GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
April 23, 2016
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Female Averages
1 Herd Sire $7500
1 ET Pick Lot $15,500
5 Donors $12,000
9 Spring Pair $3861
14 Bred Heifers $3750
21 3n1s $7129
58 Open Heifers $5081
109 Total Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Females Average $5639
Commercial Brangus Female Averages
6 3n1s $3750
39 Open Heifers $1928
70 Bred Heifers $2319
191 Spring Pairs $2742
306 Total Commercial Brangus Females Average $2562
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, TX on April 23rd, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches. Buyers from coast to coast gathered on location and on the internet to evaluate and appraise the largest registered Brangus female offering of the spring, with the cattle meeting expectations as the sale finished as the highest averaging registered female event ever hosted by the Cavender crew.
Highlighting the youthful offering and securing the top selling spots were two lots from GENETRUST partner Draggin’ M Ranch, El Dorado, AR. Lot 37A, MS DMR Roll Tide 302C3, & 37B, MS DMR Roll Tide 302C5, garnered much attention pre-sale for their stoutness and power. Hailing from Roll Tide and a proven 607L11 daughter, these lots expressed breed leading growth, maternal and REA in an eye appealing package. When the hammer dropped on choice of these two females it was Clover Ranch, Marietta, GA, in the driver’s seat, selecting 37B at $17,000 followed shortly thereafter by a $15,500 bid from Ganaderia Millan, Magadalena, Senora, Mexico to own 37A. In the ring right behind these females was another set of flush mates, this time sired by Heritage stemming back to the renowned 594S7 donor–females with tremendous muscle expression that brought exceptional growth, maternal and carcass improvement to the table. Another hotly contested battle ensued for choice of 86A, MS DMR Heritage 594C11, and 86B, MS DMR Heritage 594C12. When the smoke cleared Rafael Ortega, Houston, TX had selected 86A for $15,000 and Paul Willet, McKinney, TX, had chosen 86B at $14,500.
At the conclusion of the registered female portion, 109 Registered Brangus and Ultrablack lots averaged $5639, selling from Oregon to North Carolina, as far south as Mexico and numerous points in between. Robert Faris, Tyler, Texas, Belt Brangus, Gatesville, Texas, Andrew Scamardo, College Station, Texas and Larry Franke Karnes City, Texas were the volume buyers for the day.
The GENETRUST program has become a known source for high quality commercial replacement females, highlighted each year by the spring offering at Cavender’s. With the pens full of Brangus females ready to get the job done, this offering was no exception. Topping the commercial female offering was a set of 3n1s from GENETRUST customer Leto Farms, Letohatchee, AL that were multi-generation sired by GENETRUST bulls. These 5 pairs commanded $3750 from long time GENETRUST customer Sam Glass, Gonzales, Texas. Highlighting the large string of spring pairs was a set from another GENETRUST customer Dr. Kristen Kastner, Sinton, Texas. These six pair represented the best in GENETRUST genetics and at $3200 found a new home in Arkansas with NBA legend Scottie Pippen.
When the tallies were finalized, 6 3n1s averaged $3750, 39 open heifers averaged $1928, 70 bred heifers averaged $2319 and 191 spring pairs averaged $2742 for a total of 306 Brangus females to average $2562. Mike Douget, Beaumont, Texas was the volume buyer for the day.
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.
GENETRUST @ Suhn Cattle Company Sale Report
March 22, 2016
Brangus & Ultrablack Sale Averages
24 Brangus & Ultrablack Long Yearlings $4781
139 Brangus & Ultrablack Yearlings $6050
Total 163 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Gross $955,650 to Average $5863
Blue Skies, Blustery Winds and Brangus Bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, KS on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year. One hundred sixty-three bulls sold from Florida to California and 12 states in between with a large number staying in the heart of the Midwestern cow country of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
For the better part of two decades Eureka, KS has been the source for the breed leaders like BT, John Wayne, Affirmed, Alydar, Next Step, Coronado, Foundation, Three D and the like and this offering had no shortage of breed impacting herd sires. Starting the sale, and an individual who garnered lots of attention was Lot 43, TJM Three D 59C10 from long time Brangus breeder Jack Moore and a herd sire prospect who follows that legacy. A unique combination of calving ease, growth, muscle and phenotype, he covered the economically relevant traits and following a hotly contested battle was selected for $50,000 by a partnership of two entities who know a thing or two about finding herd sires in Eureka, in Draggin M Ranch, Eldorado, AR and Double W Ranch, Macomb, MS. Following closely behind in popularity and sale order was the second lot in the ring was lot 28, SCC Three D 30C, from Suhn Cattle Company. A second generation Ultrablack, whose progeny will be Brangus when bred back to Brangus, this individual excelled in calving ease and power as a big ribbed, deep stifled specimen, recording nine traits in the top 35% of the breed or higher and was the second high seller of the day at $37,000 to a partnership of Lake Majestik, Flat Rock, AL and Chimney Rock Cattle Company, Concord, AR.
