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About 260 bulls were auctioned off Jan 28, capping a week of sales.

Farm Press Staff

January 30, 2023

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Horses working in an arena
Horses work out in an arena before being sold at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.Tim Hearden

Nearly $1.3 million was shelled out for 260 bull entries Jan. 28 at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in California.

The total fell just below last year's $1.34 million for 290 animals, but the average sale of $4,959.81 tops the average of nearly $4,629 per bull paid in 2022.

The top-priced bull was a Hereford sold for $25,000 to Michael Pratt of Monroe, Ore.

About 80 lots were sold, with weaned steers topping out at $262.50 per hundredweight and weaned heifers reaching $238 per hundredweight. Both high bids bested last year's $221 and $196, respectively.

About 67 horses sold for a combined $1.12 million, and 17 stock dogs went for a combined $110,550.

The sale capped off nearly a week of livestock auctions and events at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, Calif., including the 15th annual online feeder and replacement heifer sale on Jan. 26.

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