Friday, January 27, 2017

Sun comes out for 76th Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

Amid what's turning out to be one of the wettest winters on record, sunny and cool weather has greeted this week's Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, where thousands have gathered for one of the West's premier livestock events.

In the photos, from the top: University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser Larry Forero (top) and UC-Davis rangeland watershed specialist Ken Tate give tips on managing ranch land in droughts; bulls are prepared for tomorrow's sale; and horse consigners wait outside the Pauline Davis Pavilion for their turns in showcasing their horses before tonight's auction.

This morning I sat in on the drought forum sponsored by the California Cattlemen's Association and talked with producers about the markets and what they expect from tomorrow's bull sale, which is vying to top the $1 million mark for the seventh straight year. For my stories on drought tips and bull and gelding sale results, check back at

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