Virginia BCIA Update
Livestock Update, January 2002
Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech
2001 Culpeper Senior BCIA Bull Sale Results
The 44th Annual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper Senior Bull Sale was held Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. Sixty-two bulls representing the top sixty percent of the 96 bulls tested sold for an average price of $1906. Breed averages were as follows: 60 Angus at $1910, and 2 Gelbvieh at $1800.
The top selling bull was Angus Lot 2, consigned by Echo Ridge Farm of Atkins, Virginia. Two-thirds interest and full possession of this son of Rito 7A19 of 3B7 Discovery sold to Morrowdale Farm of Charlottesville, Virginia for $5100. The bull had a test gain of 5.54, ratio 141, and an adjusted yearling weight of 1421, ratio 118. His expected progeny difference for birth weight was +2.5, weaning weight +39, milk +25, and yearling weight +70. Lot 40, an Angus consignment from Quaker Hill Farm in Louisa, Virginia commanded $4500 from McBee Angus Ranch of Cowan, Tennessee for two-thirds interest and full possession. This Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 son had a 5.04 ADG, ratio 129, and an adjusted yearling weight of 1455, ratio 121. His EPDs were +1.6 for birth weight, weaning weight +48, milk +22, and yearling weight +89. North Point Farm of Waynesboro, Virginia purchased lot 36, consigned by Holly Hill Farm Corporation of Bowling Green, Virginia for $3100. This B/R New Design 036 son gained 4.87 on test, ratio 124, with an adjusted yearling weight of 1435, ratio 119. His EPDs were +3.1, +41, +26, and +75, and +.21 for U%IMF and +.27 for UREA. Another consignment from Quaker Hill Farm, Lot 47, sold to Croft Brothers of Swoope, Virginia for $3000. This bull was sired by Plowman 1627 of Millbrae SAR and had a test ADG of 4.06, ratio 104, and an adjusted yearling weight of 1220, ratio 101. His EPDs were +4.7, +45, +18, and +84.
C.H. Morris and Sons of Appomattox, Virginia consigned the high selling Gelbvieh bull which went to Shen-Val Farm of Stephens City, Virginia for $2500. This polled, black son of CTR Echo 575E gained 4.55 on test, ratio 145, had an adjusted yearling weight of 1237, ratio 111, and had EPDs of calving ease 102, birth weight +2.7, weaning weight +42, milk +25, and yearling weight +68.
All bulls in the test and sale were consigned by members of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Bulls were tested at the Culpeper bull test station operated by Glenmary Farm, Tom and Kim Nixon, at Rapidan, Virginia. Sale manager was VA Sale Services in Staunton and the auctioneer was Mike Jones.
Virginia BCIA 2001 Staunton Bull and Heifer Sale Results
The 27th Annual Virginia All Breed Performance Tested Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale was held at Augusta Expoland near Staunton, Virginia on Saturday, December 1, 2001. Nine Angus bulls grossed $12,400 to average $1378. An excellent set of 45 commercial spring-calving bred heifers grossed $42,625 for a $947 average.
Glenara Farms of Marshall, Virginia consigned the two top-selling bulls, which both sold to W.L. Harris of Lexington, Virginia for $1675 each. A January, 2000 son of Plowman 1627 of Mill Brae SAR had EPDs of birth weight +3.7, weaning weight +42, maternal milk +18, and yearling weight +84, with an on-farm test gain of 4.01. The February, 2000 son of Lukens 9440 Scotch Cap L463 had EPDs of birth weight +4.1, weaning weight +40, maternal milk +16, and yearling weight +79.
The commercial bred replacement heifer was paced by a Tucker Family Farms of Amherst, Virginia consignment of three 1/2 Angus x 1/2 Gelbvieh heifers bred to Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 and KCF Bennett 561 G5. These heifers sold to Charles Props of Mt. Solon, Virginia for $1120 each. Cleremont Farm in Upperville, Virginia sold four Angus females confirmed due in February, 2002 to BAR Ext Traveler 205 to E.L Cochran of Jetersville, Virginia for $1100 each. Another Cleremont consignment of 4 females with identical genetics brought $1000 each.
The bulls and heifers were consigned by Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association members. Virginia BCIA sponsored the sale. The sale was managed by VA Sale Services of Staunton, Virginia and Dale Stith was the auctioneer.
Virginia BCIA 2001 Blackstone Bull and Heifer Sale Results
The 17th Annual Southside Virginia All Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale and 11th Annual Commercial Replacement Heifer Sale was held Friday evening, November 16, 2001 at the Southside Livestock Market in Blackstone, Virginia. A total of 14 Angus bulls grossed $16,050 for an average of $1146. Eighteen spring-calving bred heifers grossed $15,150 to average $842, and four fall-born open heifers grossed $2800 to average $700.
The top selling bull was consigned by Shelton Angus Farm at Gretna, Virginia and sold to Mark Tucker of Chatham, Virginia for $1850. This September, 2000 son of Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 had EPDs of birth weight +2.7, weaning weight +36, maternal milk +20, and yearling weight +76; with an on-farm test ADG of 5.05 and adjusted yearling weight of 1350. Shelton Angus Farms consigned another son of Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 which sold to Danny Royster of Amelia, Virginia for $1650.
All heifers sold met the qualifications for the Virginia Premium Assured heifer program. The bred heifer sale was topped by two lots of 3/4 Angus x _ Gelbvieh females bred to Rito 6I6 4B20 6807 and KCF Kincaid J20, and one lot of _ Red Angus x _ Hereford heifers bred to Buster. These March-calving heifers, consigned by Tucker Family Farms in Amherst, Virginia brought $850 per head and sold to Louis Clay of Dewitt, Virginia, John Anderson of South Boston, Virginia and Kenneth Mount of Dillwyn, Virginia.
The open heifers were consigned by Edgewood Farms in Williamsburg, Virginia and sold to William Parks of Skipwith, Virginia.
The sale was sponsored by the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia. The sale was managed by VA Sale Services of Staunton, Virginia and E.B. Harris was the auctioneer.