Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Alabama BCIA "EPD Bull Sale" Brochure

The 21st Annual Alabama BCIA EPD Bull and the BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale is scheduled for, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Montgomery Stockyards in Montgomery, Alabama. Each bull that sells in this sale must be registered with a recognized breed association and have EPD’s listed for 3 of the 4 traits, all bulls must have a minimum adjusted weaning weight of 525 lbs for nomination. Both birth and weaning weights are required for nomination into this sale. The age range of bulls in this sale is January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. A minimum scrotal circumference of 32 cm is required for all bulls selling, and all bulls have to have a current (within 60 days) BSE (Breeding Soundness Exam). Each bull that sells in this sale is guaranteed to be a breeder by the consignor for a period of six months following the sale. Gizmo Angus Farm has been participating in this sale for a number of years and we have consigned six bulls for 2010. Our consignment consists of the following:

Lot #13

SAV 004 Density sire of lot #13

Gizmo Density 807 0058 4336 Registration # 16333721 this calf is out of SAV 004 Density 4336 and WA Black Belle 0058 that is a direct daughter of the famous H 96 Black Belle 442.

Lot # 14

Nichols Extra K205 Sire of Lot #14 and 15

Gizmo Extra 810 0556 K205 Registration # 16333722 this calf is out of Nichols Extra K205 and Finks Pride 0556 6256 RT a nice Right Time daughter purchased as an open heifer from the Finks program in Kansas.

Lot # 15

V D A R Elluna 97 Grand Dam of lot 15

Gizmo Extra 819 0168 K205 registration #16333728 another really nice calf out of Nichols Extra K205 and a cow that we have used as a donor in our program, Sweetwater Elluna 0168, this cow goes back to the maternal powerhouse V D A R Elluna 97. A maternal brother to this young bull was the co-high selling bull at the 2008 BCIA Fall Round up Sale.

Lot # 16

Morgan's Direction Grand Sire of lot 16

Gizmo Direction 828 603 609 Registration #16333736 this calf is a grandson of Morgan’s Direction his sire Gizmo Direction 604 201 111 was a really nice young bull with balanced EPD’s and wonderful phenotype that was selected to be used natural service on our heifers in 2007. This young bull sold private treaty to J. Richmond Pearson of Leroy Alabama. 828’s dam was a first calf heifer who had a birth ratio of 98 a weaning ratio of 121 and a yearling ratio of 107 on this her first calf. She went on to breed back AI for her second calf and is still on tract having had her calf and been AI again for calf number three.

Lot # 17

SAV 8180 Traveler 004 Grand Sire of Lot #17

Gizmo Traveler 830 409 609 Registration #16333737 This calf is out of another young bull that was utilized for clean up on our first calf heifers, his grand dam is the dam of our lot #13 bull. His dam Gizmo Blackcap 409 239C 8005 is a daughter of Boyd New Day 8005 and one of our foundation cows Twin Valley Blackcap 239C.

Lot #18

Rainbow Allstar C11 Grand Dam of Lot #18

Gizmo Right Time 838 010 464 Registration # 16333741 this calf is out of our now deceased herd sire RB Right Time 464 C11 who was purchased for the maternal power of his pedigree. His first daughters calved this year and are everything we had hoped for deep and thick with beautiful udders. Unfortunately 464 broke his leg early in his third breeding season with us so needless to say we are keeping all the females out of this bull. The dam of this bull is Gizmo Forever Lady 010-036 this cow is a granddaughter of the famous GDAR SVF Forever Lady 214D. A maternal brother of this young bull was the high selling Angus bull at the 2009 BCIA Fall Round up Sale.

I have completed the sale brochure for this sale and am including it in this Blog. If you have any questions on any of these bulls or you want to come by and see them prior to sale day please just give us a call. We love to visit with fellow cattlemen and enjoy walking through the cattle with them.

See you at the sale!

2009 Alabama BCIA Fall Roundup Bull Sale

Thanks to our buyers!

The Alabama BCIA Fall Roundup Bull Sale is over and we just wanted to say thanks again to the folks that came out to the sale and to those that purchased Gizmo Angus genetics. I know that Michelle Elmore and her staff work very hard to put this sale together each year and they do a great job. There is also a sale committee that works hard to make sure that the consigners bring bulls that are going to work for their new owners. The sale is for performance proven 2 & 3 year-old bulls this year it included Angus, Charolais, Chiangus, Limousin, LimFlex, Simmental and SimAngus. The sale also features BCIA genetic verified heifers.  Over the years we have had the opportunity to meet and get to know other consigners; it is a pleasure to participate in a sale where you know that everyone involved is striving to produce the right kind of cattle for our industry.

This year 86 bulls averaged $1,964.00. Thank you to R.E. Hall of Mudhole Farm for making our Lot #17 Gizmo Matrix 721 010 4132 the top selling Angus bull of the sale. We also want to send out a big thank you to Terrell Farms for their purchase of Lot 16 Gizmo Matrix 0711 065 4132, Jimmy Sealy for his purchase of Lot 18 Gizmo RT 724 416H 464 and Givhan Land and Cattle for their purchase of Lot 19 Gizmo RT 730 102 464. The most satisfying thing about this sale was the fact that three of the four buyers of our genetics were repeat buyers.

The next BCIA bull sale will be the 2010 EPD Bull Sale on February 26th at the Montgomery Stockyards in Montgomery, Alabama. Gizmo Angus will have six head consigned to this sale so if you are in the market for a new herd bull we hope you will consider Gizmo Angus.