Big D Ranch “Building Your Tomorrow Sale”
Saturday, October 13, 2018

2017 sale results

October 14, 2017 at 12 noon with the temperature starting to rise, as well as the anticipation of a great sale was fixing to take place ……….and it did. We welcomed a full house of people and DVAuctions with bidders from 9 states for Big D Ranch’s 3rd annual Building Your Tomorrow Sale. The pace got started with Phillip’s decision to sell choice of the Lot 1 semen studs in which Circle Z Ranch of Greenbrier, Arkansas became the new owners of the 2D remarkable International 2020 son for $11,500.  This bull had many admirers because of his long body, big square hips, sound structure all the way to the ground and set of actual numbers & EPD numbers to make him a very sought after herd sire. The 2nd bull to sell took a lot of persuasion to get Phillip to let him go, it was the 541D semen stud for $10,000. Wahrmund Farms of Springfield, Arkansas took this bull back to their cattle operation to use across all their mama cows to create a herd that will be untouchable in the future as far as genetics go.  This bull had many wanting him in their herds for his easy going temperament, powerhouse appearance, super soundness and power packed pedigree on top and bottom! He has a set of EPD numbers that makes most registered guy’s mouth water.  Look for semen sales in the future on both these powerhouse studs. Circle Z Ranch struck again taking home the driving force in the yearling pens with the top end 205D3 for $6000.This Triple 7 son  has probably the most power of any bull to sell this fall.  He puts a great set of numbers together along with his big top, large hips, added bone, and near perfect design make him very easy on the eyes. Look for great things to be coming out of Circle Z in the future with their great foundation herd sires. Wahrmund Farms was also volume bull buyer this year which included this year’s YCLC bull. Big D Ranch donates all proceeds of this yearling bull to the ACA to be put into the YCLC fund to make certain the program continues for future generations. The YCLC instills principles of leadership and advocacy in the beef industry and also promotes involvement of young producers within the state as well as nationally. When it came time for the commercial heifer sale the stands stayed full which made for an exciting time as well. Top selling bred heifers were Lot B for $2500 which made their way to Crow Mountain, Arkansas to Price Farms. No stranger to Big D Ranch genetics Mr. Price also took home volume heifer buyer status. Many people complemented on the heifers phenomenal ultrablack characteristic, strong tops, added bone, depth of rib and sound footedness.  Top Lot of Open Heifers Lot I, made their way to Delaware, Arkansas to Mr. Robinson’s farm for $1500.  So at the end of the day when all the dust settled “literally” the sale averages looked like this:

Coming 2 year old Bulls……..$4000.00

Yearling Bulls……………………. $2750.00

Bred Commercial Heifers…..$2100.00

Open Commercial Heifers.…$1350.00

We at Big D Ranch want to sincerely thank everyone that made the trip to the Ranch and to those that watched on DVA, without your gracious and continued support our passion would not exist. THANK YOU!! Make plans to be in Center Ridge, Arkansas next fall for the annual Big D Ranch Building Your Tomorrow Sale.  Until Next Time…..