Fall 2017 Bull Sale Analysis

We sold 315 low-maintenance, grass-developed bulls in our two fall bull sales for an average price of $4908 – with a range of $2000 to $12,250.   Below is a brief analysis of our two sales.   Calving ease, fleshing ability, disposition and overall rating were evaluated and scored using our unique 5-star system.   In this system, 5-star is the best and 1-star is the worst.

 

 

More Cows for More Years

In preparation for our fall bull sales, we have visited with hundreds of PCC customers.   Most have used their PCC bulls for more years than they ever thought possible.   One customer purchased three PCC Solar Bulls in the fall of 2008.   These bulls are still going strong at 10 years of age.   That’s amazing!   Several customers tell us their PCC Solar Bulls successfully cover 50 to 80 cows and/or heifers

What is a bull worth that can breed twice as many cows for twice as many years as an average bull?  

One Down and One to Go

Our Nebraska Bull Sale is behind us.   The pre-sale meeting with Jim Gerrish had nearly 47 cow-calf producers from at least eight different states in attendance.  

We had 45 registered bidders at the sale – from 8 different states.   There were 52 people using our Stay-At-Home options – from 19 different states and Mexico.

We sold 94 bulls in one hour for an average price of $4215 – with a range of $2000 to $9750.   These bulls were sold into 15 states and Mexico.  

Buyer’s Market

Our fall bull sales almost always create a better buyer’s market for our bull customers than do our spring bull sales.   For the most part, this is because most cow-calf producers will not need to turn their bulls out until next summer.   This may be true, but…

Not only do our fall-sale bulls cost less, they are 18 months of age.   They will be two years old next summer.   These older bulls will breed more cows with much fewer problems than yearling bulls.   Since they have been developed naturally on grass,

One Down and Two To Go! Nebraska Sale was a success….

Around 60 people from at least eight different states attended the pre-sale meeting in Valentine, Nebraska, to hear Kit Pharo speak.   Kit reports that it was extremely refreshing to be around so many cow-calf producers with a positive attitude, who are excited and optimistic about the future.   Kit will also be speaking at the Ohio and Colorado pre-sale meetings.

We had 49 registered bidders at the sale – from six different states. There were 39 people using our Stay-At-Home options – from 12 different states, as well as Australia..

Why Purchase Bulls in the Fall?

Fall is by far the best time to move cattle from one environment to another – especially if you are moving them into a hotter, more humid environment (south and/or east). By the time breeding season rolls around, your new PCC bull will be well-adapted and ready for a heavy workload.
Unlike most young bulls, our grass-developed bulls do not require much in the way of winter feed or care. In most cases, we recommend you throw them in with your older bulls. Don’t be surprised if your young PCC bulls come through the winter in better shape than your older,