We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Weber Farms Angus 1st Annual Production Sale to be held on February 9th, 2018. The sale will take place in our new, heated sale facility located at the farm near Plainview, NE. The sale facility address is 86780 540th Ave, Plainview, NE 68769. In the past, all bulls and females have been offered by private treaty. Over the years, we have built a very solid, loyal customer base of neighbors and friends through this process. However, as we are now able to offer more bulls of higher quality, we feel that a production sale is the best route to sell breeding stock as it gives you, the buyer, more of an opportunity to select the specific animal that you want.
As a seedstock producer for both commercial and purebred operations, we at Weber Farms have made a commitment to produce breeding stock that will provide solid economic returns for any operation. The American Angus Association (AAA) provides an outstanding set of tools, such as EPD's and $Indexes, that we use to help select cattle to accomplish that. In addition to those tools, we have added the use of Genomic testing as a standard practice. All of the yearling bulls in the offering have been DNA tested through the AAA's Angus GS test. This is a high density test which looks at DNA markers for each trait and greatly improves the accuracies of the EPD's and $Indexes of these young animals that have not produced any progeny. For example, if you are looking for a bull to use on first calf heifers, you can buy with that much more confidence knowing that you are getting exactly what you are paying for. In addition to testing the yearling bulls, we have also committed to testing every replacement heifer that is entering our herd.
All bulls that are selling on our February 9th sale will be fully guaranteed against anything that might happen during the first breeding season. If an injury or accident should occur, we ask that you notify us as soon after it occurs as possible and no later than September 1st. We understand that everyone's breeding season is different so if yours will extend beyond September 1st, please discuss this with us BEFORE an injury occurs. Every possible effort will be made to provide a replacement bull during the breeding season if necessary. If no replacement is available or not immediately needed, credit will be given towards the purchase of a bull at our next production sale. Bulls will continue to be developed until March 15th at which time we will begin delivery. A $100 discount will applied to the purchase price if you are able to take the bull home with you on sale day. All females will need to be picked up the day of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce an expansion that recently took place for us. This past summer, Weber Farms purchased the Krebs Ranch (Gordon, NE) fall calving herd in it's entirety. This herd has produced many herd sires including KR Quest (AAA# 18192783) which is owned by Alta Genetics, Inc. and partners. Beginning in 2019, in addition to yearling bulls we will begin offering 18 month old bulls. These cows from this herd are of such outstanding quality that we have already moved 5 into out Embryo Transplant program!
Finally, we would like to thank you for considering Weber Farms Angus for your breeding stock needs. We are excited to be entering into a new era with our 1st Production Sale. And, more importantly, we look forward to helping our new and existing customers select breeding stock that will help you accomplish your goals!