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SALE REPORT
COWTOWN WAGYU CLASSIC HELD MARCH 13TH

SALE SUMMARY
                                                                        Average
13 Open Heifers . . . . . . . . . .$ 55,500 . . . . . . .$5,115
4 Bred Heifers  . . . . . . . . . . .$ 14,800 . . . . . . .$3,700
5 Bred Cows . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,300 . . . . . . .$5,060
2 Cow/Calf Pairs . . . . . . . . .$ 11,100. . . . . . . $5,550
1 Open Donor Cow. . . . . . . . $ 5,100 . . . . . . .$5,100
25 Females . . . . . . . . . . . . .$122,800 . . . . . . .$4,912
4 Flushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 12,100 . . . . . . .$3,025
15 Embryos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 8,600 . . . . . . . $ 573
15 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 31,650 . . . . . . .$2,110

Overall Sale Gross . . . . . . . .$175,150


March 13, 2010
Fort Worth, Texas


The Texas Wagyu Association in sponsoring its first sale, The Cowtown Wagyu Classic, had the unqualified support of the American Wagyu Association. The national organization headquartered in Pullman, Wash., held a board meeting and a membership meeting to inform the attendees of developments within the breed. Additionally several sessions, concerning the breeding and production of Wagyu cattle were offered. A “Welcome to Texas Social” and a luncheon featuring Wagyu brisket preceded a very eventful sale.

The event was well attended and there were registered buyers from 13 states -- Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

Breed expansion was the target as females led the sale. Enthusiastic buyers defied a weak economy to make a strong statement for this evolving breed.

The top selling lot, UKB Ms Hakari 31ET, an open, red, heifer born 10/16/2008, sired by Hikari and out of JVP MS Homare J31E, was consigned by Ultimate Kobe Beef, Winnsboro, Texas. She was purchased for $16,000 by the Bulls Eye Wagyu Partners, Chicago, Ill.

The breeders that sold cattle in the Classic were: Triangle B Ranch, Inc., Valley View, Texas; Kay Ranch, Manor, Texas; Rising Sun Cattle, Payson, Utah; Circle L Wagyu, Waxahachie, Texas; Lucky 7 Ranch, Hamilton, Texas; Lake Wagyu, Victoria, Australia; Downunder Genetics, Ramah, Colo.; and Ultimate Kobe Beef, Winnsboro, Texas;

Other Sales Leaders:

TBR Kimikura 3 9037W, a 9/8/2009 daughter of TF 149 and out of TBR Tomiko 2 7040T, a Bar R 12P daughter was the next high selling lot. Sold by Triangle B Ranch, Inc. Valley View, Texas, she was purchased by Susan Howell and Dan Barrett of Halfway, Ore. for $11,000.

The high selling cow/calf pair was HR Ms Kikuhana 13, 9/20/05 daughter of CHR Kikuhana 022G, out of a JVP Fukutsuru 068 daughter and selling with her 12/31/2009 bull calf by KR Mich-400-351. Home place Cattle of Oakman, Ala. had the final bid of $7,500. Kay Ranch of Manor, Texas was the seller of this pair. A 1/20/2009 open heifer sired by JVP Fukutsuru 068 from Kay Ranch sold to Primeline Genetics, Grandview, Texas for $5,900.

Lucky 7 Ranch of Hamilton sold Akako 10P, a 9/29/2004 daughter of CHR Takazakura 102L and out of Patti, a Hammondyama daughter, to Tally Windam of Clyde, Texas for $7,400. Lucky 7 Ranch also sold RSC Ms Fuku-Zakara Tres 2693, a 7/11/2006 daughter of JVP Kukukane 402E to Hidden Creek Ranch of New London, Wis. for $5,600.

Mike Oda, Richmond, Texas, bid $6,600 on CL Ms Ichizaru 365 a 2/1/2009 open heifer by Bar R Ichiro 32R and out of RSC Ms Fukuzalura Dos 2694, a JVP Fukukane 402E daughter, from Circle L Wagyu, Waxahachi, Texas.

This was a very unique buying opportunity for Wagyu bulls as prices were very soft with the Wagyu female focused buyers. The top selling bull was Michifukutsuru 04, a 4/20/2005 son of CHR Michisuru 089L and out of CHR Ms Tak 108M, a Takazakura daughter. RNL Wagyu, Eldon, Mo. made the buy from Circle L Wagyu for $3,900. The next high selling bulls were FC Mr Ichiro P94, a 2/26/2008 Bar R Ichiro 32R son out of MS Tax 109M selling to George Club Calve of Altus, Okla. from Flying C Ranch of Wimberely, Texas and LA Mr Sanshigo 803UM a 2/15/2008 son of Bar R Sabjirou 4P out of BR MS Hirashigo 9649, a Hirashigetaysu daughter selling to Robert and Susan Shallow of Gulf Shores, Ala. from Lone Antler Ranch, Silverton, Texas. These two bulls brought $2,900 each.

The Volume buyers were Hidden Creek Ranch, Missouri and Robert and Susan Shallow.

Auctioneer: Robert Schacher

Sale Managers: Bubba Kay and the Texas Wagyu Association.

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