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Annual Spring Female Sale Scheduled ||
A*L*O*T Board Meets ||
Annual Spring Female Sale Scheduled
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A*L*O*T will hold its Spring Female Sale on May 8, 2004. The consignment period closed on Mar 12, 2004. Sale Secretary Beth Wicker reports that 80 lots consigned by 24 consignors will be cataloged.
The sale will again be held at the Titus County Sale Facility in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Even though the sale may seem a long way off, time has a tendency to creep up on most of us, so please start planning now to prepare your consignments. Remember that well conditioned cattle sell better than thinner cattle (well conditioned means FAT). Early spring is a tough time to put weight on cows that are nursing calves, so plan to feed these girls well so that they will bring top dollar for you. It takes about a hundred pounds of gain to add one Body Condition Score to a mature animal.
All cattle must be accompanied by a health certificate for interstate shipment from the home state. Consignments over 12 months old must have a negative TB test within 30 days of the sale indicated on the health certificate. The health certificate should also indicate current pregnancy status, as determined by a practicing vet, for the sale update sheet.
The sale committee asks that you have your animals at the sale facility by 2 PM on Friday, May 7.
A*L*O*T Board Meets
The A*L*O*T Board of Directors met in Paris, Texas on January 10, 2004. Major points of the meeting follow:[ Back to Index ]
- A Volunteer Labor Coordinator will organize volunteers to work Friday and/or Saturday of the A*L*O*T Sales in an effort to minimize sale expenses. Darrin Marical will be the A*L*O*T director to coordinate this effort. We will need a volunteer coordinator for each sale as well as labor volunteers.
- Annual Membership Dues will increase to $30.00, effective January 1, 2005
- Sale Secretary will mail postcard reminders to past members whose memberships have lapsed. (After March 1st)
- Additional requirement to the consignment rules: ALL animals consigned to A*L*O*T sales must be accompanied by a Health Certificate stating that the animal meets the health requirements for interstate shipment.
- A*L*O*T purchased booth space at the Texas Angus Association Annual Meeting held January 30, 2004. This booth was manned by A*L*O*T member volunteers who handed out promotional material to promote the Angus breed, the A*L*O*T Angus Association and our annual sales.
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The A*L*O*T Officers and Directors met earlier this year and proposed that we continue using volunteer labor at our sales in an effort to keep sale expenses to a minimum.
This was very successful at the February Bull Sale! We had some new volunteers along with many of those that have been volunteering, that helped move cattle before, during and after the sale, as well as those who helped out serving the meal in the kitchen, and manning the buyers registration table. We certainly appreciate all of the effort and hard work!
In an effort to continue this, we ask all of you who may be willing and able to volunteer at any of the annual sales to please let us know. We would like to rotate this among many members so that the same people are not working every sale.
Those of you who will be able to volunteer to work before, during, and/or load-out at the Spring Female Sale on May 8, 2004, please contact Darrin Marical, volunteer coordinator, at 405-997-5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your effort and thank all of you for your continued support of A*L*O*T Angus Association!
Bull Sale Results
Spring 2004 "Super Bull" Sale: Feb 28, 2004, Mt Pleasant, TX[ Back to Index ]
74 Bulls sold for an average of $1702 per lot.
Auctioneer: Scott Crawford
High Selling Bull: Lot 10 - C A A Gunsmoke Roper 033 ET (+14209864), consigned by Ashworth Ranch, Chris Ashworth, DVM, Ft Smith, AR and purchased by LD Farms, Leland Dodd, Texarkana, TX for $4400.
Executive Committee Meets
A meeting of the A*L*O*T Angus Association Officers was held on March 6, 2004. Several decisions that will affect the Fall 2004 sales were made.[ Back to Index ]
- Continue to use the LSU Scoring System.
- All bulls consigned must score from 1 to 15 to be eligible for sale. (The sale committee suggests monitoring weights in the months prior to the sale to be sure bulls will meet the requirement when consignment period opens).
- The Sale Order will be determined first by the LSU Ranking, second by weight, and then by date of birth.
- Age of bulls eligible - cannot be over 4 years of age (not yet 5 years) or less than 15 months of age.
- Add a recommendation to the Female Sale consignment form: Females consigned to the sale should have a minimum body condition score of 5. (This is only a recommendation - not a requirement for eligibility.)
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