BARRHEAD - The 21st-annual On Target Bull and Female Sale held at the Ag Barn in Barrhead March 16 was another success for contributors Dwajo Angus, Cinder Angus and SIBL Simmentals.
Sixty-nine yearling bulls sold for a gross $380,500 to average $5,514. Eight open Angus heifers sold for $22,200, to average $2,775.
The high-selling bull this year was consigned by Dwajo Angus (Dwayne, Joanne & Jesse Emery of Camp Creek). Their Lot 24 bull, RED DWAJO ARMOUR 118H was purchased for $12,500 by Lone Tree Ranching, Shawn Rodgers of Warner, AB. The Feb. 15, 2020 bull had a birthweight of 82 pounds and a sale weight of 1,329 pounds with a scrotal measure of 36.5 centimetres.
The second high-selling bull was consigned by SIBL Simmentals (Barclay & Michelle Smith & Family of Cherhill). Their Lot 67 bull, BLI/RNBW STILLWATER 31H was purchased for $11,000 by Swanz Ranch of Judith Gap, Montana. The black, white-face bull was born Feb. 15, 2020 with a birthweight of 104 pounds and a sale weight of 1,575 pounds with a 41-centimetre scrotal measure.
The third high-selling bull was consigned by Cinder Angus (Brad Yoder & Nicole Hoskins and their two daughters). Their Lot 48 bull, RED CINDER BRAVO 683H was purchased for $10,000 by Double F Cattle Co. of Parkside, SK. This bull was born Jan. 2, 2020 with an 83-pound birthweight and a 1,515-pound sale weight with a 39.5-centimetre scrotal measure.
As in past sales, a donation heifer is presented by Dutch auction, with each $10 ticket purchasing one opportunity to win the heifer in a draw at the end of the sale — proceeds will go back into the community. Prior to this year’s sale, the annual donation heifer draw has raised over $65,000 for the Ag Society and $20,000 to other causes that has helped out in the Barrhead area. This year’s heifer was donated by Cinder Angus, CIND 223H, an April 5, 2020 Commercial heifer. The heifer was won by Plummer Land & Cattle of Sangudo. Although no official figure of how much the heifer raised, a running tally of bids prior to the start of the sale was over $4,500.