General InformationAuctioneer - Ken Carney
Sale Agent - Fruitland Livestock Auction, Inc.
The sale order was determined by consignors drawing for a position in the rotation. Each consignor selected those heifers to sell in each rotation. Heifers will be sold in uniform lots sorted according to breed type, size and those selling together are expected to calve in a 45 day period. Heifers become the property of the purchaser immediately after the sale. Each animal will be at the purchaser's risk as soon as sold. The seller will aid in the loading of the cattle on instructions from the buyer, but at the buyer's risk. No cattle will be loaded until the conclusion of the sale. All fees will be collected by the Fruitland Livestock Auction, Inc. and are to be settled before loading.
All heifers are guaranteed bred and are guaranteed to remain pregnant for 30 days after the sale. Due dates are approximate. Females can range two weeks or more around due date even if they were AI bred. Any heifer found open (by an accredited veterinarian) would be refunded by the consignor. All guarantees are made by the consignor of the cattle, not the sale committee or the SEMO Cattlemen's Association.
All heifers in the sale are identified by a special tag that carries the "Show-Me-Select" trademark and name. This tag indicates that the heifers have met all of the requirements of the Missouri "Show-Me-Select" program.
The sale committee and consignors wish to thank all those who have contributed to the success of this program. Your faith in our ability to make this program work is appreciated.
All heifers in this sale have been Brucellosis calfhood vaccinated between 4 and 12 months of age. All heifers in this sale have been blood tested within 30 days of this sale and have tested negative for Brucellosis. Necessary Health Paper to go to any state will be available on all heifers after this sale.
Requirements for Heifers in the 1999 Replacement Heifer Sale
These requirements are designed to minimize the incidence and severity of calving difficulty and protect against potential reproductive losses. Heifers must be bred to service sires at or less than established birth weight EPD maximums, have a minimum pelvic area of 150 cm2 prebreeding or 180 cm2 at pregnancy examination, be a minimum body condition score of 5 on sale day, and meet established health guidelines.
Bred Heifers were managed under the following calendar:
Heifers must be bred to bulls with birth weight EPDs not greater than the guidelines for the following breeds based on the current genetic evaluation at the time of breeding for the respective breed associations:
Angus +2.0 Gelbvieh -4.0 Salers -0.2 Beefmaster -1.1 Limousin -1.1 Shorthorn +0.5 Brangus -0.1 Polled/Horn Hereford +2.0 Simmental +0.3 Charolais -1.8 Red Angus +2.0 Tarentaise +0.5