ANNUAL BULL SALE RESULTS

 April 25, 2020

 

Our Bull Sale this year was held online at  www.AngusLive.com  where 42 active bidders from three states competed for 32 bulls. All 32 lots were sold with 15 bulls going for over $5000 each.   Sale average was $4,603.  The top bull was Sedgewood Homestead B232  selling for $6,500 to Macey Jones of Laurel.  The photos below illustrate the quality, muscle and docility of this year's Sedgewood Angus bulls.

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Thank you to everyone for making this year's sale a success!!  A super big THANK YOU goes out to Greg Lee, Bill & Mindy Rutherford, Lloyd Ousterhaut and Frank Nichols who have bought a total of 54 bulls over the last 18 years!! 

 

We needed more bulls!!   Work is underway to increase the number of bulls in future sales.  We are selecting for cattle that will be at the top for ALL the important traits: Calving Ease, Weaning Weight, $Maternal, $Weaning, $Beef, Marbling, Docility, Feed Efficiency, good feet, and Heifer Pregnancy EPDs.   Others brag that their bulls are tops for weaning weight, or for $Beef, or for Calving Ease, etc.   In the next few years, Sedgewood will be one of the rare breeders that can deliver bulls in volume that not only have great phenotypes but also top the breed for ALL the important EPDs.  

 

We have worked hard for the last 26 years to improve the quality of our bulls.  Not being satisfied with the rate of our progress, we ramped up our Embryo Transfer program 3 years ago to build a donor quality Registered Angus female herd.  We are almost there.  There are 12 ET 1st calf heifers due to calve in October that are flush sisters to this year's top ET bulls.  There are 19 fantastic ET heifers out of Gardiner, Thomas, EXAR and our T29 donors that will be weaned in June and bred in January.   Another 35 world class ET heifer calves are due this October.  Go to the Embryo Transfer tab to see our ET matings.

 

Adding 60+ donor quality ET females to our herd will get us closer our quality goals.  Next we will work to increase the number of quality bulls we offer each year.  We plan to make donors of our best ET females and use sexed male semen to significantly raise the number of top ET bulls we raise each year.   We will never stop working to increase the quality of our Sedgewood Angus cattle.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you in the future.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Howard

2020 Bull Sale Results

*Photos of this year's bulls*

Special THANK YOU to Sammy Blossom for taking the excellent photos!! 

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