April 3, 2004
Camp Cooley Ranch's Quest for Excellence theme for their second annual customer appreciation sale was certainly appropriate. Consignors and buyers both benefited from Camp Cooley Ranch's continued efforts to provide superior customer services.
In a very strong commercial female offering, 263 head of consigned cattle averaged $1,124. The Camp Cooley Ranch 280 bred 4-8 year old commercial crossbred cow offering averaged $771/head.
Topping the commercial offering was a group of Brangus first calf pairs consigned by Trefney Ranches at $1,650/head. The second high selling pairs were consigned by Drews Cattle Company and sold for $1,625/head.
An extremely strong demand for bred/exposed heifers led the way for one of the Beene Eubanks Cattle Co. consignments to bring $1,400/hd. These heifers had been AI'ed to Camp Cooley Ranch Brangus and Angus sires.
The consignment from 4L Brangus topped the open heifers at $1,450/head. This stout group of females had been ultrasounded and were eligible for registration. The second high selling open heifer group at $1,350 was consigned by Farris Ranching Company.
Demand was incredible in one of the strongest registered Brangus female sales many could recall. In the registered offering, 272 lots averaged $2,145. Several folks compared the event to some of the breed's most memorable sales.
The ultimate success for a seedstock producer was evidenced when long time Camp Cooley Ranch customer, Bruce Maloch sold the high selling lot of the day. Lot 71 sold for $8,750 to Chimney Rock Farm, Concord, Ark. The lot consisted of a two-year old Cadence daughter who calved before her second birthday, was rebred and had a stout Picasso son at side.
The second high selling lot of the day was an open heifer that sold to Katy White of Red Rock, Ariz. The Ali daughter was consigned by Camp Cooley Ranch and sold for $7,200.
Chimney Rock Farm added to their powerful donor line up when they purchased the third and fourth high selling females at $7,000 and $6,000 respectively. The third high seller, a Bright Promise daughter, was consigned by Suhn Cattle Co., Eureka, Kansas and the fourth high selling lot was a Transformer daughter consigned by Jack Moore, Ingram, Texas.
John Neyland's Lot 49, a donor, was the fifth high selling lot. She was purchased by J.T. Crawford, Huntsville, Texas, for $5,500.