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.
GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
December 7, 2013
Registered Bull Averages
56 Coming 2 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls $5536
108 Yearling Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls $5160
Total 164 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls $5288
27 Coming 2 Charolais Bulls $3926
58 Fall Pairs $3210
322 Spring Calving Bred Heifers $2188
20 Fall Open Heifers $1588
A strong north wind and the imminent threat of snow and ice did not hamper the crowd or dampen the mood in Jacksonville, TX December 7th as Joe and Nancy Cavender hosted a packed house of bull and commercial female buyers where GENETRUST genetics were in high demand at the 9th annual fall sale at the Neches River Ranch. With 159 registered buyers and cattle selling from Maryland to California as well as Mexico, the demand for high end genetics was phenomenal.
Leading off, what many considered as the strongest set of yearlings the GENETRUST partners have put forward to date, was lot 96, SF LTD 361Z18. Hailing from quite possibly the best Blackhawk daughter in production, this LTD son from Schmidt Farms showed true calving ease potential with far more power, shape, substance and performance than the Brangus breed has seen in a calving ease package in quite some time. An impressive individual performer with ratios of 120 at weaning and 107 at yearling combined with an IMF ratio of 126 and a REA ratio of 111 as well as EPD rankings in the top 10% for CED and REA, 15% WW and SC, 20% for YW and 25% for BW, he attracted interest from multiple regions and continents. When the dust settled, ½ interest and full possession in the breed leader landed in control of two guys that know a thing or two about finding and proving great herd sires, Joe Cavender and Kenneth Welch of Cavender Ranches, Bullard Texas, for $29,000. Lot 104, SF OnStar 430Z9, also bred by Schmidt Farms followed up the high seller two lots later stirring quite an interest himself. This moderate framed, deep ribbed, easy moving prospect, sired by OnStar and backed by a picture perfect Next Step daughter had maternal greatness written all over him, while still ranking in the top 20% for WW, YW and TM. A cowman’s dream, Colonel Lambert dropped the hammer on ½ interest and full possession in this herd sire at $25,000 to Ray Johnston of Johnston Farms, Letohatchee, Alabama. Good genetics should be predictable and that was certainly the case in Lot 154, CB Hombre 803Z25, offered by Cavender Ranches. A full brother to Passport, the high seller in the 2012 sale at Neches River, this genetic gem added to the proof and consistency of his heritage with positive performance ratios, breed leading growth and IMF EPDs, and a functional and attractive phenotype as ½ interest and full possession in him was selected by Mike Weathers of Genesis Ranch, Columbus, TX, for $20,000.
At the end of the day Brangus and Ultrablack bulls still proved to be more popular than the space heaters sitting throughout the sale facility as 56 coming 2’s averaged $5536 and 108 yearlings averaged $5160 for a total of 164 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls averaging $5288. Volume Buyers included Trent McKnight of Throckmorton, TX and Ceferino Machado of Miami, FL, with a host of bulls headed to registered and commercial breeders in Florida and Louisiana.
In only the second year of offering Charolais genetics, the extremely consistent demand on these bulls mirrored the quality that was seen throughout. Two flush mates from Cavender Ranches, lots 177 and 176, sired by the breed leader Firewater and out of a Gridmaker donor dam who has seen much success throughout the breed, topped the sale at $4750 and $4500 heading to Keith Lewis and Mark Crews, respectively, both of Florida. Overall, 27 stout coming 2 year old Charolais bulls averaged $3926.
Not to be out done, the sale concluded with 400 tremendous commercial females that were met with white hot response. Reflective of the demand for beef cattle throughout the market, the stands were full and active as the top set of 7 two year old Brangus pairs consigned by Cavender’s Neches River commanded a whopping $4200/pair to Ron Jones of Dallas, TX. Buyers readily absorbed the entire selection of top end females as 58 fall pairs averaged $3210, 322 spring calving bred heifers averaged $2188, and 20 fall open heifers averaged $1588. Ron Jones of Dallas, TX and Ceferino Machado of Miami, FL were the volume buyers of commercial females adding to their respective herds.
