Monday, January 30, 2017
Bull sale receipts down, but still top $1 million mark
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.
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