GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
April 22, 2017
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Female Averages
5 Donors $13,300
19 3n1s $5397
74 Open Heifers $4750
28 Bred Heifers $4714
4 Bred Cows $4063
5 Spring ET Pairs $3220
135 Total Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Females Average $5073
Commercial Brangus Female Averages
150 Spring Brangus Pairs $2548
98 Brangus Bred Heifers $2529
96 Brangus Open Heifers $1468
50 Red Angus Bred Heifers $1800
394 Total Commercial Females Average $2185
A capacity crowd gathered at Cavender’s picturesque Neches River Ranch to evaluate the largest offering of registered Brangus and Ultrablack females presented anywhere in the spring of 2017. With active demand throughout the day, the highly proven genetics presented by the GENETRUST Partners and Friends were readily absorbed.
Leading off the offering was an added lot of 150 units of semen selling in 5 straw increments on the breed’s leader in registrations, TJM Three D 302A. Due to an injury forcing a short supply of semen, the bull’s owners, Cavender Brangus, Schmidt Farms and TJM Ranch offered this opportunity to the public, which resulted in 150 units, selling in 5 unit increments, averaging $159/unit. Next in the ring was Lot 44, the dam of Three D, Oaks MS Patton 302X3, from TJM Ranch. A calving ease queen in her own right, she commanded a final bid price of $29,000 from Lake Majestik owner Nic Cornelison, Flat Rock, AL and Telpara Hills, Queensland, Australia. One of the highlights of this sale annually is the large number of elite open heifers in the offering and 2017 was no different. Headlining the open heifer division was Lot 97, SF Miss Mack 535D40, an Ultrablack female from Schmidt Farms. Flawless in her design, with exceptional performance and curve bending EPD’s, this female gathered the attention of the best eyes in attendance, ending up with a final bid of $16,500 from Bill Davis of Chimney Rock Cattle Company, Concord, AR. Not to be out done, Lot 2A from Clover Ranch closely followed suit as the third high selling female of the day. CLVR MS New Vision 2D was an attractively made, boldly sprung open heifer with a unique calving ease twist which helped to propel her to be the $16,000 selection of John Milam at Draggin’ M Ranch, Eldorado, AR.
Tremendous demand throughout the day led to 135 registered Brangus and Ultrablack female lots to average $5073. Volume buyers for the day were Larry Franke, Karnes City, TX, Ruben Herrera, San Antonio, TX and Terry Bradshaw, Thackerville, OK.
The strong demand in the registered offering carried over into the commercial female portion of the day as buyers actively acquired the cattle that fit their respective programs. Highlighting a large string of pairs and leading off the commercials were a set of 12 Brangus pair from Draggin’ M Ranch. Stout made and in excellent shape, these 2 year old pairs were the $3700 selection of Wylie Bass of Brenham, TX. Following the type and kind of the high selling pairs, their half-sisters, also from Draggin’ M Ranch headlined the bred heifer division. Keeping the family together, Wylie Bass acquired these impressive 10 fall breds at $3800. The open heifer section of the sale always has lots of friends, and this held true again. A set of 15 open Brangus heifers from Suhn Cattle Company earned top honors, heading to Davie Muzny, Caldwell, TX at $2200.
When the totals were tallied, 150 spring Brangus pairs averaged $2548, 98 Brangus bred heifers averaged $2529, 96 Brangus open heifers averaged $1468 and 50 Red Angus bred heifers averaged $1800. At the days end 394 commercial females averaged $2185, with Randy Garrett, Geary, OK and Dan Bussinger, Parsons, KS as the volume buyers.
Bill and Gail Davis will roll out their unrivaled hospitality November 3-4, 2017 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the next offering of GENETRUST genetics where 150 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 100 ELITE registered Brangus females and 300 commercial Brangus females will be offered for appraisal. Additionally, the GENETRUST crew will be back at the Neches River Ranch November 18, 2017 where 220 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 400 commercial Brangus females, and 100 Charolais bulls will be available. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock, the nation’s foremost line-up of Brangus A.I. sires or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Suhn Cattle Company
March 28, 2017
23 Brangus & Ultrablack Long Yearlings $4913
120 Brangus & Ultrablack Yearlings $5633
143 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Gross $789,000 to Average $5517
As the Brangus breed continues to gain popularity among cattlemen for its ability to add performance, carcass merit and maternal excellence to many of the English based cowherds across the country, this demand was not more evident anywhere in the spring of 2017 than at the annual GENETRUST event hosted by Suhn Cattle Company in Eureka, KS on March 28th. Buyers and bidders from coast to coast consumed the breed’s top offering of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls as buyers from Florida to Montana aggressively pursued the offering with the bulk of the trade finding new homes in the heart of the Midwestern cow country of Kansas and Missouri.
