The Southwest Virginia Angus Association held its Annual Meeting Mar. 28, at the Riverfront Cafe in Chilhowie, VA. H.J. Denney of Double M Farm in Dublin, the 2015 President presided at the event and conducted a short business meeting. Freddie Mullins of Mullins Angus Farm was recognized for his work as President in 2014. At the meeting four board members were elected to serve a three-year term, they are Jennings Whicker of Lightning Ridge Farm in Bristol, VA, Freddie Mullins of Mullins Angus Farm in Clintwood, VA, Wayne Waddle of Waddle Angus Farm in Chilhowie, VA and Chris Lawson of Lawson Family Farm in Rose Hill, VA. H.J. Denney presented a bull test report and also a Sale Coordinator report was presented to the membership by George T. Johnstone, Jr. of Graystone Farm in Wytheville, VA. George Stovall of Stovall Livestock in Stuart, VA was elected President-Elect.
The next event for the association will be the SWVAA “Doubleheader Sale” on Apr. 18, at 12 noon at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, VA. There will be 50 registered Angus female lots consisting of bred heifers, open heifers, spring calving pairs and fall calving pairs that will be offered. The 16th Annual SWVAA Performance Tested Bull Sale will follow the female sale. Sixty-four bulls were chosen to sell. They are an outstanding group of bulls and averaged 205 day adjusted weight of 679 lbs., gain on test – 4.15 lbs., 365 day adjusted weight of 1206 lbs., frame – 6.1, scrotal – 36.8 cm., ribeye 13.7, %IMF – 5.31, $W+39.99, $B +99.67. They were all fed as a group at G&E Farm in Gretna, VA. They were weighed off tested on Mar. 6, and were evaluated by a VDACS state grader. This is a top-notch set of bulls, many calving ease bulls will be selling. All of the bulls selling qualify under the Virginia Quality Assurance program.
For a free reference catalog contact the Sale Coordinator, George T. Johnstone, Jr. at 276-620-4901 or 276-228-8496 or the Auctioneer, Smith Reasor at 276-620-3123. Also you may look at the catalog and access more information on the bulls at the association website swvaangus.org.