It was exciting to get this info. These are the first P360B animals to be processed. Our bid was $1.10 over choice if they graded 70% Prime or better. They hit 80% so we received the premium on all 35 head. This was $937.20 per head over choice when we sold them. Last year we received $582.00 over choice/head. Demand for Prime keeps increasing therefore we are receiving even more than we had hoped to get.
Rick G and I presented this info to around 30 commercial producers meeting tonight at a Veterinarian appreciation dinner. Generated a lot of discussion and no one left until we did!
Our latest ultrasound testing also revealed some of the highest IMF readings I have seen. 32 Head averaged 8.39 % IMF! Had a high of 11.5%. This was both heifers and bulls. Half of each. ALL Simmental sired except 6 were Angus. All the donors were 7/8 Japanese.