Calgary Bull Sale organizers report that the sale price of the average bull was calculated at $4,284.97, the sale’s highest average price of the new millennium. During the 111th annual sale, held Mar. 2-3, 98 per cent of consigned bulls from the major breeds, Hereford and Angus, were sold
This year’s edition saw a total sales figure of $845,250, including 16 ranch horses. The average sale price among 123 Hereford bulls sold was $4,248.78, while the average sale price among 45 Angus was $4,593.33.
This year’s top-selling bull was a Hereford specimen from consignor Lilybrook Herefords Inc. of Claresholm, Alta., purchased for $21,000 by Upstream Ranch of Taylor, Neb.
The top-selling Angus came from consignor Belvin Angus Farm of Innisfail, Alta., and went for $14,000 to Alta Genetics Inc. of Balzac, Alta. The top-selling Charolais, offered up by White Heather Charolais of Crossfield, Alta., was bought by Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange of Pincher Creek, Alta., while the top-selling Gelbvieh, entered by Jonus Cattle of Calgary, was purchased by 3D Paints &Quarter Horses of Lethbridge, Alta.
The 2011 Calgary Bull Sale’s grand champion Hereford, sold for $6,000 to Red Willow Colony of Stettler, Alta., was raised by Jenkins Ranche of Twin Butte, Alta. The reserve champion Hereford, produced by CGD Herefords of Bowden, Alta., was bought for $6,500 by Mrnak Herefords of Bowman, N.D.
The grand champion Angus was the same bull purchased by Alta Genetics Inc. The reserve champion Angus, a product of Scott Stock Farm Ltd. of Crossfield, Alta., went for $5,000 to Longson Farms of Cayley, Alta.
The 2011 Calgary Bull Sale’s top volume buyers were Miller Ranches Ltd. of Hanceville, B.C., Guenthner Ranch of Consort, Alta., Pipeline Grazing Co-op of Medicine Hat, Peterosa Exports Ltd. of Calgary, John Simkin of Veteran, Alta., and Diarco Farms Ltd. of Grenfell, Sask.
For more results on the 2011 Calgary Bull Sale, please visit www.calgarybullsale.com.