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March 17, 2018
Iberia, Mo.

Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 24th annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 315 head sold on March 17th. The demand for Circle A bulls was good and the demand for bred heifers was once again very steady.

One hundred fifteen bulls averaged $4,350 with the high selling bull going to Hilliard Farms of Ecru, Miss., for $10,000. Lot 1, Circle A Rough 6616, has exceptional growth and carcass EPDs and a wide, stout phenotype to match. Lot 60 was the high selling Circle A Premium Bull (CAPB) at $7,500 and a son of Circle A's own L/R Colt 45 3045. Lots 61 and 97 both sold for a very respectable $7,000. Lance Morton of Sedalia, Mo., was the high-volume bull buyer taking home six head, with at least two other buyers taking home five each. Twenty-six bulls sold for $5,000 or more, with 33 bulls selling for $3,750 or less.

Two hundred commercial, bred heifers sold in lots of five ultrasounded to calve within ten days of one another and fetal sexed, averaged $1,996 per head. Harold Phillips of Cape Girardeau, Mo., purchased the high selling lots taking home 10 head at $2,500 each. Gerry Louise Germann of Carrollton, Mo., was the high-volume buyer taking home 20 head, with several other buyers taking home 15 head.

Circle A feels fortunate to be part of their customers' success and attributes their part to good genetics, good service and an industry leading calf buy-back program. The next opportunity to purchase Circle A genetics will be on October 20th offering at their annual Fall Bull and Heifer Sale offering 120 stout, coming two-year-old bulls and 200 Premium bred heifers.

Circle A Angus Ranch is a 30,000 acre, 7,000 head ranching operation headquartered in Iberia, MO with satellite operations in Stockton, and Huntsville. Owned by the Dave Gust Family, Circle A's motto is “Quality beef is our business”. Circle A markets more than 400 Black Angus bulls and 600 Premium Angus females annually at sales held the third Saturday's of March and October.

Circle A offers a full-time customer service representative, free delivery with the purchase of two or more bulls, the most generous calf buy-back program in the country and the industry's most accurate in-herd EPDs for tenderness, feed intake, heifer pregnancy, cow stayability and terminal and maternal profit indexes.


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