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Sask.-raised bull nearly breaks record

DENVER, Colo. — A Canadian bull came close to breaking a sales record at the National Western Stock Show Mile High Classic sale held here Jan. 11.

The Red Angus sale offered 41 lots for a total of $408,650 to average $9,967.

Blairs.Ag Cattle Company of Lanigan, Sask., had the high selling consignment when it sold a half interest in a yearling bull named Red Blairs Pure Power 2B for $76,000 to Paul Larson and Schmidt Bros. of Iowa.

Alta. Limousin breeders win division reserve championship at show

DENVER, Colo. — Stony Plain, Alta., is a long way from Denver, Colorado, but for first-time show entrant Brittany Papenhuyzen, the trip was worth it.

Her family, which owns Cottage Lake Livestock, did well at the Jan. 14 Limousin show at the National Western Stock Show. They won a third place ribbon in a large heifer class and a division reserve championship with a bull calf they own with Marjon Farms of Earl, Indiana, and Weis Limousin Ranch of Wellsville, Missouri. The bull was sold to the new partners at Denver Jan. 13.

“We were very thrilled with how well we did,” said Papenhuyzen, whose family has been in the Limousin business for more than 30 years.

The young bull has been collecting awards: reserve champion Limousin at the Olds Fall Fair and an intermediate champion at the Lloydminster Fall Roundup.

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Canadians also performed well in the Jan. 12 Gelbvieh and Balancer (cross-bred Gelbvieh) show with red ribbons and some division wins:

Scott Severson of Innisfail, Alta. won first and second place in the spring heifer class with SLC Lady 71B and SLC Misty 84B. In the purebred division he won first place in the first spring bull calf class with SLC Road Trip 103B and the first place junior bull with SLC Swagger 105A.

Rodney and Tanya Hollman, owners of Royal Western Gelbvieh of Innisfail, Alta., won senior champion bull with RWG War Admiral 2528 and reserve champion intermediate bull-RWG Alberta Gold 3541. They also won first place spring bull calf with RWG Bustin’ Stones 4603, second place spring bull calf with RWG Scale Buster 4404 and third place spring bull calf with RWG X-Static Bounce 4416.

Darrell Hickman of Stone Gate Farm at Vermilion, Alta., won reserve senior champion bull with VV Zake 114Z.

Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Sask., had the first place winter bull calf with DVE Davidson Thumbs Up 91B.l.

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