As the Ultrablacks continue to gain popularity across the country, this too remained true on March 22 as the next high selling individual was a first generation Ultrablack who combined calving ease, growth carcass and near flawless phenotype into a package as close to perfect as one could as. Selling as Lot 94, SCC Capitalist 415C19 from Suhn Cattle Company gathered a final bid of $24,000 from two astute cattlemen partnering on him in Mike Vorel, Luther OK and the 2016 IBBA commercial cattlemen of the year, Zac O’Brien, South Coffeyville, OK. Leading a number of good Guardian sons in the offering, Lot 97 from Suhn Cattle Company, Suhn’s Guardian 416C14, was a big middled, moderate framed calving ease prospect who projects out to be the balanced trait, easy fleshing kind for the times. A favorite of many of the cowboys in the auction, he landed in the hands of Mike Weathers, Genesis Ranch, Columbus, TX for $22,000.
At days end, 24 long yearlings averaged $4781 and 139 yearlings averaged $6050 to make 163 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls average $5863. Randy Garrett, Geary, OK and Paul Young, Austin, NV were volume buyers for the event.
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 23, 2016, where 150 Registered Brangus and Ultrablack Females and 400 Commercial Brangus Females will be available for appraisal. Shortly thereafter the second annual installment of the GENETRUST Spring Fling online embryo auction will be conducted on BrangusAuctions.com May 9-11, 2016, featuring embryos from some of the leading donors within the GT program. The fall sale season will be kicked off November 4-5, 2016 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.
GENETRUST at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
November 21, 2015
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Bull Averages
77 Coming 2’s $7055
99 Yearlings $5917
Total 176 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Average $6415
Registered Charolais Bull Averages
73 Coming 2’s $6003
7 Yearlings $3964
Total 80 Charolais Bulls Average $5825
Commercial Brangus Female Averages
16 Fall Pairs $4400
428 Bred Heifers $2633
15 Open Heifers $4067
Total 459 Commercial Females Average $2742
The biggest crowd in the history of the fall bull sale at Cavender’s Neches River gathered to appraise what has become the largest standing Brangus and Ultrablack bull sale in the state of Texas on November 21 in Jacksonville. This offering, loaded with quality from end to end and encompassing not only Brangus and Ultrablack bulls but Charolais bulls and commercial Brangus females as well, was readily absorbed by the packed house and scattered to new owners across the United States, from the desert of Nevada to the heart of Florida’s cow country and further north than I-90.
Leading off the power packed set of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls was Lot 32 from Cavender Brangus, CB Chisholm 415B2. A moderate framed, ultra-complete individual stacking two of the high revenue generating cow families in the breed in an extremely balanced package, this herd sire prospect landed in the hands of Johnston Farms, Letohatchee, AL at $20,000 for 2/3rd interest and full possession. Selling shortly thereafter and ringing the bell as the second high selling individual for the day was a second generation Ultrablack from Johnston Farms in Lot 177, WAT Tribute 722B10. A balanced calving ease prospect with an extra pop in performance, this intriguing herd sire was selected by longtime Brangus breeder and GENETRUST customer Mo Williams of MO Brangus, Longwood, Florida for $17,500.
When the sun set on this outstanding offering of bulls, 77 coming 2 year old Brangus and Ultrablack bulls averaged $7055 with 99 yearling Brangus and Ultrablack bulls averaging $5917 for a total of 176 bulls that averaged $6415. The Babcock Ranch, Punta Gorda, Florida and T Quarter Circle Ranches Inc., Winnemucca, Nevada were the volume Brangus and Ultrablack bull buyers for the day.
A stout offering of Charolais bulls followed next in the day’s events highlighted by Lot 228 from Sturgess’ Double S Cattle Company in the form of JGS Long Shot B411. An elite growth and maternal sire with impressive individual performance, Albert Charolais, Kenedy, Texas became the proud new owner at $15,000. Similar in his type and performance, Lot 235 was also a popular choice of the Charolais crowd seeking a combination of growth, carcass and maternal. Also coming from the Sturgess family, JGS LD Bravado B430 was again selected by Albert Charolais of Kenedy, Texas, this time at $14,000.
The snappy Charolais portion of the sale saw 73 coming 2’s average $6003 and 7 yearlings average $3964 for a total of 80 Charolais bulls to average $5825. Bryce Lindskov, Isabel, South Dakota was the volume buyer of the highly sought after Charolais bulls.
