Town Creek Farm Fall 2022 Newsletter "The Grit"

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Town Creek Farm Since 1993

FALL 2022

Volume 10, Issue 3 • Published by Town Creek Farm, West Point, Mississippi • Brangus and Ultrablack

The Grit welcomes your inquiries and feedback. The Grit is published by Town Creek Farm, West Point, Mississippi.

Town Creek Farm Milton Sundbeck, Owner Office: 32476 Hwy. 50 East West Point, Mississippi 39773-5207 www.TownCreekFarm.com Joy Reznicek Sundbeck, President (205)399-0221 Joy@TownCreekFarm.com Cody Glenn, Ranch Manager (601)508-8689 Cody@TownCreekFarm.com Representatives: Clint Ladner • (662) 812-8370 Logan Perry • (863)634-4810 Michael Agar • (336)406-4143 South American Representative Ing. Agr. Federico Maisonnave (011) 595 981 362 898 Maisonnave.Federico@gmail.com TOTAL COMMITMENT

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Lot 1 – 25H4 - Brangus. Full 2-year-old.

Cows Quietly Doing Their Jobs BY CODY GLENN, RANCH MANAGER TURNING CHALLENGES INTO SUCCESS IS A DAILY GRIND FOR AMERICAN CATTLEMEN. RECORD-SETTING DROUGHTS HAVE SCORCHED MUCH OF THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR. In other parts of the country, torrential downpours have washed away homes, barns, and businesses while bringing crop harvest to a standstill. Wildfires have dotted the plains. For those who raise crops and cattle to feed the world, skyrocketing input prices, inflation, and market volatility have only been salt in the wound. These challenges are the tempering flames that set us apart from the other 98.5 percent of the population. At Town Creek Farm, they are the driver of our commitment to providing sound, functional genetics. Commercial cattlemen are the lifeblood of our program. It is with our customers in mind that we make each decision for direction in our systems-based approach to developing genetics. Our goal is to produce a product that moves the needle for our customers every time they reach back into our herd to select their next bull or set of commercial replacement heifers. Our recipe for success is to apply constant selection pressure to our cow herd. A friend and mentor once told me, “A good cowherd cannot be bought or bred. It is culled.” We firmly believe that. Fertility is the first and foremost trait we look for in our cattle. If a female fails to breed, no other trait matters. Every year, cows are scored for teat and udder quality at calving and weaning. Feet are scored annually on yearling heifers and cows are observed and culled as necessary. Poor disposition cattle are removed from the herd. In addition, we are continually working to improve carcass quality and other value-enhancing traits. Years of data and production records aid us in identifying cow families that excel in each of these areas. These are the cows that are quietly doing their job, raising a calf every year, breeding back early, and never causing a minute’s trouble. Generations of stacking these maternal gems into pedigrees garner great results for our customers who are looking to add longevity to their cattle

and residual income to their business. Eight years of hard work are beginning to bear fruit. Breeding new first-generation Brangus became a goal of Town Creek Farm while making summer commercial herd visits and realizing the need for renewed heterosis in multi-generation Brangus lines. Through careful selection and matings, we have bred up from Angus and Brahman to make first-generation cattle, a lengthy and painstaking process. This year we weaned two groups of firstgeneration Brangus; one small group this Spring and a larger group this Fall. We are absolutely amazed at the phenotypes that we have been able to achieve in these young calves. They are moderate framed, easy fleshing, and packed full of heterosis. The impact that these bulls and females will have on our customer’s cows and the Brangus breed will be astounding. They will add new genetics to the Brangus breed and, at the same time, give commercial cattlemen the boost of hybrid vigor they need for increased fertility and longevity in their cow herds. Look for our First Gen Pen at our October 15th Sale. We will have ten Spring born firstgeneration heifers on display. Our annual Town Creek Farm Bull and Female Sale will be packed full of highquality bulls and commercial bred heifers. Through all the challenges we have faced across the land this year, these cattle have risen to the top. The bull offering is filled from beginning to end with stout rugged bulls ready for service. Varying levels of Brahman content in the offering add flexibility for use in a variety of mating schemes and an opportunity to increase heterosis in their offspring. Our commercial heifer producers have put together a tremendous offering that is sure to add value to your program as well. We are excited to welcome back our longtime customers and friends and look forward to cultivating new relationships along the way. Whatever challenges and changes the future holds for us as cattlemen, Town Creek Farm genetics are poised to adapt and overcome.


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OUT WORK• OUT LAST Makes bull buying more affordable.

Town Creek Farm bulls hold up, out-work, out-last and out-perform their peers. Fewer bulls to replace More pounds sired over a longer period of time!

