OCA Replacement Female Sale Results

John F. Grimes, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager

93 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and a cow-calf pair averaged $1382

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their seventh annual Replacement Female Sale on November 29 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio.  A large crowd was on hand to bid on 93 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 evaluated 93 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and a cow-calf pair at the auction.  The sale included 75 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,379, 17 lots of bred cows that averaged $1,375, and one cow-calf pair that sold for $1,700.  The 93 total lots grossed $128,525 for an overall average of $1,382.  The females sold to buyers from Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia.  Col. Ron Kreis served as the auctioneer.

The Ohio State University Beef Center of Dublin, OH consigned the top selling lot at $2,800.  The Lot 9 Simmental x Angus bred heifer sold to Doug Nickles of Loudonville, OH.  Locust Lane Farms of Ashland, OH sold Lots 51 and 52, purebred Simmental heifers for $2,200 each to Adam Foulkes of Bellville, OH.   KO Cattle of Jacobsburg, OH sold Lot 48, a Simmental crossbred bred heifer to Kelly Dugan of Gambier, OH at $2,000.

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, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager at (937) 763-6000, or by e-mail at john@maplecrestfarms.com .  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 .