and 600 pounds, or 750 […]

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The Full Story: Cowboys, Cattle and the Colorado River

 

Modern day Lonesome Dove happens twice a year, just outside the quiet fishing town of Matagorda, Texas. Can you picture it? It is a sight straight out of the Old West, but with a 21st century spin; iPhones in the shirt pockets belonging to sweaty cowboys and motorboats assisting swimming calves. Even with modern technology, this century-old tradition still takes place for the Huebner Brothers Cattle Company of Bay City, Texas. For over 100 years, this ranch has been driving its cattle from their winter pastures located on the 30-mile Matagorda peninsula, which runs from the mouth of the Colorado River in Matagorda to the Port O’Connor ship channel, to their summer pastures located at the Huebner headquarters south of Bay City. The ranch runs approximately 700 cows, primarily Beefmaster and Beefmaster influenced cows that are bred to registered Beefmaster bulls.

Keith Meyer, a member of the Huebner family and an […]

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