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Cow Creek Ranch Sale

Cow Creek Ranch, LLC, is recognized as the 21st largest seedstock cattle operation in the country.

Buyer of High Selling Bull
John McKnight, Searcy, AR, was co-buyer of the high selling bull. With John is with Matt and Joy Reznicek.

Reliable Foundation Spurs Strong
Demand for Cow Creek Ranch Genetics

Cow Creek Ranch's proven track record of supplying reliable, durable, long-lasting bulls set the foundation for robust demand of Cow Creek Ranch genetics on October 9 and 10, 2009, at Cow Creek Ranch near Aliceville, AL. The Cow Creek Ranch breeding program is driven by the Joseph Reznicek family who has dedicated itself to providing cutting-edge, solid genetics to its customers for the past 24 years.

Cow Creek Ranch is one of the nation's leading suppliers of Brangus and Ultrablack bulls to commercial cattle operations. Cow Creek's long-standing production of uniform, reliable, genetically sound bulls coupled with solid customer-service programs has the country's top cowmen endorsing their program. Buyers showed their approval and confidence in the Cow Creek Ranch program by purchasing 256 Cow Creek Ranch bulls averaging $3371 and grossing $862,950. The 445 Cow Creek Ranch customer-owned commercial bred heifers averaged $1264 and grossed $562,575. The two-day sale grossed $1,425,525.

As rain pelted the ground during parts of the weekend, the auctioneer and ringmen hailed bids from a large crowd representing 14 states and the countries of Brazil, Columbia and Argentina. Many attendees were long-time Cow Creek Ranch customers. The sale offering proved to be the most powerful sets of bulls ever offered by Cow Creek Ranch; a result of Cow Creek Ranch's disciplined production and data based selection over the last two and a half decades.

Topping the bull sale was CCR Ultrablack 245U, a massive, powerful herd sire, selling to the partnership of Black River Brangus, Monterey, LA, and River Oaks Farm, Searcy, AR. The duo paid $10,000 for ownership of a CCR Sleep Easy 9L2 (9L2) son. The deep-sided, wide-based bull posted strong performance numbers and is testament to the core of Cow Creek Ranch genetic program. He was a user-friendly bull.

Gen Pro Accelerated Genetics of Argentina had the final bid on the second high selling bull, Lot 1, CCR Sleep Easy 429T11. The South American bull stud paid $8000 to claim ownership of the stout, thick massive young herd bull. 429T11 was also sired by 9L2. Bidders appreciated the thickness and masculinity of this bull along with 44 cm. scrotal measurement and user-friendly designation.

Long-time Cow Creek Ranch customer, Reeves Farm, Franklin, GA, took home the third high selling bull, CCR Ultrablack 636U, for $7250. The rugged herd sire posted near perfect Profit Point System (PPS) indices and had 4.09 percent yearly marbling reading. The bull is an all-inclusive package of muscle mass, volume and moderate frame. He is user-friendly and recorded above average yearling ultrasound readings.

Repeat customers, Phil and Troy Drawdy of Florida, took home the next two high selling bulls, CCR Ultrablack 5164U and CCR Ultrablack 1892U2 for $7000 and $6750, respectively. Lot 252, 5164U, posted a weaning weight of 718 pounds along with a yearly marbling score of 4.34. The bull is a complete package of muscle mass, volume and moderate frame. He is user-friendly and recorded above average yearling ultrasound readings. Bull Lot 194, 1892U2, was out of a two-year old dam and posted balanced PPS indexes along with high ultrasound readings including a 4.61% marbling score. He, too, had the user-friendly designation.

Volume bull buyers were from Florida and Arkansas.

The day prior to the Cow Creek Ranch Bull Sale, the ranch hosted its 15th consecutive customer-owned heifer sale, the longest running customer sale of this kind in the beef industry. Cow Creek Ranch's Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, a sale in which Cow Creek Ranch bull customers' market genetically-tracked Cow Creek sired commercial bred heifers bred back to Cow Creek bulls, commanded strong interest and demand from buyers. When the gavel fell for the final time 445 heifers sold for an average price of $1264. Cow Creek customers marketing heifers were: 12-year consignor, Williamson Cattle Co., ranching in Faunsdale, AL, and Okeechobee, FL; River Oaks Farm, Searcy, AR, 11-year consignor; two 10-year consignors, Cedar Ridge Ranch, Ecru, MS, and CP Bar Ranch, Holcomb, MS; 8-year consignors, Mallette Farms, and C & E Farms, both of Vancleave, MS; Megehee Cattle Company, Macon, MS, 5-year participant; Hawkins Farms, 4-year consignor from Wartrace, TN; another 4-year consignor, Oakley Brangus, Romance, AR; three-year participants, Big Prairie Farm, Greensboro, AL, Weatherford Brangus, Beebee, AR, and Lazy MM Bar Farms, Tylertown, MS; along with first year consignors, Addison Brangus Farms, Winfield, AL, and Burleson Farm, Haleyville, AL.

Doak Lambert, Coppell, TX, was the auctioneer. For more information on Cow Creek Ranch, LLC, please contact Cow Creek Ranch, 1170 Cow Creek Road, Aliceville, AL 35442, phone 205/373-2269, and e-mail at


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1170 Cow Creek Road, Aliceville, Alabama 35442
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