6th Annual “Meating Demand” Bull Sale Offers Opportunity at Turn Out Time
There's something about spring rain, warmer, longer days, a new calf crop and green grass that motivate us to forget about the obstacles of the past year and encourage us to enthusiastically look forward. Six years ago, Gardiner Angus Ranch recognized the need to offer their bull customers the same, competitive genetics, closer to turn out time on green grass.
The 6th Annual “Meating Demand” Sale, like every GAR sale offering, focuses on calving ease, growth and carcass merit and offered interested bidders just such an opportunity. The 2021 sale offering ranked in the top 20% of the Angus breed for calving ease, top 15% for growth and ribeye and top 5% for marbling.
Since incorporating in 2014, Method Genetics (MG) indexes allow GAR customers using MG in their commercial operations to compare GAR genetics to the index values in their own herds. These accurate tools provide GAR customers with a unique tie to the commercial industry. The MG average index ranking for the sixth annual sale offering is top 13% for Maternal Production (MPI), 14% for Quality Pounds (QPI) and top 12% in the Retained Ownership Index (ROI).
Although demand was strong throughout the sale, the 14- to 17-month-old bulls drew particularly strong interest. Lot 114, GAR Ashland 210J, claimed high selling bull honors, selling to Gary Stone, Chandler, Oklahoma, for $13,000.
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