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2014 Yon Family Farms
Fall Female & Bull Sale


 


2014 Yon Family Farms
24th Annual Bull Sale



For the second year in a row, Mother Nature didn’t get the message that we prefer warm sunny days for our bull sales. Mid “sale week” we got a two-day dose of snow, and worse yet, ICE. Unfortunately, many of our neighbors and customers were unable to attend the sale on Saturday as they were still faced with power outages, fences down and all the other challenges that a southern ice storm brings. Fortunately, the lights came back on at the sale facility on Thursday evening and the snow and ice melted on Friday before the sale. Despite the weather, there was a good turnout and the phone lines and on-line viewers, (on their computers at home), bidding through DV Auction, were quite active.
The 24th annual sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 15, 2014. A total of 141 bulls sold, with 125 registered yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $4208, while 16 yearling Sim-Angus bulls averaged $3906. Fall cow/calf pairs, most confirmed bred back AI, were a welcome addition to the sale offering and the bidding was brisk on the 13 Angus pairs that averaged $5831. Three SimAngus pairs were also sold for an average of $3906. The majority of the females sold to repeat female buyers who have Angus and SimAngus operations of their own, with very little price difference in any of the lots.
Demand was strong throughout the bull sale. Topping the sale was Lot 17, an Angus bull sired by Yon Future Focus T219 out of a Sarah donor at $10,500 for 2/3 interest. He went to the Farabow family in Broxton, GA who are assembling a stout Angus herd to go with a strong commercial program already in place. Second high bull was a SimAngus, Lot 106, a massive son of Ellingson Legacy M229 (Olie), with an abundance of eye appeal. He was selected by Pete Slagle in Watauga, TN, and sold for $8500. The 3rd high seller was Lot 18, an Angus bull with outstanding EPD’s , sired by the now deceased Yon Future Focus T219. He sold for 2/3 interest to Neverdun Farms in Sumter, SC for $8250. Rounding out the top 5 were two other bulls at $8000. The Stucky Ranch in Kingman, KS selected a stout Sierra Cut son, who sold as Lot 25. LeBus Farms in Paris, KY purchased Lot 28 who was a Final Answer son with a great combination of numbers and phenotype. A total of 23 bulls sold for $6000 or higher this year. Bull prices remained steady throughout the day, with bulls selling for $2250 and up to tabulate an overall average of $4173. Bulls were affordable and sold in all price ranges, with over 60% of the bulls selling to repeat customers. Bulls sold into ten states, including SC, NC, GA, AL, TN, WV, VA, FL, OH, TX, and KY. The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, represented by Wade Fisher, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate. Special thanks are due to Wes Weeks who handled the telephone bidding during the auction, which was extremely active at this sale. Auctioneers for the event were Col. Mike Jones and Col. Darren Carter.
Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge. As always former and current employees, interns, family members and friends worked in the back and got the cattle loaded out with ease, despite muddy conditions.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday of November each year in Ridge Spring. Complete results of each sale are available on the website at www.yonfamilyfarms.com. In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.


Lot 17 Yon Future Focus A407 - Top Seller

Lot 106 Yon Olie A375 - 2nd High Seller

Lot 18 Yon Future Focus A292 - 3rd High Seller


Lot 25 Yon Sierra Cut A312 - 4th High Seller

Lot 28 Yon Final Answer A325 - 4th High Seller
 
   
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2013 Yon Family Farms Fall Female and Bull Sale


The festivities for the 10th Fall Female and Bull Sale at Yon Family Farms began on Friday, Nov. 1, with a rainy afternoon of viewing the sale offering, then an evening meal from Shealy’s BBQ and a super educational program about Bull Selection and Genomics by Bill Bowman from the American Angus Association and Dr. Kent Anderson on behalf of Zoetis. The majority of the sale offering had been HD50K tested and this presentation helped explain the value of genomic testing.
The 10th Fall Female and Bull Sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC, on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Bluegrass music and a bright sunny day greeted a record-setting crowd of cattle enthusiasts to the Ridge for the event. The cattle auction began just after noon, following the traditional beef stew lunch prepared by the Yon’s neighbors.
The Angus females sold first, and the offering began with a sampling of eight featured open heifers from the Sarah, Hazel, Queen, Witch and Ruth cow families. They sold for an average of $3513. Following the heifers, were 15 Angus Fall pairs with calves at side, which averaged $4113. Two SimAngus Fall pairs with calves at side averaged $4500. Nineteen bred Angus cows followed for an average of $3768, while two bred SimAngus cows sold for a $3350 average. Fifteen bred Angus heifers commanded an average price of $3527 and three Sim Angus bred heifers sold for an average price of $3167. Several of the higher selling lots, including two featured females from the Yon Sarah family, were purchased by Peterson Angus, in Alcester, SD, who has an outstanding performance Angus program. Seven, split pairs then sold, with the buyer having choice of the bred cow or weaned heifer calf in the ring. The Angus split pairs sold for an average price of $5820 and the SimAngus split pairs sold for $5750 average. The female offering concluded with four SimAngus open heifers that averaged $2375.
The coming two-year old bulls were next in line, and the seats were full for the forage developed bull offering. The top seller at $10,000 was Lot 102, a Yon Future Focus son out of a cow from the Queen family. Other top selling two-year-olds included Lot 91 and 92 who are sons of Yon Objective W55 and Lot 107 and 108, flush brothers by Benfield Substance from the Yon Sarah P99 cow. The sixty-seven, coming two-year-old Angus bulls averaged a strong $5003. Four head of Sim Angus two-year-old bulls averaged $4038 and two Balancers averaged $5750.
Since 2011, September long yearling bulls have been offered and they continue to be very popular. The 80 Angus yearlings sold for an average of $4494. The high seller was Lot 129, a son of Connealy Contrast out of the Burgess cow family, for 2/3 interest at $10, 500. Other top selling yearlings included Lots 131, 167, and Lot 130. Four yearling SimAngus bulls sold for a steady average of $3938. Cattle sold in both Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, South Dakota, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Colonel Mike Jones and Colonel Darren Carter were the auctioneers for the day and both did an outstanding job as always. Wes Weeks handled the telephone auction and DVAuction was on hand for internet bidding. The normal crew of neighbors, former interns and employees, and family kept the day running smoothly. For a complete listing of the prices of each sale lot, visit www.yonfamilyfarms.com and click on Sale Results. The next sale will be held on February 15, 2014 and will offer over 170 head of Angus and Sim Angus bulls, and a select offering of females.


