Thursday, January 24, 2013

Slow going for livestock-related businesses

Today I talked with lots of vendors at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale's giant trade show, focusing mainly on those businesses that deal with the livestock industry.

In the photos, from the top: Stew and Barbara Lowry of Spangler Construction in Corning talk to customers: Grant Gibbs of Gibbs Manufacturing talks about the equipment he makes for ranchers to drag their livestock arenas; and Clay Ensley and Jake Masterson of Idaho-based Hickman Saddlery laugh at my photography.

Most livestock-related enterprises report that business is still slow from the perpetually sluggish economy. Gibbs told me his sales volume is about half what it was a couple of years ago.

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