Another great Simmental weekend in the books..
The Mid America Sale held at the Illinois Beef Expo is the product of a vibrant state breed association. Friday evening the Illinois Simmental Association held their annual meeting and awards banquet. Many outstanding breeders and supporters were recognized for their efforts. While everyone was enjoying the evening the snow began to fall, and boy did it come down quick! By the time the meeting adjourned there was already several inches on the ground. The snow continued through the night but it didn’t stop a packed house of buyers on Saturday morning. A big thank you to the sale chairman Jim Stoutenborough for his hard work, the Illinois Simmental Association Board of Directors, and all of the consignors and buyers.
The top open at $11,900 was a Combustible sired half-blood from Jackson Lashmet Farm and was selected by David Dillon & Tyler Diffey, MS. The top bred was from Sunny View Farm, a striking Montecito daughter bred to Combustible was taken home by Circle M Simmental, IL for $5,000. A Broker son from Frost Brothers/Fairow Farms took the top bull spot at $6,900 and went to Roger Ruppel, IL. The popular set of embryos of the day were out of SF/DF JLo’s Reba and WLE Big Deal were selected by the progressive Indiana breeders, Knapper Cattle at $1,000 each.
45 lots averaged $4,256 Click Here for the full report
Ending on Tuesday February 24 at 8:00pm EST the Family Traditions Online Embryo and Semen sale over at www.dponlinesales.com. This group of breeders led by Sunset View Farm have always provided proven genetics that work in the real world. Take a minute to check out the offering of not only embryos, but also semen from the SVF bull battery, it even includes some hard to find Built Right semen.
In addition to the Family Traditions Online Sale going on this week, the group is having their annual bull sale this Saturday February 28, 2015. As always there is something for any type of operation in the offering. Take a look at the entire set. Don’t hesitate to call any of the consignors, or any DP Sales team member for further assistance. The sale will be live on DV Auctions- so don’t miss it.