Tuesday, October 13 was a beautiful day for a bull sale in Fort Rock, OR. Thirty four buyers from California, Oregon and Washington bought 96 range ready bulls at an average price of $5781.
Auctioneers Trent Stewart and Eric Duarte sold the bulls on a video presentation.
50 Spring Yearling bulls sold for an average of $6205
46 Fall Yearling bulls sold for an average of $5321
The two high selling bulls were:
Lot 628, 9 Peaks New Day B628, a March 10, 2014 son of B/R New Day 454 to Loren and Lisa Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch in Novato, CA for $8000
Lot 650, 9 Peaks Final Answer B650, a February 21, 2014 son of SAV Final Answer 0035 to Paul and Karin DeForest of Adin, CA for $8000
The second high selling Spring Yearlings were:
Lot 648, 9 Peaks Cedar Ridge B648, a Feb 21, 2014 son of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V to Paul and Karin DeForest of Adin, CA for $7750
Lot 731, 9 Peaks Bismarck B731, a March 8, 2014 son of SAV Bismarck 5682 to Roger Porterfield of Dorris, CA for $7750
The high selling Fall Yearling bull was lot 841, 9 Peaks Bismarck B841, an August 28, 2014 son of SAV Bismarck 5682 to Sterling McWhorter of Northfork Enterprises in Petrolia, CA for $7750.
The second high selling Fall Yearling bull was lot 861, 9 Peaks Emblazon B861, a September 1, 2014 son of CCA Emblazon 702 to Shirley Murrer of Susanville, CA for $7000
Volume buyers were Dinsdale Livestock of Silver Lake, OR with 8 bulls, Porterfield Ranch of Dorris, CA with 7 bulls, Billy Flournoy of Likely, CA with 6 bulls, Henry Giacomini/Hat Creek Grown of Hat Creek, CA with 6 bulls, Ken and Debbie Bentz of Burns, OR with 6 bulls, Malott Livestock of Powell Butte, OR with 6 bulls, and Joe and Sharon Zanone of Ferndale, CA with 6 bulls.
9 Peaks Ranch donated a Snaffle bridle/Mecate outfit to benefit the Young Rancher’s Land and Livestock Fund in memory of Mike Bentz. Eric Duarte, Henry and Pam Giacomini, Martin and Jan Murphy, Scott Abbe, Central Oregon Ranch Supply, Tom O’Leary and Roger Porterfield all bought the bridle and donated it back to resell. Billy Flournoy bought the bridle and took it home. Altogether $3600 was raised to benefit young ranchers getting a start in the industry.