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Virginia BCIA Blackstone Bull and Heifer Sale November 1998 Results

Livestock Update, January 1999

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

The 14th Annual Southside Virginia All Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale and 8th Annual Commercial Replacement Heifer Sale was held Friday evening, November 20, 1998 at the Southside Livestock Market in Blackstone, Virginia. A total of 46 bulls grossed $51,285 for an average of $1115. Thirty-eight Angus bulls paced the sale with a $1165 average, 3 Simmentals averaged $983, 2 Charolais at $950, 2 Gelbvieh at $813, and 1 Polled Hereford brought $550.

The top selling bull was an Angus consigned by Leeview Farm at Dewitt, Virginia, and sold to Melvin Taylor of Emporia, Virginia, for $2000. This March, 1997 son of N Bar Emulation EXT had EPDs of birth weight +1.3, weaning weight +37, maternal milk +17, and yearling weight +69. The second high selling bull in the sale was also an Angus consigned by Neighborhood Angus at Brodnax, Virginia. This son of TC Dividend 963 brought $1800 from Ronald Butler of Ivor, Virginia. Another Angus bull brought $1750, consigned by Morven Farms of Charlottesville, Virginia, and sold to W.T. Epps from Halifax, Virginia.

Morven Farms also consigned the top selling Charolais bull which sold to Hoot Owl Hollow Farms in Amelia, Virginia, for $1200. He was a polled son of VCR Sir Duke 914 Polled.

The high selling Simmental bull was consigned by Trio Farms in Luray, Virginia, and sold to Meade Harrison at McKenney, Virginia, for $1200. This black polled bull was sired by Circle S Leachman 600U and had EPDs of +2 for birth weight, +26 weaning weight, +15 milk, and +49 yearling weight.

C.H. Morris and Sons at Appomattox, Virginia, sold a homozygous black, polled son of Trid Black Laser to Berk-Mar Farm in New Canton, Virginia, for $900 as the high selling Gelbvieh. The Polled Hereford bull was consigned by Rolling Hills Farm in Winchester, Virginia, and sold to Arcadia Farm from Charlotte CH, Virginia.

Nunnally Hall of Amelia, Virginia, consigned six open commercial heifers which sold for an average of $540. Thomas Fogleman of Liberty, North Carolina, paid $570 for the top selling pair.

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, and Mike Jones was the auctioneer.

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