Oak Creek Farms to Host Educational Seminar on Friday, October 23
Oak Creek Farms, Chappell Hill, Texas - Annual Forage Tested Registered Brangus Bull Sale – Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:30pm at the ranch sale facility. Selling are 140 Oak Creek Farms Bulls – 65 Brangus, 65 Red Brangus, 5 Angus and 5 Red Angus. All of these bulls were bred and developed on the ranch in Chappell Hill without grain and were forage tested in Oak Creek’s Brazos River bottom. This year there will be several bulls from fellow Red Brangus Breeders in the sale. Source verified commercial heifers from Oak Creek’s customers will sell after the bulls.
Dr. Tommy Perkins, Executive Director of the International Brangus Association will be one of the guest speakers at Oak Creek’s Seminar Friday evening, October 23rd. Pre-Sale activities will begin at 2:00 pm with the viewing of bulls, followed at 6:00 pm by the seminar and a Ribeye Steak Dinner sponsored by Zoetis.
Kevin Milliner of Zoetis will speak on DNA testing capabilities used to identify heritable traits in cattle for feed efficiency, marbling and tenderness. Rarely all of these traits are found in one animal, per Milliner, because it takes a lot of energy and usually a lot of feed to increase marbling. Oak Creek going on twelve years of DNA testing has been identifying bulls that are in the top 40% for all three of these traits.
Bulls are also selected for good phenotype and performance plus fertility. These bulls thrive on forages in the hot, humid environment of the gulf coast area. All sale bulls will be fertility tested and also have ultra sound data. . The bull sale video and performance data will be on the web site after October 1st.
Oak Creek Farms is located about sixty miles west of Houston on Hwy 290 and then south four miles on FM 1371. Accommodations at the Comfort Suites in Brenham, Texas are available at a special rate under Oak Creek Farms at 979/421-8100. For a catalog, call Oak Creek Farms at 979-836-6832, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.oakcreekfarms.com.