Show and sale yields bull champion from valley

A bull from Little Fort Herefords was Grand Reserve Champion at the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale

A bull from Little Fort Herefords was Grand Reserve Champion at the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale.

This year’s top seller garnered more than $3,000 more than the top seller in 2011.

The highest seller – an Angus bull owned by Sealin Creek – sold for $10,400 to Fleury Cattle Co. & Saskatla Farms Ltd.

Organizers of the sale say the average Angus bull sold for $3,445.51, and a total of 57 were sold.

Other sales resulted in the top Hereford bull owned by Deanfield Ranch, going for $6,400 to Turner Ranch Ltd.

A total of 37 Hereford bulls sold for an average price of $3,316.22.

Topping the Charolais bull sales was one from Bridge Lake that sold for $3,600 to Garth Everall. Three Charolais bulls were sold for an average price of $3,100 each.

The top-selling Limousin bull, owned by Pinnacle View Limousin, was sold for $3,400 to Ward Creek Ranch. Four bulls were sold in the category, for an average of $2,750.

When it came to the Gelbvieh bulls, the top seller, owned by Barry and Rober Mader, sold for $3,000 to Brian and Brandy Armstrong. Two were sold in the category – each for an average of $3,000.

In the Simmental bulls, the highest sale was $3,400 for a bull owned by Miocene Simmentals sold to White Saddle Ranch. A total of six bulls were sold in the category, for an average price of $2,683.

The sale took place April 20 at the Williams Lake Stockyards and saw a total of 108 bulls sold at an average of $3,319.44.

Prior to the sale that had standing-room only, the show with judge Darrell Comazzetto of Kamloops took place April 19, again with standing room only.

Comazzetto selected a Grand Champion in the Angus division, a bull owned by Sealin Creek, and Reserve Grand Champion, a bull owned by Todd Marchant and Pam McGuinness. In the Hereford category, he selected a Grand Champion and Junior Champion, a bull owned by Deanfield Ranch. For Reserve Grand Champion, he chose a bull owned by Little Fort Herefords.

– Williams Lake Tribune