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Results of our April, 2021 BULL SALE

  

A big THANK YOU goes out to Cypress Branch Farms for taking the top bull, C209, at $8,000 and Dennis Dean for taking C234 for $7,000.   Bulls sold into three states with 9 bulls going to Louisiana and Tennessee.  

 

A computer program error made a mess of our sale at the end when things were getting good and the resulting confusion really hurt our sale.  Sale average was $3,850 which was lower than last year's $4,600.   But like my Mississippi State football team says "Wait 'till next year !!"

Go to our Bull Sale page to see individual bull data for the sale.

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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 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

Website Additions

Embryo Transfer

Commercial Herd

2020 Bull Sale Results

Our 2020 Bull Sale had 42 active bidders from three states competing for 32 bulls. All 32 lots were sold with 15 bulls going for over $5000 each.   Sale average was $4,603.  

Thank you to everyone for making our last 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 59 bulls over the last 18 years!!

 

Directions to the farm

2607 Virlilia Road

Canton, MS 39046

Go to our Contact Us page for directions by Google Maps.  Call or email us before you come so we can be available when you get here and verify your GPS navigation doesn't send you the long way here!

FarmWeek Video

The MSU Extension Service featured a video of the Sedgewood cattle operation for FarmWeek on ETV awhile back.  Go to the Videos and Articles section to see how we manage our cattle.  Go to our Farm Tour Page for photos of sale day activities.

 

Email Contact List

Please email us so we can add your email address to our contact file.  This will allow us to keep you up to date on cattle for sale in the future.

Thank you for your interest.   

                                                                                        

Bill Howard  

 

Email: Sedgewood2@AOL.com                    

Cell:      601-761-0001

Website: www.SedgewoodAngus.com