The 23rd Annual ABBA National F1 and TBA sponsored Purebred Brahman Female Sale was held on Saturday, April 17th. This year’s sale was dedicated to the loving memory of Max Watts, formerly of Frost, Texas. While the weather had been a little concerning earlier in the week, it did not keep over 160 interested cowmen from registeri
ng as buyers at the sale. In the end 48 buyers from states such as Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi took home Brahman females and F1 females that had been consigned by breeders from Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana.
The overall F1 sale averaged $1041.50 with the sale offering consisting of 80.5% open females. The Brahman females consisted of 78% open females and averaged $1517.00.
Arnold Saunders of Devine, Texas and John Coleman Locke of Hungerford, Texas judged seventeen pens of eligible open F1 females. The Champion Pen of Open Females was consigned by Bonn Ranch, owned by Melvin Bonn of Fredericksburg, Texas. This pen of Golden Certified F1 Brahman X Hereford heifers sold for $1000.00 to Chuck Brown of Schulenburg,Texas.
The open F1 heifer division went for $1400and was a pen of three ABBA Golden Certified F1 Hereford X Brahman heifers from Tom Quarles’ Rolling Oaks Ranch in North Zulch, Texas. Clyde Raesner of Guy, Texas purchased these females. The overall high selling pen of F1 females was consigned by Robbie Hamilton’s H & M Cattle Co. of Hungerford, Texas as two pairs sold for $2000.00 to B.J. Williams’ 4J Ranch of Houston, Texas.
The high selling pen of Brahman females was 3 head of open yearling heifers consigned by Heritage Cattle Co., of Hungerford, Texas. Linc Coleman’s Bonchasse Land Co, LLC of Grand Cane, Louisana bought this pen of heifers for $2750.00 per head.
Volume buyers for the sale included Robert Rawls Livestock of Brookhaven, Mississippi; Jerry Armstrong’s Diamond A Ranch of Caldwell, Texas; Michael Malek of Edna, Texas; Jim Hines of George West, Texas; Tiemann Cattle Co. of Brenham, Texas; Whitlock Cattle of Columbus, Texas.
Industry sponsors for the sale were Capital Farm Credit, Postive Feed, J. D. Hudgins, Inc, V8 Ranch, Horsegate Ranch, Purina Feeds, Steinhausers Feed Stores, Bay City Feeds, Bar W Ranch, Dubina Rose Ranch, Tom Oden, Partin and Partin Heart Bar Ranch, STA Ranch, Schneider Brahmans and Smith Brahman/JS Genetic
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