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Slow but sure the times are a changing!
« on: February 13, 2016, 12:22:39 PM »
I saw a sale report for the Langco/ Krueber Angus and Shorthorn sale at Viking AB and I thought the results were pretty interesting. The Shorthorn bulls were all 2 year olds and they averaged $9150 ( the lowest price was $7500). The two year old Angus bulls averaged  $5745 and the yearling Angus bulls averaged $5625. The Purebred Angus open heifers averaged $2905 while the Blue roan ( Shorthorn X Angus) averaged $3900. The black ShorthornX Angus open heifers averaged $3225.

This seems to be a growing trend here in Canada. Our bull sale catalog is just getting around and just this morning I had 3 phone calls from commercial producers. All 3 of them were interested in roan or white bulls. They all wanted bulls that had roan or white on both sides of their pedigrees. Last night I received a call from a commercial producer who is wanting a horned roan bull. They will not even consider a polled bull, no matter how good it is. I guess this is a case where the buyer is always right, and I am glad I included a horned roan bull in the sale. I also find it interesting that in the past 3 days I have now had 3 inquiries about the horned bull. I thought he would be a hard sell, because he was horned. Maybe not.... we are in interesting times!
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Re: Slow but sure the times are a changing!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 08:32:50 PM »
I am really pumped about the Diamond Sergeant York 10Y sons topping this sale there is nothing more satisfying when a custumer has years of success with their purchases. 


There were some awesome black Angus bulls sold as well but the highlight of the whole experience was sitting next to an older gentlemen who happily mentioned that years ago the good Shorthorn bulls would have topped the sale after the sale he excitedly exclaimed how things come full circle.   <beer>
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 08:37:46 PM by jaimiediamond »

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Re: Slow but sure the times are a changing!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 11:12:22 PM »
Here are a couple of the bulls from the catalogue. Lot 42 sold for $10,750 to a commercial herd and Lot 43 went for $10,000.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2016, 09:08:37 AM by Okotoks »

 

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