Since 1993

142 TOWN CREEK FARM BULLS Brangus, Ultrablack, VigorMax™Half-Blood and Percentage Bulls

INCLUDING 58 FULL 2-YEAR-OLD BULLS (Born Fall 2020) INCLUDING 38 VIGORMAX™ HALF-BLOOD, THREE-QUARTER BLOOD AND BRAHMAN BULLS.

3 Quality Assurance always comes first. Our VigorMax™Half Blood and Three-Quarter Blood bulls offer maximum paternal heterosis from the best of Angus and Brahman breeds. Half-brothers available in offering.

Lot 49. 456J4VigorMax™bull. BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

98%

Lot 54. 1056J2VigorMax™bull. BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

99%

ADVANTAGES g Use our VigorMax™ and percentage bulls with full confidence – complete with EPD profiles, performance, ultrasound and breed certificates.

Lot 66. 7809H 3/4 Blood bull. Full 2-year-old. BREED of ORIGIN

Lot 42. 915HVigorMax™bull. Full 2-year-old. BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

HETEROSIS

55%

99%

g The Angus breed adds carcass quality, easy keeping, early puberty, and maternal reproduction efficiency. g The Brahman breed adds environmental adaptability and heat and humidity toleranace. Disease and parasite resistance. Excellent mothering traits. Extremely versatile.

Lot 69. 9289H3/4 Blood bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 70. 456J3 3/4 Blood Bull. BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

57%

57%

g Bulls represented selected for maternal and reproductive efficiency. g Largest and most complete selection of VigorMax™HalfBlood bulls available. g VigorMax™, percentage and Brahman bulls developed alongside our Brangus bulls with the same metrics and expectations.

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Lot 65. 456H133/4 Blood bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 78. 889H Brahman bull. Full 2-year-old.

BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

38%

TOWN CREEK FARM MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF RANCHING

HERITAGE

Since 1993

Lot 68. 7809H2 3/4 Blood bull. Full 2-year-old. • 12 NOON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 POINT, MISSISSIPPI TOWN CREEK FARM PAVILION

• WEST

Full pedigrees and performance data available in our sale catalog. Go to www.TownCreekFarm.com to request a copy or view the digital version.

BREED of ORIGIN

HETEROSIS

42%

Lot 79. 867H Brahman bull. Full 2-year-old.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022

TOWN CREEK FARM SALE

12 NOON • AT THE TOWN CREEK PAVILION NEAR WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI

Lot 14. 343H4 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old Lot 29. 300H3 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 31. 956H14 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old

Bulls are backed by generations of highly productive females that have withstood the test of time. Bull selection includes many half and three-quarter brothers. Large selection of maternal and user friendly bulls along with calving ease bulls to use on heifers.

■ 41% of bulls selling are full

2-year-old bulls (Born Fall 2020).

■ 40% of bull offering is identified Lot 113. 180J Brangus bull.

as “user friendly”.

■ Dams of sale bulls average age of at first calving is two years. 90% of dams of bulls selling have calving intervals of 365 days or less.

Lot 96. 312J7 Brangus bull.

■ Bull are backed by highly maternal,

Lot 80. 036J8 Brangus bull.

fertile cows. Foundation traits to produce valuable replacement heifers.

■ Clean-hocked bulls, developed

slowly on high roughage, grass haylage-based ration to ensure durability, longevity, soundness and weight maintenance.

Lot 85. 9733J4 Brangus bull.

■ Heat and humidity tolerant bulls.

Percent Angus stated on each lot.

■ Expansive herd health program. Lot 3. 1H3 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 39. 5281H6 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 5. 589H Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Annual whole herd Johnes testing. Bulls sell guaranteed Johnes-free. Bulls are trich and BVD tested.

Videos of bulls available online on October 1, 2022, at www.TownCreekFarm.com. Heifer videos will be online in selling groups on October 14, 2022. Bulls may be viewed at the ranch between now and sale day. Please call Cody at (662)508-8689 or Joy at (205)399-0221 for showings. Lot 2. 2028H5 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

OBTAIN BUYER NUMBER ONLINE

Go to www.TownCreekFarm.com to sign up for a buyer number. Online bidding requires buyer number to be obtained from DVAuction.com.

ABSENTEE BIDDING

Lot 41. 788H9 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Lot 25. 057H3 Brangus bull. Full 2-year-old.

Bidding options for buyers unable to attend the sale include online bidding. Contact DV Auctions at (402)316-5460 or go to DVAuction.com. Or, by contacting Joy or Cody and allowing us to work with you on cattle needs and budget.


