Culpeper BCIA Bull Sale Averages $1,630
Livestock Update, May 1997
Ike Eller, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
The 39th Annual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper junior bull sale was held Friday, April 4th, 1997 at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. A large crowd of enthusiastic bidders turned out on a very warm, sunny spring day as 81 bulls grossed $132,025 to average $1,630.
Individual breed averages were as follows: 55 Angus, $1,909; 2 Simmental, $1,300; 15 Polled Hereford, $1,093; 3 Gelbvieh, $1,050; 4 Charolais, $825; and 2 Salers, $788.
The top selling bulls in the auction were Angus bulls. The high selling bull for the day was Lot 113, consigned by Mooreland Farms at New Market, Virginia. Two-thirds interest and full possession in this outstanding son of BF Rainman 9118 117 was purchased at $4,400 by Buffalo River Ranch at Amherst, Virginia. He had an adjusted weaning weight of 797 pounds, 118 ratio, a test ADG of 4.32, ratio 123 and an adjusted yearling weight of 1,325 pounds, ratio 119. His EPDs were birth weight +.5, weaning weight +26, maternal milk +20, and yearling weight +42. Two bulls tied at $3,500 for second high selling Angus bulls. Lot 118, a son of HHF Midas 122C, consigned by Holly Hill Farms at Mt. Sidney, Virginia, sold to Berkley Leroy Jones at New Canton, Virginia. This outstanding performer had an adjusted weaning weight of 727 pounds, ratio 108, test ADG, 3.86 pounds, ratio 110, adjusted yearling weight 1,303, ratio 117. His EPDs were birth weight +3.3, weaning weight +33, maternal milk +20 and yearling weight +57. Lot 157, also brought $3,500 and was consigned by Lazy Lane Farms, Inc., at Upperville, Virginia and the purchaser was Wehrmann Angus at New Market, Virginia. This son of RR Regal 1459 had EPDs of birth weight +3.3, weaning weight +32, maternal milk +17 and yearling weight +34. Two other Angus bulls brought $3,200 each, Lot 123, a son of Rito 2G61 of 4J1 Rito AD8 was consigned by Silver Creek Farm at Dayton, Virginia and purchased by Tom Wilson at Gordonsville, Virginia. Lot 120 was another son of HHF Midas 122C consigned by Holly Hills Farms at Mt. Sidney, Virginia and was purchased by William C. Trenary at Front Royal, Virginia.
The top selling Polled Hereford bull was Lot 213, a son of JR 413T Network Y53, consigned by Dunrovin Farm at Crozet, Virginia and sold at $2,200 to Rokeby Farm at Upperville, Virginia. He had an adjusted weaning weight of 640 pounds, ratio 114, a test ADG of 3.35, ratio 110, adjusted yearling weight of 1,068, ratio 106 and had EPDs of birth weight +.3, weaning weight +24, maternal milk +23, and yearling weight +47. The second high selling Polled Hereford was Lot 221, by TMR Headline Maker H310, consigned by Lafayette Farm at Orange, Virginia and sold at $2,000 to Rokeby Farm at Upperville. He had EPDs of birth weight +3.4, weaning weight +29, maternal milk +20 and yearling weight +49.
The high selling Simmental bull was Lot 408, a black polled son of Trio Black Bear 6D, consigned by Trio Farm, Inc., at Luray, Virginia and brought $1,800 on the bid of Skip Albright at Manassas, Virginia. His test ADG was 3.73 pounds, ratio 108, adjusted yearling weight of 1,073, ratio 108 and his EPDs were CEH 0, birth weight +1.8, weaning weight +18, maternal milk +9 and yearling weight +36.
The high selling Gelbvieh bull was Lot 603, a black polled 7/8ths blood, son of JNS MR PM 27A ET, consigned by C. H. Morris & Sons at Appomattox, Virginia and was purchased at $1,200 by Pride W. Arrington at Glade Spring, Virginia. He had a test ADG of 3.69 pounds, ratio 119, an adjusted yearling weight of 1,048, ratio 106 and EPDs of birth weight +1.3, weaning weight +3, maternal milk +5 and yearling weight +9.
The high selling Charolais bull was Lot 303, a polled son of EV-AP Innovator P, consigned by Rivercroft Charolais at Altavista, Virginia and sold at $1,000 to Skip Albright at Manassas, Virginia. He had a weaning weight of 730 pounds, ratio 110, a test ADG of 3.64, ratio 112, adjusted yearling weight of 1,149, ratio 101.
The top selling Salers bull was Lot 801, a polled/scurred son of JSR MR Mercedes 371C, consigned by Cloverdale Farm at Winchester, Virginia and sold at $800 to David M. Monic at Stanardsville, Virginia. He had a test ADG of 3.52 pounds, ratio 103, an adjusted yearling weight of 1,184 pounds, ratio 101.
The 81 bulls selling represented the top two-thirds of the 124 bulls tested at the Culpeper central bull test conducted at Glenmary Farm at Rapidan, Virginia. All bulls were consigned by breeders who are members of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association headquartered at Blacksburg, Virginia. Sale manager was Mike Gothard, VA Sale Services at Staunton, Virginia and the auctioneer was Mike Jones.