Vernon and Vicki Suhn will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics in Eureka, KS on March 25, 2014 where 180 outstanding Brangus and Ultrablack bulls will be available for appraisal. Additionally, GENETRUST will be back in Jacksonville, TX on April 26, 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 Sale Report
November 1-2 2013
Registered Female Averages
17.5 3N1’s $7160
3 Bred Cows $3416
5 Donors $15,900
18 Bred Heifers $5569
1 Herd Sire $60,000
17 Open Heifers $5102
4 Pairs $3875
2 Pick Lots $15,000
Total 67 Lots Averaged $7519
Registered Bull Averages
61 Coming 2 Yr Old Brangus Bulls $6848
70 Yearling Brangus Bulls $3867
7 Coming 2 Yr Old UltraBlack Bulls $5785
5 Yearling UltraBlack Bulls $3750
Total 143 Brangus and UltraBlack Bulls Averaged $5229
Commercial Brangus Bred Heifers
168 Spring Calving Bred Heifers Averaged $1939
Near perfect fall weather, coupled with the tremendous hospitality from Bill and Gail Davis and the most complete set of cattle ever assembled at the 7th annual production sale at Chimney Rock added up to an outstanding event the first weekend in November where 160 registered buyers from 13 states and Mexico readily absorbed the offering.
Leading off the registered female sale on Friday night as Lot 1, was the chart topper, CRC Guardian 9U8U5. Known for progeny that transmit tremendous muscle and performance, this proven herd sire from Johnston Farms and Draggin’ M Ranch started a bidding battle that ended at $60,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession, selling to the up and coming program from Hamptonville, NC, Robert Yates Ranch. A proven donor, Lot 7 Miss CRC Cadence 55R18, was next to grace the ring and her phenotypic awesomeness was not lost on the crowd as this prolific embryo producer found a new home in Marietta, GA as she was selected by Oskar Juarez of Clover Ranch. Also consigned by Draggin’ M, the gavel fell at $33,000 on this elite female. The demand for the high quality females was seen throughout the night and again evidenced by Lot 65, Oaks MS Csonka 803A1. Combing breed leading performance, carcass, maternal characteristics and eye appeal, this open heifer was selected by the owner of Lake Majestik, Nic Cornelison, for $23,000 to add to his exclusive set of females in Flat Rock, Alabama. This own daughter of the breed patriarch, Csonka, was produced by The Oaks Farm.
When the smoke cleared from this explosive female offering, 67.5 lots averaged $7519. Volume buyers for the registered female sale were Tony Westbrooks of Olla, LA and Ray Westall of Carlsbad, NM.
The bull sale on Saturday followed up with fireworks of its own, mirroring the strength of the recording setting prices seen throughout the feeder and fat cattle industry this fall. Leading off the power packed set of bulls was Lot 203, DMR Dynasty 415Z50, brought to town by Draggin’ M Ranch. Viewed by many as the most complete packaged prospect ever sired by Csonka, this moderate framed, multi-trait leader caused an eruption of bidding throughout the arena and finally landed in the hands of a great partnership of Brangus breeders from the Southeastern United States. Clover Ranch, Seminole Tribe of Florida and Lake Majestik teamed up to own ½ interest of the young sire for $73,000. Lot 174, DMR Roll Tide 222Z29, provided an encore for the packed house as this high performing, attractive, deep ribbed individual, also from Draggin’ M, caused a bidding war of his own. Finally settling in at $43,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession, he was selected by the southern gentleman, Ray Johnston and Johnston Farms of Letohatchee, AL, to add to his elite genetic base. As has been the case in past GENETRUST sales, Ultrablack bulls also found plenty of friends on sale day. Leading the way was Lot 199, an extremely complete, soft middled, high octane, calving ease son of Final Answer, CRC Final Answer 392Z17. Hailing from Chimney Rock, this herd sire was selected by Suhn Cattle Company at $12,000 to complement their breed leading set of females in Eureka, KS.
