Brangus Genetics Hot in Georgia
24 Brangus 3N1’s grossed $221,300 to average $9,221
37 Brangus Spring Bred Cows grossed $199, 000 to average $5,378
3 Brangus Spring Bred Heifers grossed $16,250 to average $5,417
41 Brangus Fall Breds and Pairs grossed $216,550 to average $5,282
105 Registered Brangus Female lots grossed $653,100 to average $6,220
2 Ranch Horses grossed $10,750 to average $5,375
107 Coming 2 Year Old Brangus Bulls grossed $884,250 to average $8,264
64 Yearling Brangus Bulls grossed $411,000 to average $6422
171 total Brangus Bulls grossed $1,295,250 to average $7,575
278 Total Lots Grossed $1,959,100 to average $7,047
Cool temperatures and brisk fall weather produced a hot Brangus sale in Georgia. A standing room only crowd including 167 buyers from 13 states were in attendance at the Salacoa Valley Farms Buy the Numbers Sale in Fairmount, Georgia. Brangus enthusiasm was rampant as the crowd was greeted by a splendid offering of top quality Brangus Bulls and Females from Salacoa Valley Farms and The Oaks Brangus, Newnan, GA, backed by real world performance attributes. The two days activities were kicked off Friday afternoon when all the 6 and 7 year old cows, including donors and herd bull mothers, from both operations were sold.
The second high selling female lot, at $19,500 was 65 and 65A. Oaks MS Unitas 541W6, a big numbered and balanced EPD trait cow safe to Csonka sold to Cold Creek Ranch, Marietta, GA for $9,500 while Roadruck Brangus, Guntersville, AL paid $10,000 to own her Csonka heifer calf at side.
The third high seller was Lot 38, MS Brinks Lambert 535U9 with 8 EPD traits in the breed’s top 30% or greater and top 1% IMF EPD. She sold to Westall Ranch, Arabela, NM for $19,000. This proven donor was from the Salacoa Valley cow herd.
The fourth high selling female, at $17,000 was Lot 68 and 68A. Clover Ranch Lineville, AL paid $12,000 to own Lot 68A, MS Salacoa Eisenhower 535B8, while Barry and Valerie Lewis, Okeechobee, FL paid $5,000 to own her dam, SVF 820R8 535U131, who boasted a 377 day calving interval and well balanced EPDs.
The day’s top selling bull was Lot 152, Oaks High Choice 99A1. This powerful Swift son posted big performance EPDs driven by huge ratios across the board. The gavel fell at $40,000 and he sold to K & R Broken Bar Ranch, Bennington, OK.
The second high selling bull at $30,000 was Lot 154, Oaks Manning 30T 541Z71. He boasted top 1% WW and YW and top 2% REA EPDs and is out of a $70,000 dam. He was purchased by Burke Brangus Farm, Waynesboro, GA.
Hayman’s 7 11 Ranch purchased the third high selling bull when they paid $27,000 to own Lot 150, Big Cypress of Salacoa 99A3. This big rib eyed son of Stonewall bosted 7 EPD traits in the breed’s top 35% or greater.
Hardee Farms, Chiefland FL paid $25,500 to own the days fourth high seller when they purchased Brighton of Salacoa 392A3, Lot 151. This son of IMF trait leader Lambert, scanned over 6% and ranks in the be breed’s top 1% for IMF.
Truitt Brangus, Auburn, AL paid $20,000 to own Lot 153, Hollywood of Salacoa 23A53. This son of New Vision is out of a full sister to Eisenhower and posts Big and balanced growth EPDs with high end carcass values.