THOMAS AND SONS 23RD BRANGUS SALE HELD
September 14, 2013
Pleasant weather and great hospitality greeted 52 buyers from 11 states at the Thomas and Sons Cadillac of Brangus Sale in Madison, Mo. in late September. The Thomas family hosted many repeat buyers from both the registered and commercial sector to an excellent steak dinner and entertainment the evening before the Saturday sale.
Enthusiasm was strong for the day as Jamie Eiken, Russellville Mo., paid $10,000 to own Lot 47 and 47A, a spring 3N1. The cow was sired by the big milk Cadence son from JLS, 610T and safe back to Mr Thomas Winchester 392Y6. Her good heifer calf at side was sired by the LTD son, Doc. JLS, Robertsdale, Ala., and Devine, Texas, paid $4,000 to own the cow, Lot 45, a spring 3N1 split. She was dragging a fancy heifer calf at side by 101S, the good Lead Gun son out of the Nikita donor cow, and was bred back the same way.
Stacy Keen, 5K Ranch, Lake Wales, Fla., paid $3,800 to own Lot 22, a good John Wayne bred heifer out of Sampson who ratioed 116 at weaning and ranked in the breed's top five percent for that trait. She also purchased the top selling open heifer of the day as she paid $3,500 to own lot 5. This halter broken Mighty Mouse daughter is out of a Fred daughter and posted top 15 percent of the breed WW EPD.
Diamond K Ranch, Robert Klingert, Montgomery City, Mo., purchased the next high selling females when he paid $3,400 to own Lot 50, MS Thomas 915S-108W, a Revenue bred female with a fall heifer calf at side by 541X67, Thomas's good Unitas son.
Lot 65, Mr Thomas Alpine 31Z3, was the top selling bull of the day as Bahrenburg's Brangus, Cole Camp, Mo., paid $3,000 to own this big growth Csonka grandson.
B&M Cattle, Carthage, Mo., Shadwick Farms, Stover, Mo., and Barnhard Cattle Co, Emden, Mo., were volume buyers for the day's sale.