At the end of the day 131 Brangus Bulls averaged $5255, while 12 Ultrablack Bulls averaged $4937 combining for an overall average of 143 Bulls at $5229. The volume bull buyer was long time GENETRUST customer Trent McKnight of Throckmorton, TX.
Throughout the country commercial Brangus females have been in high demand as the U.S. replenishes a depleted cowherd, and that certainly held true following the bull sale as 168 spring calving commercial Brangus bred heifers averaged $1939. Highlighted by an outstanding set of 12 head selected by Danny Mathis of Newton, AL at $2550, the uniform, high quality offering carried the service of calving ease GENETRUST bulls. Year in and year out the GENETRUST Sale at Chimney Rock has proven to be a dependable source of consistent producing commercial Brangus females, as evidenced by the volume commercial buyer, Aubrey Norman of Mountain View, AR, a repeat customer.
Joe Cavender and crew will host the next offering of GENETRUST genetics at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch in Jacksonville, TX December 7, 2013 where 220 bulls and 400 commercial 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 25, 2014. For more information on breed leading Brangus seedstock visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.
GENETRUST @CAVENDER’S NECHES RIVER RANCH
April 27, 2013
12 Donor Females $12,070
19 Registered Bred Females $2,587
26 Registered Open Heifers $3,115
46 Registered 3N1’s $4,725
32 Registered Spring Pairs $3,141
1 Registered Brangus Bull $5,000
143 Commercial Pairs $2,199
71 Commercial Bred Heifers $1,661
152 Commercial Open Heifers $1,339
A beautiful spring day greeted enthusiastic registered and commercial breeders to the 2013 GENETRUST at Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Female Sale. This marked the second year that the GENETRUST partners have dispersed their seven and eight year old proven registered females. It was evident from crowd participation that these females were in great demand as their maternal influence has been the anchor of the highly successful bull and females sales the past four years under the GENETRUST banner.
The lead off cow of the sale was the highly acclaimed proven donor cow bred by Schmidt Farms and currently owned by Suhn Cattle Company, TJM Moore Ranch and Platte Valley Brangus. Her female progeny have a tremendous track record in past GENETRUST sales and as proven donors at Schmidt Farms. This lot was purchased by a group of three breeders: Chimney Rock Cattle Company, Bill & Gail Davis, Concord, AR; Draggin’ M Ranch, John & Sherry Milam, El Dorado, AR and Sewell Cattle Company, Gary Sewell, El Dorado, AR for $34,000.
The second high seller came from Cavender Ranches: Lot 32 MS Brinks Lombardi 222S64. This super feminine female sold with a spring 2013 heifer calf by Onstar for $17,000. Purchasing this lot was Oskar Juarez, Clover Ranch, Linville, AL to add to their outstanding donor program. She was followed closely by Lot 49, Miss Brinks Blackhawk 361S29, from the Schmidt Farms program bringing $16,500. This moderate framed proven donor will join the elite cow herd of Ray & Karen Westall, Westall Ranches, Carlsbad, NM.
Other high sellers included Lot 112 Miss Brinks Csonka 75T6 from TJM Ranch that sold to Duane and Diane Hahn, Platte Valley Brangus, Columbus, NE for $12,000. This lot possessed a great combination of low birth weight with high growth and carcass EPD’s. Lot 78, CR Miss Blackhawk 607R, from Draggin’ M Ranch was a proven donor and the dam of the $35,000, DMR Goodnight 607W3. She was purchased by Carlos Ojea, for a breeder in Argentina for $10,500.
The top selling 3N1 from Suhn Cattle Company was Lot 94, Suhn’s Miss BT-M15 894S24, and her calf, Suhn’s Miss Affirmed 30T 894Z28, who sold for a combined $15,500. She is a proven donor who is the dam of Suhn’s Dimension 894U18. The cow sold to Bill Austin, Port Aransas, TX for $9,500 and her heifer calf sold for $6,000 to Mike and Gloria Weathers, Genesis Ranch, Columbus, TX.
