Wild Oaks Farms,
September 10, 2005
was my first time to experience the industry famous hospitality of Trent
and Connie Cromer, at their farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside
Ararat, VA. I inadvertently took the "long way to get there", but who
can blame me for taking in the incredible views instead of reading road
signs! The Cromer's, a previous BBU Breeder of the Year, know how
to pick quality. Their sale included exceptional bull offerings,
30 pairs and 3N1's, tremendous heifers, and a dozen proven donors from
some of the most coveted bloodlines in the breed. I know Trent would
want to thank his consultant Mike Green, and farm manager Doyle Mosley
for their part in making this sale such a tremendous success. The sale grossed a over
$336,500.00 with an average of $5022.00 on 67 lots! 3G Sales and
Services had all of the consultants working hard!
Wild Oaks Farms was fortunate to purchase the top
female lot, 76/0, an own daughter of Jungle Red**, out of King Cotton**.
Purchased as an embryo from Cottage Farms in 1999, this five year old
female is the youngest registered daughter of the Jungle Red. She was
exactly the type of cornerstone female we had hoped to find for our
The performance of Jungle Red's progeny is legendary, and
we're particularly excited to be able to pair that with the top genetics
of today. It is our intent to offer a limited number of select, unique breedings from this great cow. We considered her Blizzard heifer
calf a bonus, and will be breeding the heifer this spring. It
might be a good time to try out some of the "Ace in the Hole" (Black
Jack 21 x Sugar Pie) semen we picked up. He's a pretty powerful young
bull, and you know Trent's track record with bulls!
Wild Oaks also took home a Blizzard son, 38/3, out of Lady Desperado, Miss Beefmaster
America 1999. That makes two Miss Beefmaster America
sons we have on the farm. The Black Heifer, Miss Beefmaster America,
2003, just had a remarkable red bull calf out of our Revelation
Bull! (Desperado x Lady LeAnne x 10/0). Looks like this is going to be
an incredible year!