Synergy XIV sees new buyers, repeat buyers and junior show families capitalize on breed leading genetics
The market was hot for SimGenetics at the Synergy Showcase XIV, Sept. 25th The event featured genetics from 11 progressive breeders and was hosted by Smith Genetics, Giddings, Texas. Overall 110lots grossed $929,300 to average $8,4418.18. The large crowd included a number of new breeders, as well as repeat customers and junior show families all wanting to add quality genetics to their herds.
Topping the sale was lot 4 from Smith Genetics, Smith Bella Amelia Ann 188H. She was purchased by repeat buyers, Scott and Janessa King, 3JK Ranch, Zephyr, Texas for $60,000. The sale topper, combined the genetics of two of the Simbrah breed’s most elite cow families-Smith Bella Bella and LMC Miss Diva, as she was sired by Smith Have No Fear, a Diva son and out of an own daughter of the great Bella Bella. The Kings also purchased half interest and half possession in a daughter of Smith Nu Approach and the Smith Genetics/Reavis Farms donor, LMC Topanga for $20,000. The female sold bred to Smith Practical.
New breeder, Yardie SimGenetics, Austin, Texas selected several Smith Genetics lots for the program’s foundation. Yardie invested $40,000 in a polled percentage Simbrah female, carrying the genetics of Smith Dream Carson and Smith Juliet Ashley, a member of the Juliet Cow Family. The female sold safe in calf to Smith Satisfies. Yardie also purchased a January daughter of Smith Just Because and the Smith 7N Sheza Barbie, donor female, who is part of the She Moves/Barbie Cow Family, for $30,000. The lot carries high ranking indexes for the breed. In addition, the program purchased a 25% breeding interest in Smith Easy Like 21U, a herd sire prospect sired by Smith No Better Than This and from the Eleanor Cow Family for $13,000. Reavis Farms, Mission, Texas also purchased a 25% interest in this young sire.
The Sandifer Family, Hempstead, Texas added a daughter of Smith 7N Savage from Smith Genetics to their program for $31,000. The elite donor prospect sold safe in calf to the up and coming and very popular, Smith Steppin’ Up Your Game.
Cody Triesch, Blanco, Texas selected a member of the Golden Glory Cow Family for his growing program. His final bid of $25,000 purchased the Smith Satisfies daughter, who was out of a Golden Glory granddaughter. She sold with a heifer calf at side sired by Smith Intrigue and was bred back to Smith Practical. The lot was from the Smith Genetics program.
Another Bella Bella granddaughter from Smith Genetics also drew active bidding and half interest and half possession sold to Chris Baker, Morning View, Kentucky for $20,000. The April 2021 show prospect is a daughter of Smith Practical, who had several top selling daughters in the sale, and her dam, Smith Ciao Bella, is the heir apparent to the Bella Cow. The lots was from the Smith Genetics program.
Callie Heaton, Washington, Texas selected the top selling Simmental as her show heifer for the coming year from the offering for $15,000. The female, sired by CMFM Caught Lookin went on to be named the reserve grand Simmental in the Synergy Showcase held the day after the sale. The lots was offered by 7N Ranch and Smith Genetics.
Participants in the sale included Reavis Farms, Strack Farms, McCrary Farms, Hensgens Bros, Fralise Farm and Ranch/Triple J Ranch, Temperance Livestock, Monte Christo Cattle Co., 7N Ranch and Burch Cattle.
The event also included a $15,000 payout in prizes and monies for juniors. A show for Simmental, Simbrah and percentage Simbrah heifers and showmanship for five divisions of exhibitors, plus two educational contests were held throughout the weekend.
Auctioneer for the sale was Terry Reagan.