On a side note, I wouldn't even call this a Sullivan sale any more and the sale catalog reflects that, Sullivan isn't even mentioned on the cover. Only 40% of the females were DSUL females and half of those seemed to just be old (1999 and older) cows that he was culling. His younger cows, heifers, and donors were up to the usual quality and brought the usual high prices.
There were a few great Americans there but there were also plenty of cows that should have been sold by the pound and sold that way. I was VERY tempted to load up a trailer of the American heifers and put them in a commercial replacement sale where they would have brought $300-$400 more than they brought Saturday. I can't speak badly about Warner though, our best cow is also the cheapest cow we ever bought ($610) that was a heifer he was selling through a commercial replacement sale. A similar heifer that an acquaintance bought in that same sale for $630 just had a steer win his AOB class in San Antonio which is no small accomplishment. His cattle have always seemed like a great value to me.