February 10, 2018
The 60th year of beef production was a celebration! Friday we experienced wonderful weather and the large evening crowd with many friends and customers in attendance heard an outstanding talk given by Tom Field, PhD, about thinking outside of the box. Many positive comments from his inspirational talk were heard from the audience. Then, the party began with an outstanding chicken fried steak meal and beautiful anniversary cake dessert. This very special evening ended with many longtime customers sharing stories of the positive influence Bradley genetics have made on their herds.
Saturday many customers braved the cold morning to inspect the bulls. As the gravel fell on the last lot, buyers from six states had helped make the 2018 anniversary sale another success.
The top selling Angus bull was Lot 56, B3R D230 Elector A229 B038. This 5 star bull is very complete across the traits. He ranks in the top 1% for Ribeye and $B, with a top 3% for $F and Docility, a very popular trait among cattlemen, and sold for $21,000. The second high selling bull was lot 62, B3R D209 Elector A229 B077. D209 is another high ranking Marbling and DMI sire, selling for $14,000.
We welcomed many new buyers for our exciting Charolais offering this year. Lot 22, B3R D004 Blanco Std X019, and Lot 23, B3R D034 Blanco Std X025, sold for a ranch record of $12,000 each, with very high marbling along with exceptional growth numbers.
We are very grateful for all that braved the cold weather to be in attendance for our 60th anniversary celebration sale. We encourage you to save Saturday, February 9, 2019 date on your calendar now to join us for our next bull sale, featuring wide body bulls that are grass gain tested.
|177||Angus bulls averaged||$5,614|
|22||Charolais bulls averaged||$6,107|