Jay & Sarah Bohnsack Family

Spring is here?


Monday, March 30th, 2009

beef_puzzleI thought March was supposed to come in like a lion and out like a lamb (or vice versa), so why did it come in like a lion and now go out like a lion with 2 inches of web cold snow?

Been almost a month since the last update so, it’s time to get everyone caught up.

Since last time, I have attended the Illinois Hereford Association spring sale at Lowderman’s Auction Facility in Macomb. Only 25 head cataloged, but a nice sale. Would have been nice to see more people in the seats, but, you only need two bidders for each lot. Bulls averaged $1,750 while the heifers averaged $1,915. Everything else has been sold with the exception of our new yearling bull BOF Kilowatt 801 (kilo x pure gold). We were looking for the best Devo son we could find to flush our Colyer Pure Gold cow to and came up with Kilo. We also have a couple of nice show heifers available.

Speaking of bulls, our 4 year old herd bull, Buddy, is still for sale (you can see his youtube video here). I really think a commercial cattleman or purebred breeder will love what he offers. We are asking $1800 for him (which as you can see is only slightly above average from the March sale and below average from the Illini Classic in February). If you are interested, send me an e-mail or give me a call 309.738.0811. We just had a baldy out of him (out of a recip) hit the ground this morning. I will try and post a picture later in the week.

Finally, we are in the final stages of preparing to sell Hereford beef at farmers markets in the area this spring and summer. Hopefully, we will have details posted soon. Look for a shopping page where customers can order beef cuts online and pay with paypal.

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