The Southwest Virginia Angus Association “Double Header Sale” was held on April 20, 2013 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia. The females were in good demand they grossed, $148,400 to average $2,005 on 74 lots.
The eight fall calving pairs grossed $23,450 for an average of $2,931. The top selling fall pair was consigned by Lucas Farm of Blacksburg, Va. She was a three-year old daughter of HARB Pendleton 765 J H bred to KCF Bennett Upward W538 and she sold to Ruben Rasnick of Saint Paul, Va. for $2,800. Her 9-18-12 bull calf by SydGen Mandate also sold to Ruben Rasnick of Saint Paul, Va for $900, Total for the pair was $3,700. The second top selling fall pair was a consignment of RX Angus of Blountville, TN. She was a three-year old daughter of S A V Net Worth 4200 bred to Connealy Final Product and she sold to Sheldon Epperly of Moneta, Va. for $2,350. Her 9-3-12 heifer calf by S A V Bismarck 5682 also sold to Sheldon Epperly of Moneta, Va. for $900. Total of this pair was $3,250. The third top selling fall pair was a consignment of Mullins Angus Farm of Clintwood, Va. She was a three-year old daughter of S S Objective T510 0T2 bred to HARB Pendleton 765 J H and she sold to John Hodges of Bulls Gap, TN. for $1,900. Her 10-12-12 bull calf by MAF 11D16 also sold to John Hodges of Bulls Gap, TN. for $1,250. Total of this pair was $3,150.
The 18 spring calving pairs grossed $42,200 for an average of $2,344 The top selling spring pair was a consignment of Mullins Angus Farm of Clintwood, Va. She was a 3 year old daughter of HARB Pendleton 765 J H with a 11-20-12 heifer by MAF 11D16 and sold bred back to WMR Timeless and she sold to Charles Emmert of Bristol, TN. for $3,100. The co-second top selling spring pair was a consignment of West Wind Farm of Blountville, Tn. She was a two-year old daughter of S A V 8180 Traveler 004 with a 4-7-13 bull calf by West Wind Marathon Lad 1411 who sold for $2,600 to Troy Absher of Pounding Mill, Va. The other co-second top selling spring pair was a consignment of Hawkinscrest Farm Chilhowie, Va. She was a five-year old daughter of H A Image Maker 0415 with a 11-26-12 bull calf by Hoover Dam and she sold pasture exposed to HC Upward 107729. This pair also brought $2,600 and sold to Mike Pauley of Bland, Va. The fourth top selling spring pair was a consignment of West Wind Farm of Blountville, Tn. She was a three-year old daughter of West Wind Advantage 5807 with a 3-24-13 bull calf by West Wind Marathon Lad 1411 who sold for $2,550 to Troy Absher of Pounding Mill, Va
The 15 bred heifers grossed $29,350 for an average of $1,957. The two top selling bred heifers were a consignment of Lucas Farm of Blacksburg, Va. A Connealy Reflection daughter bred to G A R Prophet, sold for $2,600 going to Ruben Rasnick of Saint Paul, Va. and selling for $2,450 was a daughter of Connealy Impression bred to G A R Prophet She sold to Crab Creek Cattle Co. of Christiansburg, Va. The third top-selling bred heifer was a consignment of Poor Valley Farm/Larry Rhoton of Hiltons, Va. she was a daughter of T C Aberdeen 759 bred to Rito 9M25 and she sold for $2,250 to Cress Angus Farm of Concord, N.C.
The 27 open heifers grossed $41,800 for an average of $1,548The four top selling open heifers all brought $2,000. Two of the heifers were a consignment of Lyn-Lew Farm, Radford, Va. Both heifers are daughters of S S Fast Track M719 and they both sold to Richard Brandon of Greenville, Tn. The other two top selling open heifers were consigned by Osborne Livestock, Nickelsville, Va. Both heifers are daughters of K C F Bennett 589 T361 and they both sold to Chris Browning, Castlewood, Va. .
Five bred cows grossed $7,625 for an average of $1,525, the two top-selling bred cows were consigned by Triple C Farm of Meadowview, Va. a daughter of C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 bred to G A R Ingenuity brought $2,150 and sold to Ronald Lefler of Marion, Va Also a G A R Ultimate daughter bred to Connealy Confidence 0100 brought $2,050 also selling to Ronald Lefler of Marion, Va.
This was the fifteenth annual Southwest Virginia Angus Association Performance Test Bull Sale. Fifty-three yearling Angus Bulls went through the sale ring for a gross of $125,750 and an average of $2,373. The top-selling bull was a Sitz Identity 2575 son He had a 205 day adj. weight of 883 lbs. test gain of 5.20 and a yearling weight of 1533 lbs. He was consigned by Graystone Farm of Wytheville, Va. and sold for $5,100 to Locust Level Farm/Mike McDowell of Vernon Hill, Va. The second top-selling bull was a VT Objective son DAF 802 consigned by Lucas Farm of Blacksburg, Va. He sold for $3,700 to King Terry of Glade Springs, Va. The third top-selling bull was also a consignment of Lucas Farm of Blacksburg, Va. He was also a son of VT Objective DAF 802 who sold for $3,300 going to Banks Farm of Hillsville, Va. Tied for fourth top selling bull was a GDAR Game Day 449 son consigned by Graystone Farm, Wytheville, Va. who sold for $3,200 to John Richardson of Bassett, Va. Also selling for $3,200 was a G V F Forward 9042 son consigned by King Angus Farm Piney Flats, Tn. and he was purchased by Jimmy Kidd , Ceres, Va.
We had 74 buyers from the 176 people who registered for a bidder’s number. Cattle sold into Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. The sale gross was $274,150 on 127 lots for an average of $2,159. Volume female buyers were Spruce Gap LLC/Alan Leet Eggleston, Va., Richard Brandon of Greeneville Tn..and Mike Pauley of Bland, Va. Volume bull buyers were Paramont Ranch of Abingdon, Va. who bought four bulls and ABC Land and Cattle Co. of Lebanon, Va. who also bought four bulls. This was a good sale, attended by a large crowd of active bidders for good Angus Seedstock. Smith Reasor of Rural Retreat, Virginia was the Auctioneer and George T. Johnstone, Jr. of Wytheville, Virginia was the Sale Coordinator.
The next sale for the Southwest Virginia Angus Association will be the 41st Anniversary of the fall sale “More for Your Money Sale” on October 19, 2013 in Wytheville, Virginia. Call 276-620-4901 for information about this sale or on the Southwest Virginia Angus Association.