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McBee Cattle Company 1st Fall Selection Day 2016

Oct. 29, 2016
Fayette, Mo

Sale Averages:

8 Braunvieh purebred bulls                                         $3,313
11 McBeef Builder Hybrid bulls                                $3,368

19 bulls                                                                        $3,345

2 Braunvieh purebred 1st calf pairs                             $2,763
3 Braunvieh purebred spring-bred heifers                  $2,200
7 McBeef Builder Hybrid 1st calf pairs                                  $2,275
19 McBeef Builder Hybrid spring-bred heifers          $2,282

New buyers made up 63 percent of the bull sale; 37 percent went to repeat customers. Of the females, 35 percent went to new buyers and 65 percent went to repeat customers.

Braunvieh National Bull Test

Nov. 21, 2016
3 Cedars Sale Facility, Nevada, Mo.

Sale Averages:
11 Braunvieh bulls                                                      $2,650
Average across all breeds                                            $2,520

The high-selling Braunvieh bull, Mr. LLB C187, sold to Alleluia Acres, Frank Durtschy, Ellinore, Mo. Mr. LLB C187, a fullblood, was bred by Lane & Lane Braunvieh, Larry Lane, Bolivar, Mo.

Braunvieh Herd Builder Sale

Nov. 5, 2016
Marshall Junction, Mo.

Sale averages:
38 Open heifers                                                           $1,570
21 Bred heifers                                                           $1,593
10 Bred cows                                                              $2,470
15 Pairs                                                                       $3,407
2 Commercial lots                                                     $2,425
86 Lots                                                                        $2,020

The 14th Annual Herd Builder Braunvieh Female Sale drew many repeat buyers and a strong contingent of new customers.

Pairs were the hottest draw, with W/W Cattle Co., Section, Ala., bringing the two top lots. WW Euro Imperial Kara 231Z brought $3,500 for half interest from Bean Cattle Co., while her April fullblood heifer calf brought $3,900 from junior Jalyn Smith, Rose Bud, Ark. The second-high pair from W/W included WW Ms BS 233Z and her Cornerstone bull calf. Bagley Farms, Cohutta, Ga., and Floyd Vanzant, Hilliard, Fla., partnered on the cow at $3,700 while R&D Farms, Franklin, Ky., nabbed 2/3 interest in the bull calf for $2,800.

PFR Braunvieh, Russell, Kan., had the third-high lot in the sale. Miss Cheyenne Y04 and her fall heifer calf by Mr BBB Wizord J 1233 went for $5,700 to Laurie Donovan of Santa Ynez, Calif. Next on the roster was Miss KKB Z364 and her fullblood heifer calf. Consigned by Keith & Keith Braunvieh, Bolivar, Mo., they brought $5,000 from Starr Cattle Co. LLC, Camden, Ark.

Eades DCT Farms & Ranch, Bee Branch, Ark., purchased the top-selling bred cow, Miss DJF Kitte Z579 from R&D Farms, at $3,800.

The top open heifer was a Cornerstone daughter from W/W purchased by 4 Kings Ranch, Webbers Falls, Okla., for $3,300. Second-high open heifer was Miss KKB C181 from Keith & Keith purchased for $3,100 by Laurie Donovan. Eugene and Erin Rupp, Victoria, Kan. purchased the top-selling bred heifer at $3,100, BJSB Miss Margo from Little River Farm, Willard, Mo.

Volume buyer with 11 lots was Gersema Farms, Meridian, Idaho.

Elite Braunvieh Roundup Sale

Oct. 21, 2016
Kansas City, Mo.

Sale Averages:
11 Open heifers                                                           $1,655
4 embryos                                                                    $200

The 8th Elite Braunvieh Roundup Sale drew a nice crowd of Braunvieh enthusiasts in Kansas City for the American Royal events.

Don Norton of Sterling Genetics, Lenexa, Kan., had the high seller. SG Miss Vixon 987C is a PFI Flagstaff daughter that got the top bid of $3,000 from Bluebonnet Braunvieh, Chatfield, Texas.

The next heifer on the roster was a consignment from the Armintrouts of Darkside Braunvieh, Peculiar, Mo. DSB Miss Darkside 6204 is a daughter of DSB Mr. Jack Stack 4904. Sterling Genetics purchased her at $2,300.

The next high-selling heifer was BLC Victoria 043D, consigned by Brink Livestock, Piedmont, Kan. Sired by BLC Vanguard 470W, she found her new home at Creeks Edge Braunvieh, Shipman, Ill., for $1,900.


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