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Virginia BCIA Blackstone Bull and Heifer Sale Results

Livestock Update, January 2000

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech

The 15th Annual Southside Virginia All Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale and 9th Annual Commercial Replacement Heifer Sale was held Friday evening, November 19, 1999, at the Southside Livestock Market in Blackstone, Virginia. A total of 35 bulls grossed $46,350 for an average of $1,324. Thirty-one Angus bulls led the sale with a $1,345 average, 2 Gelbvieh averaged $1,325, and 2 Simmentals $1,000. Seven open commercial heifers grossed $4,525 to average $646.

The top selling bull was an Angus consigned by Shelton Angus Farm at Gretna, Virginia for $2,300. This September, 1998 son of GDAR Traveler 044 had EPDs of birth weight +2.6, weaning weight +41, maternal milk +14, and yearling weight +79. The second high selling bull in the sale was also consigned by Shelton Angus Farm. This son of Rito 9FB3 of 5H11 Fullback brought $2,300 and had EPDs of +4.4, +41, +16, and +76. Another Angus bull brought $2,050, a son of Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 consigned by War Hill Farm of Williamsburg, Virginia.

C.H. Morris and Sons at Appomattox, Virginia, sold a black, polled Gelbvieh for $1,450. This son of Trid Black Laser to had EPDs of birth weight -1.5, weaning weight +35, maternal milk +18, and yearling weight +61. The top Simmental bull was consigned by Trio Farms in Luray, Virginia, and sold for $1,150. This black polled bull was sired by Trio Black Oak 16D and had EPDs of +2 for birth weight, +52 weaning weight, +4 milk, and +79 yearling weight.

Jenkins Angus of Burkeville, Virginia ,consigned seven open commercial heifers which sold for an average of $646, with the top trio of heifers bringing $675.

The sale was sponsored by the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia. The sale was managed by Jim Johnson of the Virginia Cattlemen's Association in Daleville; Smith Reasor was the auctioneer.

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