Demand Strong For Brangus In Missouri At Don Thomas And Sons

   A great crowd was on hand and bidding on the internet for the recent Cadillac of Brangus Sales, in Madison Missouri. 83 registered buyers from 11 states found the Don Thomas and Sons sale offering to their liking. Over 57 percent of the cattlemen registering to buy were from Missouri.
   The day’s top selling lot saw competitive bidding and great demand throughout the crowd as Evan Kempker, Jefferson City, Mo. paid $12,500 to own Lot 18, Austins MS M&M 157Y7 and her good LTD bull calf at side. This donor prospect was successfully shown by Austin Thomas and sired by Mighty Mouse.
   Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, Ga. paid $10,000 for the second high seller, Lot 19, MS Thomas 406W8-504Z. This Csonka and Captain bred female posted 7 EPD traits in the breed’s top 35 percent or greater. She had a fancy heifer calf at side by a Lambert son, Abilene and was safe back to Skyhawk’s FDR.
   Lot 8 and her good bull calf by Mighty Mouse were the third high selling lot at $8,750. Rhick Johnson, Ridgeway, Mo. paid $5,000 to own 8A, the high performing calf at side. JLS International, Robertsdale, Ala. and Devine, Texas paid $3,750 to own the dam, MS Thomas Carson 341X, a home raised Carson daughter out of a powerful first generation female.
   Emma Eiken, Russellville, Mo. paid $5,750 to own lot 6A, DTS Jayhawk-192B the top selling bull calf at side sired by the Thomas LTD son, Jayhawk. Lot 6, DTS 394S Son-192W double bred Newsmaker dam safe to Abilene, brought $2,500 and sold to John Pille, Jerseyville, Ill. bringing the total value of the lot to $8,250.
   The day’s top selling bull was Lot 88, DTS Powder Keg 986A. This Ultrablack son of the powerful Powderkey bull went back to Werner War Party on the bottom side of his pedigree, weaned at 772 LBS and sold to Skyhawk Brangus, Tyler, Texas for $4,500.
   The commercial cattle were a pen of 3 spring pairs purchased by Beaus Black Angus Farm, Stafford, Mo. for $3,300.
23 Spring Brangus Pairs grossed $123,050 to average $5,350; 21 Bred and Exposed Brangus Heifers grossed $60,950 to average $2,902; 4 Bred and Exposed Brangus Cows grossed $12,000 to average $3,000; 11 Open Brangus Heifers grossed $27,800 to average $2,527; 59 Registered Brangus Females grossed $223,800 to average $3,793; 15 Brangus Bulls grossed $49,000 to average $3,267; 7 Commercial Fall Pairs grossed $22,800 to average $3,257; 4 Commercial Fall Pairs grossed $12,000 to average $3,000; 137 Bred Commercial Heifers grossed $332,600 to average $2,427.74; 148 Commercial Female Lots grossed $367,400 to average $2,482.43; 222 total Brangus Lots grossed $640,200 to average $2,883.78. ∆
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