Spring Sale Frenzy!

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

What an incredible weekend at Jac’s Ranch in Bentonville, AR! 76 bulls averaged $3,615, meaning the bull sales have held strong throughout the spring sale season. The futher west you go, the better the sales are. You ask why is that? I believe that the number of cattle decrease the further east you go, and the further west you move the larger the farms and many more cattle. Some of the reason for increased bull prices have to do with the increase in the cattle market, I also believe that the trichomoniasis outbreak has also brought some typical salebarn bull buyers out from the woodwork wanting a good bull that is not going to infect their cows with this epidemic. With all the rain that the southern U.S. is now receiving, they are in the market to buy the cattle back that they sold last summer/fall. The number of cows harvested last year in the south due to drought is astronomical, and fulfilling their herds to what they were will take a few years. The hay market was crazy this fall and winter, but it seems that the winter this year is rather short, and people are beginning to see things green up and makes the hay debate less of a factor.

This weekend I have some friends coming to town for a Stoney LaRue concert on Friday evening, and then helping me work a Saler consignment sale in Strafford, MO on Saturday morning. The blessing after that is what we like to call springbreak! I will be home for a solid week halterbreaking, clipping, and picturing the fall heifer crop. This is an incredible set of heifers and come from the nations finest genetics. Check back late next week for pictures of these ladies.

That’s all for now! We will catch up next week!

  1. hey nice blog. I might see you at the stoney concert it should be good.

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