Lot 29 Yon Sarah U565 - High Selling Female

Yon Contrast A153 - High Selling Bull




   
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2013 23rd ANNUAL BULL SALE


It was a weather event to remember – following a sunny, 65 degree afternoon on Friday, changes moved in which included morning rain, wind, snow, hail, thunder and lightning, and finally sunshine to end the day. Not a real good day to attend a bull sale as a spectator, but the serious bidders were not deterred and came out in force to evaluate the bulls in the 23rd Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale at Yon Family Farms.
The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 16, 2013. A total of 119 bulls sold, with 97 registered yearling Angus bulls selling for a farm record average of $4229, while 20 yearling Sim-Angus bulls averaged $4400. One registered Charolais sold for $6000, while one registered Simmental bull sold for $3000.
Demand was strong throughout the sale. Topping the sale was Lot 60, a SimAngus who was a crowd favorite. He was a massive son of Ellingson Legacy M229 (Olie), with an abundance of eye appeal. He was selected by Wakefield Farm in Hartwell, GA and sold for $9500 for 2/3 interest. The 2nd high seller was Lot 3, an Angus bull with outstanding EPD’s , sired by the now deceased Yon Future Focus T219. He sold for 2/3 interest to Sunshine Farms in Cherryville, NC. S & K Farms in Batesburg, SC, selected the 3rd high seller, who was another son of Yon Future Focus T219 that led off the sale as Lot 1. He sold for $7750 for 2/3 interest, as did Lot 13, a Sitz Upward son that had tremendous birth to yearling spread on his EPD’s. He was selected by Thomas Arrowood from Eastonallee, GA for 2/3 interest. A total of twelve bulls sold for $6000 or higher this year, including a Charolais bull, three SimAngus bulls and eight Angus bulls. Bulls prices remained steady throughout the day, with bulls selling for $2500 and up to tabulate an overall average of $4263. Bulls sold into nine states, including SC, NC, GA, AL, TN, WV, VA, FL, and KY. Repeat customers purchased 60% of the bulls sold. The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, represented by Wade Fisher, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate. Special thanks are due to Wes Weeks who handled the telephone bidding during the auction, which was extremely active at this sale. Auctioneers for the event were Col. Mike Jones and Col. Darren Carter.
Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge. As always former and current employees, interns, family members and friends worked in the back and got the bulls loaded out with ease, despite the ever changing weather conditions.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday of November each year in Ridge Spring. Complete results of each sale are available on the website. In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.


Lot 60 Yon Olie Z405 - Top Seller

Lot 3 Yon Future Focus Z370 - Second High Selling Bull

Lot 1 Yon Future Focus Z475 - Third High Seller

Lot 13 Yon JMK Upward Z718 - Third High Seller

2013 February Sale

Inside was a popular place to be

Some of our helpers on sale day

The crew in the back
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2012 FALL FEMALE
AND BULL SALE


Bluegrass music, and a bright sunny day greeted a record-setting crowd of cattle enthusiasts to the Ridge for the 9th Fall Female and Bull Sale hosted at Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring, SC, on November 3rd, 2012. The cattle auction began just after noon, following the traditional beef stew lunch prepared by their neighbors.
The Angus females sold first, and the offering began with a dozen fall pairs with calves at side, which averaged $3925. Four bred heifers followed for an average of $3075, and then six open heifers sold for an average price of $3267. Several of the higher selling lots were purchased by Pineview Angus in Colesburg, IA, who has an outstanding performance Angus program. Ten split pairs then sold with the buyer having choice of the bred cow or weaned heifer calf in the ring. These pairs commanded an average price of $4500. The Angus female offering concluded with twenty bred cows that averaged $3195. There were a dozen SimAngus females offered with two bred heifers averaging $3300, while four open SimAngus heifers averaged $2325. Six SimGenetics open heifers sold for $2933 on average.
The coming two-year old bulls were next in line, and the seats were full for the forage developed bull offering. The top seller was Lot 76, a Yon Final Answer W494 son out of a Hazel cow. He sold for $8750 to the Poling Angus Farm, in Philippi, WV. Other high selling two-year-olds included Lot 84 who sold to repeat buyer Richard Beasley in GA at $8500, and Lots 70, 72, and 88 who sold to repeat buyers, Taylor Farms located in Adel, GA. Lot 93 was also a high seller and was selected by Guillermo Pineda whose operation is in Saluda, SC. The sixty-eight, coming two-year-old Angus bulls averaged a strong $5089. Eight head of Sim Angus two-year-old bulls averaged $5406 with steady prices on all eight.
A new division was added to the 2011 Fall Sale and that was the very popular September long yearling bulls. In 2012 there were even more in this division with over eighty head sold. The 69 Angus yearlings sold for an average of $4378. The high seller was Lot 118, a son of Yon Future Focus T219 out of the Burgess cow family, for 2/3 interest to ABS Global in Deforest, WI, for $20,000. David Edwards in Marshville, NC, purchased the second top selling yearling for $7750, a super stout son of Yon Future Focus T219 from the Sarah cow family. Other high selling yearlings went to Creek Plantation in Martin, SC and Flying W in Castlewood, VA. Eleven yearling SimAngus bulls sold for a steady average of $5386. Cattle sold in both Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Colonel Mike Jones and Colonel Darren Carter were the auctioneers for the day and both did an outstanding job as always. Wes Weeks handled the telephone auction and DVAuction was on hand for internet bidding. The normal crew of neighbors, former interns and employees, and family kept the day running smoothly. The next sale will be held on February 16, 2013 and will offer over 150 head of Angus and Sim Angus bulls.


