OCA’s Seedstock Improvement Sale posts strong averages

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

Price: $5,000

Buyer: Dave O’Banion, Waynesville, Ohio

Breed: Angus

 

2. Lot 2: Whitehead’s Big Eye 074, an October 2010 son of ALC Big Eye D09N

Consignor: Whitehead Angus, Granville, Ohio

Price: $4,200

Buyer: Mike Cuckler, Piketon, Ohio

Breed: Angus

 

3. Lot 7: Turkey Run 6EM6 W024, a January 2009 son of Rito 6EM6 of 4L3 Emblazon

Consignor: Turkey Run Angus, Otway, Ohio

Price: $3,500

Buyer: David Beery, Lancaster, Ohio

Breed: Angus

 

Breed Results

Angus

32 Angus bulls averaged $2,284

 

Charolais

6 Charolais bulls averaged $2,125

 

Simmental

2 Simmental bulls averaged $1,775

 

Simmental-Angus

1 Simmental-Angus bull sold for $1,700

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