SPITZER BRANGUS BULL SALE AVERAGES $1,873
by: The Spitzer Family
Fair Play, S.C.
15 Bulls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .$28,100 $1,873
The 15 Performance Tested Brangus Bulls sold at the February 20, 2004 sale brought a total of $28,100 for an average of $1,873 per bull. Bulls found homes all over South Carolina and Georgia with Jack and Reid Arnold's Choestoea Farm, Westminster, S.C. being volume buyer with their acquisition of three bulls. Choestoea Farm also had the winning bid on the high selling SR Cadence Warrior N335 at $3,350. This powerful Cadence of Brinks 535D3 son posted a 3.25 WDA to get him to an 1,186 pound (Ratio109) Yearling Weight after having a 691 pound (Ratio 114) Weaning Weight. N335 ultrasound scanned a huge 14.3 sq in REA and had an impeccable set of EPDs with BW 0.2, WW 27.1, YW 45.0, MK 23.8 and TM 37.4.
Another crowd pleaser and second high selling bull on a bid of $3,100 went to repeat customer Graham DuBose, Rembert, SC. SR Wrangler Warrior N312, an Aces TF Wrangler 145/8 sired calf, was flagged as a calving ease bull with an actual Birth Weight of 78 pounds and a Birth Weight EPD of -0.1. But, he also combined these facts with performance having a 672 pound (Ratio 111) Weaning Weight, an 1,134 pound (Ratio 104) Yearling Weight and a 12.9 sq in REA. N312 additionally had EPDs of WW 22.9, YW 43.7, MK 19.0 and TM 30.5 as well as having the most pleasing phenotype of all bulls in the sale. Rounding out the top selling bulls was SR Cadence Warrior N327 again selling to a long time repeat customer, Nelson Casey, Canon, Ga., for $2,800. N327 had a humongous REA of 15.2 sq in along with EPDs of BW -.07, WW 25.0, YW 45.7, MK 25.4 and TM 37.9.
The 48 “Black Gold” open yearling heifers were sold in 18 lots of 2 to 4 heifers per lot and grossed $36,900 to average $770 per heifer. Our customers Blue Branch Farms, Wes McAllister, Mt. Carmel, S.C., Bar T Ranch, Richard Taylor, Honea Path, S.C. and The Rock Ranch, The Rock, Ga. had developed these heifers to be just right for turning to bulls anytime after the sale. The two high selling pens were both from Blue Branch Farms. A pen of four heifers sold to Bob Crockett, Waynesville, Ga., for $850 per heifer and Halleck Butts, Ridge Spring, S.C. purchased a pen of two heifers at $825 each. Volume female buyers were Halleck Butts and Thrailkill Farms, Earl Thrailkill, Ft. Lawn, S.C. each purchasing three pens of heifers.