Top Selling Two Year Old Angus Bull was Lot 76
Yon Final Answer Y511

Top Selling Yearling Bull was Lot 118
Yon Future Focus Z77


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2012 22nd ANNUAL BULL SALE


Rain loomed in the forecast but it didn’t keep the crowd from coming out to the 22nd Annual Yon Family Farms Bull Sale.  The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 18, 2012.  A total of 125 bulls sold, with 113 registered yearling Angus bulls selling for a farm record average of $4095, while 7 yearling Sim-Angus bulls averaged $4071.  One registered Charolais sold for $3000, while one registered Balancer bull sold for $3750 and three commercial Angus bulls sold for an average price of $3833.
       Demand was strong throughout the sale. Topping the sale was Lot 14, a crowd favorite, who was a massive son of SAV Final Answer from the Rose family, with a Birthweight EPD of -1.1 and a Yearling EPD of  +102.  He was selected by Lonnie Ellison from Lenoir City, TN and sold for $15,000 for 2/3 interest.  The 2nd high seller was Lot 1, an eye appealing, powerful SS Objective son for $10,500 for 2/3 interest to BJR Summerford Angus in Falkville, AL.  (Robert Summerford is also the co-owner of Yon Future Focus, the high selling bull from the 2008 Sale).  Lot 7, the heavyweight of the sale, a Predestined from the Sarah cow family, was the third high lot and sold for $8000 for 2/3 interest to Brad Cooper from Potts Camp, MS.   A total of 10 Angus bulls sold for $6000 or higher this year.  Prices remained steady throughout the day. The top selling Sim Angus bull was a powerhouse son of Club King and was the selection of 3 S Ranch in Jayess, MS to use in their SimAngus operation.  
     Bulls sold into ten states, including SC, NC, GA, AL, TN, WV, MS, FL, KY and AR .  Repeat customers purchased 54% of the bulls sold.  The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate.  Special thanks is due to Travis Mitchell who handled the telephone bidding during the auction, which was extremely active at this sale.  Auctioneers for the event were Col. Mike Jones and Col. Darren Carter.   
     Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge.  As the sun set on a great sale day, the much needed rain began.    

        Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday of   November each year in Ridge Spring.   In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers.  You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or   (803)685-5048.
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2011 FALL FEMALE
AND BULL SALE



2011 Yon Family Farms Fall Female and Bull Sale

     A blustery fall day didn’t keep a record-setting crowd of cattle enthusiasts from gathering on the Ridge for the 8th Fall Female and Bull  Sale hosted at Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring, SC, on November 5th, 2011.  The cattle auction began just after noon, following the traditional beef stew lunch prepared by their neighbors.
   The females sold first, and the offering began with three featured Angus heifers from the Sarah and Queen families.  Dr. Larry Olson of Olson Cattle Research in  Barnwell, SC, selected both Lots 1 and 3, the open heifers at $5500 and $5750 respectively.  Lawson Farms, in Ewing, VA selected Lot 2, a bred Sarah heifer,  at $6500,  which just happens to be a full sister to the heifer he purchased last year. 
     Sixteen Angus cows with Fall 2011 baby calves at side sold next for an average of $3234, with the high selling lots being lots 9 and 20 at $3750 each, both selected by the Harward sisters in Richfield, NC.   Eight Spring/Split Pairs sold next with nice weaned heifer calves at side.  The top two split pairs sold for a total of $4700 each. The Lot 23 cow sold for $2900 to Hargis Farms, Rocky Face, GA and her calf, Lot 23A, sold for $1700 to Waters Edge Farm in TN.  At the same price was Lot  24 and 24 A with the cow selling to Steve Bradshaw, Mt. Juliet, TN, for $2300 and her fancy heifer calf by GDAR Game Day selling for $2400 to Wayne Fowler in Stanfield, NC.  The Angus bred heifers were a hot commodity with 13 averaging $3723.  In addition to Lot 2 who sold as a feature, Lot 35 was a crowd favorite at $6000 with the new owner being Kneece Farms in Pelion, SC.  Olson Cattle Research struck again on the Lot 31 bred heifer, a Hazel, for $5500.  Fifteen bred Angus cows averaged $2693, with the top bred cow going to Wakefield Farm in Hartwell, GA.  She was Lot 48, a Burgess and sold for $3500.
    The Sim Angus females were few in number, but had strong interest.  One fall cow/calf pair sold for $3500, two bred heifers averaged $2850, and two open heifers sold for an average of $2400.
    The coming two-year old bulls were next in line, and the seats were full for the forage developed bull offering.   The top seller was Lot 70, a Mytty in Focus son out of Sarah N170.  He sold for $7250 to repeat buyer Lovett Farms in Cuthbert, GA.  Other high selling two year olds included Lot 96 who sold to repeat buyer Creek Plantation in Martin, SC at $6250 and Lots 65 and 75 at $6000 each to Taylor Farms located in Adel, GA.  The eighty-two, coming two year old Angus bulls averaged a strong  $3148.  Five head of Sim Angus two-year-old bulls averaged $3400 with the top seller being Lot 182 at $4250 to Joe Ferrell in Coats, NC.
    A new division was added to the 2011 Fall sale and that was the very popular September long yearling bulls.  The 50 Angus yearlings sold for an average of $3215.  the high seller was Lot 124, a son of Final Answer at $5500 to Woodall Farms in Quality, KY.  Selling for $5000 was the Lot 113 bull to repeat customer, James Johnson in Troutdale, VA.     Three yearling Sim Angus bulls sold for an average of $2133 and eight Sim Genetics bulls sold for an average of $2825.  Cattle sold in both Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
             Colonel Mike Jones and Colonel Darren Carter were the auctioneers for the day and both did an outstanding job as always.  The normal crew of neighbors, former interns and employees, and family kept the day running smoothly.  For a complete listing of the prices of each sale lot visit www.yonfamilyfarms.com and click on Sale Results .  The next sale will be held on February 18, 2012 and will offer over 140 head of Angus and Composite bulls.  



