I put a lot of miles on my truck at this time of year travelling to bull sales to represent the Canadian Angus Association and the members. I've spent the past week in snowy Saskatchewan attending some very good sales. I got to take a break from bull sales to attend the first Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Commercial Replacement Open Heifer Sale.
The sale was hosted by Duckworth Ranch and was held at the Assiniboia Livestock Auction. Gerry Duckworth had 433 commercial black heifers with an average weight of 700 lbs on offer. Every single heifer had an Angus tag and was age verified. Every animal sold. The sale average was $1,040. The high selling group averaged 749 lbs and sold for $1,450 to Oklahoma. This was a great sale and it was a privilege to attend. I hope other Angus breeders will follow Gerry's lead and that we can have more of these sales in the future.
In closing, the market continues to stay high and people are happy. There is lots of optimism for the cattle industry for the next few years.
Posted by Brian Good