The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual Seedstock Improvement Sale on April 14 at the Union Stock Yards sale facility in Hillsboro. A total of 41 yearling and two-year-old and older bulls were sold for a total of $91,075 to average $2,221 per head. Gene Steiner served as the auctioneer for the sale.
The Seedstock Improvement Sales are open to consignments from all breeds of bulls. Consignors must be a current member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to participate. Bulls are required to be registered and to have expected progeny differences (EPDs). The bulls are placed in sale order based on a within breed evaluation star system using EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, and milk. Bulls consigned to the sales can be from one to five years of age.
Top 3 high selling:
1. Lot 1: Kiata New Day 0713, an April 2010 son of B/R New Day 454
Consignor: Kiata Farms, Hamilton, Ohio
Buyer: Dave O’Banion, Waynesville, Ohio
2. Lot 2: Whitehead’s Big Eye 074, an October 2010 son of ALC Big Eye D09N
Consignor: Whitehead Angus, Granville, Ohio
Buyer: Mike Cuckler, Piketon, Ohio
3. Lot 7: Turkey Run 6EM6 W024, a January 2009 son of Rito 6EM6 of 4L3 Emblazon
Consignor: Turkey Run Angus, Otway, Ohio
Buyer: David Beery, Lancaster, Ohio
32 Angus bulls averaged $2,284
6 Charolais bulls averaged $2,125
2 Simmental bulls averaged $1,775
1 Simmental-Angus bull sold for $1,700