AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Cattle producers looking to add quality females to their herds should attend the 21st Annual Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale. It will be Friday, August 30 at the Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown.
Kevan Tucker, the sale manager and an Alabama Extension county coordinator in Clarke County, said three hundred head will be sold that day.
“The sale, which starts at 11 a.m C.D.T, will include bred heifers and a select group of open heifers,” Tucker said. “Lots include Angus, Simmental/Angus, Brangus and Angus Brangus Cross and F1 Brahman Cross heifers.”
Heifers in the sale undergo screening for quality and come from reputable cattle operations across Alabama.
One of Top Sales in Southeast
The Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale is a marketing program ran by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s animal science team and the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association.
Tucker said the sale has a reputation for offering top quality and top genetics in the consignments.
“It’s considered one of the top replacement heifer sales in the Southeast,” he said. “Most consignments come from cattle operations that have participated many times in the sale.”
The Herdbuilder Sale began in 1999 and its intentions were to add value to quality heifers raised in the Black Belt through enhanced management protocols. Tucker noted that prior to this sale, many consignors were sending replacement quality heifers through traditional feeder cattle marketing chains.
“By selling in the feeder cattle market, the farmer was missing an opportunity for stronger prices,” Tucker said. “Also, Alabama’s beef cattle operations were losing the opportunity to add improved genetics to their herds.”
He said producers value the returns that good records and sound management can bring.