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YON FAMILY FARMS
21st ANNUAL BULL SALE


       A warm sunny February day, with high’s in the 70’s warmed up the bidders at the 21st Annual Yon Family Farms Bull Sale. The largest crowd ever was in attendance with the pens full of potential bidders all morning, waiting for the noon kickoff.  The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 19, 2011.  A total of 140 bulls sold, with 111 registered yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $3716, while 16 yearling registered  Sim-Angus bulls averaged $3438. Six, registered  Sim-Genetics bulls averaged $2833 while one registered fullblood Simmental sold for $3250.  Two registered Charolais averaged $3125, while one registered Balancer bull sold for $3250.
       The demand was strong for all the bulls, with the Angus commanding the highest prices overall. Topping the sale was Lot 1, an massive son of SAV Final Answer from the Witch family, who recorded stellar performance data.  He was selected by Gray-Bar Cattle Company, in Center Hill, FL,  and sold for $9000 for 2/3 interest.  The 2nd high seller was Lot 8, an eye appealing, SS Objective son for $6750 for 2/3 interest to John Faye Berry Farm, located in Ward, SC.  He had a huge birth to yearling EPD spread and was a son of our Queen donor cow.    Lot 3 and Lot 24 each sold for $5750 for 2/3 interest.  Lot 3, a son of Coneally Freightliner was a favorite of many, and was selected by Uwharrie Ridge Farms in Randleman, NC.  Long-time customers, Parker and Sons from Monroe, NC, chose Lot 24, a son of SAV Final Answer from a pen of three full ET siblings that were super sound and stout.  Those bulls that had strong EPD’s along with superior performance on test demanded a premium, with the calving ease bulls, as always, being extremely popular.  Due to customer demand, the Yons had added a larger composite offering in the sale which was well received. Bulls sold into nine states, including SC, NC, GA, AL, TN, WV, MS, FL, and VA.  The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate.  Special thanks are due to Travis Mitchell who handled the telephone bidding during the auction, which was extremely active at this sale.  Auctioneers for the event were Col. Mike Jones and Col. Darren Carter.   
        Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge.
        Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday of   November each year in Ridge Spring.   In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers.  You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or   (803)685-5048.

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Lot-1 Yon Final Answer X84 - Top-Seller at $9000 to
Gray Bar Cattle Co. Center Hill, FL




Lot-3 Yon Freightliner X328
Third High at $5750 to
Uwharrie Ridge Farms, Randleman, NC

Lot-24 Yon Final Answer X251 Third High at $5750 to Parker and-Sons, Monroe, NC







 


