Virginia BCIA Blackstone Bull and Heifer Sale Results
Livestock Update, January 1997
Ike Eller, Animal and Poultry Sciences
An enthusiastic crowd gathered Monday evening, December 2 at the Southside Livestock Market at Blackstone, Virginia, for the 12th Annual Southside All Breed Bull Sale and 6th Annual Commercial Bred Heifer Sale. 37 service age bulls grossed $54,875 to average $1,483. 24 Angus bulls averaged $1,716; 4 Charolais $888; 9 Simmental $1,128.
The top selling bull was Lot 4, an Angus bull consigned by Holly Hill Farm at Mt. Sidney, Virginia, and sold at $2,550 to Nelson Bolt of Farmville, Virginia. He was a son of WH 8704 Rito 8503 RR and had EPDs of birth weight 4.6, weaning weight 32, yearling weight 61 and maternal milk 23 pounds. The second high selling Angus bull and also the second high selling bull in the auction was Lot 12, an RR Traveler 5204 son consigned by Morven Farm at Charlottesville, Virginia, and brought $2,450 on the bid of Clyde Davis at Farmville, Virginia. Two other Angus bulls brought $2,400. They were Lot 5 consigned by Holly Hill Farm and selling to Reginald Reynolds and Tim Snyder at Daleville, Virginia, and Lot 7 also consigned by Holly Hill Farm at Mt. Sidney, Virginia, selling to Meade Harrison at McKinney, Virginia.
The top selling Simmental was Lot 38, a black polled son of Black Irish Kansas consigned by Trio Farm at Luray, Virginia. The buyer at $2,200 was Eldon Farms at Woodville, Virginia. This bull had EPDs of birth weight 0, weaning weight 17, maternal milk 7 and yearling weight 32.
The top selling Charolais bull was Lot 30, a son of WCR Sir Tradition 066, consigned by Morven Farm at Charlottesville, Virginia, and sold at $1,500 to Whit Hamilton at Burkeville, Virginia.
The 24 spring calving commercial bred heifers grossed $12,295 to average $512. The top group of 3 heifers consigned Rocky Creek Farm, owned by J. H. Carter at Petersburg, Virginia, sold at $600 to Buck Harrison at McKinney, Virginia. The heifers ranged in price from $470 to $610.
All heifers and bulls consigned to the sale were consigned by members of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, which sponsored the sale. Virginia BCIA is headquartered at Blacksburg, Virginia. The sale manager was Jim Johnson, Virginia Cattlemen's Association at Daleville, Virginia, and the auctioneer was Dale Stith of Guston, Kentucky.