Extension Agent: 26th Annual All Breed Bull and Female Sale

Tri-Fly Ranch, Terry LaCroix and Amanda Fly, of Goliad, won champion American bull at the DeWitt County Purebred Breeders Association All Breeds Bull and Replacement Female Sale held recently. Standing in front, holding the plaque, is Dalton Dornburg, Terry and Fly's herdsman; back row, from left, are Russell Chesser, Capital Farm Credit, Kenedy; Kristin Shoemaker, Capital Farm Credit, Edna; LaCroix; Fly; and Anthony Netardus, DeWitt County Extension Agent.

By Anthony Netardus

The DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee and DeWitt County Purebred Breeders Association recently sponsored the 26th Annual DeWitt County Purebred Breeders Association All Breeds Bull and Replacement Female Sale.

There were 201 registered buyers and about 300 people in attendance.

A total of 303 lots were sold averaging $1,427 per lot, with a gross of $431,360. The sale lots broke down as follows: 17 bulls averaging $3,069 per lot; 35 pairs averaging $1,942 per pair; 187 bred heifers averaging $1,328 per lot; and 78 open heifers averaging $981 per lot.

The highest selling bull was an Angus bull that sold for $3,600, consigned by J Bar Angus, Mark and Karen Janak, of Hallettsville.

The highest selling pairs were a set of F1 Braford tigerstripes that sold for $2,300 per pair, consigned by Winford and Tricia Matthew, of Yoakum.

The highest selling bred heifers were a set of Brangus baldies that sold for $2,550 apiece, consigned by Kaci Herman, of Yoakum.

The highest selling open heifers were a set of registered Brahmans that sold for $2,200 apiece, consigned by Larry Dornak, of Hallettsville.

All the females and bulls were judged prior to the sale by a group of area cattlemen, with the winners of each division receiving a plaque sponsored by the Capital Farm Credit offices of Kenedy and Edna.

The winners in the female divisions also received a 225-pound tub of All-In-One protein supplement donated by Postive Feed Inc., of Sealy and DeWitt County Producers Association of Cuero.

Anthony Netardus is a DeWitt County Extension agent.