2010 FALL FEMALE
AND BULL SALE



     A record-setting crowd of cattle enthusiasts gathered on the Ridge for the 7th Fall Sale hosted at Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring, SC, on November 6th, 2010.  To greet the crowd, a mule drawn wagon was driven by the crew from the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC, giving folks a ride from the parking area to the sale lots. Thanks to Brad Martin and the boys for attending for two years straight to help out with this. Following the delicious beef stew lunch prepared by their neighbors, the sale got underway.
   The females sold first, and the offering began with four Angus open heifer features which averaged $3775, and included three heifers from the Sarah cow family.  The top seller in this group was Lot 2, a Final Answer, “Sarah”  that went to Evans Angus in Stephensville, TX for $5400.  Two outstanding Angus bred heifers followed, to average $5000 with Lot 4, the first daughter of Yon Future Focus to sell at auction, going to Chris Lawson from Ewing, VA at $4000. The broody Predestined heifer from the Hazel family that sold as Lot 5 was selected by Cecil Eaddy, Manning, SC at $6000.  Eight Angus cows with Fall 2010 baby calves at side sold next for an average of $2725, with the high seller being Lot 8, who went to Jerry Fleming in Dewy Rose, GA.  Mr. Fleming also selected the top selling Angus cow with a SimAngus calf at side by purchasing Lot 15 for $4000.  She had an extremely fancy heifer calf by “Olie” at side.  Five,  fall pairs consisting of Angus cows with SimAngus calves at side averaged $2980.  The Spring cow/calf pair category came next with buyer taking choice of the bred cow or weaned heifer calf which sold as an “A” lot.  Two Angus cows with SimAngus Heifers, bred back to Simmental bulls averaged $3300.  There were fifteen lots of Angus Spring cow/calf pairs, with the cows bred to Angus bulls, which averaged $3926.  The top pair was Lot 26 with the cow selling to Tobin Angus in Lodge, SC for $2900 and the calf, 26A selling to Lloyd Baxley in Georgetown, SC for $3000.  The Lot 22 pair followed right behind with the cow selling for $3300 to Wakefield Farm in Hartwell, GA while Cedar Creek Farms in Donalds, SC, selected her fancy heifer calf at $2500.  Twenty –eight lots of bred Angus cows then sold for an average of $2045 with Lot 39 selling as the top lot of that category at $2800.  She will make her new home at Clinton, NC as the selection of Franklin Lindsay.  Two lots of SimGenetics Bred heifers also sold to Mr. Lindsay for an average of $3125.  Finishing up the female lots were eight fancy SimAngus open heifers that averaged $1988.  The top heifer in this group was Lot 67 and sold for $2400 to JMK Farms in Ward, SC.  The overall average of 75 total female lots was $2756.
    The seats were full as the bull sale began immediately following the females at around 2:00 pm.  There was excitement in the air as Lot 75 entered the ring with enthusiastic bidding from all around.  The final gavel came down to announce ABS Global as the new owner of this Final Answer son out of the Sarah N170 cow at a bid of $15,000.  The Yon Family retained a 1/3 semen interest in this bull.  The bull sale was extremely strong from beginning to end with a final average of $3787 on 76 bulls. Repeat buyers purchased the lots which made up the top five sellers.  The second high bull sold for $5500 to Chris Hardee in Cheifland, FL.  Tied for third high at $5250 were the selections of Raymond Galloway in Darlington, SC and Mill Creek Farm in Statesboro, GA, who chose lots 76 and 78, respectively.  The final lot which sold for $5000 or more was Lot 87 and was purchased by Lovett Farms in Cuthbert, GA.   The further breakdown would read that 73 lots of registered Angus bulls sold for $3795 and one Angus –Charolais composite sold for $4000.  Two purebred commercial Angus bulls sold for and average of $3375. 
     Colonel Mike Jones and Colonel Darren Carter were the auctioneers for the day and both did an outstanding job as always.  The normal crew of neighbors, former interns and employees, and family kept the day running smoothly.  For a complete listing of the prices of each sale lot visit www.yonfamilyfarms.com and click on Sale Results .  The next sale will be held on February 19, 2011 and will offer over 150 head of Angus and Composite bulls.  


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[Click Here For More Pictures at the 2010 Fall Female and Bull Sale]


 


YON FAMILY FARMS
20th ANNUAL BULL SALE


An excellent set of bulls, the first sunny weekend in a while, a huge pot of chili and a plentiful crowd of cattlemen set the stage for 20th Annual, Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Bull Sale. The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 20, 2010. A total of 123 bulls sold, with 116 yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $3149, while 3 yearling Sim-Angus bulls averaged $2466. Two Balancers averaged $1800, while one registered Charolais bull sold for $2400. One Angus/Charolais composite sold for $1700.
Topping the sale was Lot 11, an massive son of SS Objective from the Burgess cow family, who had a huge Birth to Yearling EPD spread, as well as super performance data. He was selected by Wakefield Farms, in Hartwell, GA and sold for $9250 for 2/3 interest. The 2nd high seller was Lot 15, a super eye appealing, BC Matrix son at $8250 for 2/3 interest to Deering Ridge Farm located in Kenna, WV. Lot 14, a son of GAR Predestined, rounded out the top three at $7250 for 2/3 interest and will also make his new home at Wakefield Farms. Those bulls that had strong EPD’s along with superior performance on test demanded a premium, with the calving ease bulls, as always, being extremely popular. Twenty-seven bulls sold for $4000 or more and almost half of the bulls that sold were selected by repeat buyers. Bulls sold into seven states, including SC, NC, GA, AL, TN, WV, and VA. The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate. Special thanks is due to Col. Darren Carter who always handles the telephone bidding during the auction, which was extremely active at this sale.
Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday of November each year in Ridge Spring. In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls, will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.

