2002 Culpeper Junior BCIA Bull Sale & CVCA Heifer Sale Report
Livestock Update, May 2002
Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech
The 44thAnnual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper Junior Bull Sale was held Friday, April 5, 2002 at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. Sixty bulls representing the sixty percent of the 100 bulls evaluated grossed $112,550 for an average price of $1876. Breed averages were as follows: 53 Angus at $1976, 5 Charolais at $1060, and 2 Hereford at $1250. The Central Virginia Cattleman's Association sold 63 fall-calving bred heifers immediately following the bulls. The heifer sale grossed $63,015 to average $1000.
The top selling bull in the sale was an Angus, Lot 185, consigned by Green Acres Farm in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Two-thirds interest and full possession of the March, 2001 son of Connealy Freightliner sold to Barksdale Farms of Rocky Mount, Virginia for $3700. The high-indexing bull had a test gain of 4.37, ratio 107, and an impressive adjusted yearling weight of 1513, ratio 123. His expected progeny difference for birth weight was +3.9, weaning +54, milk +27, and yearling weight +77. Soldier's Hill Angus Farm of Warrenton, Virginia sold a son of B/R New Design 036 , Lot 127, which went to Mick Coles in Huron, Ohio for $3400. He had a test gain of 4.54 and adjusted yearling weight of 1375, both ratios of 111. He had EPDs of birth weight +2.0, weaning weight +35, milk +26, and yearling weight of +70; coupled with a 16.2 adj. REA, REA EPD of +.53 and RP EPD of +.41. Quaker Hill Farm of Louisa, Virginia sold a son of B/R Grand Design 849 , Lot 146, which went to Ray Simms in Fredericksburg, Virginia for $3000. He had a test gain of 4.87, ratio 119, and adjusted yearling weight of 1314. He had EPDs of birth weight +1.2, weaning weight +40, milk +21, and yearling weight of +69. Another Soldier's Hill Angus Farm consignment, Lot 126, sold to Epsewassen Farm in Stanardsville, Virginia for $3000. This high marbling son of B/R New Design 036, bull had a test gain of 4.24, and adjusted yearling weight of 1362 to ratio 110. Green Acres Farm sold another son of Connealy Freightliner, Lot 184, to El Rancho Grande Farm of Castleton, Virginia for $3000.
The high selling Hereford bull was Lot 221 consigned by Don Richardson of Crozet, Virginia and sold to Samuel Hunter of Hagerstown, Maryland at $1300. This polled son of EF 821C Mr. Carcass G824 had an adjusted REA of 14.4, test average daily gain of 2.77 and adjusted yearling weight 1127.
Members of the Central Virginia Cattleman's Association sold 63 fall-calving bred heifers immediately following the bulls. All of the heifers were distinguished as Virginia Premium Assured Heifers. All heifers were sold guaranteed pregnant by AI to Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807, or confirmed to natural service by sons of Rito 6I6. Due dates and fetal sexes were supplied on all heifers. The high-selling lot of heifers was consigned by Glenmary Farm of Rapidan, Virginia and sold to Hickory Farm in Rhoadsville, Virginia for $1150 each. These three heifers were Angus x Simmental and due to calve in early September to Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807. Riverview Farm of Louisa, Virginia sold four Angus-cross heifers to Sunshine Farm of Providence Forge, Virginia for $1100 each.
All bulls in the test and sale were consigned by members of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Both the bulls and heifers were developed at Glenmary Farm near Rapidan, Virginia. Sale manager was VA Sale Services in Staunton and the auctioneer was Dale Stith.