Express Ranches “Triple Opportunities” in March

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Not one, not two, but three opportunities are offered from Express Ranches in the month of March. Whether it be selecting your next herd sire or a competitive show heifer, take the opportunity to improve your herd. Over 500 Angus bulls sell this Friday, March 6th in Yukon, Oklahoma. An added bonus to this years spring bull sale includes a stout set of 30 Hereford bulls. In addition to this sale, 100 Angus bulls are selling in Newkirk, New Mexico on March 25th. Also, do not forget about the annual “Honor Roll Sale” on March 14th, which features a select group of Angus and Hereford heifer calves. To view catalogs and/or for more information visit Express Ranches website by clicking here. Hope to see you there.

-Mark

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44 Farms “The Prime Cut Bull Sale”

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“Don’t just buy a bull, invest in a performance program.” – 44 Farms

Nearly 500 Angus bulls sell this Saturday, February 28th in Cameron, TX at 44 Farms annual “Prime Cut Bull Sale.” 44 Farms pride themselves in producing Angus bulls that work for both commercial and purebred breeders. Take the time to view the catalog by clicking here to find your next herd sire. Also featured in the offering is a select group of females known as the “Fab Five.” These elite females represent the latest genetics from the 44 Farms program. If you can’t attend be sure to tune in live on Superior Livestock. Hope to see you there.

-Mark

 

Oklahoma’s Oldest Annual Production Sale

Messner Ranch to host “Oklahoma’s Oldest Annual Production Sale” this Saturday, February 7th in Slapout, OK. The sale features a stout set of 150 Hereford and Angus bulls, as well as select group of 60 spring bred females. Click the link below to view the catalog. If you are unable to attend be sure to tune in live on http://www.dvauction.com.

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Churchill’s World Class Bull Sale

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Make plans to attend Churchill’s World Class Bull Sale, January 27th, 2015, which features 100 plus Hereford bulls. The program that has sold high quality Hereford bulls privately to both Hereford breeders and commercial cattlemen is hosting its first annual bull sale. Thirty-five sons and grandsons of Churchill Sensation 028X, the number one calving ease bull in the breed sell on Tuesday the 27th. Other sires represented include Churchill Red Bull, Churchill A1, Game Changer, 88X, Redeem, and 955W. The bull pictured above sells as lot 83. Also, an excellent set of 25 commercial open Hereford heifers sell. If you can’t make it tune in on http://www.cattleinmotion.com or http://www.superiorlivestock.com. Click the link below to view the catalog.

http://www.churchillcattle.com/ChurchillBulls2015_LR.pdf

 

Rainy Sale Days

 

With the sound of windshield wipers and a little “Willie’s Roadhouse” in the background, we headed down the road. It was a Saturday in September, so naturally we were on our way to a cow sale. Colonel Jim Birdwell was in the driver’s seat with Doug Paul, Chisolm Kinder, and myself along for the ride. At one point in the two-hour drive Birdwell and Doug were busy discussing horse pedigrees and Chisolm was playing on his phone. So, I decided to see what was happening in the Twitter world.

Once again, it was Saturday in September, and Oklahoma State was hosting its 2014 home opener against Missouri State. As you can imagine my Twitter feed had been overrun by OSU fans and other college football news. While some tweets included anxious and excited fans for the game, most were sharing their dissatisfaction with the rain that game day. However, on this sale day the falling rain and rising cattle market had those in Birdwell’s vehicle in high spirits.

Its been said to me many times, “I’ve never had a bad one (sale) on a rainy day.” That statement held true last Saturday at Armitage Livestock’s commercial female sale. When Mike Armitage was asked how he thought the sale would go he said, “If it grosses over two million, I’ll be happy.” In the end, he was very happy. 850 head averaged close to $2,700 and grossed a little over $2.3 million.

Ultimately, not everyone can have a rainy sale day, but if you’re blessed with such a day, know it will be a good one.

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Pictured Back Row L to R: Mike Armitage, Jim Birdwell, Doug Paul, Cas Salley, and Stephen Russell. Front Row L to R: Martha Armitage, Chisolm Kinder, and Mark Sims.

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