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Fort Worth Livestock Show Commercial Heifer Show and Sale
« on: January 19, 2009, 02:49:19 PM »
Here's my shameless plug and invite.

The Fort Worth Commercial Heifer Show and Sale goes on during "steer week".  Actually, the sale is on Sunday after the steer show.  The females arrive Thursday morning.

There are some really good cattle there from breeders like Griswold, McGowan, and lots of others (including us we think).  There will be lots of heavy bred spring calving heifers and fall-calved pairs.

We (Graves T-Bar Ranch from Henrietta, TX) are bringing three pens of ten crossbred heifer pairs.  The calves at their side are out of Sitz Angus bulls.  We sonogramed our heifers yesterday. 

In our top pen, five heifers are stuck to Yellowjacket, one to George, and three to Sunseeker.  The best looking heifer in the pen didn't get bred by AI apparently, but should be bred back to a very nice Lifeline son.  Seven of the heifers are sired by a Kris Black Playmate son out of a Power Plant cow that won the Yamaha show up in OKC back in the day.   Two are sired by a Cunia son out of Foreplay's Dam (Shultz Ms. Power 148) and the final heifer is sired by a Shamrock son.

In our second pen, the heifers are sired by either the Cunia son mentioned above, a Meyer son we got from Bobby Maddox several years ago, or our of Angus sires and Maine cows.  Only two look like they are bred by AI (one Dirty Harry and one Carnac).

Our third pen are later calving heifers (late Oct. and Nov) comprised of heifers sired by the bulls mentioned above.   Most will probably be bred back to the Lifeline cleanup bull we used on them, but they will be too short to tell at sale time. 

I'll get some photos up next week after we get them clipped this weekend.

Cattle are not horribly expensive at this sale.   With the cattle market and general economy being what it is, I expect our pairs will bring in the $1200 to $1500 range.  The past couple of years they brought right around $2000 a pair.  You will probably be able to buy some really good bred heifers, including straight Angus, for under $1000 a hd.

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Re: Fort Worth Livestock Show Commercial Heifer Show and Sale
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 05:36:27 PM »
Good luck at the sale!!!


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