Thursday, January 27, 2011

Red Bluff bull sale rumbles on


Here are a few snapshots from today's goings-on at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, which began Tuesday and continues through Saturday at the Tehama District Fair grounds. Among today's activities was an online auction of feeders and replacement heifers, arena work for geldings and mules and stock dog workouts.

Here's what's happening the rest of the week:

* Trade and art shows, all day today, Friday and Saturday

* Working stock dogs, sale at 2:30 p.m. Friday

* Geldings and mules, arena work Friday morning and sale at 5 p.m. Friday

* Sale of all bulls, 8:30 a.m. Saturday

The sale comes as prices for cattle have been riding high, but so, too, have been the costs borne by ranchers in the form of feed and fuel.

"That's the No. 1 challenge we're faced with right now," Kenny Read of Bar KD Ranch in Culver, Ore., told me this afternoon.

For an examination of these issues and for a full report on how the sale went, check early next week.

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