51st Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale A Success!
By Kaley Sproul, Sale Secretary
Even with cold temperatures and winter weather across much of the west, it did not keep cattlemen from attending the 51st Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale held at the Fallon Livestock Exchange. This year’s sale featured bulls ranging from 14-25 months of age. Cattlemen from California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah attended the sale looking to buy their range-ready bulls for the year. The Sale Average for the top 75 bulls sold comes to $3,696.67. Breed Averages included: Angus for $3,681.45; Balancer for $3,150; Charolais for $3,408.33; Herefords for $3,246.15; and Red Angus for $3,500.
Each year, the consignors continue to bring high-quality bulls. Because of the high quality of bulls and dedicated support to the sale, the sale continues to be a success and reach out to many of the western states. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and Fallon Bull Sale Committee thank you for your participation and congratulate this year’s award recipients.
The Top Range Bull Award and the Angus Best of Breed was awarded to Mitch Cain of Wild West Angus for lot #49. It was sold to Maureen Weishaupt for $4,700. Thank you to both parties for your participation and support of the Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale. The High Selling Bull was from Jackson Mtn. Angus for lot #78. This was sold to Jon Wilker of the UNR Gund Ranch, Cresent Valley, NV for $5,600.
The Balancer Best of Breed was awarded to Cardey Ranches for lot #2. It was sold to Joe Sceirine of Yerington, NV for $3,200.
The Charolais Best of Breed was awarded to Jerry and Sherry Maltby of the Broken Box Ranch for lot #15. It was sold to Pete Delmue of Pioche, NV for $3,200.
The Red Angus Best of Breed was awarded to Merle Eakin of the Lazy J Red Angus Ranch for lot #137. It was sold to Ira Renner of Jiggs, NV for $3,500.
The Hereford Best of Breed was awarded to Daniels Hereford Ranch for lot #30 selling for $3,000 to Alton Anker.
This year’s recipient of the volume buyer jacket is Andrea Jackson of the Jackson Ranch. A special thank you to our volume buyer and all of our buyers. Whether you bought one bull or eleven, your continued support of the Bull Sale is greatly appreciated.
Along with the dedicated group of buyers and consignors that participate in the sale each year, there are several sponsors who help make the sale possible year after year and they include: Pinenut Livestock, (awards for Best of Breed, Top Overall Range Bull, and ear tags for the sale); Fallon Convention Center (grant for advertising); Hoof Beat Gates and Corrals for donating the panels for the FFA raffle; and Great Basin Ranch of Southern Nevada Water Authority (for donating the “Raffle Calf”, proceeds go to benefit Churchill FFA and the NCA Scholarship Fund). Also, each year Gayle Hybarger organizes the Stock Dog Trials and Auction, proceeds go to benefit a family in need of help in the livestock industry. Along with these dedicated sponsors, we would also like to thank Stix Cattle Company, Robison Ranch and Demar Dahl for contributing a donation calf. Without the support of these great sponsors, the Fallon Bull Sale would not be possible.
Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and the Fallon Bull Sale Committee would like to send a thank you to everyone for support and assistance in making the Sale a success each year! Lastly, thank you to the crew at the Fallon Livestock Exchange, the Churchill County FFA, the Churchill County Cowbelles and the Fallon Bull Sale Committee members. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Current NCA President Dave Stix Jr., and past chair of the Fallon Bull Sale Committee, Chris Gansberg, at the Churchill Co. Cowbelles Dinner.
Eric Duarte, Fallon Bull Sale Auctioneer