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2004 Culpeper Senior BCIA Bull Sale Results

Livestock Update, January 2005

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

The 47th Annual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper Senior Bull Sale was held Saturday, December 11, 2004 at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. Seventy-five bulls representing the top sixty percent of the 135 bulls tested sold for average price of $2597. This average is the highest on record for a Virginia BCIA test station sale. Breed averages were as follows: 73 Angus at $2621 and 2 Braunvieh at $1750.

The lead bull in the sale, Lot 120 consigned by Quaker Hill Farms of Louisa, Virginia sold to Sequoyah Angus Ranch of Quitman, Arkansas at $13,500 for one half semen interest and full possession. This son of SS Objective T510 0T26 sold with a lease to Genex Cooperative, Inc. The bull posted EPDs of +0.6 BW, +63 WW, +19 MM, +110 YW, +0.23 IMF, +0.43 REA, and +48 $B. He was the high yearling weight bull of the sale at 1325 pounds, ratio 117 and had a test ADG of 4.15, ratio 109. Echo Ridge Farm of Atkins, Virginia sold Lot 14 to Charlie Holbrook of Bluefield, Virginia for $4600. This son of Rito 0014 of 4B24 2000 Plus posted a test ADG of 4.73, ratio 124, and a yearling weight of 1258, ratio 111 along with an ultrasound REA ratio of 119. He had a BW EPD of +1.6 and YW EPD +79.

The breeder group award was presented to Soldiers' Hill Angus Farm of Warrenton, Virginia. Their top bull, Lot 3, commanded $4400 from Fassifern Farm of The Plains, Virginia. This low-birth weight son of Bon View New Design 878 had a BW EPD of +1.0 along with an ADG ratio of 123 and yearling weight ratio of 110.

Another Bon View New Design 878 son, Lot 116, consigned by Quaker Hill Farm sold at $4100 for two-thirds interest and full possession to Oakley Farm of Spotsylvania, Virginia. The bull had a test gain of 4.60, ratio 120, and an adjusted yearling weight of 1260, ratio 111. Also selling for $4100 was Lot 58, consigned by Llangollen/Huntland Farm of Upperville, Virginia and selling to Berry Run Farm of Orange, Virginia. This calving ease son of GAR Example 3204 was the low BW EPD bull of the sale at +0.0 and had a YW EPD of +81 along with a ADG ratio 111. The Edgewood Farm of Williamsburg, Virginia consignments were highlighted by Lot 23 selling to Tony Davis and Doug Flory of Mine Run, Virginia for $4000. This son of CRA Bextor 872 5205 608 had a BW EPD of +0.8, YW EPD +83. Also selling for $4000 was another Quaker Hill Farms consignment, Lot 115, which went to Wilbur Wilmoth of Scottsville, Virginia.

Mystic Hill Farms of Culpeper, Virginia consigned the Braunvieh bulls. Each were half-bloods out of Angus females and sired by MR Golden Link 6193ET. Lot 702 sold for $1900 and went to Ed Scharer of Charlottesville, Virginia. This bull posted a test ADG ratio of 114, along with WW EPD +13 and YW EPD +19.

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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