Thursday, March 28, 2013

81st Bull Sale March 25 Sees Overall Sale Average Increase

Contact: Eldon Cole, livestock specialist
Tel: (417) 466-3102

The 81st Southwest Missouri Cattle Improvement Association Bull Sale saw a strong demand March 25 for the 35 bulls that sold. The overall average was $3137 up $58 per head from the November 2012 average.

“As has been the trend, bulls with a combination of outstanding expected progeny differences (EPDs) and an attractive, sound appearance sparked the most interest. Four bulls sold for $5000 or more,” said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The 26 Angus bulls made a strong showing with a $3421 average. They were topped at $5300 by a bull consigned by Truman L. Wiles, Willow Springs who combined outstanding calving ease, weaning weight and yearling weight EPDs, along with impressive $Beef values. The successful bidder was Brackenridge Brothers, Eldorado Springs, a consistent repeat buyer.

Other Angus bulls topping the $5000 mark were consigned by Clearwater Farm, James Pipkin, Springfield and Naylor’s Angus, Buffalo had two.

One Polled Hereford bull sold for $3300. The seller was a young 4-H member, Aiden Kleinman, Wentworth. The buyer was Tom Studer, Reeds Spring.

One Charolais bull averaged $2400. Wright Charolais, Mona Wright, Mt. Vernon consigned him. He sold to Jason Choate, Carthage.

The Simmental portion of the sale was represented by 6 head that combined purebreds and some SimAngus composites. They averaged $2233 with a top of $2750 on a consignment from S-4 Farms, Mike and Connie Stewart, Marshfield. The three-fourths Angus and one-quarter Simmental was bought by Kiney Stegner, Rogersville.

One LimFlex bull brought $1800. The buyer was Steven Dodson, Walnut Grove and Brent Boyce, Marshfield was the consignor.

The sale is a cooperative effort between the Southwest Missouri BCIA and University of Missouri Extension. For details on participating, contact your nearest Extension Livestock Specialist or sale manager, Pam Naylor, Buffalo. The next sale will be Oct. 28 at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center.

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, Dona Goede in Cedar County, (417) 276-3313 or Logan Wallace in Howell County at (417) 256-2391.


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