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Buyers Will Have Many Choices of Top Line Bulls at Express Ranches Bull Sale March 5
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:01:25 CST
There will be plenty of choices available for cattle producers looking for a top line herd bull at this year’s spring bull sale at Express Ranches, said Jarold Callahan, president of Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Jarold Callahan
Callahan is preparing for the ranches’ 27th annual spring bull this Friday, March 5.
He recently visited with Ron Hays, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director, about how the beef industry has adopted new technology and dramatically improved genetics.
We’ve got over 500 bulls, 470 Angus and over 50 Herefords as we have several of our customers that use both breeds with an F-1 black baldy female, he noted.
This offering is probably the best we’ve ever had with regard to that spread, the difference between birth and yearling, he said. We have a lot of bulls that have explosive growth, he said.
We also emphasize the phenotype because you get the whole structure, skeletal structure, the feet and legs, Callahan said.
They also have a docility EPD which is about disposition, as we all get older there is a lot of economic importance to disposition and docility, he said.
We’ve eliminated sire lines that we think are just a little too aggressive, he said.
Most seed stock operations, including Express Ranches, use high tech marketing methods.
We video every bull now, he said, and we have spread sheets that you can sort.
We have more people that give us their orders, that we’ve worked with before and they have confidence in us and we guarantee they will like the product sight unseen, he said.
We try to supply them with what they want, he noted.
For those wanting to personally view the bulls on sight, Callahan said the bulls will be penned the day before the sale with maps indicating where the bulls are located.
There will be a steak dinner for customers the night before and he noted pandemic rules will be enforced with safe social distancing, but they will not limit people’s ability to look and make buying decisions, Callahan said.
All the bulls will be outside and available for viewing, he said.
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