– John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their fourth annual Replacement Female Sale on November 25 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio. A large crowd was on hand to bid on 102 high quality females in the sale. The sale represented an excellent opportunity for cow-calf producers to add quality females with documented breeding and health records to their herds.
Buyers had the opportunity to evaluate 102 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and cow-calf pairs. The sale included 85 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,651, 14 lots of bred cows that averaged $1,600, and three cow-calf pairs that averaged $1,742. The 102 total lots grossed $168,000 for an overall average of $1,647. Prices ranged from $1,100 to $3,100. The females sold to buyers from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Col. Ron Kreis served as the auctioneer.
Haley Farms of West Salem, OH consigned the top selling bred heifer at $3,100. The Lot 36 female was a registered purebred Simmental and sold to Nick Fisher of Jackson, OH. Haley Farms consigned a registered purebred Simmental heifer as Lot 37 that also sold to Nick Fisher for $2,950. MARS Angus of Mt. Vernon, OH sold the Lot 59 Simmental-Angus heifer for $2,700 to Kerry Lawrence of Hebron, OH. Erv-N-Del Farm of Louisville, OH sold the Lot 31 Simmental-Angus heifer for $2,575 to CH Birney Farm of Jewett, OH. The top selling bred cow was the Lot 85 purebred Simmental consigned by Rolling Hills Farms of Belle Center, OH at $2,500. She was purchased by Jeff Gardner of Washington, PA.
The sale truly was an excellent opportunity for both buyers and sellers. Buyers were able to improve their herds by adding high quality females with known genetic and health backgrounds. Sellers were able to capitalize on steady prices for breeding cattle.
If you have any questions about the sale, contact John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator at (740) 289-2071, Extension #242, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be obtained by contacting the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at (614) 873-6736 or at their web site located at www.ohiocattle.org .