October 19, 2013
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 7th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 404 head sold on October 19th. The bleachers were filled with potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 106 bulls, and 298 bred heifers.
One hundred six bulls averaged $4,665 with Lot 2, Circle A In Focus 2096 going for $8,500 as the high selling bull. Lot 2, a calving ease son of Mytty In Focus with great growth and an exceptional phenotype, sold to Gatlin Farms of Bogue Chitto, Miss. Lot 108, Circle A Objective 2081 was the second high selling bull at $8,000 going to Heileman Cattle Company of Jonesboro, Ark. The high selling Premium Bull was Lot 54, a son of SAV Bruiser 9164 sold to L&S Farms of Westphalia, Mo., for $6,000. Mike Brumley of Hereford, Texas was the high volume bull buyer, taking home nine bulls. Thirty-eight bulls sold for $5,000 or more.
At the hottest commercial heifer sale anyone had ever witnessed, 298 commercial, bred heifers, sold in lots of five, ultrasounded to calve within ten days of one another and fetal sexed, averaged $2,482 per head. Heileman Cattle Company of Jonesboro, Ark., was the high volume heifer buyer taking home 49 head, Spring Grove Ranch of Lynchburg, Va., took home 40 head with Terry Daw and Ernest Bentley both taking home 30 head. High selling heifer lot was a group of black¬ baldie females going for $3,450 to Ernest Bentley of Johnson City, Tenn.
The optimism concerning next year's cattle market and this year's green grass and hay was apparent at Circle A's sale. Circle A feels fortunate to be part of their customers' success and attributes their part to good genetics and great service. The next opportunity to purchase Circle A genetics will be on March 15, 2014 offering 200 bulls and 300 fall¬ calving, bred heifers.
Circle A Angus Ranch is a 24,000 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 800 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 access to the best genetics through the Angus Sire Alliance and the industry's only in¬herd EPDs for tenderness, feed intake, heifer pregnancy, cow stayability and terminal and maternal profit indexes.