October 28, 2017
Reported By Dick Helms
A cool, sunny day greeted new and repeat customers to the BULL BARN at Butler, Missouri, for the annual October offering of Fescue Adapted, Grown On Grass bulls from Flying H Genetics.
Representing eight states, the black and red bulls were well accepted with more bulls selling for a higher average than last year.
Topping the sale was a Red Purebred Simmental with 5 Star genetics and great phenotype and was taken home by a Kansas buyer for $10,000. He was also volume buyer with eight bulls.
High selling group was the red Balancers averaging $6,312. Topped by Lot 57, A Schuler Rogue sired Show-Me Select Heifer Bull out of a Watchman Daughter found a home with Parker Farms in Arkansas.
Second high selling group was the black Balancers averaging $5,004. Topping this group at $8,750 was an ET son of Final Answer and the 130X Donor cow with 5 Star Genetics and was a Show-Me Select Heifer Bull.
The FUSION bulls were the third high selling group with a $4,575 average and were topped by Lot 1, a homozygous polled, homozygous black son of Leachman Prophet out of a Carolina Fortune Donor dam, a 5 Star genetic package with superior phenotype bringing $7,000.
The offerings of 50 spring-bred heifers were very well received. Selling in groups of five, they averaged $1,750.