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SALE REPORT
ANNUAL ALABAMA BCIA HERD BUILDER HEIFER SALE HELD IN UNIONTOWN, ALABAMA

August 25, 2006
Uniontown, Ala.

Demand for cattle in the South East fluctuates with the arrival and departure of drought seasons. However, the quality of the heifers offered at the annual Herd Builders Sale in Uniontown, Ala., has remained constant for the past eight years.

Nearly 100 people were on hand at the Alabama Livestock Auction Market Aug. 25, 2006, as auctioneer Tommy Barnes conducted the sale in usual, enthusiastic fashion.

The sale featured 279 bred heifers, 7 bred cows and 66 open heifers presented by 18 consignors.

The top bred heifers were consigned by L&L Farms, Tim Little of Clanton, Ala., to Bill Kyser of Greensboro, Ala. at $1600 each.

Bred heifers ranged in price from $775 to $1600 and averaged at $1183.

The top open heifers were consigned by Twin Creek Farms, Jamey Clary of Akron, Ala., to Dan Henry of Jemison, Ala. at $950 each.

Open heifers ranged in price from $600 to $950 and averaged at $721 each.

The top volume buyers were Mike Megginson of Thomaston, Ala. who bought 54 lots and Dudley Bozeman of Flora, Miss., who bought 40 lots.

The Herd Builder Replacement Heifer Sale grossed $383,000.

Michelle Elmore, Extension animal scientist, regards the 8th Annual Herd Builder Sale as one of the strongest auctions offered in overall merit in the past five years.

“This sale is known for its volume of quality commercial cattle and the dedication of the consignors to its presentation and success,” Elmore said. “The cattle at this sale are very adaptable and successful in their environment and in the beef industry.”

Alabama BCIA is a non-profit organization seeking to promote, educate and facilitate the use of performance data, record keeping and marketing opportunities to improve the Alabama cattle industry. BCIA is composed of persons, firms, partnerships and corporations in the state of Alabama who are engaged in the production and purebred and commercial beef cattle.

High-Selling Lots:

Lots 651, 666 and 674-$1600 each, Oct. 2004-born ½ Simmental ½ Angus heifers. Consigned by Tim Little, L&L Farms, Clanton, Ala. to Bill Kyser, Greensboro, Ala.

Lots 602, 603 and 609-$950 each-Simmental-Angus heifers. Consigned by Jamey Clary, Twin Creeks Farm, Akron, Ala. to Dan Henry, Jemison, Ala.

Volume Buyers: Mike Megginson, Thomaston, Ala. -- 54 head. Dudley Bozeman, Flora. Miss. -- 40 head

Sponsor: Alabama BCIA

Sale Manager: Harrell Watts, Sardis, Ala.; Kevin Tucker, ACES County Coordinator

Auctioneer: Col. Tommy Barnes

Formed in 1964, BCIA cooperates with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) of Auburn University under a formal agreement and is guided under a 20 member board consisting of producers, industry leaders, research personnel and extension professionals.

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