 


2009 FALL FEMALE
AND BULL SALE


A beautiful fall day was the setting for the 6th Yon Fall Angus Female and Bull Sale in Ridge Spring, SC on November 7, 2009. Females sold first, with strong interest in the Lot 1 and 2 offering from the Yon Sarah family. The Yon Sarah family is known for extremely high carcass EPD’s , super growth numbers, and stellar production records. The top seller from the Sarah family (and the entire sale) was a Lot 1A who sold to Cedar View Angus in Woodley, NC for $7400. She was a bred heifer sired by GAR Retail Product, due to calve in December to SS Objective. The top fall open heifer of the day was also from the Lot 1 offering and was a SAV Final Answer heifer selected by Gretsch Enterprises in Crawford, GA for $4300. The high selling fall pair was a pathfinder cow from the Hazel family, Lot 9, with a Net Worth bull calf at side for $6700. She sold to Wakefield Farms in Hartwell, Georgia, who also purchased four other fall pairs. The second high fall pair was Lot 11 for $4000 to Russell Wood of Cedar Bay Farm in Willow Springs, NC. The six Angus bred heifers, though few in number, were high in quality and very popular with the bidders, averaging a solid $3883. For the first time Sim Angus females were offered and those three bred heifers averaged $3033. There were ten spring pairs and they sold for an average of $3645. The top spring pair brought $4600 and consisted of the Lot 23 cow who sold to Earl Waters, Valhalla Farms in Newberry, SC, for $2600, while her spring heifer calf sold to Todd Little, Oakboro, NC, for $2000. Another high selling Spring Pair was Lot 18 – the cow sold for $2800 to Spanish Oaks in Blackstock, SC and her heifer calf sold for $1400 to Franklin Lindsey in Clinton, NC. There were 21 bred cows that sold for an average of $2317 with the high seller being lot 38 who sold to Tracy Eavenson, Toccoa, GA, for $3000. Fifty – three lots of females sold for a final average of $3044. Two lots of embryos, one from the Sarah family and one from the Queen family, each sold for $2000, and contained four grade one embryos.
Immediately following the females were the coming two-year old bulls that had been developed on forages. Demand for the 80 Angus bulls was strong with the final average at $2846, with prices ranging from $1500 to $6000. The two top sellers brought $6000 each. Lot 63, a full brother to the Yon Legend S107 herd sire was selected by the Woodards in Darlington, SC, while Lot 58, a Yon Legend son, went to Sugar Hill Farm in Yatesville, GA. Three, Sim Angus bulls were also sold and they averaged $2800. One Balancer sold for $3700 and one Angus Charolais composite sold for $1500. Sixty-five percent of the bulls sold to repeat customers, with most of the bulls selling to commercial breeders.
The entire auction was broadcast live on the internet by DV Auctions, allowing folks from far and wide to bid and view the auction. A few lots were sold over the internet, but most buyers were local progressive cattlemen residing in SC, GA, and NC. Buyers and visitors enjoyed a delicious beef stew lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge. A special treat at this sale was the draft horse team from the Connie Maxwell’s Childrens’ Home. Sale attendees were given a ride to the sale site from their vehicles in a horse drawn wagon. The next opportunity to purchase Yon bulls at auction will be on February 20, 2010, when they will host the 20th Annual February Bull Sale in Ridge Spring.




High Selling Open Heifer - Lot 1C
YON SARAH W152

Top Bred Heifer
YON SARAH U562

Top Fall Pair - Lot 9
YON HAZEL P102



 


YON FAMILY FARMS
19th ANNUAL BULL SALE


An excellent set of bulls, nice weather, a big pot of chili and a record crowd of cattlemen set the stage for 19th Annual, Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Angus Bull Sale. The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 21, 2009. A total of 104 bulls sold, with 101 yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $3431, while 2 yearling, Sim-Angus averaged $2500. One Angus/Charolais composite sold for $1700.
Topping the sale was Lot 1, an impressive son of SS Objective from the Sarah cow family, who had a huge Birth to Yearling EPD spread, as well as super carcass EPD’s. He was selected by River Taw Farms, LLC in Cherryville, NC and sold for $11,000 for 2/3 interest. The 2nd high seller was Lot 7, a super thick, eye appealing, Mytty in Focus son at $10,000 for 2/3 interest to Forbis Farms in Jefferson, SC. Lot 14, a son of GAR Predestined, rounded out the top three at $8000 for 2/3 interest and will also make his new home at River Taw Farms. Those bulls that had strong EPD’s along with superior performance on test demanded a premium, with the calving ease bulls, as always, being extremely popular. Over half of the bulls that sold were selected by repeat buyers. Bulls sold into seven states, including SC, NC, GA, FL, TN, WV, VA. The entire sale was broadcast live on the internet on DV Auctions, allowing active bidders from around the country to participate. Special thanks is due to Col. Darren Carter who always handles the telephone bidding during the auction, which was especially active at this sale.
Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and the first Saturday in November each year in Ridge Spring. In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls, will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.


 


