Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, to be held Jan. 27-31 at the Tehama District Fair grounds. In all, there are 310 bulls, 84 horses and 20 dogs entered, manager Adam Owens tells me. Last year 318 bulls were auctioned off, and that was after no-shows and sifting whittled the numbers. That fewer animals are available for sale is no surprise considering the drought has pushed down cattle numbers in California, but ranchers were also getting good prices for bulls in the fall, creating a scarcity of bulls for sale now, Owens said.
The full schedule of events is here. My advance story on bull sale week will appear at CapitalPress.com soon.