The 34th Annual ABBA National F1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale was held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Caldwell Livestock Commission, in Caldwell, Texas. The sale was managed by Broken Triangle Cattle Marketing. This year’s sale was dedicated to Arnold Saunders of Bar W Ranch in Devine, Texas.
By sale time, the auction barn was near capacity to begin the sale of ABBA F1 program cattle. This sale is special because the cattle offering are of known genetics and are not imitations. Only Golden Certified (registered sire and dam) and Certified (registered bull and qualified dam) females are eligible for this sale. F1 + cattle (out of Golden Certified or Certified females and registered beef bulls) are also eligible. Buyers can be assured of the qualified genetics through the certification into the program by ABBA representatives.
There were 125 bidders signed up in person at the sale and another 102 viewers and 97 bidders logged on with Cattle in Motion. Cattle were sold to Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, and Arizona.
Champion pairs consigned by John Malazzo Farms, Caldwell, Texas, sold for $3,800.00 each. This pen of 5 were certified Brahman x Hereford 28-month-old females with 90-days-old Angus calves at side.
John Malazzo Farms also consigned the champion exposed pen of females. This pen of 5 Certified Brahman x Hereford 13-15 month-old females were exposed to a low birth weight Angus bull since February 7. They commanded a $3,000.00 per head selling price. John Malazzo Farms also had an honorable mention pen of F1’s.
The champion pen of open females went to Richardson Ranch of Ozona, Texas. These 14- month-old females brought $2,500.00 each.
The champion pen of Brahman females came from Terry Novak Ranch in Danbury, Texas. This pen of 3 females were 12-months-old and sold for $3,000.00 each.
Golden Meadows Ranch in Helotes, Texas had the top selling pen of Brahman heifers. This pen of 2 super fancy 12 month old females brought $4,600.00 each. They also had a pen of 3 bred females that sold for $4,000.00 each.
Dry Hole Cattle Company of Uvalde, Texas, consigned a set of 5 Golden Certified Brahman x Angus exposed females that were awarded honorable mention. They sold for $3,000.00 each.
Herrmann Cattle Company of Caldwell, Texas, had a pen of honorable mention Brahman x Hereford open females. The honorable mention pen of Brahmans came from Martin-Schwartz Partnership in Brenham, Texas. This pen of 4 brought $3,000.00 each.
Judges for this year’s sale were John Smith of Teague, Texas and Josh Kinslow of College Station, Texas. The auctioneer for the sale was Terry Reagan.