High priced Charolais sells for $8,000 at Agribition

REGINA — A bred yearling heifer topped yesterday’s Charolais sale at Canadian Western Agribition.

The double polled female from Wilgenbusch Charolais of Halbrite, Sask., sold for $8,000 to Elder Charolais of Coronach, Sask.

A special offering came from Gilliland Bros. of Carieville, Sask. Bidders were invited to bid on the pick of the 2012 bred heifer crop. This year the farm had 40 heifers to choose from and the successful buyer is allowed to make the selection after the calves are born next spring. White Cap Charolais of Moose Jaw, Sask., was the buyer at $7,750.

In total, 18 lots were on offer and averaged $4,283.