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240 COMMERCIAL BRANGUS BRED HEIFERS

Since 1993

SELLING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 12 NOON AT THE RANCH

Commercial bred heifers are brought to you by Town Creek Farm customers. This valueadded heifer sale for our bull customers is designed to provide buyers with high-quality replacement heifers backed by multiple generations of Town Creek Farm genetics. Many half-sibs sell. Heifers are ranch raised, source-verified, uniform and genetically tracked to Town Creek Farm genetic dams and bred back to Town Creek Farm bulls. Heifers will be available for viewing at Town Creek Farm Sale Facility Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15, 2022. Heifers will sell on video in groups of five (±) by consignor and videoed in groups in which they will be sold. Buyers have an option to roll two pens of heifers at the established price as long as heifers are from the same consignor. After three

■ LOTS 200-244 – River Oaks Farm, John McKnight, Searcy, Arkansas • (501)281-1040 - 22-Year Sale Consignor Group 1: 10 Brangus heifers sired by Town Creek Farm bulls and out of Town Creek Farm Brangus dams. Bred to low birthweight TCF Integrity 9733G and TCF Integrity 036F7 bulls. Calving from 11/6/22 to 12/25/22. Group 2: 20 heifers sired by Town Creek Farm bulls and out of Ultrablack dams. Bred to low birthweight TCF Integrity 057F and TCF Integrity 130F bulls. Calving from 11/6/22 to 12/25/22. Group 3: 15 heifers sired by Town Creek Farm bulls and out of Town Creek Farm Brangus dams. Bred to low birthweight TCF Integrity 057F, TCF Integrity 9733G and TCF Integrity 036F7 bulls. Calving from 2/5/23 to 3/30/23. River Oaks Farm has developed some of the most sought-after ranch-ready replacement heifers in the industry for the past 22 years. This is a fancy and solid set of powerful, functional heifers.

■ LOTS 245-266 – CP Bar Brangus, Paul and Chad Gray, Holcomb, Mississippi • (662)809-9988 –

23-Year Sale Consignor Brangus heifers sired by TCF Rapid Reward 14D4, TCF Rapid Reward 5D3 and TCF Sleep Easy 1144C3. Heifers bred to TCF Rapid Reward 5D3 and TCF Integrity 2G4. Calving from 2/1/23 to 3/30/23. This is the most moderate framed, thickest, and easiest fleshing set of heifers ever consigned by CP Bar Brangus. Gentle, forage developed and broke to handle with a four-wheeler or on foot. These heifers are backed by generations of Town Creek Farm and Cow Creek Ranch bloodlines.

■ LOTS 267-279 – Megehee Cattle Company,

Jacob Megehee, Macon, Mississippi • (662)361-1941

19-Year Sale Consignor Brangus heifers out of CCR Sleep Easy 9L2, CCR Integrity 355S4, CCR Thunder 641R4, and CCR Integrity 036P9 daughters and granddaughters bred to TCF Integrity 994G2 and TCF Rapid Reward 546C. Calving from 11/11/22 to 1/2/23. Solid, stout set of heifers. Megehee brings heifers that are gentle and bucket broke and have the performance and power to raise powerful steers and quality replacement heifers.

■ LOTS 282-293 – Montgomery Farms, Mark

Montgomery, Moulton, Alabama • (256)476-1268

14-Year Sale Consignor TCF Rockstar 546Z2 daughters bred back to CCR Pathfinder 70Z2. Calving from 12/1/22 to 1/29/23. Gentle, easy fleshing heifers that are bucket broke.

■ LOTS 294-313 – B&B Farm, Gerome Burrell,

Linden, Alabama • (334)216-2292 – 10-Year Sale Consignor Ultrablack heifers sired by TCF Ultrablack 59B2 and TCF Ultrablack 1749Y5. Bred to TCF Integrity 584E. Calving from 11/12/22 to 1/7/23. Strong set of uniform, moderate framed, set of heifers. Bucket broke.

■ LOTS 314-358 – Longino Ranch, Cliff Coddington, Sidell, Florida • (941)737-7859 - 8-Year Sale Consignor

Brangus heifers representing more than 14 generations of Town Creek Farm and Cow Creek Ranch genetics bred to low birthweight bulls. Heifers will calve at two-years of age. Calving

pens, price is reestablished through the bidding process. For additional information, please contact Joy or Cody or contact consignors directly. Heifer consignors comply with the following guidelines: aHeifers are second (2nd) generation or more Town Creek Farm genetics. aHeifers are bred to Town Creek Farm bulls suitable for calving ease with heifers. aHeifers are bred to calve at 30 months of age or younger. aHeifers have been certified safe in calf by a veterinarian or ultrasound technician within 30 days of sale. aHeifers are calfhood vaccinated.

ease bulls used: TCF Integrity 196G2, TCF Rapid Reward 641G and TCF Integrity 036G8. Heifers A.I.’d to TCF Integrity 4861F7. AI ECD: 11/25 to 11/28/22. Determined by ultrasound to be safe to A.I. breeding’s. Turned in with Town Creek Farm sired bulls after A.I. to calve until 1/25/23. Heifers are classy, hand-selected and easy to handle on horse, foot and ATV. Heifers A.I.’d for synchronized calving. These heifers are out of one of the most productive, maternal and moderate cowherds in Brangus country. Heifers are functional and versatile and will make fertile, long-lasting cows. These heifers proudly carry a swallowfork ear notch, a means for identifying Longino Ranch ownership. Ear notching is a traditional simple and handy method to identify animals from a distance and is used in many Florida herds.

