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November 21, 2105
Fairmount, Ga.

Beautiful fall weather greeted Brangus buyers from 12 states at the Salacoa Valley Farms Fall Bull and Female Sale. The sale was deep in quality cattle throughout and the Friday evening female sale featured all the 2009 born females in the Salacoa Valley Herd. A sale highlight in the female portion was the addition of the Georgia Peaches Lots. These were nine powerful lots from friends, partners and cooperators that included donors, flush lots and future donors. One hundred ninety-three top end herd sire prospects and range bulls sold in the Saturday portion of the sale where an exceptionally deep quality offering found ready acceptance and willing buyers throughout the day.

The high selling Female Lot was Lot 9, a combination of cutting edge flushes from the top young donors at Salacoa Valley Farms. The flushes included Hollywood's dam, Hollywood's full sister, two sisters to Big Cypress and powerful members of the 392 tribe by Whitfield and LTD. The lot sold for a total of $38,750 to Big D Ranch, Phillip DeSalvo, Center Ridge, Ark., Corazon Pitchford, Albuquerque, N.M., and Todd Edwards, Fairmount, Ga.

Miller Brangus, Bert and Doyle Miller, Waynesboro, Tenn., purchased Lot 1, CLVR Ms New Vision 23B3 for $15,000. This powerful Georgia Peach is an open heifer projecting top one percent WW, two percent YW and top 15 percent REA. She was consigned by Clover Ranch, Marietta, Ga.

Also fetching a bid price of $15,000 was Lot 4, a second New Vision daughter and consignment from Clover Ranch. This open heifer weighed 1084 LBS adj 365 and records top one percent of the breed REA with 20 percent YW EPDs. She was purchased by Cavender Ranch, Jacksonville, Texas.

At $12,000, Lot 54 and 54A, a heifer calf split, drew approval from all sectors and bidding was fast and furious. When the dust settled, Clover Ranch purchased the powerful heifer calf Ms Salacoa Atlanta 274C for $6,750 while a partnership of Harris Riverbend Farm, Cleburne, Texas and Briggs Ranch, Victoria, Texas, purchased her dam, Ms SVF Uppercut 274W for $5,250.

Salacoa Valley Farm, the host for the two days events purchased Lot 2, LM Miss New Vision 99B4 for $10,000. This light birth weight, yet powerful New Vision daughter is a maternal sister to Big Cypress and out of the 99P21 donor and Summit Cow. This good open heifer was consigned to the Georgia Peaches portion of the sale by Lake Majestik Farms, Flat Rock, Ala.

Lot 20 SVF Cadence 99 W063 was the day's next high selling female at $9,000. Barry and Valerie Lewis, Okeechobee, Fla., paid the bid price on this outstanding young donor who places nine EPD traits in the breed's top 30 percent.

Also fetching a bid price of $9,000 was Lot 5, T3 Ms Atlanta 361B4. This Georgia Peach was consigned by Cuevas T3 Brangus, Purvis Miss., and featured seven EPD traits in the breed's top 25 percent. Clover Ranch made the purchase.

Lot 55 and 55A also sold for $9,000 as a partnership of Harris Riverbend Farm, Cleburne, Texas and Briggs Ranch, Victoria, Texas, won the bid on SVF Warrior King 392W111, who records a 372 day calving interval and eight EPD traits in the breed's top four percent and her good Atlanta heifer calf at side.

In the Saturday bull sale, two lead off bulls sold for $20,000. Lot 102, Salacoa Atlanta 203B19 sold for the bid price to Williamson Cattle Company, Okeechobee, Fla. This long sided Atlanta son featured six balanced EPD traits in the breed's top 25 percent including top three percent WW and YW.

Also selling for $20,000 was Lot 107, T3 Deacon 75B1. This deep bodied, big boned, son of Yosemite boasted top one percent REA EPD and sold to Barry and Valerie Lewis, Okeechobee, Fla. He is a maternal brother to Mahon and was consigned by Cuevas T3 Brangus.

Colton Airhart, Wolfforth, Texas, purchased the days third high selling bull when he paid $15,000 for Lot 149, SVF Whiskey 23B11. This well balanced Whiskey son projects eight EPD traits in the breed's top 30 percent or greater.

Hayman's 7 11 purchased the day's fourth high selling bull, Lot 112, Salacoa Stonewall 795B. This calving ease specialist boasted six EPD traits in the breed's top 35 percent or greater including top 10 percent BW, SC and REA with top 20 percent IMF.

Charles Wampler, Roxton Texas, also paid the bid price of $14,000 to take home Lot 249, Salacoa Stonewall 332B20. This yearling son of Stonewall boasted seven EPD traits in the breed's top 35 percent and the dam of R532 on the bottom side of his pedigree.


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