Becoming known as a great source of replacement females all over the country, the crowd hung throughout the day, waiting on a tremendous set of top end females from the Cavender crew and its other GENETRUST customer consignors. Highlighted by a tremendous set of 16 pairs from Cavender’s selling to repeat GENETRUST customer Tony Lehoski of Uvalde, Texas at $4400, the commercial offering was on fire from start to finish. When the dust settled, 16 commercial Brangus pairs averaged $4400, 15 commercial Brangus open heifers averaged $4067 and a phenomenal 428 commercial Brangus bred heifers averaged $2633. Volume buyers for the day were Ken Pilgrim, Pittsburg, Texas, Nat Coleman, Palestine, Texas and Rusty Davis, Russellville, Arkansas.
The GENETRUST partners will head to Eureka, Kansas March 22, 2016 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 offerings or semen sales from the leading Brangus seedstock supplier in the United States visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock Cattle Co. Sale Report
November 6-7th, 2015
Registered Brangus Female Averages
40 Open Heifers $5513
26 Bred Heifers $7769
18 3n1s $9236
6 Donors $16,208
2 Bred Cows $4000
Total 92 Registered Females Average $7543
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls
34 Coming 2’s $6941
106 Yearlings $6519
Total 140 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Average $6621
Commercial Brangus Females
33 Fall Pairs $3389
102 Bred Heifers $2733
65 Open Heifers $2252
200 Commercial Brangus Females Average $2685
Earning its spot as one of the annual highlights of the fall sale season in the seedstock business, the GENETRUST at Chimney Rock Cattle Company event held November 6-7th, 2015 certainly did not disappoint. Welcoming one of the largest crowds to Concord, Arkansas ever, buyers and bidders appreciated not only the outstanding hospitality of Bill and Gail Davis but the tremendous lineup of Brangus and Ultrablack cattle being offered to the public with 149 registered buyers sending cattle into 13 states, as well as Mexico.
Topping what has become one of the elite sources of registered Brangus and Ultrablack genetics in the country, was lot 3 from Suhn Cattle Company, Suhn’s Miss Augustus 30B9, highlighting the Friday night event. A multi-trait leading female with tremendous eye appeal, one-half interest in this future donor was selected by Genesis Ranch, Columbus, Texas and Cross F Cattle Company, Lubbock, Texas for $18,500. Following closely behind in the sale order as well as value was lot 54, an extremely deep sided bred heifer from Draggin’ M Ranch who exceled across the board in growth and carcass traits. Selected by the watchful eye of Ruben Millan, Senora, Mexico, MS DMR Conversion 468B4 landed at $25,000 when the hammer dropped.
At the end of the evening, 92 Brangus and Ultrablack females combined to average $7543, with many attendees commenting that the offering was the deepest in quality that the breed had seen in several years. Volume buyers for the registered female portion were Ganaderia Millan, Magadalena, Senora, Mexico, Lynn Gravely Frisco, Texas and David and Dustin Cross, McNeil, Arkansas.
With a bull sale that has produced breed leaders such as Guardian and Landau in the past few years, excitement was certainly heightened on Saturday as the GENETRUST partners presented an offering of bulls excessively deep in quality. Leading off the festivities and highlighting the sale for the day was lot 192, DMR Coronado 30B15, a unique calving ease option with tremendous shape and substance tied into a smooth, attractive package while possessing above average growth, carcass and maternal traits. With a bright future ahead, ½ interest and full possession in this herd sire commanded $27,000 to Jeff Thomas of JRT Brangus, Cumming, Georgia to highlight his growing program. Labeled the cowboy kind by many, the second bull in the ring combined elite growth and muscle figures with a ton of overall dimension while being backed by an elite donor dam. Lot 195, Suhn’s Landau 30B19, rang the bell at $19,000, being selected by longtime GENETRUST customer Todd Garrett in Midlothian, Texas.
A rock solid sale from end to end in terms of quality and demand, 140 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls averaged $6621. With bulls selling from California to Florida, volume buyers included repeat customers Los Jaboncillos Ranch of Sarita, Texas and Alico Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida.
What has become one of the top sources of quality replacement females in the state of Arkansas, the commercial offering at Chimney Rock did not disappoint in 2015. An exceptional offering highlighted 100% with cattle stemming from GENETRUST genetics and consigned by GENETRUST customers, a large crowd readily absorbed the offering, proving the demand for quality Brangus females backed by a tried and true program is not lacking. Topping the exclusive offering was a set of 5 Ultrablack fall pairs from GENETRUST customer Sanders Ranch in Marshall, Arkansas at $3700 to Paul McCarthy of Sherman, Texas. With a tremendous local crowd and cattle selling into multiple hands, 33 fall pairs averaged $3389, 102 bred heifers averaged $2733 and 65 open heifers averaged $2252 with repeat customer Rusty Davis of Russellville, Arkansas as the volume buyer.
