– John F. Grimes, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their eighth annual Replacement Female Sale on November 27 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company in Zanesville, Ohio. A large crowd was on hand to bid on 83 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 83 lots of bred heifers, bred cows, and a cow-calf pair at the auction. The sale included 50 lots of bred heifers that averaged $1,659, 32 lots of bred cows that averaged $2,129, and one cow-calf pair that sold for $1,950. The 83 total lots grossed $153,025 for an overall average of $1,844. The females sold to buyers from Ohio and West Virginia. Col. Ron Kreis served as the auctioneer.
The 2020 sale marked a major improvement over the previous year’s sale. The 2020 sale represented a $462 per head price increase over the 2019 sale. Demand was strong for quality females as 19 bred cows and 21 bred heifers sold for over $2,000.
George Cooper of West Alexandria, OH consigned the top selling cow at $2,850. The Lot 9 registered Hereford cow sold to Nate Parrill of Nashport, OH. Homecroft Farm of West Liberty, OH sold Lot 45, a registered Angus cow for $2,650 to Daniel Otto of St. Louisville, OH. Haley Farms of West Salem, OH sold Lots 23, 24, and 25, registered Simmental and Simmental – Angus cows to J. Gutridge and Sons of Newark, OH at $2,600.
Van Horn Farms of Malta, OH consigned the top two selling bred heifers at $2,550. The Lots 82 and 83 registered Simmental heifers sold to Roy Thewlis of Jeromesville, OH. Two bred heifers sold at $2,500 each. The Ohio State University Beef Center of Dublin, OH consigned the Lot 67 Simmental – Angus heifer which sold to Stiers Grain Farms of Waterford, OH. Maplecrest Farms of Hillsboro, OH sold the registered Simmental – Angus Lot 51 heifer to Ronnie King II of Mt. Perry, OH. Van Horn Farms also sold the Lot 84 registered Lim – Flex heifer for $2,450 to Roy Thewlis of Jeromesville, OH.
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 email@example.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 .