Monday, January 30, 2017

Bull sale receipts down, but still top $1 million mark

Saturday's bull sale in Red Bluff fell significantly below last year's receipts but still managed to crack the $1 million mark in total sales for the seventh straight year.

In all, the 288 bulls that went through the Don Smith Pavilion at the 76th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale brought in $1.1 million -- an average of $3,822.40 per bull.

That fell short of the nearly $1.49 million that bidders shelled out for 305 bulls last year, as winning bids averaged $4,816.

Lot prices in Thursday's Western Video Market-hosted sale topped out at $143 per hundredweight for weaned heifers and $173 per hundredweight for weaned steers, down dramatically from last year's $234 and $252, respectively.

Friday's sale of 14 cattle dogs fetched a total of $85,750, an average of $6,125 per dog.

For my full story, check CapitalPress.com soon.

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