Seedstock sale boast strong averages


HILLSBORO, Ohio – The first of two Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Seedstock Improvement Sales had a standing-room only crowd at Union Stock Yards’ new sale facility in Hillsboro, Ohio, April 14.
Auctioneer Todd Woodruff sold 42 bulls, representing five breeds for an average sale price of $1,867. Both quality and demand were strong as the first 10 head sold in the sale averaged $2,595.
Angus. Lot 8, an Angus April 2006 son of GAR Focus 7681, consigned by Kiata Farms of Hamilton, topped the sale at $2,900 selling to Nick Oglesby of Ohio.
Twenty-eight Angus bulls were sold for an average of $2,016.
The second high-selling Angus bull was lot 1, a Feb. 2005 son of Morgans Direction 111 9901, consigned by Kiata Farms that sold for $2,800 to Steve Chrisman.
Two Limousin bulls sold for an average of $1,875. Double G Farms of West Alexandria consigned the top selling Limousin bull, which was lot 33, a January 2006 son of EF Main Stay 541M that sold for $2,000 to Hardyman Limousin.
Seven Maine-Anjou bulls sold for an average of $1,593. The top selling Maine-Anjou bull was lot 3, a December 2005 son of OCC Legend 616L consigned by Pohlman Farms of Delphos that sold for $2,600 to Brock Brewster.
Simmentals. Four Simmental bulls averaged $1,413. Missing Rail Simmentals of Holgate consigned the high-selling Simmental bull, which was lot 42, an October 2005 son of STF Montana Black KF25 that sold for $1,650 to Bearcreek Cattle Company.
One Horned Hereford Bull sold for $1,400. Grandview Herefords of Springfield consigned the April 2003 son of NS Instant Replay 910 that sold to Hilltop Farms.
The volume buyer of the sale was Bearcreek Cattle of Dayton, Ohio, for the fourth straight year.
The Seedstock Improvement Sale is open to consignments from all members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and all breeds of beef cattle. The sale offers an opportunity to market bulls from 1 to 5.
Next sale. The next Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Seedstock Improvement Sale will be held May 4 at 7 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock in Zanesville, Ohio.
Fifty-three lots of top quality bulls, all with Expected Progeny Differences, will be available for purchase.
Catalogs for the sale and more information can be found online at or by calling Bill Doig, beef program specialist at 614-873-6736.


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