Sale manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: William McIntosh
16 Older Bulls $3,081
22 Yearling Bulls $2,716
30 Elite Females $3,145
23 Open Commercial Heifers $1,124
C-Cross Cattle Company hosted their annual Fall Bull and Female Sale on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The sale was held at the J-Bob Farms Sale Facility in Biscoe, N.C. The sale included an outstanding line up of older bulls, yearling bulls, elite females, including the dispersal of all the C-Cross six-year-old females, as well as a selection of quality open replacement commercial heifers.
In the bull offering, the top selling bull was Lot 59, CCRO Carolina Turbo 2238Z. He is an October 16, 2012, homozygous black, double polled son of JKGF Reflex X4 ET and out of OSOF Ms Jo-Leen 9801W. Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa purchased this purebred Gelbvieh herd sire prospect for $10,000.
The second high-selling bull was Lot 84, CCRO Carolina 2208Z. This September 4, 2012, purebred Gelbvieh bull is homozygous black, homozygous polled and is sired by DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 out of CCRO Miss CC Carolina 0306X. Brad Burke of Full Circle Farm in Ewing, Ky., was the winning bidder at $5,100.
On the female side, the high-selling female and top lot of the sale was Lot 2, CCRO Ms C-Cross EC / 7309T, a purebred Gelbvieh cow born September 25, 2007. This is the elite donor dam sired by Flying H Exclusive who has proven herself many times over at C-Cross and ranks in the top 1 percent for marbling and carcass value. Post Rock Cattle Company and Twin Oak Gelbvieh teamed up to purchase this cow for $25,000.
C-Cross offered a flush on their donor dam EHE Miss Twila’s Focus W607 ET. She is a March 1, 2009, 50 percent Balancer female sired by Mytty in Focus and out of DCSF Post Rock Twila 223M2. Little Windy Hill Farm and J & K Gelbvieh teamed up to purchase the flush for $4,250.