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.