Joe Cavender and crew will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX November 21, 2015 where 220 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, 100 Charolais bulls and 500 commercial Brangus females will be available for appraisal. The spring sale season will be kicked off by a tremendous set of 170 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls at Suhn Cattle Company in Eureka, KS on March 22, 2016. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Sale Report
April 25, 2015
REGISTERED BRANGUS FEMALE AVERAGES
29 3N1’s $7293
3 Bred Cows $4000
10 Bred Heifers $4800
1 Donor Pair $9500
4 Spring Pair $4625
60 Open Heifers $4875
107 Total Registered Female Lots Average $5533
COMMERCIAL BRANGUS FEMALE AVERAGES
238 Spring Pairs $3794
39 Heavy Bred Heifers $3378
49 Fall Bred Heifers $3551
47 Open Heifers $2915
373 Total Commercial Brangus Females Average $3608
An enthusiastic crowd full of familiar faces, as well as breeders new to the Brangus breed, filled the sale pavilion at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch to appraise a tremendously youthful offering of registered and commercial Brangus females. The offering of GENETRUST genetics proved to meet the attendee’s expectations as bidders aggressively purchased the offering from start to finish. Consistency of the auction matched the consistency of the offering.
Earning the title of high selling lot for the day was a 3N1, in lots 28 and 28A. A moderate framed, super complete individual, as well as a maternal sister to Roll Tide, Lot 28 MS DMR Goodnight 222Z3 was purchased by the trio of astute cattlemen at Clover Ranch, Marietta, GA for $9500. At her side and one of the most popular heifer calves of the day, Lot 28A followed her mother in type and kind and represented what has made her sire so accepted by the industry. MS DMR Coronado 222B12 was select by Jay Posey, Wayne, OK for $6000, bringing the Lot 28 consignment from Draggin’ M Ranch to a $15,500 valuation. Leading the way as the high selling individual and second high selling lot of the day was Lot 58, CB MS X Factor 468B5 from Cavender Brangus. This power packed female combined breed leading growth and carcass projections with a one of a kind smoothness and style, catching the watchful eye of Earl Bowman and Michelle Wilson of Shooting Star Land & Cattle, Lamesa, TX, for $12,500.
When the gavel dropped on the final registered lot, 107 Registered Brangus lots averaged $5533. Volume buyers were John T.L. Jones of Quanah, Texas, Headwaters Land and Cattle Co. of Van, TX and Larry Franke of Karnes City, TX.
The uniform commercial offering was highlighted by a big string of super fancy 2 year old Brangus pairs with a stout set of calves at side. The high-water mark was set by 9 head of these flashy pairs from Cavender Ranches with 300# calves at side going to Charles May, Nocona, TX at $4500. The sale at Neches River has proven over time to be a great source of bred and open heifers and the same held true again with repeat buyers flocking to acquire the goods. Longtime repeat buyer Sam Glass, Gonzales, TX acquired the top end out of both the bred and open heifers, selecting a set of 10 bred heifers from Leto Farms at $4200 as well as the top cut of 6 open heifers from Suhn Cattle Company at $4000. When the totals were tallied, 238 Brangus 2 year old pairs averaged $3794, 39 heavy bred Brangus heifers averaged $3378, 49 fall bred Brangus heifers averaged $3551 and 47 open Brangus heifers averaged $2915 for an aggregate of 373 commercial Brangus females that averaged $3608. Volume buyers in the commercial offering were represented by Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, GA and Ricky McKinnerney, Richland Springs, TX, respectively.
Bill and Gail Davis will roll out their unrivaled hospitality November 6-7, 2015 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the next offering of GENETRUST genetics where 125 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 21, 2015 where 220 Brangus and UltraBlack bulls, 400 commercial Brangus females, and 60 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 Sale Report
March 25, 2015
Brangus & UltraBlack Sale Averages
24 Brangus & UltraBlack Coming 2’s $7187.5
137 Brangus & UltraBlack Yearlings $6823
Total 161 Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls Gross 1,107,251 to Average $6877
Cattlemen and women from coast to coast gathered in Eureka, Kansas on the 25th of March to evaluate a set of Brangus and UltraBlack bulls that combined calving ease, performance, carcass merit, maternal excellence and eye appeal into a unique, made for profit package that rivaled the top genetics in the industry. The packed house aggressively procured the offering, as cattle sold from Florida to Oregon and numerous points in between, with the large majority of the bulls landing in the Midwestern states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma & Arkansas.
