A total of 509 head were consigned and sold from Bee, Goliad, Refugio and the surrounding counties. This year with our pre-existing drought conditions and lack of cattle in our local region, as a result of liquidation and destocking situations, the committee also sought cattle from outside the area to offer our ranchers quality cattle.
The Female Sale is committed to the youth in the Tri County area and again, as last year, plans to make a $1,000 donation to each county 4-H program totaling almost $20,000. Bob Gayle, who engineered the idea of the sale over seven years ago said, “I think it is a win-win for everyone involved. Not only are producers profiting from the added dollars, but they can also feel assured that they are helping the youth when they consign.”
Prices averaged at: pairs, $1,359 on 140 head; breds, $1,152 on 130 head; and open or exposed heifers, $795 on 240 head.