50th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale called a success
Special to the LVN
Even with the threat of cold temperatures and harsh winter weather across much of the West, it did not keep cattlemen from attending the 50th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale held at the Fallon Livestock Exchange.
This year’s sale featured bulls ranging from 14-25 months of age. Cattlemen from California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah attended the sale looking to buy their range-ready bulls for the year. The sale of 113 high quality bulls totaled $496,000 with a sale average of $4,389.38. Breed averages included Angus for $4,396.34; Red Angus for $2,950.00; Charolais for $4,541.67; and Herefords for $4,723.68.
Each year, the consignors continue to bring high quality bulls. Because of the high quality of bulls and dedicated support to the sale, the sale continues to be a success and reach out to many of the western states. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and Fallon Bull Sale Committee thank the participation of those who came and congratulate this year’s award recipients.
The Top Range Bull Award and the Angus Best of Breed was awarded to Thorenfeldt Land & Cattle for lot 85. It was sold to Chris Gansberg of Gansberg Ranch LLC for $7,700. Thank you to both parties for you for your participation and support of the Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale. The High Selling Bull was from Ed Amador, of Amador Angus Ranch, for lot 129. This was sold to Louis Scatena of Yerington for $8,000.
The Red Angus Best of Breed was awarded to Mark Peacemaker of the P Bar Ranch for lot 7. It was sold to Fred Bailey of Eureka for $3,750.
The Charolais Best of Breed was awarded to Jerry and Sherry Maltby of the Broken Box Ranch for lot #20. It was sold to Lazy D Livestock of Pioche, Nev., for $4,750.
The Hereford Best of Breed was awarded to Phil Allen & Son of Antimony, Utah, for lot24 selling for $5,500 to Tulloch Family Partnership of Ramona, Calif. It should also be noted that the Allens have come to this sale for almost 50 years. We thank them for their dedication to the industry and to the sale.
This year’s recipient of the volume buyer jacket is Steve Lucas of Lucas Livestock.
Along with the dedicated group of buyers and consignors who participate in the sale each year, several sponsors helped make the sale possible year after year and they include Pinenut Livestock, (awards for Best of Breed, Top Overall Range Bull and Best Pen of Heifer and ear tags for the sale); Fallon Convention Center (grant for advertising); Hoof Beat Gates and Corrals for donating the panels for the FFA raffle; and Great Basin Ranch of Southern Nevada Water Authority (for donating the “Raffle Calf”, proceeds go to benefit Churchill FFA and the NCA Scholarship Fund). Also, each year Gayle Hybarger organizes the Invitational Stock Dog Trials and Auction, proceeds go to benefit a family’s fight against cancer. Along with these dedicated sponsors we would also like to thank our newer sponsors, Stix Cattle Company, Robison Ranch and Demar Dahl for contributing a donation calf. Without the support of these great sponsors, the Fallon Bull Sale would not be possible.