Leading off the ultra-consistent offering was the first of several Augustus sons to sell, in Lot 165, Suhn’s Augustus 918B3, from Suhn Cattle Company, Eureka, KS. This moderate framed, big topped, huge hipped individual combined breed leading growth and carcass into an eye appealing, right size package, commanding $30,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession to Tony Westbrooks of Bushley Creek Cattle Company to add to his blooming program in Olla, LA. Following him directly in the ring was a half-brother in Lot 35, Suhn’s Augustus 30B3, also from Suhn Cattle Company. With one of the top young donors in the Suhn herd stacked behind him, this moderate framed, three dimensional individual with chart topping growth and carcass projections was selected by Joe Cavender of Cavender Brangus, Troup, Texas, at $25,000 for ½ interest and full possession.
UltraBlack bulls have seen strong demand through previous GENETRUST sales and that certainly proved true at Suhn’s. The third bull in the ring and first UltraBlack came in the form of Lot 16, SF Consensus 535A74, from Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, Texas. This moderate framed, deep ribbed, calving ease prospect with added growth and carcass started a fierce bidding battle that ended in the hands of Joe Cavender of Cavender Brangus at $24,000 to compliment his tremendous bull battery. Following suite in type and kind, Lot 46, SF Mack 75B7, read with a phenomenal 8 traits in the top 25% of the breed or better, including breed leading carcass quality, as well as a tremendous birth to yearling spread. Noted for his completeness, this herd sire, also from Schmidt Farms, was selected by Bill Davis of Chimney Rock Cattle Company, Concord, AR, at $18,000 to headline his UltraBlack program.
At the end of the day, 161 Brangus & UltraBlack bulls grossed a record setting $1,107,251 to average $6877. Volume buyers for the day were repeat customers Paul Young of Austin, Nevada and Clay Barnhouse of Bolivar, Missouri.
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 25, 2015, where 150 Registered Brangus Females and 400 Commercial Brangus Females will be available for appraisal. The fall sale season will be kicked off November 6-7, 2015 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 or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
November 15, 2014
Registered Bull Averages
59 Coming 2 Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls $9250
112 Yearling Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls $6545
Total 171 Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls $7478
55 Coming 2 Charolais Bulls $5964
9 Yearling Charolais Bulls $4139
Total 64 Charolais Bulls $5707
88 Brangus Fall Pairs $4023
291 Brangus Bred Heifers $2916
58 F1 Tigerstripe Bred Heifers $2878
Total 672 Head Gross $3,013,450
Concluding a week where the live cattle market established an all-time high, the demand for GENETRUST genetics was echoed as ranchers packed the facility for the 10th annual fall sale at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch on November 15, 2014 near Jacksonville, Texas. The first year for the new fall sale date of the 3rd Saturday in November proved beneficial as 217 registered buyers readily absorbed the offering with cattle selling from Florida to Montana and numerous points in between for a record GENETRUST gross of $3,013,450 on the day.
Topping the Brangus offering was a powerful calving ease prospect who exhibited tremendous volume, substance and performance, while maintaining an EPD package that was versatile enough to go multiple directions. Selling as Lot 107, WW/TBCC Coronado 302A88 from Double W Ranch and The Boys Cattle Company was selected by the watchful of eye of Dr. Randy Schmidt, Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, TX, for $19,500. Following closely behind at $16,000, Lot 131, Suhn’s Landau 535A8 from Suhn Cattle Company, was purchased by Rafael Ortega, Houston, TX. This son of Landau and the immortal 535R3 donor combined an impeccable maternal background with a remarkable amount of natural muscle shape down his top and throughout his hip and quarter, while standing on above average bone, in an eye appealing package. Ultrablack bulls continue to gain popularity for multiple reasons and leading the way was Lot 63, CB Chisholm 7139A from Cavender Brangus. This high octane performer showed an outstanding combination of growth, carcass and maternal traits, commanding $14,500 to Adam Hicks, Alto, TX.
When the hammer dropped on the final Brangus bull, 59 Coming 2 year old bulls averaged $9250 while 112 yearlings averaged $6545 for a total of 171 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls that averaged $7478. Tony Lehoski of Uvalde, TX was the volume buyer of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls, adding several to his program.
As the reputation of the Cavender and Double S Charolais programs continue to grow, so too does the demand for their bulls in their 3rd year participating in the sale at Neches River. Leading off the Charolais offering was Lot 206, from Sturgess’ Double S, JGS MR LS Thunder A323. This moderate framed, deep sided individual combined breed leading growth and calving ease with a tremendous amount of shape and style, commanding $12,000 for 2/3rd interest and full possession from a partnership of Chris Link, Center, TX and Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, TX. Not far behind, Lot 194 from Cavender Ranches provided added growth, muscle and scrotal in a true performance package. This son of Turton and a Gridmaker donor dam, CR MR Turton 632A3 was selected by Howard Rambur, Sidney, MT for $10,000.
