Beefmaster Breeders United, (BBU), held their annual National E6 Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale in Columbus, Texas. on April 6, 2008. Two hundred seventy-three head of pairs, breds and opens averaged $1,433 per head.
Leading this strong offering of commercial females were the pairs. The 127 pairs averaged $1,708 and were followed by 102 bred females that averaged $1,325 per head. Forty-four open heifers averaged $889.
In the pen judging, Sam Wells and John Newburn from San Antonio, Texas. officiated. Both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion pen went to Collier Farms, Brenham, Texas. and the champion pen was purchased by Melvin Scherer, Jr., V 7 Ranch, Victoria, Texas. for $2,200 per head. Roland Arthur, Roanoke, Tx. paid the same money for the reserve champion pen. Both pens came from the pairs division.
The Champion bred pen was also consigned by Collier Farms and was purchased by Joe Farney, Lorena, Texas. for $1,350 per head. Hugh T. (Tim) Chapman, Rockport, Texas. consigned the champion pen of open heifers and they went to Stanley and Sylvia Woelfel of Kingsville, Texas. for $850 per head.
Other high selling pens were breds consigned by Rother Brothers, Hallettsville & Shiner, Texas and were bought by Steve White, Cushing, Texas. for $1,435 per head. Collier Farms had several pens of pairs that brought $2,200 per head to Tony Varisco, Bryan, Texas.; Roland Arthur, Roanoke, Texas, and Brad Busey of League City, Texas.
A pen of open heifers consigned by Bar C Ranch, El Campo, Texas was bought by Jay Patterson, Stafford, Texas for $1,300 per head. Chapman sold a pen of open heifers for $1,000 per head to Mercedes Riojas, West Point,Texas.
Nolan Ryan, Gonzales, Texas sold two pens of bred heifers for $1,500 per head to Lloyd Downing of Houston, Texas. Larry Wright of London, Texas. followed with a set of bred heifers that went to Red Oak Farms, Lake Charles, La. for $1,475 per head. Collier Farms ended the day by selling a pen of three bred heifers for $2,300 per head to George Matula, Taft, Texas.
Volume buyers were: Roland Arthur, Texas, Tony Varisco, Texas, Steve White, Texas, Red Oak Farms, La. and Brad Busey, Texas.
In announcing the sale figures, Wendell Schronk, BBU Executive Vice President, said “Our Commercial Marketing Committee and consignors to this sale are the reasons we were so successful. Chairman Trey Scherer and the entire committee worked hard to make the sale the talk of the industry,” Schronk added.
Schronk continued, “I do want to thank our consignors, the many sponsors for this event and our sales manager, Anthony Mihalski, San Antonio, Texas and his staff. In addition, Tim and Debbie Chapman worked extremely hard prior to the sale by making sure the consignors and buyers had plenty of good shrimp and sausage to eat at a reception on Saturday evening. They were assisted by several members of the Commercial Marketing Committee and other breeders.”
Plans are underway for another sale in 2009. Details will be released at a later time.