30th Annual ABBA National F1 Sale shows High Demand for Replacement Genetics.

The 30th Annual American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) National F1 and Texas Brahman Association Brahman Female Sale attracted more than 350 people to Caldwell, Texas, as more than 650 head of replacement females and bulls were sold on March 18, 2017.
More than 150 registered buyers considered the top-quality offering of ABBA Golden Certified or Certified F1 females, registered and purebred Brahman females, Hereford females, and 16 breeding-age bulls. The sale was broadcasted live online with Cattle in Motion and attracted 75 online registered buyers.
Each female consignment was judged by well-known cattle producers and industry professionals. Champion pairs ($2,800/head) was awarded to Umphrey Land and Cattle of Woodville, Texas; champion bred ($2,600/head) and open ($2,050/head) was awarded to Bonchasse Land and Cattle Company of Shreveport, La.; Champion exposed ($3,450/head) was awarded to John Malazzo Farms of Caldwell, Texas; and the champion Brahman pen was awarded to Dubina Rose Ranch of Schulenburg, Texas.
A single Brahman X Polled Hereford pair consigned by H&M Cattle Company of Wharton, Texas, was the high selling pair at $4,100. A pen of three Brahman X Polled Hereford pairs also consigned by H&M Cattle Company was the 2nd high selling lot at $4,000/head. The high selling bred consignment was a single Golden Certified Hereford X Brahman bred 8 months and consigned by Royal K Ranch of Caldwell, Texas. This lot sold for $2,800. A pen of five ABBA Certified Hereford X Brahman 12-month-old females was the high selling open pen. These females were consigned by John Malazzo Farms of Caldwell, Texas, and sold for $2,250/head. The high selling exposed females was also the champion pen exposed that sold for $3,450/head consigned by John Malazzo Farms.
Demand was high for purebred genetics; the high selling Braham female consigned by David Mason of Gonzales, Texas, sold for $7,500 and the high selling bull was a Hereford bull that sold for $8,000 consigned by Weil Cattle Company of Irene, Texas.
Broken Triangle Cattle Marketing owned by the Charanza family of Caldwell, Texas, and Caldwell Livestock Commission, owned by the Herrmann family of Caldwell, Texas, managed the sale. The ABBA dedicated this year’s sale to Jon Weil of Weil Cattle Company for his commitment to the Brahman and Brahman commercial cattle industry and his influential involvement in the formation of the ABBA F1 program. Weil, along with his late wife Laura, formed Reputation Cattle Company and raised, bought, and sold primarily F1 Brahman females coast to coast. During this era, he approached ABBA about a certification program for F1 Brahman females. Weil conducted the first J. D. Hudgins F1 Invitational Sale after the F1 Certification Program was initiated. Weil is currently in partnership with his son and his family, J. Mac, Amy, Joe Mac, and Jake Ray Weil in an elite Hereford program.
Sale averages were as follows:



Golden Certified/ Certified F1 Pairs



Golden Certified/ Certified F1 Bred



Golden Certified/ Certified F1 Exposed



Golden Certified/ Certified F1 Open



Registered Brahman Pairs



Registered Brahman Bred



Registered Brahman



Purebred Brahman



Purebred Hereford Pairs



Purebred Hereford Bred



Purebred Hereford Exposed



Purebred Hereford Open