Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Angus Breeders From More Than Thirty States Headed to Yukon for the Express Ranches Big Event Sale This Weekend

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:05:46 CDT

Angus Breeders From More Than Thirty States Headed to Yukon for the Express Ranches Big Event Sale This Weekend Seedstock producers from more than thirty states are headed to Yukon, Oklahoma for the 2018 version of "The Big Event" being held Friday and Saturday at Express Ranches on the northside of Yukon. Express Ranch is the largest Seedstock cattle operation in the country- and their annual production sale held in August is all about females- with 222 fall bred Angus females to sell on Friday afternoon- then the traditional Big Event happens Saturday, starting at 11am, as approximately 350 Females will sell- including Donor Cows, fall and spring open heifer calves, 54 Show Heifers and 50 spring calving cows with calves by side.


Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with the President of Express Ranches, Jarold Callahan. about the 2018 Big Event- and Jarold says that this year's lineup of females features an offering of the best that the Angus breed can offer- young productive heifers and cows bred to some of the very best Bulls in the Angus breed. Click on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story to hear their conversation.


Hays and Callahan talk about how Genomics EPDs are a vital part of the selection process in a modern seedstock operation- allowing a cattle producer to come to sale like the one being held by Express this weekend and buying with confidence the genetics they need to improve their cattle herd.


They talked about Lot 1 and how she excels at both the Dollar EPDs- $Beef Value EPD and $Feedlot Value EPD- EXAR Forever Lady 7426 is the number one bred heifer in the sale for those EPDs and number 2 overall in the sale in those categories. Callahan expects she will end up being used as a Donor Cow- and that she has the genetics to be an impactful female in the transplant program of the Angus breed- Express is offering half interest in her and hoping that the buyer will only take half interest as they want to have access to the genetics that she will likely generate in the years ahead.


Callahan tells Hays that he anticipates buyers will come from thirty to thirty five states- as well as from Canada- and others will bid online on the Superior Livestock Platform.


Express has a lot of information on the cattle being offered on their website- click here to jump there- and the information available just ahead of the sale includes the Sale Catalog, Sale Videos, an EPD Update as of August 10, Show Cattle Sale Order and Big Event Calving Sheet.



   


   

Ron Hays talks about the Big Event with Jarold Callahan of Express Ranches
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Veterinarian Sam Barringer Explains Why Health and Vaccinations in Cattle Herds Aren't Synonymous  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:48:58 CST
  • Latest US Tractor and Combine Sales Report Shows Overall Sales Remained Positive Year-to-Date  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:26 CST
  • Ethanol Industry Pumped Up After Trump Doubles Down on Promise to Back Year-Round E15 Sales  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:30:17 CST
  • Promising Pasture Conditions Spark Green Fever in Cattle Country as Producers Buy Up Stockers  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:52:46 CST
  • National Pork Board, USDA, U.S. Meat Export Federation to Partner on Pork 2040 Marketing Study  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:37:33 CST
  • National Cotton Council Supports US Efforts to Enhance Transparency at World Trade Organization  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:30 CST
  • How Much Hay is Enough Hay? OSU's Glenn Selk Offers These Tips for Your Winter Feed Planning  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:16:45 CST
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City - Close  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:52:51 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.