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2006 Culpeper Junior BCIA Bull Sale & CVCA Bred Heifer Sale Report

Livestock Update, May 2006

Dr. Scott Greiner, Ph.D. Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

The 48th Annual Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper Junior Bull Sale was held Friday, April 7, 2006 at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises in Culpeper, Virginia. A total of fifty-five bulls sold for an average price of $2105. The sale included 52 Angus bulls which averaged $2133, and three Simmental bulls which sold for $1633. Members of the Central Virginia Cattleman's Association sold 39 fall-calving Virginia Premium Assured bred heifers immediately following the bulls for an average of $1213 per head.

The top selling bull was Lot 173, consigned by Quaker Hill Farm of Louisa, Virginia which sold to BHB Cattle Company of Clinton, Missouri at $6000 for half semen interest and full possession. This March, 2005 son of Rito 2V1 of 2536 1407 had EPDs of +10 CED, +87 YW, +29 Milk, +0.45 IMF, +0.48 REA, and +47 $B along with test YW of 1240 and ADG 4.11, both ratios 107. The high indexing Angus bull, Lot 206 bred by Waddle Angus Farms of Saltville, Virginia sold for $5000 to Spence Brothers Farm of Saltville, Virginia. This son of Boyd New Day 8005 was the high YW and ADG bull of the test, posting a 1394 pound yearling weight, ratio 120, and ADG of 4.91, ratio 128. His expected progeny difference for YW was +94, and REA EPD +0.52. Lot 165 consigned by Llangollen/Huntland Farms of Middleburg, Virginia commanded $4000 from Smitten Farms of The Plains, Virginia. This son of GAR Yield Grade had a 4.51 test ADG and an adjusted yearling weight of 1230 along with EPDs of +0.9 birth weight, +93 for yearling weight, REA +0.40 and $B +42. Lazy Lane Farms of Upperville, Virginia consigned Lot 155, a son of McCumber Equator 6122, which sold to Tantrough Farms of Houston, Deleware for $3600. He posted test ADG and yearling weight ratios of 110 and 112. A calving ease son of Rito 0014 of 4B24 2000 Plus consigned by Jason Pratt of Atkins, Virginia sold to Autumn Grove Farm of Princeton, West Virginia for $3300. This bull posted ADG and YW ratios of 115 and 108, along with BW EPD -0.2 and YW EPD +89. Also selling for $3300 was another Quaker Hill Farm bull, Lot 179, which went to Farmers Farms at Chase City, Virginia. This son of Bon View New Design 1407 had a yearling weight of 1349 pounds, ratio 116 and 4.46 test ADG which were complimented by YW EPD +91, IMF EPD +0.37, REA EPD +0.49, and $B +47. Quaker Hill also consigned Lot 409, a SimAngus bull which sold to Lovers Lane Farm of Moorefield, WV for $2000. This moderate frame, black, polled son of Millbrae Freightliner 2096 had a yearling weight of 1267 pounds and YW EPD +75.

Heifers consigned by the Central Virginia Cattleman's Association were sold guaranteed pregnant to AI service sire LCC Dillon G689K, or to calving ease sons of N Bar Prime Time D806 by natural service. Expected calving dates were from September to November. The high-selling lot of heifers were Angus cross females consigned by Glenmary Farm of Rapidan, Virginia. The top lot brought $1500 per head from Chalklevel Farm of Unionville, Virginia. Volume buyer was North Point Farm of Waynesboro, Virginia.

All bulls in the test and sale were consigned by members of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Bulls were tested and heifers developed by Tom and Kim Nixon and staff at Glenmary Farm near Rapidan, Virginia. The sale was managed by Virginia BCIA and the Virginia Cattlemen's Association, and the auctioneer was Dale Stith.

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