Leading off the power packed offering was lot 129 from Schmidt Farms, SF Foundation 909D9. A superior combination of calving ease, performance, carcass merit and structural integrity and sired by Suhn’s Foundation, he commanded a winning bid of $45,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession from Joe Cavender of Cavender Brangus, Troup, Texas, heading to one of the top cow herds in the state of Texas. Following right behind him in the sale order was lot 39, a calving ease son of Vorel’s Online, from Suhn Cattle Company, Suhn’s Online 30D26. A phenotypic gem with the combination of calving ease, growth and carcass to boot, his highly sought after type was acquired at $20,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession by Oskar Juarez and Pepe Medina of Clover Ranch, Marietta, Georgia. Ultrablack bulls continued to see outstanding demand throughout the day and were led off by the 3rd bull in the ring in lot 81, Suhn’s Resource 331D16, from Suhn Cattle Company. A son of the Angus icon SAV Resource, this herd sire prospect combined elite carcass data with tremendous dimension and volume to land in the hands of Randy Schmidt, Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, Texas and Joe Cavender, Cavender Brangus, Troup, Texas, at $17,000 for ½ interest and full possession.
By mid-afternoon 23 long yearling bulls had averaged $4913, with 120 yearlings averaging $5633 for a total of 143 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls that averaged $5517. Volume buyers included Paul Young, Austin, Nevada, Lonnie Nichols, Eureka, Kansas and Shawn Hilty, Big Sandy, Montana.
Joe and Nancy Cavender and crew will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX, Saturday April 22, 2017, where 150 Registered Brangus and Ultrablack Females and 400 Commercial Brangus Females will be available for appraisal. Shortly thereafter the third annual installment of the GENETRUST Spring Fling online embryo auction will be conducted on BrangusAuctions.com May 1-3, 2017, featuring embryos from some of the leading donors within the GT program. The fall sale season will be kicked off November 3-4, 2017 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company in Concord, AR, with an elite offering of Brangus and Ultrablack Bulls, as well as Registered and Commercial Brangus Females. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock, the nation’s foremost line-up of Brangus & Ultrablack A.I. sires, embryos or private treaty bull offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
Congratulations to GENETRUST customer T Quarter Circle Ranch, Winnemucca, NV on being named as the 2017 IBBA Commercial Producer of the Year.
Congratulations to our good friend Mike Vorel of Luther, Oklahoma for being named 2017 IBBA Breeder of the Year. Thanks Mike for your tremendous service, dedication and contribution to the Brangus breed!
GENETRUST at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
November 19, 2016
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Bull Averages
75 Coming 2’s $5603
94 Yearlings $4588
Total 169 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Average $5038
Registered Charolais Bull Averages
60 Coming 2’s $5125
Total 60 Charolais Bulls Average $5125
Commercial Brangus Female Averages
70 Fall Pair $2771
232 Bred Heifers $2008
Total 302 Commercial Females Average $2185
A tremendous crowd gathered at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch to appraise the largest Brangus and Ultrablack bull sale in the state of Texas on November 19, 2016 and based upon the demand throughout the day, they liked what they saw. The offering, loaded with breed leading Brangus genetics, also encompassed an outstanding group of Charolais bulls and commercial Brangus females, with cattle scattering from coast to coast as well as the upper Midwest when all was settled.
Leading off the tremendous offering of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls was lot 32 CB Three D 283C, a moderate framed, deep ribbed calving ease son of the breed’s foremost sire. Headlining the day at $15,000, this product of Cavender Brangus headed to Eldorado, AR to join the elite bull battery at Draggin’ M Ranch. In a lineup chucked full of outstanding Ultrablack herd sires, lot 195 highlighted the offering, combining elite growth and muscle in a moderate framed, easy-doing package. Again sired by the breed’s leader in registrations and hailing from Cavender Brangus, CB Three D 1373C4 headed north to the flint hills of Kansas and the Suhn Cattle Company program at $12,500. With an offering packed full of Three D sons, the 3rd high selling bull was also an Ultrablack sired by Three D. This time from Schmidt Farms, SF Three D 160C combined multi-trait excellence and phenotype to attract the attention of several top breeders, ultimately joining the second high seller on the truck to the Suhn Cattle Company program in Eureka, KS at $12,000.
When the final gavel dropped on this outstanding set of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 75 Coming 2’s averaged $5603, 94 yearlings averaged $4588 for a total of 169 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls to average $5038. The volume buyers of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls were Circle X Ranch, Bryan, Texas and T Quarter Circle Ranch, Winnemucca, NV.
