Chimney Rock Cattle Company and GENETRUST Brangus would like to congratulate Tyler Hurst for an outstanding job recently showing one of Chimney Rock Cattle Company's heifer's at The North Central Arkansas Fair. The female he exhibited won Grand Champion Brangus Heifer in both Open and Breed Shows. We are proud of you Tyler and know how much hard work and determination it takes to win not only one Grand Champion, but two!!
GENETRUST at CRC
November 2 & 3, 2012
93 Registered Brangus Females $5,167
62 18 Month Old Brangus Bulls $4884
67 Yearlings Brangus Bulls $4929
8 Ultrablack Bulls $4750
The weekend of November 2 and 3 found the largest ever gathering of registered and commercial Brangus enthusiasts enjoying great fall weather and the unparalleled hospitality of Bill and Gail Davis and the entire Chimney Rock crew. The cattlemens’ mission was to visit and compare notes on the Brangus breed, to evaluate progeny from the breed’s most outstanding sire line up and to bid on and secure for their breeding programs genetics from the outstanding offering available to them at the Friday night and Saturday sales.
The highlight and high selling lot from the female sale was from Chimney Rock. Lot 91, a full sister to CRC Guardian 9U8U5, sold for $25,000 to repeat customer Tony and Lolita Westbrooks, Bushley Creek Cattle Company, Olla, LA. The same buyer also added lot 56 and her Onstar heifer calf from Schmidt Farm’s to his new but preeminent herd of females for $16,000. Lot 89, an outstanding proven donor from Cavender Ranches, found a new home at $14,000 with Mike Coggins, Blackwater Cattle Co., Lake Park, GA. Two ranches joined up to purchase another female with an elite pedigree and proven production record from Joe and Melanie Fuller for $13,000. The new owners are The Oaks Farm, Joe and Catherine Kassler, Newnan, GA and Ray and Karen Westall, Westall Ranches, LLC, Arabela, NM. The sale also included a select group of Ultrablack females whose male counterparts have been extremely well received in past GT sales by both registered and commercial cattlemen. Lot 95 and lot 93 came from Johnston Farms and sold to Garry Clem, Jacksonville, TX and Michael Bennett, Palestine, TX for $5,250 and $4,500 respectively. They were both daughters of Suhn’s Next Step 331R7 and out of registered Angus cows.
The commercial female offering was well received and the high selling group of Brangus bred heifers sold to Stephens Farms, Jimmy Blagg, Prattsville, AR for $1950. Buyers from Iowa to Georgia invested in this outstanding offering that averaged $1800 on 178 lots. The volume buyer on the commercial females was Stephens Farms, Prattsville, AR. Other volume buyers were Westall Ranches on the registered females and Leto Farms, Frank Johnston, Montgomery, AL added an excellent set of bulls to his commercial operation. One hundred sixty buyers from across the US plus Mexico and Canada bid actively from the seats and over the internet on this excellent offering to make it the best sale the GENETRUST group has had at Chimney Rock Cattle Co.
Saturday’s bull and commercial female sale again brought out a large crowd on a beautiful fall day. The sale topping bull was from Suhn Cattle Co. Lot 227, Suhn’s New Concept 30Y24, had explosive growth, breed leading maternal plus an outcross pedigree to most of the Brangus breed’s most popular pedigrees. After very active bidding from several ranches he commanded a final bid of $54,000 from Joe & Nancy Cavender, Cavender Ranches, Troup, TX. The second high selling bull and first lot to sell was from Draggin’ M Ranch. Lot 153, DMR Heritage 894Y a Next Step son that combined high growth with excellent maternal and sold to Bruce Roberts, Gulfport, MS for $34,000. Another yearling was the third high selling bull at $13,000 to Genesis Ranch, Mike and Gloria Weathers, Columbus, TX and Joe and Melanie Fuller, Cross F Ranch, Wheelock, TX. He was Lot 267, Suhn’s Guardian 416Y14, who posted outstanding EPD’s and ratios. Lot 275 from Draggin’ M was purchased by Gayland and Patti Townsend, Milburn, OK for $8,000 to add to their herd sire battery at Townsend Cattle Co.