|SPRINGVILLE, Ind. — A nice crowd was on hand at the Springville Feeder Auction on Oct. 22, for the 56th Indiana Beef Evaluation Program’s Bull Sale held in conjunction with the Springville Feeder Auction’s 4th annual Bred Heifer Sale. Nearly 130 buyers from four states registered for the combined sales. Following a strong bred heifer sale, Auctioneer Daryl Ball, Ball Auction Service, Bourbon, Ind. topped the sale with the ninth bull in the ring.
Of the 45 bulls offered, all sold for an average of $2,510, breaking the record set last year by $200 per bull. Thirty-one Angus averaged $2,698, five SimAngus at $2,120, three Simmental at $1,983, two Gelbvieh at $1,950, one Angus-Charolais at $1,750, one Charolais at $1,800, one Gelbvieh Balancer at $3,250, and one Red Angus at $2,050. Eleven bulls sold for $3,000 or more, and 24 bulls brought between $2,000 and $2,900. Thirty-eight bulls were sold to Indiana buyers and seven bulls went to Kentucky.
Angus bull #47, the top performance indexing bull on test, topped the sale at $5,300. He was entered by C Bar Cattle Co. Inc., Owensville, Ind., sired by A&B Yukon 7150 and from a dam sired by Northern Improvement 4480 GF. C Bar Cattle Co. Inc. had three bulls in the sale, and they sold for an average of $3,667.
Bringing $4,700 was Angus bull #78 entered by Alcoa Land, Grandview, Ind. Number 78 was sired by SS Objective T510 0T26. Close behind was another Alcoa Land bull, #79 selling for $4,500.
Number 79 was the top sale index bull and the first to sell. It was sired by Bon View New Design 208. Alcoa Land had five bulls in the sale, and their average selling price was $3,600.
Powell Farms, Worthington, Ind. consigned the top get-of-sire group. Two bulls from this Angus group sold, with #6 bringing $4,000 and #4 bringing $1,750. The bulls were sired by CRA Bextor 872 5205 608.
Kitley Gelbvieh, Flora, Ill. consigned the top selling Gelbvieh Balancer #28, which sold for $3,250, as well as the top Gelbvieh #29 at $2,600.
Cedar Hill Land & Cattle Co., Amanda, Ohio, had the top indexing and high selling SimAngus #89 at $2,550. The top indexing Simmental #30 (116.3) was the high selling bull of the breed at $2,300. It was entered by Bruce Simmentals, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
The single Red Angus in the sale, #7, was entered by Pinnow Red Angus, Marengo, Ill. and sold for $2,050. Charolais #15 entered by Breezy Heights Charolais, Eckerty, Ind. brought $1,800. The first Angus-Charolais cross ever tested at IBEP, #3, entered by RoBar Cattle Company, Springville, Ind., sold for $1,750.
In the Bred Heifer Sale sponsored by the Springville Feeder Auction Association, 91 head were sold to 16 Indiana buyers, for an average price of $1,016 per head.
The top selling group was six head of Angus and Angus by Simmental cross at $1,475 each, consigned by the Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center, Bedford, Ind.
The 2005 Winter Performance Test began with delivery of 229 head on Tuesday, October 25. Eleven breeds are represented and are from 79 seedstock producers from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The top indexing of these bulls will sell in the 57th IBEP Bull Sale and Video Auction on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the Springville Feeder Auction and selected video sites.
For more information about the October 22 sale and 2005 Winter Test, visit the IBEP website at www.ansc.pur due.edu/ibep
Real estate sale brings crowd
HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. — Auctioneer Allen Miller reported a lot of interest and a good crowd at the Oct. 8 auction of four tracts of land in Howard County, Ind.
Tracts 1, 2 and 3, which totaled 89.5 acres, sold to a local farmer for $383,000. Tract 4, which included three acres and a house, sold for $130,000.
Equipment brings good bids
CHESTER, Ohio — A September 28 auction in Chester, Ohio featured several trucks and other heavy machinery. Auctioneer Wayne M. Wilson conducted the sale.
Items bringing high bids include:
•1998 Moritz 16-foot flatbed/5-foot Beavertail, 2,800
•(2) Pax hopper bottom bin/flex auger, $2,200
•Complete bagger scales, $4,000
•1997 Ford bulk feed truck, $43,000
•1979 International Willmar tender box, $12,000
•1983 spreader box (International), $7,100
•1992 Ford F-150 Supercab, $1,700
•1989 Ford F-150 Flatbed, $900
•1997 Ford F-350 tandem axle, $16,000
•1993 International 18-foot van truck, $7,000
•1996 Ford F-350 Flatbed, $8,200
•1990 Ford fuel delivery truck, $5,100
•Daewood G25E forklift, $14,000
•Daewood forklift, $7,500
•JD Wrangler and loader, $10,500
•Doyle blender, scale conveyor unit, $2,000
Auction results were published in the November 2, 2005 issue of Farm World.