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2002 Culpeper Senior BCIA Bull Sale Results

Livestock Update, January 2003

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

The 45th Annual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper Senior Bull Sale was held Saturday, December 14, 2002 at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. Sixty-two bulls representing the top sixty percent of the 112 bulls tested sold for an average price of $1734. Breed averages were as follows: 58 Angus at $1769, and 4 Gelbvieh at $1225.

The top selling bull was Angus Lot 99, consigned by Echo Ridge Farm of Atkins, Virginia. Two-thirds interest and full possession of this son of GAR Expectation 4915 sold to David Schoumacher of Hume, Virginia for $3100. The bull had a test gain of 4.65, ratio 136, and an adjusted yearling weight of 1263, ratio 113. His expected progeny difference for birth weight was +2.4, weaning weight +50, milk +24, and yearling weight +91. Lot 6, an Angus consignment from Soldieršs Hill Angus Farm in Warrenton, Virginia commanded $2900 from Crestone Farms also of Warrenton. This September Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 son had EPDs of +1.1 for birth weight, weaning weight +39, milk +25, and yearling weight +79; along with a 3.54 ADG and an adjusted yearling weight of 1201. Another Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 son, Lot 82 consigned by Wynndy Hill Farm of Broadway, Virginia, sold to Sheron Creasy of Burr Hill Virginia, for $2800. Lot 105, another Echo Ridge consignment commanded $2700 from Putz Farms in Orange, VA. This Rito 9K60 of 3015 Rito 3X25 son was the high yearling weight Angus bull of the test, with an adjusted YW of 1320 to ratio 118. His EPDs were +1.4, +43, +25, and +76 for BW, WW, MM, and YW respectively.

Treble W Ranch of Abingdon, Virginia consigned the high selling Gelbvieh bull which went to Charles Woolfrey of Mine Run, Virginia for $1500. This polled, black son of FHG Flying H Extra 150D had an adjusted yearling weight ratio of 116, and had EPDs of calving ease 109, birth weight -1.1, weaning weight +32, milk +16, and yearling weight +57.

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. The sale was managed by Virginia BCIA and the Virginia Cattlemen's Association, and the auctioneer was Mike Jones.

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