Houston, Texas – Demand for Golden Certified and Certified Brahman F-1 females was documented once again this spring at female sales throughout the southeast. Results from 2014 spring sales show that Golden Certified Brahman F-1 females earned a premium of $320 per head compared to all other females sold of all breeds. Certified Brahman F-1 females averaged a premium of $209 per head compared to non-certified commercial females.
This data shows that buyers are willing to pay a premium for ABBA program F-1 females for their documented parentage, which provides assurance of longevity, maternal ability, adaptability, and efficiency.
Robbie Hamilton of H&M Cattle Company in Wharton, Texas has been in the cattle industry for more than 40 years and a member of the ABBA F-1 Certification Program since its inception in 1979. “Golden Certified F-1’s bring a premium and because of their superior hybrid vigor, there is always a demand for them,” he says. “It’s great money and through the years I have been able to gain a following for my Golden Certified F-1s.”
The results from the ABBA Golden Certified F-1 Females continuously give breeder and buyers confidence in their cattle. Hamilton says. “I’m a believer in the program as are many others. I think the future is ideal for the production of F-1 females as there will always be a demand that cannot be filled!” As premiums and demands continue to rise, the Golden Certified and Certified F-1 Program proves itself superior in the beef industry.
For more than 30 years, the American Brahman Breeders Association’s F-1 Certification Program has verified more than 85,000 females as carrying the Brahman influence. For more information about Brahman cattle, the American Brahman Breeders Association, or any of the ABBA programs, visit www.brahman.org.