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Hunt’s H+ Brangus Bull & Female Sale – Cattle with Something EXTRA!s H+ Brangus Bull & Female Sale – Cattle with Something EXTRA!
        RESERVE SALE POLICY                                    RETAINED-INTEREST BULLS
             In order for us to offer you quality bulls at auction year after year,   We reserve the right to retain a 50% revenue sharing semen interest
             we must insure that we recover the costs of developing quality bulls.   on any bull sold. Bulls are in your possession and under your control
             We pledge to offer you a quality animal in a fair auction environment.   for natural service and you get 100% of the salvage value. We will
             We do this in a straightforward manner by letting you know our base   continue to own half interest in bulls for the purpose of collecting
             price up front.                                        and marketing semen, as well as using semen in our herds. While it
                                                                    is unlikely large amounts of semen will be collected or sold for many
                                                                    bulls, we need that as an option on bulls sold. As a buyer and at
             All bulls will be offered for auction with a minimum sale price of   your option, you can also have a 50% revenue sharing semen inter-
             $2,500. The high bidder as determined by the auctioneer will be the   est and participate in revenue from semen sales. We have developed
             purchaser of the bull. However, no bull offered in this sale will ever   a Bull Partnership Agreement spelling out further details. Buying a
             be offered for sale at less that the beginning bid price. If any bulls are   retained-interest bull obligates you to that agreement only for semen
             not sold they will be available for $2,700 immediately following the   collection and sales. To avoid any misunderstandings, if you have
             auction and will remain for sale at that price on our farm until sold   any questions at all, please ask. If you chose not to be involved with
             private treaty.
                                                                    semen sales, we still reserve the right to collect and market semen
                                                                    on any retained interest bull.
                                                                    Lots  2, 5, 6, 23, 35, 37 and 41 all sell with Hunt’s Brangus retain-
                                                                    ing ½ ownership, buyer gets ½ ownership and full possession.

                      Bulls will sell by catalog order with any exceptions being printed in the
                        Sale Day Supplement Sheet and announced from the Auction Block.

                                                 IN MEMORY

        The Hunt’s Brangus family and its Cooperators would like to   will take his legacy into the future. His family chose to establish a
        dedicate this year’s sale to the memory of our friend, neighbor,   scholarship fund upon his death for the purpose of helping high
        and fellow cattleman, Trent Thomason. While Trent has left this   school graduates who desire to further their education in the fi eld
        world for a better home, those of his family and friends left behind   of agriculture. In honor of Trent’s memory and in cooperation with
        will not soon forget his contributions to this community! Trent’s   the Thomason Family’s vision, we at Hunt’s Brangus pledge 1%
        smile, his friendship, support of our community schools, and   of the sale of each animal in this sale toward the Trent Thomason
        life-long work in agriculture will continue to be remembered and   Scholarship Fund.
                                                                            Sincerely, The Hunt Brangus Family

                             Over the years we have become more and   BUT, let’s get real on calving ease! Our “calving-ease bulls” are
                             more conservative on which bulls get fl agged   meant to be used to breed virgin heifers such that they will have little
                             as “Calving-Ease Bulls.” We have adopted   or no calving problems with their fi rst calf. The other bulls in our
                             the philosophy that it is better for us to have   catalog are very appropriate for use on cows that have already had at
                             stricter guidelines than for you to be sorry at   least one calf. There are almost no bulls in the entire Brangus breed
                             calving time. Obviously there are no guaran-  that cannot be used on mature cows and have no calving diffi cul-
                             tees for preventing diffi cult births in heifers.   ties. In fact, because the correlation with size at birth and growth is
             Even the most proven “Calving-Ease Bulls” of any breed will sire a   extremely high, you would be losing growth (and weaning weight) if
             large calf every so often. However, this information is meant to serve   you use our designated “calving-ease bulls” on mature cows.
             as a guide for managing risk of calving diffi culty in your fi rst-calf
             females. Our goal is to help you eliminate heifer calving problems to   In general, always use our bulls fl agged as “Calving-Ease Bulls”
             the best of our ability.                               on virgin heifers for their fi rst calf and use the other bulls on any
                                                                    mature cows in your herd. On the other hand, a “calving-ease
             REMEMBER: Compare Brangus to Brangus – No across-breed EPD   bull” to breed virgin heifers can be a God send.
             comparisons can be made! Bulls indicated by the calving-ease fl ag
             symbol in their data block are considered to be low-risk bulls for
             calving diffi culty.

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