Record Setting Bull Sales Continue Around the Country



Bull Sales are continuing to set records around the country.  Here are a couple of most recent top sales from the Angus Sale at the Black Hills Stock Show and from the impressive Red Bluff bull sale where they sold 236 bulls for a record $1.56 million.  

Angus Show and Sale at Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo

Angus producers representing seven states were on hand at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo where 10 heifers and 36 bulls were up on the auction block for the Angus Show and Sale.

Scott Gaffney says, “We don't have a lot of shows like this in our area. We come out here and we have friends out here. It's a good market, and we just enjoy coming out here and the management is great here at the show and meeting friends and selling good cattle.”

Scott Gaffney with Gaffney Family Cattle from Wisconsin has been coming to the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo for 15 years now.  He sold both of his pure–bread Angus bulls, one of them going for $13,000 and the other for 50 grand, making it the biggest sale of the day.

Gaffney says, “It's what our family does, our family operation, and that is all of our income. We don't have jobs off the farm just like most people around here, but we have our expenses that go up, and this is great when we have sales like this and it helps us keep up.”

Black Hills Stock Show officials said the sale was huge and averaged $9,125 on bulls, which is up by $3,000 from years past.

Glenn Johnson with Chestnut Angus Farms from Minnesota had the second top bull sale at $29,000.

CLICK HERE to read the full article sourced from Black Hills Fox News

Red Bluff bull sale nets record $1.56 million for 236 bulls

Bidders shelled out a record $1.56 million for 236 bulls that passed through the Don Smith Pavilion, paying an average of $6,594 per bull. The top-selling bull was Cardey’s Roadrunner VRDesign 635, bought for $11,500 by Bar M Cattle Co. in Maxwell, Calif.

The bidding total shattered that of two years ago, when 378 bulls generated more than $1.2 million in total sales. This was the fifth straight year the bull sale topped the $1 million mark.

“We had a tremendous amount of demand,” sale manager Adam Owens said. “We registered a helluva lot of new buyers this year. There are not many bulls left in California that are of serviceable age, so if you want to find a bull (now), you’re looking at yearlings — bulls that are probably more ready to be sold next year. These were the last bulls available in California.”

The bull market capped five days of showcases and auctions at the 74th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale at the Tehama District Fair grounds. The bidding began with the seventh annual feeder and replacement heifer sale on Jan. 29, where about 80 lots were sold.

CLICK HERE to read the full article sourced from Capital Press



Sources:  Black Hills Fox News and Capital Press


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