Showing extremely consistent demand, 55 Coming 2 year old bulls averaged $5964 while 9 yearlings averaged $4139 to make a total of 64 Charolais bulls average $5707. Repeat GENETRUST customer Joseph Mast of Nacogdoches, TX was the volume Charolais buyer.
Known for high quality Brangus replacement females throughout the country, Cavender’s Neches River Ranch assembled their finest offering of commercial females ever presented. Leading the way on 437 head of commercial females were 10 head of Brangus pairs at $4400/pair, selected by Tony Lehoski, Uvalde, TX, who was also the volume commercial buyer for the day. Met with good demand throughout the day, 88 fall Brangus pairs averaged $4023, while 291 Brangus bred heifers averaged $2916 and 58 F1 Tigerstripe bred heifers averaged $2878.
Vernon and Vicki Suhn will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics in Eureka, KS on March 24, 2015 where 180 outstanding Brangus and UltraBlack bulls will be available for appraisal. Additionally, GENETRUST will be back in Jacksonville, TX on April 25, 2014 when 120 registered Brangus females and 400 commercial Brangus females will be offered. For more information on breed-leading Brangus seedstock visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock Cattle Company Sale Report
October 31-November 1, 2014
Registered Brangus Female Averages
17 3n1s $9706
20 Bred Heifers $7238
5 Donors $18,300
2 Herd Sires $23,750
45 Open Heifers $7072
1 Fall Pair $4500
Total 90 Registered Female Lots $8572
Registered Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls
41 Coming 2’s $8043
74 Yearlings $7424
Total 115 Brangus & UltraBlack Bulls $7644
Commercial Brangus Females
35 Fall Pairs $4129
172 Spring Bred Heifers $2606
64 Fall Open Heifers $1977
Total 271 Commercial Females $2654
A capacity crowd met one of the most complete offerings of Brangus genetics in history with great enthusiasm, as Bill & Gail Davis hosted their 8th annual two-day event where attendees have come to expect their combination of outstanding cattle and one of a kind hospitality. A record 203 registered buyers from 20 states and Mexico eagerly absorbed the GENETRUST BRANGUS offering, with cattle selling from Virginia to Nevada and numerous points in between.
Kicking off the weekend festivities Friday night in the Registered Female portion of the offering as Lot 1 was the breed leading proven herd sire, CRC Landau 263X2, who in just three years of production, exhibits an ability to sire offspring with consistency that is unmatched by any other sire group currently in service. Earning the name Mr. Consistency, 2/3rd interest and full possession in Landau offered by Chimney Rock Cattle Co, Suhn Cattle Co, Vorel Farms and Cold Creek Ranch and was purchased by Ray& Helen Johnston of Johnston Farms, Letohatchee, AL for $30,000. Longtime Brangus breeder Williams Ranching Co. of Floresville, TX made their presence known shortly thereafter selecting two of the top donors in the offering at $21,000 each. Clayton and Jeff Williams along with their longtime consultant Gary Bruns selected Lot 22, MS DMR 607L11 302W11 offered by Draggin’ M Ranch as well as Lot 87, SF Miss Angelo 909U4 from Schmidt Farms and Suhn Cattle Co, to highlight their program moving forward. These females stem back to two of the great female makers of the 21st century and offered a unique combination of growth and maternal genetics along with a proven track record of production to build around.
When the gavel dropped for the final time on Friday night, a total of 90 registered female lots averaged $8572. Gonzalo Ochoa of Nogales, AZ was the volume buyer of registered females with Ruben Millan and Enrique Medina, both of Mexico, adding several lots of new GENETRUST genetics to their respective programs as well.
The bull sale on Saturday was met with equal exuberance as the record setting cattle market was reflected in bull demand as producers readily sought to improve their genetic base. Leading off the outstanding set of bulls was the calving ease feature in Lot 232, DMR Coronado 415A11, from Draggin’ M Ranch. This herd sire prospect combined his tremendous substance with calving ease potential,top end ratios and a maternal package and pedigree that was second to none. Seeing the value and potential he possessed, Garry Clem Brangus of Jacksonville, TX and Randy Nugent of Cross N Farm, Olla, LA, teamed up to own ½ interest and full possession in this exciting sire at $42,000, to top the weekend’s event. No stranger to quality Brangus cattle, Tom Rew of Hayman’s 711 Ranch of Kenansville, FL made lot 260 the second high selling individual of the day at $26,000. DMR Guardian 594A19 headlined an outstanding set of flush mates, leading the charge with his high octane performance and EPD rankings in the top 2% for WW, 3% for YW & SC and 30% for IMF & REA. Following closely behind as Lot 158, CB Hombre 63A from Cavender Brangus presented a unique combination of calving ease, growth, muscle and maternal traits making his EPD package one that purebred and commercial producers alike will gravitate toward to cover all the bases. Half interest and full possession in this functional, moderate framed, right for the times individual was selected by the partnership of Suhn Cattle Co of Eureka, KS, Vorel Farms of Luther, OK and Jackson’s Double J Brangus of Gentry, AR for $22,000 to highlight their outfits.