Volume buyers were Gary Sewell, El Dorado, AR; Brandon Belt, Belt Brangus, Gatesville, TX; and Nic Cornelison, Lake Majestik Farms, Flat Rock, AL.
Demand for the commercial females was as strong as ever seen with the highlights of the sale being in the open heifers and pairs. The top groups of females were consigned by Wolf Point Ranch, Port Lavaca, TX managed by Brandon Crittenden. These super fancy open paternal sisters, AI sired by a GENETRUST Brangus bull, commanded a price of $2,900 per head from Sam Glass, Gonzales, TX. They were followed closely by a group purchased by the same buyer from The Oaks Farms, Newnan, GA sired by GENETRUST Brangus bulls for $2,700 per head. High selling pairs were from the Neches River Ranch, Jacksonville, TX and brought $2,500 per pair and sold to Jamie Webb, Dallas, GA. Other high selling pairs were a group of Brangus pairs from Ray Johnston, Johnston Farms, Letohatchee, AL for $2,400 per pair to R.L. McDaniel, Hemphill, TX. Volume commercial buyers were Doug Ferrell, Kansas City, MO and Kenneth Threlkeld, Tyler, TX.
GENETRUST @Suhn Cattle Co. 20th Anniversary Brangus & Ultrablack Bull Sale
March 26, 2013
106 Brangus Bulls $5,343
38 Ultrablack Bulls $5,518
An unexpected snow storm that left roads blocked Sunday morning brought much needed moisture and did not deter either registered or commercial breeders from attending the 20th Anniversary Sale of Suhn Cattle Company, a partner in the GENETRUST marketing alliance. The day of the sale, March 26th, found roads passable and a packed crowd of cattle enthusiasts evaluating the offering. Comments from the buyers that this was definitely the most impressive and uniform set of bulls ever presented at Suhn Cattle Company.
The sale began with Lot 75, Suhn’s Foundation 331Z28, a bull bred by Vernon & Vicki Suhn, Suhn Cattle Company, Eureka, KS. He was by GR Swift 209W3 a son of the high IMF producer, Lambert of Brinks, and out of a full sister to the great maternal sire, Suhn’s Next Step 331R7. This extraordinary standout is big boned, deep ribbed with top end performance and a great disposition. With rankings in the top 4% for yearling weight, top 5% for rib eye area and the top 10% for weaning weight he had captivated the eye of many. The bidding was intense from ringside, DVAuction and via the telephone. The winning bid was captured by Double W Ranch, David and Nada Wood, Houston, TX for $66,000 for ½ interest and possession.
The second high selling individual was Lot 164, Suhn’s Rembrandt 919Z8. His sire, Suhn’s Advantage 331T5, is a member of the ABS Global Brangus Sire roster, and his dam is a daughter of Suhn’s Next Step 331R7. Rembrandt not only ranks in the top 5% of the breed for yearling weight, top 10% for weaning and scrotal plus a top 20% for REA but was also impressive with his eye catching phenotype. This herd sire prospect was purchased for $35,000 for ½ interest and possession by TJM Ranch, Jack and Peggy Moore, Kerrville, TX.
The next high selling lot attracted considerable attention due to the by-law change passed by the International Brangus Breeders Association membership. This rule change allows top-crossing Ultrablacks back to 7/8ths Brangus and those resulting animals being registered as Brangus. This Ultrablack bull, Lot 148, Suhn’s-RYR Fusion 894Z5, was one of the first to be offered at public auction that fit this criterion. Bred by Suhn Cattle Company, he was purchased by Robert Yates Ranch, Hamptonville, NC for $20,000.
