3 Angus, Angus-influenced female sales planned for spring
The Kansas Angus Association announces that one new sale will be added to the existing spring sales sponsored for commercial Angus and Angus-influenced females. Sales will be hosted at JC Livestock Sales, Junction City on March 30 and in Ft. Scott at the Fort Scott Livestock Market also on March 30. A new sale will be held in Holton on April 5 at Holton Livestock Exchange. The KAA is currently seeking consignments of commercial Angus and Angus-influenced young age cows, pairs, bred heifers, and open heifers for both spring sales.
KAA Manager Anne Lampe says, "Our two long-standing sales in Pratt and Junction City have proven to be a place for producers to market high-quality replacement females and for buyers to add reputable Angus and Angus-influenced females to their herds. The Association believes that added locations will extend the opportunity to more producers."
Females must be consigned in minimum five head lots. Maximum age of females must be eight years of age or younger. To qualify for these special sales, the females must meet Certified Angus Beef live specifications: be predominately black hided; black white faces and /or "baldies" will be accepted; have typical beef-type conformation (no visible dairy influence); and be without long floppy ear and hump (no visible Brahman influence). The sales welcome bred cows and heifers, fall pairs, and open heifers.
Angus seedstock producers are encouraged to help inform their commercial bull customers of this sale as an option for producers to market source verified Angus replacement females. Consigners do not have to be members of the Kansas Angus Association and out of state cattle are welcome.
Consignment entry forms can be found at www.kansasangus.org. For more information on each location contact the designated sale chairman:
--Fort Scott, Tim Benton, 785-448-4297 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
--Junction City, Chad Johnson, 620-767-2650 or email@example.com; and
--Holton, Neal Haverkamp. 785-336-1655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sales are sponsored by the Kansas Angus Association. Fall KAA commercial female sales are scheduled in LaCrosse and in Pratt.