44th Annual SWVA Performance Tested Bull Sale Catalog

Officers Dennis Pearson, President Kenneth Payne, Vice President

Directors Mark DeHaven, 2023 Zac Ketron, 2023 Kenneth Payne, 2023 Cory Aker, 2024 Dennis Pearson, 2024 Andy Ward, 2024 Nathan Cline, 2025 Kevin Fleenor, 2025 Blake Hopkins, 2025 Farrell Jones, 2025

Mark DeHaven, Secretary/Treasurer John Pennington, Past President Scott Greiner, Educational Advisor Technical Directors John Currin Norman Vincel

VIRGINIA BEEF CATTLE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech 366 Litton Reaves (MC 0306), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 Phone 540-231-9159 Web site: www.bcia.apsc.vt.edu

Dear Friends: Please make plans to join us for our 44th Annual Southwest Virginia BCIA Performance Tested Bull Sale to be held on Saturday, March 25 at 12:00 noon. Please take note- we have a new sale location this year and look forward to having our sale at the APEX Center in Wytheville. The APEX Center is conveniently located at the same exit and directly across the interstate from our previous sale site (see following page for address and directions). Our annual Open House at the test facility outside Wytheville will be held on Sunday March 19, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This will be an excellent time to view the bulls and visit with the breeders and everyone involved- we hope you can join us! Thank you to Brian and Kayla Umberger at Mountain Spring Farm for all they do on behalf of BCIA. Over the years, the Southwest BCIA Bull Sale has earned a strong reputation across the region as one of the premier sourc es for quality genetics frommultiple breeds. The consignors have worked hard to assemble this set of bulls with the goal of upholding that tradition. Study the pedigrees and EPDs on these bulls and you will find genetics to meet your needs. All bulls have genomically-enhanced EPDs, which is a commitment by BCIA to offer you the most accurate tools we can to help you make selection decisions. All bulls have met BCIA’s stringent requirements to make the sale, and all bulls sell with our enhanced guarantee which provides assurance for soundness and fertility, and our promise to stand behind our prod uct. Volume buyer discounts are available with the purchase of two or more bulls. Again this year, we will provide compli mentary delivery for bulls following the sale. We regret that we will not have heifers to offer at this year’s sale. The BCIA-Influenced Heifer Sale has developed a strong reputation as a source of quality females, and we have full intentions of offering a great set of bred heifers again in 2024. The sale will be available online through CowBuyer.com. If you cannot join us in person, we hope this service provides you the convenience and ability to participate in the sale. See details contained in this catalog for more information. Compli menting this, video is available on all the bulls which can be accessed on the BCIA website. As always, we will have bidding available over the telo-auction or feel free to give one of us a call if you need assistance prior to or during the sale. We would be happy to assist you any way we can to purchase bulls that meet your needs. The bulls will be delivered to the APEX Center in Wytheville on Friday afternoon prior to the sale. Contact any of the consign ors, Brian Umberger at 276-620-1194, or myself at 540-231-9159 if we can be of assistance in any way. We hope to see you on Saturday, March 25!


Scott P. Greiner BCIA Educational Advisor

See page 41 for bidding options

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