November 3, 2021
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Town Creek Farm offered buyers an unprecedented opportunity to add Brangus, Ultrablack and VigorMax™ genetics to their breeding programs. The unique genetic offering attracted both new and repeat customers to the Town Creek Farm Bull Sale and Commercial Bred Heifer Sale on October 16, 2021, near West Point, MS. The crew welcomed more than 200 buyers and bidders from 12 states along with visitors from Paraguay, South America.
Town Creek Farm program has established itself as a thriving producer of long-lasting, fertile genetics that excel in real-world commercial ranching environments. Buyers easily recognized the potential genetic advancements with Town Creek Farm genetics. The bull sale line-up offered cattlemen a selection of varying percentages of Angus and Braham to fit their genetic and environmental needs. When the final gavel tap sounded, 132 Town Creek Farm bulls averaged $5229 and 267 customer-owned commercial bred heifers averaged $1900. The sale grossed $1,197,200.
The high-selling bull came late in the sale as Lot 122 and earned a final bid of $23,000. TCF Pathfinder 263H3 attracted an abundance of interest as a calving ease, user-friendly bull. He posted a 5.06% marbling score and 1.23 ribeye area per hundredweight at his yearling ultrasound scan. Repeat customer and neighbor Brock Farms, Peggy and Frank Brock, Caledonia, MS, won the bidding war on this unique and sought-after herd sire.
Coming in as second high selling bull lots were Lots 3 and 145, the third and last bulls to be offered. Walker Land and Cattle Co., AL, yet another repeat customer, had the last and final bid of $9500 on Lot 3, TCF Rapid Reward 165G. The herd sire prospect had a yearling IMF of 5.64% and had the phenotype to match.
“Saving the best for last” rang true as the final bull to sell, Lot 145, TCF Rapid Reward 14H7, went home with veteran Town Creek Farm buyer, Johnny Russell of Gouges Bayou Cattle, Monterey, LA for $9500. Russell spotted the calving ease bull and patiently waited for him in the sale order. The deep-sided bull had a 44 cm. scrotal and a power-packed data set.
Three bulls sold at $8500 marking them among high sellers. The sale continued on at a steady and rhythmic pace providing cattlemen the opportunity to buy bulls within a variety of budgets. Cattlemen were appreciative of the solid and consistent bull quality offered from start to finish.
In the Town Creek Farm Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, multi-generational, genetically tracked heifer’s commanded strong interest and demand from buyers. These customer-owned heifers were offered by Williamson Cattle Co., ranching near Faunsdale, AL, and Okeechobee, FL, and a 24-year consignor; River Oaks Farm, Searcy, AR, 21-year consignor; 22-year consignor, CP Bar Ranch, Holcomb, MS; 18-year consignor, Megehee Cattle Company, Macon, MS; along with 13-year consignor, Montgomery Farms, Moulton, AL. Other consigners included B&B Farm, Linden, AL, nine-year consignor; Longino Ranch, Sidell, FL, seven-year consignor; and Lowell Dollar Farms, Bainbridge, GA, a six-year consignor. Newcomers participating were long-time customers Triple S Ranch, Okeechobee, FL; and Black Dog Cattle Company, Haleyville, AL.
The top-selling heifers came from John McKnight’s River Oaks Farm, at $2750 each. Repeat buyer Dollar Farms of Georgia made room for the top pen of heifers. Megehee Cattle Company had two pens of heifers with a $2700 price tag. Dollar Farms nabbed one pen of heifers and repeat customer, Elmore Farm, State Line, MS hailed the high bid on the other. Volume buyer was Eubanks Land and Cattle, Lucedale, MS.
Doak Lambert, Decatur, TX, was the auctioneer.