GENETRUST @ Suhn Cattle Company
March 28, 2017
23 Brangus & Ultrablack Long Yearlings $4913
120 Brangus & Ultrablack Yearlings $5633
143 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls Gross $789,000 to Average $5517
As the Brangus breed continues to gain popularity among cattlemen for its ability to add performance, carcass merit and maternal excellence to many of the English based cowherds across the country, this demand was not more evident anywhere in the spring of 2017 than at the annual GENETRUST event hosted by Suhn Cattle Company in Eureka, KS on March 28th. Buyers and bidders from coast to coast consumed the breed’s top offering of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls as buyers from Florida to Montana aggressively pursued the offering with the bulk of the trade finding new homes in the heart of the Midwestern cow country of Kansas and Missouri.
Leading off the power packed offering was lot 129 from Schmidt Farms, SF Foundation 909D9. A superior combination of calving ease, performance, carcass merit and structural integrity and sired by Suhn’s Foundation, he commanded a winning bid of $45,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession from Joe Cavender of Cavender Brangus, Troup, Texas, heading to one of the top cow herds in the state of Texas. Following right behind him in the sale order was lot 39, a calving ease son of Vorel’s Online, from Suhn Cattle Company, Suhn’s Online 30D26. A phenotypic gem with the combination of calving ease, growth and carcass to boot, his highly sought after type was acquired at $20,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession by Oskar Juarez and Pepe Medina of Clover Ranch, Marietta, Georgia. Ultrablack bulls continued to see outstanding demand throughout the day and were led off by the 3rd bull in the ring in lot 81, Suhn’s Resource 331D16, from Suhn Cattle Company. A son of the Angus icon SAV Resource, this herd sire prospect combined elite carcass data with tremendous dimension and volume to land in the hands of Randy Schmidt, Schmidt Farms, Texarkana, Texas and Joe Cavender, Cavender Brangus, Troup, Texas, at $17,000 for ½ interest and full possession.
By mid-afternoon 23 long yearling bulls had averaged $4913, with 120 yearlings averaging $5633 for a total of 143 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls that averaged $5517. Volume buyers included Paul Young, Austin, Nevada, Lonnie Nichols, Eureka, Kansas and Shawn Hilty, Big Sandy, Montana.
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 22, 2017, where 150 Registered Brangus and Ultrablack Females and 400 Commercial Brangus Females will be available for appraisal. Shortly thereafter the third annual installment of the GENETRUST Spring Fling online embryo auction will be conducted on BrangusAuctions.com May 1-3, 2017, featuring embryos from some of the leading donors within the GT program. The fall sale season will be kicked off November 3-4, 2017 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.