When the final gavel dropped on this power packed set of bulls, 115 Brangus & UltraBlack bulls averaged $7644. Volume bull buyer for the day was Steve Ledwell of Texarkana, TX.
Following the bull offering was a tremendous set of commercial females from GENETRUST partners and customers. Leading the way was an outstanding set of 2yr old fall calving pairs from Jimmy and Jason Sanders of Marshall, AR. Sired by GENETRUST bulls, the top set of 5 pair commanded $4500 from longtime GENETRUST customer, Tony Westbrooks of Olla, LA. The top selling lot of bred heifers also came from the Sanders Ranch where 6 head of heavy bred heifers went to Roy Reaves of Russellville, AR for $3600. An outstanding set of open heiferssired by GENETRUSTbulls from Frank Johnston of Letohatchee, AL, was highlighted by a group of 5 selected by Draggin’ M Ranch, El Dorado, AR for $2150. At the end of the day 35 pair averaged $4129, 172 bred heifers averaged $2606, and 64 open heifers averaged $1977, with Chris Van Tyle of LaCygne, KS the volume commercial buyer.
Joe Cavender and crew will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX November 15, 2014 where 200 Brangus and UltraBlack bulls, 60 Charolais bulls and 400 commercial Brangus females will be available for appraisal. The spring sale season will be kicked off by a tremendous set of 180 Brangus and UltraBlack bulls at Suhn Cattle Company in Eureka, KS on March 24, 2015. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Sale Report
April 26, 2014
Registered Brangus Female Averages
9.5 3N1’s $7,473
1 Bred Cow $4,000
25 Bred Heifers $3,740
70 Open Heifers $3,408
9 Spring Calving Pair $4,528
5 Proven Donor $7,550
Total 119.5 Registered Brangus Females $4,036
Commercial Brangus Female Averages
103 Spring Calving Pairs $2,983
148 Bred Heifers $2,024
86 Open Heifers $1,784
Total Commercial Brangus Females $2,256
A full house of bidders and buyers gathered on April 26th for the largest offering of registered Brangus females presented thus far in 2014 held at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch just west of Jacksonville, TX. The tremendously consistent offering, including a large number of open heifers, was readily absorbed as the demand for registered and commercial GENETRUST Brangus cattle continues to escalate.
Earning the honor of the high seller for the day was Lot 21, a fall 3N1 pair. Appreciated for her individual performance, unique EPD profile and production ability, MS DMR Csonka 99Y9 from Draggin’ M Ranch was selected by Oscar Juarez and Clover Ranch of Marietta, Georgia for $9,750. Her daughter, Lot 21A, MS DMR Coronado 99A13, was a moderate framed, deep sided fall heifer calf and commanded $3,500 to Roger Smith of Bennington, OK giving Lot 21 a $13,250 total valuation. Following closely behind was Lot 80, SF Miss Lambert 541W14, bred by Schmidt Farms. While this female boasted breed leading carcass and growth numbers, equally impressive was the tremendous heifer calf at side sired by OnStar, all of which led to her being the $12,500 selection of Cheramie Viator, Childress, TX. Leading off the sale as Lot 33 was the proven donor, Oaks Ms Singletary 133T, consigned by Cavender Brangus. This matriarch, widely recognized as one of her sire’s most productive daughters, has consistently shown the ability to produce offspring with more performance and carcass merit than their contemporaries. A true power cow, she landed in the hands of David Wood, Double W Ranch, Houston, Texas for $10,000.
At the end of the day 119.5 registered Brangus females averaged $4,036 going to buyers that stretched further north than I-70, as far east as the Atlantic Ocean and everywhere in between. The registered female volume buyer was Johnny Vines of Quail Creek Brangus, Steele, Alabama, adding eleven great females to his outstanding herd.
