Brahman Cattle on High Demand Across the Globe
March 18th, 2017 by brahmanabba
HOUSTON – The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) International Brahman Sale was a top feature for Brahman breeders around the world at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Houston, March 8.
The pavilion was bursting with domestic and international attendees at the NRG Center, which was a new location for the event. This change in venue resulted in a successful sale for the Brahman breed, totaling $115,000 on 12 lots.
Chris Shivers, the retiring executive vice president of the ABBA said, “The 2017 ABBA International Brahman Sale was a huge success with 12 lots being purchased by breeders from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The solid sale average and active bidding verified a continued demand for elite Brahman genetics. The ABBA was extremely happy with the results of the sale, the capacity of the crowd and the acceptance of the transition to a video sale.”
The sale had a total of 12 lots sold, totaling $115,000. The sale average on 10 live lots was $8,800. One lot of six embryos had a sale average of $2,833/embryo. The sale average on one flush was $10,000.
The high selling lot was owned by La Muneca – Flores Cattle Company. This elite female sold for $19,000 to Chuck Sellman from Weslaco, Texas.
Lot 1 was the 2017 Foundation Female. It was consigned by Ken Ramsey Brahmans of Cat Spring, Texas. The buyer was former AJBA Member Adrian Land, II, of L2 Ranch in Branford, Florida. He purchased the lot for $6,000, with proceeds going to the American Junior Brahman Association to assist with their many programs.
In addition to the female sale, there were 11 semen lots sold. The semen lots were donated by Brahman breeders and all proceeds went to the ABBA Research and Breed Improvement Committee to conduct research programs to improve the breed. The 11 lots grossed $10,000. A package of five straws of semen and 10 certificates donated by Kempfer Cattle Company was the high selling semen lot at $450 per straw.
The sale kicked off with a social event for bidders and guests sponsored by Brushy Creek Custom Sires and Trans Ova Genetics.