Monday, January 31, 2011

Bull sale cracks $1 million mark

The bull sale in Red Bluff, Calif., on Saturday cracked the $1 million mark for the first time since 2006.

Gross sales from the marquee event at the five-day Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale totaled $1,037,600 -- a huge jump from the more than $700,000 in total sales of bulls in 2007.

Two factors led to the big increase, bull sale manager Adam Owens told me this morning. One, the quality of bulls was good this year, and two, Red Bluff is one of the few places left in California where bulls are available. Now that the sale is over, ranchers will likely have to travel to Oregon or Nevada if they want to buy a bull this year.

For complete results from this year's bull and gelding sale, check soon.

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