Known for the outstanding cattle the Cavender’s Neches River Ranch consistently produces through GENETRUST sales as well as Stock Show sales throughout Texas, the commercial female sale following the registered female portion was met with exuberance and a great number of repeat customers. Topping a tremendous set of spring calving pairs was a consignment from longtime GENETRUST customer, Kristen Kastner of Sinton, Texas. This uniform set of eight pair commanded $3,550/pair and were selected by repeat customer Jack Nichols of San Augustine, Texas. Leading the way in the bred heifer division was a package of ten stout made females from GENETRUST customer Frank Johnston, Letohatchee, Alabama. This high performance set was purchased for $3,500/head by another repeat buyer, Sam Glass, Gonzales, Texas, who always has an eye for the good ones. Striking again in the open heifer offering, Sam Glass selected a package of 6 head from GENETRUST partners Genesis Ranch and Johnston Farms for $2,800/head. All in all 103 Spring Pairs averaged $2,983, 148 Bred Heifers averaged $2,024, and 86 open heifers averaged $1,784 to make 337 commercial Brangus females average $2,236.
Bill and Gail Davis will roll out their unrivaled hospitality October 31-November 1, 2014 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the next offering of GENETRUST genetics where 150 Brangus and UltraBlack bulls, 120 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 December 6, 2014 where 220 Brangus and UltraBlack bulls, 400 commercial Brangus females, and 40 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 Sale Report
March 25, 2014
Registered Bull Averages
130 Brangus Bulls $5406
28 Ultrablack Bulls $6148
Total 158 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls $5538
40 3&4 Year Old Ultrablack Pairs $3100
As cattlemen continue to try to find ways to take advantage of this record setting market, the annual GENETRUST Brangus and Ultrablack Bull Sale at Suhn Cattle Company, Eureka, KS was the gathering point for many of those seeking increased performance and maternal traits on Tuesday March 25, 2014. A standing room only crowd gathered to evaluate, bid and buy 158 breed leading Brangus and UltraBlack bulls, as well as a select group of UltraBlack commercial females.
Leading off the most consistent offering ever presented in the 21 years Vern Suhn has hosted this sale was Lot 58, TJM Final Cut 302A, raised by Jack Moore. This moderate framed, deep sided individual landed in the top 30% or better for an astounding 10 traits, making him a true curve bending breeding piece while maintaining excellent feet and leg structure in a pedigree package that is an outcross to many of the popular Brangus sires. When the gavel fell at $40,000 for ½ interest and full possession in this breed leader, Cavender Brangus, Jacksonville, Texas and Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, Texas teamed up to own him. Similar in his type and kind, as a moderate framed, high volume sire with tremendous shape and dimension, Lot 40, JAK Dimension 98A made his debut two lots later. Outstanding performance data and ratios helped propel this bull, raised by Hughes Cattle Services, to be the 2nd high selling lot of the day at $20,000 for 2/3rd interest and full possession to the international semen distributor Semex Beef, Guelph, Ontario to anchor their Brangus lineup. Flawless in his lines with as much natural muscle shape as one could ask for was the 3rd high selling bull at $16,000, Lot 97 TJM Final Cut 535A, from Jack Moore. Recognized as the top son out of one of the great matrons of the breed, this high performer was selected by Clover Ranch of Marietta, GA to complement their exclusive cowherd.
Ultrablack bulls continue to gain popularity throughout the Midwest and beyond, and that certainly stayed true to form throughout the offering. Leading the UltraBlack offering was Lot 64, SCC Landau 331A4 raised by Suhn Cattle Company. Noted for his tremendous extension from end to end, the overall width and mass down his top and throughout his hip and rear quarter, as well as the fact he presented breeding leading growth, maternal, and carcass EPDs made him an obvious selection for longtime GENETRUST customers Mark, Will and Matt Barnett and family in Clarksville, TN at $15,500 for 2/3rd interest and possession.
At days end, 130 Brangus bulls averaged $5406, while 28 UltraBlack bulls averaged $6148 for an overall average of $5538 on 158 bulls. The volume buyer for the day was repeat customer Frosty Tipton, Winnemucca, NV.
New to the sale at Suhn Cattle Company was a unique offering of 40 home raised, 3 & 4 year old commercial Ultrablack females from long time GENETRUST customers Zac and Courtney O’Brien, South Coffeyville, OK. This outstanding set of females, selling on video with a May 15th delivery as pairs, were a combination of industry leading bulls from the Suhn Cattle Company herd as well as the famed Connealy Angus herd in Nebraska. Recognizing the quality presented through years of strenuous culling as an opportunitywas Jerry Hall, as he selected all 40 at $3100/pair to add to his program in Fredonia, KS.
Joe Cavender and crew will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX Saturday April 26, 2014 where 150 Registered Brangus Females and 400 Commercial Females will be available for appraisal. The fall sale season will be kicked off October 31 & November 1, 2014 at Chimney Rock Cattle Company 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 A.I. sires or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.