February 14, 2015

A Sensational Success 

When the last Valentine’s Day gavel fell, 72 high quality Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Murray Grey Long Yearling and 2 Year Old Bulls brought a whopping total of $411,500.00, with a Sale Average of $5,715.00 “across the board”.

Breed Averages included: 48 Angus for $6,218.00; 5 Charolais for $4,250.00; 17 Herefords for $4,856.00; and 2 Murray Greys for $4,625.00. Twenty-two bulls were 17 to 19 months bringing an average of $5,943.00, while fifty, 21 to 25 month old bulls brought an average of $5,615.00.

Ed and Josh Amador of Amador Angus received $8,100.00 for the High Selling Bull of this year’s sale, purchased by Emilio Collado of Bishop, CA.

John Keithley of Pinenut Livestock Supply in Fallon, NV sponsored the Award Plaques and also the 2015 FBS Official Lot Number Ear Tags which are awarded each Best of Breed (for which there are two or more consignments) and the Top Overall Range Bull.

David Holden of Westwind Ranch Angus had both the TOP Overall Range Bull and the Best Angus of the sale all rolled into one, which was purchased by Maureen Weishaupt for $7,000.00.

Dan and Teresa Daniels of the Daniels Hereford Ranch bull was judged Best Hereford taken home by Bret Selman for $5,000.00; Jerry and Sherry Maltby of the Broken Box Ranch were awarded the Best Charolais purchased by Pete Delmue for $4,750.00. Mike and Gayle Lowry of the 7 Lazy 11 Ranch had the Best Murray Grey selling to Kent Pascoe for $4,750.

Mickey Jarvis of Bishop, California was tied with the Jackson Ranch, Gerlach, NV for the Volume Buyers’ Award for number of bulls purchased at seven bulls apiece. However, Mickey Jarvis’ seven bulls were priced in the “Few Dollars More” category to also rank as the Volume Buyer Sales Award. Both Jarvis and the Jackson Ranch, in addition to Emilo Collado, will receive a specially embroidered Jacket in appreciation for their participation in the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale.

Bernard Petersen and Bruno Bowles of the Great Basin Ranch/Southern Nevada Water Authority were the sponsors of the yearling 2015 Angus Replacement Heifer “Raffle Calf” which was won by Mike Merkley of Fallon, NV. Larry Lester of Hoof-Beat Gates and Corrals again sponsored four 12’ panels as the Raffle Calf Display, which were won by Todd Moretto. This year the Raffle raised $3,520.00 which is split equally to benefit both the Churchill County FFA and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s Scholarship Funds. Raffle Tickets were sponsored by Jeff’s Digitex Printing of Fallon, NV.

To lend support to the work of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Ed and Carlene Amador brought the Valentine’s Day Spirit alive with their donation of one-pound of “Mrs. Mary See’s” delicious chocolates that went to Ted Guazzini’s special Valentine after being resold two times to raise $90. Stix Cattle Company sponsored the “Dues/Donation Calf” which was resold 20 times bringing in an additional $7,650.00.

Each year Billy Lewis and Gayle Hybarger organize the Invitational Stock Dog Trials and Auction, proceeds going to benefit a family’s fight against cancer. Two started Stock Dogs brought $6,000.00 through that event and auction to assist a deserving Oregon family.

The hardworking Fallon Bull Sale Committee, chaired by Chris Gansberg, and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association know that the heart of every sale lies in the quality livestock brought and presented by consignors in some cases from several generations, and a “Sale” is impossible without the backing of the many, many loyal and first time buyers who have made the FBS what it has become over 49 years. There are not words in any language sufficient to express the depth of gratitude both the FBS Committee and the NCA hold for the dedicated consignors and buyers who have and continue to support this Bull Sale.

There are innumerable Sponsors who contribute in some way: Nevada’s resident livestock industry trade publications The Nevada Rancher and The Progressive Rancher, our cooperating hotel/motels: Bonanza/Super 8, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority Governing Board and the Fallon Convention Center Staff, Rick Gray and Candy Dolan.

Nor is there any way to repay even a small portion of the time, efforts, talents and dedication of the dozens, and dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly to organize, produce and carry out the Fallon Bull Sale: Churchill County FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher Kristine Moore, her FFA Chapter members, the members of the Sifting & Grading Committees and Sale Vet, the dedicated Brand Inspectors, the Fallon Livestock Exchange and their many Staff up-front and outback, Auctioneers Eric Duarte and Monte Bruck, the Ringmen from Hereford & Angus Associations and Western Livestock Journal, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Officers and Staff; the Churchill County Cattlewomen… and many other unsung heroes.

On behalf of the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale Committee we want to thank all of our Consignors and Buyers for making 2015 a Terrific Sale!

We hope to see everyone again at the 50th Anniversary Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale, scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016.


Thank you to Rita Armstrong of Smith Valley, NV for the photos of this year's sale!


LEFT: FBS Committee Chair Chris Gansberg announcing the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale Awards which were presented on Friday, February 13, at the Fallon Convention Center.

RIGHT: NCA 2014-2015 President Ron Torell welcomes the great crowd attending the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale from the Auctioneers’ stand.


2015 FBS Sifting Committee taking a closer look – from L to R: Todd Sceirine, Tom Armstrong, Tod Radelfinger and Dr. Randy Wallstrum, DVM.


2015 Fallon Bull Sale Committee Chair Chris Gansberg participates as the gatekeeper during the Friday morning Sifting and Grading operation.


Pictured at the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale Awards presented on Friday, February 13, at the Fallon Convention Center, are Jerry Maltby of the Broken Box Ranch accepting the award for Best Charolais from FBS Committee Vice Chair Tom Armstrong.

The Red Bull was judged Best Hereford of the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale, and was consigned by Dan and Teresa Daniels, and was purchased by Bret Selman of Tremonton, UT for $5,000.00.


Pictured at the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale Awards presented on Friday, February 13, at the Fallon Convention Center, are Dan and Teresa Daniels, Daniels Hereford Ranch accepting the awards from FBS Committee Vice Chair Tom Armstrong.



Pictured at the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale Awards presented on Friday, February 13, at the Fallon Convention Center, are David J. Holden of Westwind Ranch Angus accepting the award for Best Angus (LEFT) and Top Overall Range Bull (RIGHT) from FBS Committee Vice Chair Tom Armstrong.

The Black Bull was judged both Top Range Bull Overall, and Best Angus of the 2015 Fallon Bull Sale, and was consigned by David J. Holden’s Westwind Ranch Angus located in Oroville, CA, and was purchased by Maureen Weishaupt of Fallon, NV for $7,000.00. 



The Fallon Bull Sale, held each year in February, is the Nevada Cattlemen’s Sale.

Thanks to the many loyal buyers and consignors over the past 40 plus years the sale is always a great success.



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