The sale was held March 23, 2001 at the local stockyard in Moulton, Ala.
The sale featured consignments from 18 purebred Charolais breeders from North Alabama. The 67 bulls were purchased by 38 buyers and 8 buyers carried home the 28 heifers. They all went to four states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The top 1/3 (20 senior bulls) averaged $1,660; the top 2/3 (40 senior bulls) averaged $1,486 with an overall average for the 62 senior bulls being $1,323. Five junior (yearling) bulls averaged $1,180. Fourteen bred heifers averaged $1,119 and 13 open heifers averaged $873. One cow/calf pair brought $1,950.
The top volume buyers were Gary Murphy, Falkville, Ala. with the purchase of one bull and seven heifers and Jerry Etheredge, Safford, Ala. with six bulls.
There was a capacity crowd from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
High selling bull lots:
$2,050 -- from Billy Gilley, Cullman, Ala. to Twin Valley Farm, Nauvoo, Ala.
$2,000 -- from Bill Boyd, Gadsden, Ala. to Brian Murphree, Blountsville, Ala. and Cecil Winn, Joppa, Ala.
High selling heifer lots:
$1,700 -- from Wyckoff Terry, Moulton, Ala. to Bert Mansfield, Taft, Tenn.
$1,550 -- from Wyckoff Terry, Moulton, Ala. to Bert Mansfield, Taft, Tenn.
One cow/calf pair:
$1,950 -- from Wyckoff Terry, Moulton, Ala. to Eddie Kilgore, Jasper, Ala.
Auctioneer: Tommy Barnes, Gallion, Ala.
Ring Staff: Andy Grimes, Boaz, Ala.; Bill Braddock, Arley, Ala.
Sale Manager: Wyckoff Terry, Moulton, Ala.
Special Guest: Floyd Wampler, Bristol, Tenn., AICA Representative.