With an ever increasing population in terms of quality and quantity, the Charolais offering continues to attract attention from some of the top cattlemen in the country. Leading the way in this portion of the sale was the choice between lots 235 A and B, JGS Duran C620 P ET and JGS Duramax C623 P ET, from Sturgess’ Double S Cattle Company. A pair of calving ease brothers with extra growth and sired by Long Shot, this option of ½ interest and full possession in one sire was selected by Ledbetter Charolais, Lockhart, TX for $15,000. One of the crowd favorites of the offering came in the form of lot 232, JGS Blue Print C610, again from the Sturgess family, this time sired by Blue Value. Recognized for his tremendous growth and carcass potential, he commanded $13,000, landing in the capable hands of Dillie Albert, Kenedy, TX. A total of 60 coming 2 year old Charolais bulls averaged $5125 with the O’Connor Ranch, Victoria, TX as the volume buyer.
The Neches River Ranch has become one of the top sources of commercial replacement females in the state of Texas and that reputation was bore out in a packed house of aggressive buyers for the female offering. The top selling set of pairs commanded $3200 to Traci Cavender, Austin, TX, setting the pace for the rapid fire market. When the sun set, 70 fall pair averaged $2771 and 232 bred heifers averaged $2008.
The GENETRUST partners will head to Eureka, Kansas March 28, 2017 for the next offering of Brangus and Ultrablack genetics where 170 power packed bulls will be selling at the highly revered Suhn Cattle Company. The following month, it’ll be back to Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, Texas for 150 registered Brangus females and 400 top commercial females on April 23, 2016. For more information on these upcoming sales, private treaty bull offerings or semen sales from the leading Brangus seedstock supplier in the United States visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock Cattle Company
November 4-5, 2016
Registered Brangus Female Averages
54 Open Heifers $5193
17 Bred Heifers $6559
14 3n1s $6343
3 Donors $21,333
5 Bred Cows $3600
2 Pregnant Recips $3325
Total 95 Registered Females Average $6004
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls
52 Coming 2’s $5596
86 Yearlings $3965
Total 138 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Average $4580
Commercial Brangus Females
54 Fall Pairs $2219
120 Bred Heifers $1871
28 Bred Cows $1632
100 Open Heifers $1241
15 Spring Heifer Calves $658
317 Commercial Brangus Females Average $1653
The GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock is an annual highlight of the Brangus breed, producing more chart topping A.I. sires than any other sale in the breed and the deepest offering of registered females anywhere, and 2016 was no exception. Bill and Gail Davis hosted a packed house of cattlemen and women in Concord, AR, November 4-5th 2016, who eagerly acquired the offering in rapid fashion from beginning to end, sending cattle into 15 states as well as Mexico.
Highlighting the premier female offering Friday night was lot 46, CB Ms Blanda 415X7 from Cavender Brangus, who is widely recognized as the most proven daughter of her high valued dam, and her moderate framed, three dimensional phenotype was widely accepted by those in attendance. Following a hotly contested battle from multiple directions, this elite donor female finally landed in the very capable hands of Ganaderia Millan, Magladena, Sonora, Mexico at $35,000. Topping the stout set of bred heifers and ranking as the second high seller was lot 77, Ms DMR Tribute 594C7, from Draggin’ M Ranch. This explosive female ranked in the top 10% for WW & IMF, 15% for YW and 25% for REA and commanded a final bid of $20,000 from repeat customer Paul Willet, McKinney, Texas. The open heifers at Chimney Rock are always popular and this year was no exception, led by lot 85, Ms DMR Chairman 795C2, also from Draggin’ M Ranch. A great combination of calving ease and performance, this fresh genetic package was taken home by Mike Weathers of Genesis Ranch, Columbus, Texas for $19,500.
At the end of the evening event, 95 registered female lots averaged $6004. Volume buyers for the registered female offering included Elias Brangus, Coboca, Sonora, Mexico, Peanut Carr, Columbia, LA and Terry Bradshaw Brangus, Thackerville, OK.
The bull offering on Saturday morning started off with a bang, highlighted by lot 169, the calving ease herd sire prospect from Draggin’ M Ranch, DMR Strategy 263C6. Full possession and ½ semen interest in this royally bred, balanced trait package ended up at $39,000, with the final bid coming from Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, GA. The second high seller came in the form of lot 281, PV Icon 655C2, an outstanding Final Cut son from Platte Valley Brangus. The cowboy kind, appreciated for his combination of calving ease, stoutness and dimension, his type had multi-region appeal and with a final bid of $26,000 for full possession and 2/3rd interest, he headed to John and Keelan Anderson of Circle A Cattle Company, Plainview, Nebraska. Another Final Cut son struck as the third high selling individual of the day, in lot 292, Suhn’s Final Cut 894C33, from Suhn Cattle Company. A true curve bending prospect ranking in the top 25% or better for 9 EPD traits, he was selected by worldwide semen distributor ABS Global, DeForest, Wisconsin to complement their outstanding A.I. lineup.
Proving that buyers were after quality and a known commodity, 52 Coming 2 year old averaged $5596 and 86 yearlings averaged $3965 for a total of 138 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls to average $4580. Volume buyers were T Quarter Circle Ranch, Winnemucca, NV and Ricky Floyd, Searcy, AR.
The commercial offering at Chimney Rock has become a highlight in the region, annually seeing a large number of repeat buyers and an increasing amount of local traffic, as cattlemen seek the reputation replacement females there each year. Highlighting the commercial offering was a set of 10 Ultrablack fall pairs from the Sanders Ranch, Marshall, AR, selling to Brad Meister, Parsons, KS at $2300/pair. All in all 54 fall pairs averaged $2219, 120 bred heifers averaged $1871, 28 bred cows averaged $1632, 100 open heifers averaged $1241 and 15 spring heifer calves averaged $658 for a total of 317 commercial females to average $1653, with Brad Meister of Parsons, KS, Roy Reaves of Russelville, AR and Rusty Davis of Russelville, AR as the volume buyers.
Vernon and Vicki Suhn will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics in Eureka, KS at the annual Suhn Cattle Company bull sale where 150 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls will be available for appraisal on March 28th 2017. The spring sale season continues at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX with 150 registered females and 400 commercial females on April 22, 2017. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
Our friend & fellow cattleman Ken Hughes needs your support
Many of you will remember Ken Hughes long time cattle manager for Camp Cooley Ranch and Brinks Brangus. Ken is currently self-employed as Hughes Cattle Services and was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. He has started on chemo and will then require surgery to remove part of his stomach with additional surgery after that. There has been a phenomenal amount of support and questions regarding fund raising activities to help assist Ken and his family during this time of need. We have listed below the fund raising events that are scheduled to occur or where individual donations can be sent. Ken and his family would appreciate your support but more importantly your prayers for healing and a speedy recovery.
Click the link below to visit Ken’s Medical fund page or please consider attending one of the events below. Or mail a donation to Denise Hughes Stewart 820 N Main Eureka, KS 67045.
July 16 at 6:30 PM – Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction in Eureka Kansas
Contact for event: Denise Hughes Stewart
620 437-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 30 at 6:00 PM- Live Auction and Dinner in College Station TX at the TAMU Beef Center
This will be a live internet auction of semen, embryos, hunts and other donated services. Please contact anyone listed below for details:
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979 224-6150 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact for Catalog ads:
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Contact for Dinner:
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August 14 at 1:00 PM- Ranch Rodeo and Auction in Kurten TX at Still Creek Arena
Contacts for event:
Josh Kinslow 979 574-7914
Cooking: Craig Green
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TAKING DONATIONS NOW – for auction items and food donations
GENETRUST Spring Fling Online Embryo Auction
Hosted by BrangusAuctions.com
May 11, 2016
79 Embryos Average $724/Embryo
The second annual GENETRUST Spring Fling Embryo Auction was hosted online by BrangusAuctions.com and met with tremendous enthusiasm as breeders from across the world gathered online seeking embryos from some of the top females in the GENETRUST program. Donor dams who have produced and will continue to yield some of the breed leaders, including Coronado, Tribute, Trail Boss, Chairman and Main Event, made up the likes of this event and the quality of matings was met with great demand.
Highlighting this event was the Lot 2 set of embryos from Suhn’s Miss Patton 30X5, the female whose 10 progeny sold in 2015 averaged over $12,600/head, including the $25,000 Trail Boss. These 3 embryos sired by the $66,000 Foundation headed to Alabama at $1500/embryo to Johnston Brangus, Letohatchee, AL. Equally as intriguing was the next set of embryos to sell in Lot 3 from TJM Miss Abrams 59X7, sired by the hottest bull in the breed, TJM Three D 302A. These embryos were full sibs to the $50,000 ½ interest herd sire TJM Main Event 59C10, who highlighted the GENETRUST sale at Suhn’s in March where 6 full brothers to this lot averaged in excess of $14,000/head. Selected by long time Brangus enthusiast Wyliss Kemp, Pontotoc, MS, these embryos commanded a bid price of $1300/embryo for the package of 5 embryos.
With great demand seen throughout, 79 embryos in 17 lots averaged $724/ embryo with the price ranging from $500/embryo to the top of $1500/embryo. These genetic packages sold to buyers in six states plus Australia, with a tremendous amount of bidding interest throughout the country and abroad.
Bill and Gail Davis will roll out their unrivaled hospitality November 4-5, 2016 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the next offering of GENETRUST genetics where 150 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 100 ELITE registered Brangus females and 300 commercial Brangus females will be offered for appraisal. Additionally, the GENETRUST crew will be back at the Neches River Ranch November 19, 2016 where 220 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 400 commercial Brangus females, and 100 Charolais bulls will be available. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock, the nation’s foremost line-up of Brangus A.I. sires or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.