On the second Saturday of every June, Brahmans take over in Carolina country. Absolutely perfect weather welcomed all consignors and buyers to Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Ag Center for the Carolinas Brahman Association (CBA) Annual Sale. The Carolina sale, started 32 years ago by J. Lewis Patterson of Concord, North Carolina, is the oldest and longest running sale in the Brahman breed. A big ribeye steak dinner awaited everyone on Friday night, with more than 100 participants.
Philip Gilstrap, 2012 National Auctioneering Finals competitor, served as president and auctioneer. He reported more than 150 buyers from six states, including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The high selling lot was a JDH Liberty daughter and heifer calf consigned by B & P Brahmans of Alabama. This pair sold for $5,600 to Choctaw Cattle Company of Sunset, Louisiana. The second high selling lot was a show heifer from Moreno Ranches and was purchased by Candler Cattle Company of Okeechobee, Florida. The high selling bull was consigned by IS Ranch of Florida and was sold to York, South Carolina for $3,000.
The overall sale reports were positive with a sale average of $2,800. Haltered heifers averaged $4,000, cow calf pairs averaged $3,800, bulls averaged $2,800 and F-1 cattle had an average of $1,800.
The CBA would like to send thanks to all who attended, bid and bought these magnificent animals.