THE OAKS FARMS SALE HELD OCTOBER 31
Joe and Catherine Kassler, owners of The Oaks Farms, welcomed Brangus enthusiasts to their farm near Grantville, Georgia for their first annual Proven Performance sale. The two-day event featured their cattle along with those from their Genetic Partners. The Brangus females were offered on the evening of Friday, October 30th and the bulls and commercial females on Saturday, October 31st.
Demand was strong and solid throughout the two-day event as 143 buyers, representing 13 states, competed for the prominent Brangus genetics.
Premier registered breeders vied for ownership of the females and the sale saw 67 registered Brangus females sell for an overall average of $5,400. The demand was just as strong the next day as 153 bulls sold for an average of over $5,000 each.
Scott Farms, Roopville, Ga., selected Oaks MS Patton 302X2 from the sale lineup. One-half interest in this donor female sold for $18,000. 302X2 brought top performance rankings and strong embryo production to the sale ring. This young donor also had several progeny in the offering; 302B8 was one of the high-selling females demanding a $19,000 price tag when Cold Creek Ranch, Marietta, Ga., purchased her.
Oaks All Dat X6010 209B10 was a crowd favorite. When the bidding was complete, Lake Majestic Farms, Flat Rock, Ala., and High Rock Farm, Horton, Ala., teamed up to purchase this bred heifer for a winning bid of $17,000.
Miller Brangus, Franklin, Tenn., outbid several contenders to own the pick of the Granite 834B calves for $10,500. The Oaks, Cold Creek Ranch and Char-No Farms, who jointly own Granite, offered this special pick in the partnership. Miller Brangus also won the bid on lot 20, the right to flush 803T6 offered by Lake Majestic; this opportunity fetched $13,250.
An embryo interest in MS NSR 541Y61 was offered as lot 18 and sold to Gunsmoke Ranch and Lazy MM Bar Farms for $15,000.
On Saturday the top selling bull was lot 101 Oaks Passport 209B50. L.G. Herndon Farms, Lyons, Ga., purchased half-interest in this young herd sire for $15,000. Mr. Herndon also purchased lot 109 Oaks Step Ahead 468B8 for $10,000. Demand for the bulls was solid, selling to many volume buyers from all the surrounding states and as far away as Texas.
The Oaks would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of their first production sale. The sale was managed by American Marketing Services and was called by Col. Tommy Barnes.