2008 FALL FEMALE
AND BULL SALE


A beautiful fall day was the setting for the 5th Yon Fall Angus Female and Bull Sale in Ridge Spring, SC on November 1, 2008. The Yons were humbled that a record crowd was on hand in a year that will be remembered for turmoil in the economy, high input costs for farmers, drought, and political transition. But cattle people remain solid and their confidence in the cattle was evident throughout the sale, despite these challenging times. Females sold first, with strong interest in the Lot 1 offering from the Yon Sarah family. The Yon Sarah family is known for extremely high carcass EPD’s , super growth numbers, and stellar production records. The top seller from the Sarah family was a GAR Predestined fall 2008 open heifer, Lot 1C, who sold to John Wessell, Garber, IA, for $3500. Following close behind was Lot 1D, another fall 2008 open heifer, by Mytty in Focus, to Lemmon Cattle Enterprises, Woodbury, GA for $3000
The top selling bred heifers ranging from $2400 to $2600 were sold to Chris Lawson in Ewing, VA; Cecil Eaddy in Manning, SC; and T & R Farms in Hartwell, GA. The top bred cow was Lot 27 and sold to Brian Lardiere from Abbeville, SC for $2700. Top Fall Pair went to Tracy Eavenson, Carnesville, GA for $3200 and she was Lot 22, who was a New Design 878 female with a September heifer calf by SAV Net Worth at side. The top Spring Pairs were both sold at $5100. Lot 44 cow sold to Tracy Eavenson for $3400 and was a donor cow in the Yon program by New Design 878. Her Spring 2008 heifer calf by Yon Legend S107 sold for $1700 and was the selection of Robert Baker of Lancaster, SC. The Lot 45 cow by Tehama Bando 155 from the Hazel family was the choice of Brian Lardiere at $2700, while her popular spring heifer calf by Predestined sold to MM Cattle, Bowdon, GA for $2400. Demand for all the groups of females from open heifers to pairs was solid, with the 87 female lots averaging $2151.
Next the bull buyers gathered around to bid on the 78 forage developed coming 2-year-olds- 72 Angus Bulls and 6 composites. The top selling bull was Lot 22 at $5500 and he was selected by Lovett Farms, Cuthbert, GA. He was a son of Woodhill Foresight with a tremendous birth to yearling EPD spread. The 2nd and 3rd high sellers were eye-appealing sons of Morgan’s Direction that were packed with muscle. Lot 95 sold to Sugar Hill Farms in Yatesville, GA for $5250 and Lot 96 sold to Shady Hill Farm in Ridge Spring, SC for $4500. Longtime customers, Parker Brothers, from Monroe, NC selected Lot 98 by Yon Southern Rock for $4500 as well. Two other Angus bulls, Lot 93 and 124, sold for $4000 and went home with the Lovetts, and to Sugar Hill Farm, previously mentioned. The top composite was a Sim Angus, Lot 172, who sold for $4000 to JC McDonald in Blackstock, SC. He was a favorite in the pens and was definitely the performance leader of the pack, as well as being easy to look at. Demand for the 72 Angus bulls was strong with the final average at $2168. Two SimAngus bulls averaged $3450, and 3 Balancers averaged $1350. Well over half of the bull buyers were repeat customers.
The entire auction was broadcast live on the internet by DV Auctions, allowing folks from far and wide to bid and view the auction. A few lots were sold over the internet, but most buyers were local progressive cattlemen residing in SC, GA, and NC. Cattle sold into seven states which also included, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Buyers and visitors enjoyed a delicious beef stew lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge. Visitors also had the opportunity to take advantage of “Sale Specials” on hay rings, Tru-test Weigh systems, Powder River Equipment, and Fall Seeds. The next opportunity to purchase Yon bulls at auction will be on February 21, 2009, when they will host the 19th Annual February Bull Sale in Ridge Spring.





Top Selling Bull - Lot 92
YON FORESIGHT T430
sold for $5,500 to
Lovett Farms, Cuthbert, GA

2nd High Selling Bull - Lot 95
YON DIRECTION T339
sold to Sugar Hill Farms, Yatesville, GA
for $5,250

Top Female - Lot 44
YON HAZEL P24
sold to Tracy Eavenson for $3,400






YON FAMILY FARMS
18th ANNUAL BULL SALE


A nice crowd was on hand for the 18th Annual Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Angus & Charolais Bull Sale. The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 16, 2008. A total of 127 bulls sold, with 125 yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $2156, while 2 yearling Charolais bulls averaged $2175.
Topping the sale was Lot 1, a son of Mytty In Focus, who had a huge Birth to Yearling EPD spread, as well as super ultrasound EPD’s. He was selected by BJR Summerford Angus in Falkville, AL at $13,000 for 2/3 Interest. (ABS Global has also become a partner in the Lot 1 bull since the sale.) The 2nd high seller was Lot 4, an 878 son at $5000 to Harris Farms in Spring Hope, NC. Lot 2 rounded out the top three at $4500 and will make his new home at R & D Farms in Elba, AL. Lot 34 sold for $4100 to Alan Wooten in Rembert, SC and Bar H in Lewisville, NC. Two bulls sold for $4000 each- Lot 11 sold to Leonard Farms in Louisburg, NC, while Lot 29 was the selection of Gerald Waters from Wagener, SC. The top selling Charolais bull went to Martin Charolais in Fallston, NC for $2300.
Over half of the bulls sold to repeat buyers from the Yon performance program. Bulls were sold into both Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Buyers and visitors enjoyed the traditional Chili lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales - the third Saturday in February and on the first Saturday in November each year in Ridge Spring. In the sale coming up in November, forage-developed, coming 2-year-old bulls will be available as well as bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred and open heifers. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.





Lot 1 - Yon In Focus T219
2/3 Interest for $13,000 to BJR
Summerford Angus, Falkville, AL

Lot 4 - Yon New Design T71
2nd high seller at $5000 to Harris Farms,
Spring Hope, NC

Lot 2 - Yon Traveler T211
3rd High Seller at $4500 to R & D Farms, Elba, AL




 


