GENETRUST @ Cavender’s Neches River Ranch
Nov 18, 2017
Registered Brangus & Ultrablack Bull Averages
99 Coming 2’s $5056
105 Yearlings $4779
204 Total Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Gross 1,002,250 to average $4913
Registered Charolais Bull Averages
17 Coming 2’s $3338
6 Yearlings $2458
23 Total Charolais Gross $71,500 to average $3109
Commercial Female Averages
156 Commercial Brangus Pairs $2100
256 Commercial Brangus Bred Heifers $1852
15 Commercial Brangus Open Heifers $2100
427 Commercial Brangus Females Gross $833,200 to average $1951
A capacity crowd gathered at Joe and Nancy Cavender’s Neches River Ranch for the largest annual bull sale in the state of Texas, hosted by the GENETRUST partners November 18, 2017. Participation was active from start to finish, making for an action packed day.
Leading off the day was a son of the staple herd sire at Cavender’s, TJM Three D 302A, in the form of lot 203, CB Capital Gains 924D19, from Cavender Brangus. An elite combination of growth, muscle and maternal and stemming back to the dam of Final Cut, this outstanding prospect commanded a bid of $50,000 from Robbie Brooks, Marshall Farms, Ramer, AL for 2/3 interest and full possession. The second high selling bull of the day was also a son of Three D and again from Cavender Brangus in lot 162, CB Three D 468D36. Expressively muscled with elite growth, he was the $14,000 selection of Mo Williams of MO Brangus, Longwood, FL. A stout made son of Suhn’s Foundation from Platte Valley Brangus came in next as lot 167, PV Foundation 535D2. With loads of performance and a superior sheath design, he was the $10,500 selection of Rafael Ortega of the Rio Ranch, Houston, TX. A popular Three D son from Cavender Brangus came in next as lot 127, CB Three D 77D2. Deep sided and easy doing, his combination of form, function and eye appeal was captured by Adam Hicks, Hicks Ranch, Alto, TX at $10,000. The high selling Ultrablack bull was a uniquely bred son of DMR Tribute, PV Tribute 684D, again from Platte Valley. With an elite data set and eye appeal to boot, he was the $10,000 selection of progressive commercial cattlemen Jim & Kirk Saul, Quitaque, TX.
At days end, 204 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls averaged $4913 with 23 Charolais bulls averaging $3109. Volume bull buyers for the day were repeat customers Bobby Joe Fulford, Moore Haven, FL and Jason Jones, Brandon, MS.
The commercial female portion of the day gathered a large crowd as has become tradition. Leading off the day was a fancy set of 2 year old Brangus Pairs from Cavender’s Neches River Ranch. These 15 GENETRUST sired pairs demanded a final bid of $2800 from Mike Edgeman, McKinney, TX. The large string of bred heifers saw good demand throughout the day, lead off by 19 head from Cavender’s. These home raised females drew a $2200 final call from Mitchell Glass, Texarkana, TX. The open heifers are always popular at Cavender’s and while low in quantity, they were high in quality as expected. 15 head from Suhn Cattle Company topped the market, landing with Davie Munzy, Caldwell, TX at $2100. When the sun set, 156 commercial Brangus pairs averaged $2100, 256 commercial Brangus bred heifers $1852 and 15 commercial Brangus open heifers averaged $2100. Volume buyers for the day were repeat customer Ceferino Machado, Clewiston, FL and Mitchell Glass, Texarkana, TX.
The next offering of GENETRUST genetics will be in a new format on February 19-20, 2018 as GENETRUST presents a first ever all-video offering of 50 age-advantaged Brangus and Ultrablack bulls online at DVAuction.com. Following that will be the 25th anniversary sale at Suhn Cattle Company on March 27th, 2018 in Eureka, KS where GENETRUST will offer up 170 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls. The GENETRUST partners will be back in Texas at Cavender’s Neches River on April 28th, 2018 for the annual spring offering of 150 registered females and 400 commercial females. For more information on breed leading Brangus and Ultrablack seedstock, the nation’s foremost line-up of Brangus A.I. sires or private treaty offerings visit www.genetrustbrangus.com.