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The Texas Side Of Things...

published: January 27th 2017
by: Jim Banner

You can always tell when the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo is just around the corner because everyone in our office starts moving just a little bit faster. But that’s okay, because we all look forward to this annual event and this year is no different because it’s a great time to renew friendships and see some great cattle.

Last week, I went over to visit with Clarence Kahlig at his North Park Lincoln dealership.  We began to visit about the San Antonio All Breed Sale and Clarence told me, “Jim do you know how many people look forward to coming to the sale each year and seeing the outstanding cattle?  It’s definitely one of the highlights of the stock show.”  Now I’m here to tell you, that comment really made me feel good about what the sale has been able to accomplish in the last 26 years and we couldn’t have done it without the many consignors that entrust us to market their cattle.  
I’ve heard from many different people asking how the bulls and females look.  The answer is -- they are fantastic!  This year, we had over 800 head of females that were entered in this year’s sale and 92 bulls.  Due to limited pen space, we can only hold around 555 females and 62 bulls, so this allows us to choose the very best cattle we can find.  Because most our consignments are coming from repeat consignors, we have confidence that the quality level will stay at a high standard and allows us to screen the new entries even harder.  The smaller number of consignments per pen (5 head) is also a plus because it’s a lot easier to match up five head than it is larger pens of cattle and ensures a more uniform group.     
If you have never attended the San Antonio All Breed Bull and Com-mercial Female Sale, I would personally like to invite you to come out and join us this year.  Please take the time to look through the special section in this week’s newspaper and see all of the outstanding bulls and females competing for this year’s championship honors.   Remem-ber that all of the consignments have been screened for quality and structural soundness and I challenge you find a better group of cattle in Texas.  Our past buyers have always been impressed, not only with the cattle, but the unique friendliness and hospitality that is always present at this sale.  If you are in need of a top quality new bull or some terrific replacement females, we would like to invite to be our guest at the 26th Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale.  Come and join us on Tuesday, February 15th and watch the judging which begins at 12:30 p.m., attend the Cattlemen’s Seminar beginning at 3 p.m. and stay for dinner at 6 p.m., provided by our good friends at Capital Farm Credit. I promise you will see some of the best cattle, possibly see some old friends or better yet meet some new ones and maybe even relax.  That’s what the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo is all about and we are proud to have been a small part of it for the last 26 years!

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