The Third Annual Southern Classic Brahman and F1 Sale was held in front of a packed house at the Southeast Mississippi Livestock Barn in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Philip Gilstrap, P & G Auction Co. owner, was humbled by the support of not just the buyers, but also of all the consignors.
“We had a really successful sale this year and that was in spite of all the problems of having to move the sale date, deal with travel restrictions and all the other issues that the COVID 19 and this pandemic has brought with it,” explained Philip. “I am so thankful to all who were involved in making this sale such a success, from all the help I receive from my wife, Jennifer; Matt and Whitney Pounds for all their help before and during the sale; the consignors for sticking with me during this difficult time and of course the buyers for being there to bid on these great cattle. It was really a humbling experience to watch as the sale barn filled up as we got closer and closer to sale time.”
There were 105 head of registered Brahmans and 220 head of F1s sold. The sale was held live and also online and there were a number of bidders from numerous sates that took advantage of both platforms.
The overall high-selling lot was once again a consignment by Bogue Chitto Cattle’s Tyler Koehn. Last year the Bogue Chitto Cattle Co. high-selling lot brought $8,500, while this year’s high-selling lot was a flush from any of the Bogue Chitto Cattle Co. donors bought by Sidewinder Cattle Company for $11,000.
“I was not sure how the sale would go because of the COVID issue”, said Tyler. “But on Friday we had a lot of people come out for the preview and there was a lot of interest in our Bogue Chitto branded cattle. Philip did a great job as usual for making sure he had really good genetics in the sale. This sale, and the interest in the Brahman cattle in Mississippi, is really continuing to grow stronger and stronger every year.”
The second high-selling lot was a pair consigned by Michael Pickett and was purchased for $9,750 by Anna Anderson.
Sale averages were as follows: