Agribition notes

Angus sale centre of attention, bids

REGINA — A barn burner of an Angus sale was held the evening of Nov. 23 at Canadian Western Agribition.

The Power and Perfection sale posted an unofficial gross of $383,100. There were 28 1/2 live lots, which averaged $10,884. Eight packages of frozen embryos and semen totalled $72,900.

Ian Gross of Wiwa Creek Angus of Rush Lake, Sask. offered a black cow and bull calf, which topped the sale. The bull calf sold for $72,000 to Stauffer Ranches and Arda Farms of Acme, Alta. Names of the buyers were unavailable at press time. The cow went for $43,000 to Boss Cattle Co. in Nebraska.

Wiwa Creek also sold a 2012 female that sold for $23,000 to Boss Cattle Co.

Black Angus cow fetches $16,000

A black cow born in 2006 topped the annual Masterpiece Angus Sale at Canadian Western Agribition on Nov. 21 in Regina.

Consigned by Barry, Marj and Robb Young of Carievale, Sask., the cow named Young Dale Pollyanna 78S fetched $16,000 from Hahn Cattle Co. of Sherwood Park, Alta. Pollyanna’s bull calf sold for $10,000. KBJ Round Farms of Clyde, Alta., and Nordal Angus from Simpson, Sask., were the buyers.

Selling at $15,000 was lot 137 for a pick of a heifer from Robb Farms of Maidstone, Sask.

An annual Angus event leading off a string of sales at the show, the offering was smaller than past years, but prices were generally strong.

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