■ LOTS 359-398 – Lowell Dollar Farms, Lowell Dollar,

Bainbridge, Georgia • (229)254-1110 - 7-Year Sale Consignor

SALE INFORMATION

■ SALE CATALOGS

Sale catalogs were mailed TOWN CREEK FARM September 16, 2022. If you have not received a catalog, likely you are not on our catalog list or it is lost in the mail. To request a catalog go online to www.TownCreekFarm.com or call Town Creek at (205)399-0221. TOTAL COMMITMENT

Since 1993

MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF RANCHING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 • 12 NOON TOWN CREEK FARM PAVILION

• WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI

■ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Heifers sired by multiple generations of Town Creek Farm genetics and bred to low birth weight bulls, TCF Rapid Reward 057G, TCF Pure Beef 456H6 VigorMax™ bull and TCF Sir Liberty 470H (3/4 Blood bull). Variation of color may be expressed in VigorMax™ and 3/4 Blood bull sired calves. Calving from 12/18/22 to 2/18/23. Here’s a working set of heifers raised primarily on irrigated forage. Dollar Farms invests in some of the top bulls in Town Creek Farm sales. The calves out of this set of heifers will impart more visible Brahman influence and added hybrid vigor. Bucket broke. Calm and gentle.

Friday, October 14, 2022 • All Day – Cattle available for viewing. • 6 pm – BBQ Dinner and Social Saturday, October 15, 2022 • 11 am – Town Creek Farm Beef Burgers • 12 noon – Town Creek Farm Brangus Commercial Bred Heifer Sale followed by Town Creek Farm Bull Sale

■ LOTS 399-423 – Triple S Ranch, Scott Family,

■ HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

DeRoy Arnold, Manager, Okeechobee, Florida • (863)634-6009 - 2-Year Sale Consignor Heifers calving in a 32 day window are sired by Town Creek Farm Brangus bulls out of Town Creek Farm dams. Heifers bred to low birth weight bulls TCF Sleep Easy 13Y, TCF Sleep Easy 3932B, TCF Sleep Easy 145Z13 and sons of TCF Integrity 13C and BRB Rapid Reward 99W11. Calving from 12/5/22 to 1/7/23. Heifers selected from the heart of nearly 200 replacements. Triple S Ranch cow herd continously produces cattle with tremendous fertility, high conception rates and powerful steer calves. Steer mates wean heavy right off dams. Lots of genetic power in this set of heifers.

■ LOTS 424-443 – Spur W Cattle Company, Corey and Bonnie White, Preston, Mississippi • (662)803-8815

First-Year Sale Consignor Strong set of multi-generation Town Creek Farm sired heifers. Group 1: 6 heifers A.I.’d to TCF Integrity 4861F7. A.I. ECD: 12/7/22. Turned in with TCF Rapid Reward 1144H4 after A.I. to calve until 1/24/23. Group 2: 14 heifers A.I.’d to TCF Integrity 4861F7. A.I. ECD: 2/9/23. Turned in with TCF Integrity 300H3 after A.I. to calve from until 3/13/23. Very docile. Worked on horse, ATV and foot. Gentle. Kid friendly.

■ LOTS 444-448 –R&R Cattle Company, Rodney Rodgers, Apopka, Florida • (407)702-4163

First-Year Sale Consignor Heifers sired by Integrity and Sleep Easy bred bulls and bred back to Integrity bred bull. Calving from 12/15/22 to 1/13/23. Working set of heifers that will go out and make money for their new owners

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FIRST GEN PEN DISPLAY You don’t want to miss these heifers.

We are excited to display 10 first generation (5/8 x 3/8) Brangus heifer calves during our sale. These half-sibs are absolute maternal powerhouses. They were developed as a part of our Breeding Up to Brangus program with matings of registered Angus cows to our ThreeQuarter Blood bull, TCF Vigor Boost 394G3. The calves will be on sight for visual appraisal on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2022. We think you’ll agree these heifers hit the mark and have the potential to be maternal history makers.

Group of first generation Brangus calves sired by TCF Vigor Boost 394G3.


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