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.