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Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Female Sale Scheduled in October ||
A*L*O*T to Hold Fall Bull & Female Sale
Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Female Sale Scheduled in October
A*L*O*T will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on October 10, 2003. The meeting will again be held at the Titus County Sale Facility in Mt. Pleasant, TX and will begin at 5 PM.[ Back to Index ]
The meeting will be held the night before the Fall Female Sale which will begin at noon on October 11, 2003. Sale Secretary Beth Wicker reports that 85 lots have been consigned. The consignment period closed on August 16, 2003.
Consignors should have already started conditioning their cattle for the sale. It takes about a hundred pounds of gain to add one Body Condition Score to a mature animal.
Make plans to attend the sale and pass the word to any friends and neighbors who have not attended in the past. Stress to them that there will be plenty of quality Angus seedstock and a good meal as well.
Consignors should remember that all consignments are to be accompanied by current pregnancy status, determined by a practicing vet, and a health certificate for interstate shipment.. All animals over 12 months old must have a negative TB test within 30 days of the sale. The sale committee asks that you have your animals at the sale facility by 2 PM on Friday, October 10.
A*L*O*T to Hold Fall Bull & Female Sale
The A*L*O*T Angus Association will hold its annual Fall Bull & Female Sale on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at the Titus County Fair Sale Facility in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.[ Back to Index ]
The consignment period opened on August 26, 2003 and will run until September 26, 2003. Consignors are reminded that their cattle should be in place no later than 2 PM on Friday, November 28. Begin conditioning your animals early as it does take some time to put an animal into good flesh.
Again this year, we plan to fill out the sale offering with females. As in the past, bulls will be given priority for this sale. If sufficient bulls are consigned, there may not be space for females. Should this occur, the sale committee will ask that female consignments be withdrawn.
All consignments must be accompanied by a health certificate for interstate shipment. All animals over 12 months old must have a negative TB test within 30 days of the sale and bulls must have passed a Breeding Soundness Exam within the past 30 days.
A*L*O*T Plans February Bull Sale
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The A*L*O*T Sale Committee has approved another bull sale to be held on February 28, 2004 at the Titus County Fair Sale Facility in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. The consignment period for this sale will open on November 14, 2003 and will remain open until December 12, 2003. The auctioneer will be Scott Crawford.
A*L*O*T Sale Dates
- Annual Membership Meeting Oct 10, 2003: 5 PM, Titus County Fair Facility, Mt Pleasant, TX.
- Fall Female Sale Oct 11, 2003: Consignments postmarked from Jul 18 to Aug 16 , 2003.
- Bull and Female Sale Nov 29, 2003: Consignments postmarked from Aug 26 to Sep 26, 2003.
- Bull Sale Feb 28, 2004 : Consignments postmarked from Nov 14, 2003 to Dec 12, 2003.
- Spring Female Sale May 8, 2004: Consignments postmarked from Feb 13 to Mar 12, 2004
The sale is open to all A*L*O*T members. Bulls must be less than five years of age on sale day which means they must have been born AFTER Feb 28, 1999.
Consignors are encouraged to enter gain tested bulls in the sale, but gain testing is not a requirement for the sale. We have had several Fall bull sales that have been very successful and the sale committee is very optimistic about this newly scheduled sale. A*L*O*T member, Scott Overstreet has sent an enthusiastic letter to the editor which is printed at right.
The online Sale Consignment Forms are on: [click here]. Please remember that all cattle consigned to an A*L*O*T sale must be accompanied by a Health Certificate stating that the animal meets requirements for interstate shipment.
Items of Interest
AHIR Reporting Dates Changed: The American Angus Association Breed Improvement Committee has changed the window for reporting weaning weights to include calves from 120 to 280 days of age.[ Back to Index ]
Letter to the Editor
Hey Everybody,[ Back to Index ]
This is Scott Overstreet again. Hope you've got the bulls for the February 28, 2004, SUPERBULL sale on their way. It's time to pour the feed to them. Competition is great and fun. Who's got the best? Let's all try to be the high selling lot of the sale.
It's going to be one of the top bull sales A*L*O*T* has ever produced!! The bulls that have been committed are some of the best I've ever seen. Stick your chest out, be proud of your consignments and get ready to count your money.
I sent 5 bulls to the gain test in August. These bulls are sired by 5175, E161, 878, & Circle A Exacto. All these bulls have 205 weights over 700#. Four of these bulls WILL be in the sale. I'm keeping one for clean up. I've got two more bulls (E161 and 1407 sons) that may be good enough.
Bring your best -- this is it, your chance to be part of THE BEST SUPERBULL sale in this area!!
Thanks for all of your support with this sale. It will not be possible without YOU!
Rt. 3 Box 278
DeKalb, TX 75559
Bull Test Station Delivery Dates
Test 34 - Bulls Mar-Apr 2003
Delivery Dates: Dec 5-6, 2003
Test 35 - Bulls born May-Jun 2003
Delivery Dates: Feb 6-7, 2004
Contact Dr. John Evans (405)744-6060
Test 3-4 - Bulls born Apr 1 thru May 31, 2003
Delivery Dates: Jan 8-12, 2004
Contact Brad Barrett (936)878-2749
Beef Test Evaluation Center, Kilgore College
North Central Texas College Beef Eval Center
All Breed TestóBulls born Apr, May or Jun 2003
Delivery Date: Feb 2, 2003
Contact T.J. Davidson (940)668-4217, ext 353
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AngusSource offers new marketing tools to cattle producers
In an industry that gets more complex each day, a return to simplicity is long overdue. Commercial cow-calf producers want to be paid for what they produce. Buyers want more information about the cattle they purchase. But, neither wants to add large amounts of record keeping, labor, or cost to achieve this objective. To fill this need, the AngusSource program, which is provided by the American Angus Association, has been enhanced to serve as a more visible method of conveying valuable source, genetic and management information between producers and potential buyers. AngusSource was formed from the Association's Internet-based listing of Angus-influenced cattle for sale and provides documented information about Angus-influenced commercial cattle for sale.[ Back to Index ]
"Commercial cow-calf producers across the country are looking for ways to improve the profitability of their operation," says Matt Perrier, director of commercial relations for the Association and coordinator of the AngusSource program. "AngusSource provides an easy, affordable way to capture the information many producers already have and turn it into dollars. In today's beef industry premiums aren't paid on the cattle you sell, they're paid on the information you provide."
An official AngusSource visual ear tag, available from the Association for $1 each, enrolls Angus-influenced cattle into the program. The basic parameters of the program include:
- Both feeder cattle and replacement females can be enrolled. ∑ Cattle are enrolled as a group with no ties to sire or dam required.
- Tags are shipped directly to the producer, minimum order of 20 tags.
- AAA registration numbers of all calves' sires and/or dams' sires must be provided.
- Breed make-up of calves must be at least 50% Angus.
- Prior to marketing, official documentation may be printed, listing the group's source, genetics, and management information for potential buyers.
- Tagged cattle are eligible for online marketing listings, participation in special AngusSource program sales (where available), and other marketing opportunities.
- Tags can serve as a medium for data transfer from feedyards or packing plants, but do not guarantee data feedback. Arrangements for data collection and feedback must be made between buyer and seller at marketing time.
AngusSource offers commercial beef cattle producers a simple and comprehensive way to convey the source, process and genetic information about Angus-influenced cattle to potential buyers. To order tags and enroll calves in the AngusSource program, go to www.angussource.com or call the Association's commercial programs department at 816-383-5100.
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