January 18, 2015
Dear Fellow Cattlemen,
What a marvelous time to be in the cattle business! 2014 was the dawning of a new era with record breaking prices for all classes of cattle. Beef Cow numbers totaled 29 Million head, down 1% from the year prior. 2015 looks like another banner year for the livestock industry as well, and by all indications, there will be several more to come. Demand for high quality beef remains strong, even with increased prices. What an exciting time to be a part of it!
This year’s sale offering includes 130 Angus bulls, 5 fancy show heifer prospects and 25 premium commercial yearling heifers. Presently we are testing an elite group of sale bulls for Residual Feed Intake (RFI) and 50k genomics. This is a measurement of pounds of feed consumed in relation to pounds of gain. The complete results of this testing will be available by sale time. Much of the data will be online after mid-February. As always, the cattle are available for inspection at any time.
May you enjoy a very successful calving season this year. We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and wish you all the best in this New Year!