YON FAMILY FARMS
FALL ANGUS FEMALE
AND BULL SALE


A beautiful fall day set the stage for the 4th Yon Fall Angus Female and Bull Sale in Ridge Spring, SC on November 3, 2007. Females sold first, with tremendous interest in the Lot 1 offering from the Yon Sarah family. The Yon Sarah family is known for extremely high ultrasound EPD’s , super growth numbers, and stellar production records. The top seller was Lot 1B, Yon Sarah S260, a bred heifer by Retail Product, due to SS Objective and she was the selection of Mike Gillespie, Dobson, NC, for $10,000. Lot 1A, Yon Sarah T260, by CA Future Direction, sold as the top open heifer of the day at $7000 to Sarratt Farms, in Gaffney, SC and Jac’s Ranch in Bentonville, Arkansas. 3rd high selling female lot was the confirmed heifer pregnancy of Yon Sarah N170, due to SS Objective for a March 2008 calf at $4750 to John Wessel, from Garber, IA.
Other high selling lots included Yon Burgess T29, an open heifer sired by CA Future Direction and from the Yon Burgess G05 cow, who sold as Lot 11 to Turkey Hollow in Oakboro, NC for $3800. Top Spring Pair at $4700 was Lot 50 with the bred cow going to Franklin Lindsay, Clinton, NC for $3000 and her January calf, Lot 50A selling to Happy Hills Angus in West Pointe, GA for $1700. The top Fall Pair was Lot 38, with an outstanding baby Traveler 004 heifer calf at side, and was selected by Gazda Cattle Company, Athens, GA, at $3300. Demand for all the groups of females from open heifers to pairs was solid, with the 85 females averaging a strong $2796.
Next the bull buyers gathered around to bid on the 68 forage developed coming 2-year-old Angus Bulls. The top selling bull at $6800 was selected by Wesley Woods, Madison Heights, VA and Tucker Family Farms in Amherst, VA. He sold as Lot 87 and was a son of CA Future Direction, boasting Ultrasound EPD’s ranking in the top 1% of all non-parent Angus bulls for %IMF, Ribeye, and $Beef Index. The second high selling bull was Lot 93 a performance packed son of GAR Yield Grade at $6500 to Bobby Lovett, Cuthbert, GA. The Lovetts also purchased Lot 95, a massive son of BT Right Time 24J, at $5500. Two bulls sold for $6000 each. Repeat customer, McDuffie Feed and Seed from Thomson, GA, selected Lot 88 and Buddy Keller from Harlem, GA chose Lot 89. Rounding out the top sellers were Lot 96 at $5250 and 90 at $5000, who sold to repeat customers, Parker Brothers, in Monroe, NC, and Franklin Lindsay, from Clinton, NC. Demand for the Angus bulls was excellent with the final average at $3188.
As a new twist, the entire auction was broadcast live on the internet by DV Auctions, allowing folks from far and wide to view the auction. A few lots were sold over the internet, but most buyers were local progressive cattlemen residing in SC, GA, and NC. Cattle sold into nine states which also included, Iowa, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Buyers and visitors enjoyed a delicious beef stew lunch prepared and served up by the Yon’s neighbors. The sale is truly a community event with many neighbors pitching in to extend some of the hospitality from the Ridge. Visitors also had the opportunity to take advantage of “Sale Specials” on hay rings, Tru-test Weigh systems, and Powder River Equipment. The next opportunity to purchase Yon bulls at auction will be on February 16th 2008 when they will host the 18th Annual Feburary Bull Sale in Ridge Spring.





Top Selling Female Lot 1B
YON SARAH S260
sold for $10,000 to
Mike Gillespie, Dobson, NC

2nd High Selling Female
YON SARAH T260
to Sarrat Farms, Gaffney, SC and
JAC's Ranch, Bentonville, AR
for $7000.

Top Bull - Lot 87
YON FUTURE DIRECTION S435
to Virginia to Wesley Woods and
Tucker Family Farms
for $6800 for 2/3 interest and full possession



 


YON FAMILY FARMS
17TH ANNUAL BULL SALE


A nice crowd was on hand on a very blustery day for the 17th Annual Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Angus & Charolais Bull Sale. The sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 17, 2007. A total of 134 bulls sold, with 128 yearling Angus bulls selling for an average of $2357, while 5 yearling Charolais bulls averaged $2440, and one Angus/Charolais composite sold for $2500.
Topping the sale were Lots 5 and 6. Lot 5 was a son of GAR Yield Grade and had a huge Birth to Yearling EPD spread. He was selected by Ed Coker in Hartsville, SC, for $7500. Also selling at $7500 was Lot 6, a thick, deep bodied, son of GAR Predestined. He sold to Hardee Farms from Chiefland, FL for use in their registered Angus herd. The 2nd high bull, Lot 1, was a son of VDAR Legend and he was selected by Five Circle Farm in Belton, SC, for $6500. Lots 2 and 7, both sons of SAV 8180 Traveler 004, rounded out the top five sellers at $5000 each. Bobby Baker, from Lancaster, SC, selected Lot 2, a powerful growth bull, while Ray Galloway from Darlington, SC chose Lot 7, the top gaining bull on test.
The top selling Charolais bull was Lot 147 and he sold for $3200 to Brantley Jamison, from Blackville, SC.
Over 58% of the bulls sold to repeat buyers from the Yon performance program, with 76% of the top twenty-five selling bulls going to repeat customers. Bulls were sold into both Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio.
As an added attraction to the sale, the Yon’s also sponsored their Open House, offering special deals on Powder River equipment, Tru Test Scales, and Stafix Fencing, feed, minerals, and animal health products.
Yon Family Farms hosts two annual sales on the third Saturday in February and on the first Saturday in November each year in Ridge Spring. You may contact the Yons to be added to their mailing list at kyon@pbtcomm.net or (803)685-5048.





TOP SELLER AT $7500
YON EXPECTATION S38

TOP SELLER AT $7500
YON PREDESTINED S82

2ND HIGH SELLER AT $6500
YON LEGEND S107







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