Bull Market Is Strong; Bull Sale Sets New Record
Headquartered in Lawrence County
Tel: (417) 466-3102
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Fed cattle, feeder calves and most replacement females are reaching lofty price averages nationwide. As a result, it should come as no surprise that the 82nd Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s bull sale followed the trend with an impressive $3,393 average on 34 bulls.
The sale was held Oct. 28 at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center.
The sale included 32 Angus bulls that averaged $3,430. The two Polled Hereford bulls averaged $2,800.
Valley View Farms, Lynn McElhany of Republic consigned the sale topper at $5,100. The bull sold to Rob Kates, Rosamound, IL. The four Valley View Angus bulls averaged $3,850.
Truman L. Wiles, Willow Springs also had an impressive group of five bulls that averaged $3,850.
Bonebrake Farms, Springfield entered the two Polled Herefords. Their top price was $3,400 on a bid from Mark Cobb, Miller.
The ages on the bulls ranged in age from 21 to 13 months. The requirements for the sale include an 1100 pound, 365 day weight, a frame score of 5 and the bulls must have at least two of five EPD traits placing them in the 50 percentile or better. Those five traits are: calving ease direct, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk and instramuscular fat.
The bulls must all pass a breeding soundness exam. Non-virgin bulls are examined for trichononiasis.
Persons interested in consigning bulls for the association’s next sale in late March may contact sale manager, Pam Naylor, Buffalo 417-343-8330 or contact your nearest University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Information is also available at www.swmobcia.com.
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, Dr. Patrick Davis in Cedar County at (417) 276-3313 or Logan Wallace in Howell County at (417) 256-2391.