OCA Replacement Female Sale Results

Garth Ruff, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) held their 10th 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 89 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 89 lots of bred heifers and bred cows at the auction. The sale included 65 lots of bred heifers that averaged $2,258, one cow-calf pair sold for $2,500, and 23 lots of bred cows that averaged $2,008. The 89 total lots grossed $195,525 for an overall average of $2,197. The females sold to buyers from Ohio and Michigan. Col. Ron Kreis served as the auctioneer.

Sales prices higher year over year and the cattle were of high quality, as the 2022 sale represented a $287 per head price increase over the 2021 sale. Demand was very strong for quality females as 42 lots sold for $2250 or greater.

1840 Angus Farm of Homerville, OH consigned the top selling cow at $2,400. The Lot 1 Registered Angus cow sold to Jonathan Farnsworth of Lewisville, OH. 1840 Angus Farm also sold Lot 2, a Registered Angus cow for $2,350 to Jeff Weiland of St Lebanon, OH.

Van Horn Farms of Malta, OH sold the Lot 85 Purebred Hereford Cow with Angus sired bull calf at side for $2,500 to Elijah Leonhard of Mt. Gilead, OH.

A new consignor to the sale, Wise Show Cattle of New Philadelphia, OH consigned the top bred heifer at $3,300. The Lot 86 Registered Purebred Simmental heifers sold to Elmer Hines of Ashville, OH.  The second high selling bred heifer sold at $3,000. Van Horn Farms of Malta, OH sold the Lot 84 Registered LimFlex to Gary Frame of Mt. Quaker City, OH. Four bred heifers sold for $2,800. Maplecrest Farms of Hillsboro, OH, old the Lot 55 registered Sim-Angus heifer to Elmer Hines of Ashville, OH and the OSU Beef Center at Dublin, OH sold three commercial Sim-Angus heifers, Lots 62, 63, & 64 to J. Gutridge and Sons of Newark, OH.

As in past years 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 Garth Ruff, OCA Replacement Female Sale Manager at (740) 651-7140, or by e-mail at ruff.72@osu.edu. 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.