MILLER BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 24TH IN TENNESSEE
October 24, 2015
Balmy weather and pleasant temperatures greeted the largest crowd of Brangus enthusiasts to gather at Miller Brangus in Waynesboro, Tenn., and included 64 buyers from 11 states. The enthusiastic crowd approved of the high quality females offered and the powerful and well presented Brangus bulls that comprised the offering.
The top selling female and the day's top selling lot was Lot 1, MB In Focus 129X12. Salacoa Valley Brangus, Fairmount, Ga., paid $40,000 to own ½ interest and full possession in this first generation Brangus powerhouse. She paints eight EPD traits in the breed's top 30 percent or greater and is a full sister to the $17,000 ½ interest 129X2 donor owned by Pennridge Ranch.
The second high selling female at $10,250 was Lot 2A, MB MS Hannibal 17C8. This choice lot weaned heifer calf saw strong demand and frenetic bidding. Old Colita Ranch, Mike Shelton, Houston, Texas, took home this maternal sister to Yosemite and Yellowstone who boasts a well balanced and powerful set of EPDs.
Pennridge Ranch, Pete Deleeuw, Paige Texas, purchased the third high selling lot of the day at $7,700. He purchased Lot 17, MB MS Yellowstone 129B6. This powerful donor prospect posts top one percent REA and IMF EPDs with top two percent YW.
$7,500 was the bid price for the fourth high selling female lot as JLS Ranch International, Jeff Smith, Robertsdale Ala., won the bid price for Lot 6 and 6A, MB MS Ranger 535A5. This powerful young cow featured impressive growth and carcass EPDs ranking near the top of the breed and sold with a good heifer calf at side.
The day's top selling bull went to The Branch Ranch, Tommie Rogers, Mansfield, La. He paid $13,750 to own ½ interest and full possession of Lot 104, MB Great Basin 129B4. This super complete, big ribbed bull featured top two percent REA and Milk with top five percent YW EPDs.
The day's second high selling bull was Lot 110, MB Death Valley 55A. This smooth made Death Valley son featured a 74 lbs birth weight and -.1 BW EPD. He sold for $10,000 to Deborah and Charles Kingrey, Kinder, La.