Well, it was a long road trip the past couple weeks as my wife will vouch for, but very productive. Starting out at the Springer Simmental sale in Iowa, 22 SAS All Star bulls averaged $2684. They were well received and are stout, eye appealing cattle that will work on a variety of pedigrees. The top bred female was also an All Star, selling to Hart's, SD for $4000.
The Illinois Beef Expo had pretty good traffic. I believe the bulls in the Angus sale averaged $2880 and the females about $3600. The top selling female was an own daughter of our EXAR New Look bull, who was bred to WAR Cowboy Up., one of our hotter new bulls. The Simmental sale was a little down from last year according to the consignors.
The Missouri Angus Futurity was a packed crowd on sale day. $3700 average on about 80 females. Bulls were about $2844 on 42 head.
I had the opportunity to see some Keep Dreamin, Bank Roll, and Positive Power females at Lee Simmentals, MO. Also the first SS On Star calves look stout.
We are starting to pick up speed on semen orders, so remember to order a few weeks before you start breeding. Our Angus bull flyer was sent out with the February Angus Beef Bulletin and Angus Journal, and we are getting many positive comments from that.
The TC Ranch sale averaged $3838 on 242 lots.
I'll be in my Wisconsin office this week, and will be heading down to our Missouri office March 12, and will be going to the Ohio Beef Expo and Wisconsin Angus Sale from there.