Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female sale

The 2013 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female sale is coming up on Friday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company located at 944 Malinda St., Zanesville, OH 43701. Producers from around the state have stepped up to consign 88 bred heifers for the sale.

The primary purposes of the Replacement Female Sale are to: 1. Provide Ohio cow-calf producers with a viable source of quality replacement breeding stock; 2. Encourage beef cattle operations to consider the purchase of replacement breeding stock as a viable alternative to keeping small numbers of replacement females and hopefully reduce management and production difficulties; 3. Offer a marketing option to producers as a membership benefit to OCA members; and 4. Demonstrate that the principles of beef herd female replacement which have been taught in recent years via Ohio State University Extension and the OSU Beef Team are cost effective and viable alternatives for Ohio’s cattlemen.

Now is an excellent time for producers to add quality replacement heifers to their herds. The economic forecast for the cow-calf segment of the beef industry is very good for the next few years. There are signs that expansion is just starting to begin in some areas but that fact remains that the nation’s cow herd is at historically low numbers and the rebuilding process is going to take time. Feeder calf prices are extremely strong at this time and the future looks positive as well. This sale represents an excellent opportunity for cow-calf producers to add quality bred heifers to their herds and potentially take advantage of the positive economic outlook for the beef industry.

Here is a listing of the consignors and their entries:

Acheson Farm, Belle Center, OH
* 17 commercial heifers born in Feb.-April, 2012 sired by Angus, Simmental-Angus, and Chi-Maine sires. These females are bred to Angus sires such as Connealy Confidence, Cowboy Troy, and B/R New Design 454 as well as Chi-Maine sires such as Breathe Easy, Direct Whiskey, and SAF Who’s Destiny 1Y. Heifers are due to calve mid-February through March, 2014.
Andy Beatty, Greenfield, OH
* 30 commercial heifers bred to Angus bulls. 15 of these heifers are bred to the Angus bull Connealy Counterpart 882B and are due February 6 and 7, 2014. The other 15 are bred naturally to Angus bulls and are due from approximately February 20 through April 23, 2014.
The Ohio State University Beef Center, Columbus, OH
* 18 Simmental-Angus heifers born in March, 2012. 4 of these heifers are bred artificially to the Angus bulls Connealy Capitalist and Connealy Comrade and are due between February 22 and March 15, 2014. 14 are bred to the Angus bull TOSU Combination and are due from March 20 to May 20, 2014.
Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro, OH
* 6 purebred Simmental, Simmental-Angus, and Gelbvieh-Angus heifers born in the spring of 2012. Heifers are bred to the Angus bulls WAR Alliance 9166 and The Answer, the Simmental bulls Sand Ranch Hand and Make It Rain, and the Gelbvieh bulls Free Agent and Kit Tobasco and are due from January 17 to March 23, 2014.
Stopp In Farms, New Bremen, OH
* 12 Angus and Angus-Hereford heifers born in January-April, 2012. Bred to the Red Angus bull HHFF ATKN Yosemite and are due from January 8 through March 30, 2014.
Wagner Cattle Co., Beverly, OH
* 4 commercial Angus and Maine-Anjou heifers born in September, 2012. Bred to the Angus bull Wayview Shrek 8246-1337 and are due to calve from November 22 and December 31, 2013.
Cedar Hill Land and Cattle Co., Amanda, OH
* A Simmental-Angus female born in September, 2011 and due to calve December 10, 2013 to the Simmental bull JF American Pride.

More sale information can be obtained by contacting the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at (614) 873-6736 or at their web site located at www.ohiocattle.org. Video of the sale lots will be added to the site soon. If you have any questions about the sale, you can call me at my office at (740) 289-2071, Extension #242, also at my cell number at (937) 763-6000 or contact me by e-mail at grimes.1@osu.edu.


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