Friday, November 02, 2012

Tested Bulls at 80th Sale Average $3,079

Thirty-four yearling performance–evaluated bulls averaged $3,079 at the Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s sale on Oct. 29 held at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center.

This was the 80th all-breed sale and eclipsed the previous high average of $2,948 set at the March 2012 sale according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

There were 29 Angus bulls sold and this group had and the highest average at $3,131. They had a co-high with each bull bringing bids of $4,800. Blue Mound Angus, Halfway sold a son of Syd Gen CC & 7 to Rick Persinger, Cedarcreek a frequent buyer at the sales.

Clearwater Farm, Justin Mauss, Bois D’Arc consigned the other high-dollar bull bought by Brent Seiner, Bolivar. The sire was Clearwater Onward 1579. Five Angus bulls topped the $4,000 mark.

The two Charolais bulls entered by J & L Charolais Farm, Preston averaged $3000. The high-selling bull brought $3400. The successful bidder was Jim Bishop, Lebanon.

The top price in the Polled Hereford division was $2800 bid by Ronald DeLong, Marionville on a bull form Bonebrake Farms, Springfield. The two Polled Herefords averaged $2700.

The lone Simmental came from Breezin B Simmentals, Greg and Sandy Bailey, Mt. Vernon. He was claimed on a $2500 bid from Doug Carter, Diamond.

The SW MO BCIA sale is held in conjunction with University of Missouri Extension and the various breed associations that process and provide the performance data including the expected progeny differences (EPD).

Seedstock producers wanting to participate in the program and sale may contact sale manager, Pam Naylor, Buffalo (417) 345-8330. The next sale will be in Springfield on March 31, 2013.

For more information, contact any of the MU Extension livestock specialists in southwest Missouri: Eldon Cole in Mt. Vernon, (417) 466-3102, Andy McCorkill in Dallas County at (417) 345-7551 or Dona Goede in Cedar County, (417) 276-3313.


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