The Ultrablack bulls continued to draw a lot of attention as in past years. This year’s offering included over twice as had sold in the past but did not diminish the strong demand that we have seen in the past from our customers. Another highlight Ultrablack bull was bred by Dale and Nancy Kirkham, Eureka, KS and sold for $15,000 to GENETRUST partner, Randy Schmidt, Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, TX. Lot 96, KB Dakota Gold 402Z2 combined great ratios in his contemporary group; plus, impressive phenotype of thickness of topline and rear quarter coupled with outstanding base width.
Buyers represented thirteen states from Florida to California. Averages for the Brangus bulls selling was $5,343 and the Ultrablack averaged was $5,518. Volume buyers were Frosty Tipton, Winnemucca, NV; Wayne Ammons, Roveline, LA; and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
GENETRUST at CAVENDER’S NECHES RIVER RANCH
December 1, 2012
77 Coming 2 year old Brangus and Ultrablack Bulls $5247
81 Yearling Brangus and Ultrablack Bulls $5389
14 Coming 2 year old Charolais Bulls $4089
11 Yearling Charolais Bulls $3318
81 First Calf Heifer Pairs $2401
55 AI Bred Heifers $2118
264 Bred Heifers $1865
December 1st ushered in unseasonably warm temperatures and a beautiful day for the GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Brangus, Ultrablack and Charolais Bull and Commercial Female Sale. You could feel the interest and enthusiasm of the largest crowd ever to attend this event as they moved through the pens and meticulously evaluated this exceptionally uniform sale offering. Over 200 buyers from thirteen states and Mexico registered, either in person or online, for an opportunity to purchase from what many evaluated as one of the strongest offerings of the fall sale season. The first bull to enter the ring was Lot 85, CB Passport 803Y11. Bred by Cavender Ranches and sired by CB Hombre 541T3 he was a crowd favorite and had impressed the stockmen who analyzed him in person or via the video presentation. When the final gavel fell he had sold for the record price of $80,000 to Joe and Catherine Kassler, The Oaks, Newman, GA and Tony and Lolita Westbrooks, Bushley Creek Cattle Co., Olla, LA. The second high selling Brangus bull of the day was Lot 2, DMR Providence 541Y7. He was also an Affirmed grandson bred by Draggin’ M Ranch and purchased by Clover Ranch, Oskar Juarez, Marietta, GA for $19,000. Tom Rew, Hayman’s 711 Ranch, Kenansville, FL selected the third high selling lot, SF Csonka 468Y13, bred by Schmidt Farms for $15,000. He was followed closely by Lot 53, CB Onstar 535Y46, that sold to Johnston Farms, Ray Johnston, Letohatchee, AL for $14,000. Volume Brangus bull buyers were Poteet Cattle, Rob Poteet, Chandler, TX; Ken Smith, Ft. Meyers, FL and Wes Williamson, Okeechobee, FL.
An excellent set of Charolais bulls was offered through this sale for the first time since Cavender Ranches entry into the registered Charolais business. The offering was enthusiastically received by buyers from Texas and Louisiana and the first lot to enter the ring was Lot 172, LC Mr. Edge 1029P ET. He was purchased for $4,750 by longtime commercial female customer Kelly Gossage, Kilgore, TX. He purchased two other individuals from the front end of the offering to make himself along with James Cavender, Pittsburg, TX the volume Charolais bull buyers.
The commercial female sale completed the day and the seats were still full as buyers anxiously awaited this exceptional offering of top cut, quality females. The first group of five Brangus pairs entered the ring and was purchased at $3000 each by Tony Westbrooks, Olla, LA. He took five more at that same figure. The second high selling pairs were a set of chocolate F1 Brahman X Hereford with Brangus calves at side selling to Bobby Medlin, Seagraves, TX for $2600 for each pair. The high selling bred heifers also came from the Brangus offering with S.E. Glass, Glass Farms, Gonzales, TX purchasing 15 heifers safe back to GENETRUST calving ease bulls for $2750 each. Another set of 15 Brangus heifers AI bred back to North Star and LTD sold to Gary Sewell, El Dorado, AR for $2400. He was the volume commercial female buyer along with Steve Johnson, Franklin, TX who also added Brangus bred heifers to his herd.