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Friday Flashback – The Auction

by Jen on November 14, 2011 | Leave your comment • Tagged as: , ,


Parkbend Auction 1940’s (would have been the closet auction to our ranch)I have always liked this picture — with the rail cars in the background – the woman working the cattle in the ring on horseback (who I believe may be my cousin Alice) — those guys leaning over the roof of the stands look fairly comfortable, though that roof seems to have quite a sag in it !.   One thing that stands out for me in this picture though — is that auction sales have always been a place to socialize.   They are a community “event” and as I see the people in this picture, I imagine they looked forward to seeing each other at these sales and I bet there was even a bottle of whisky hidden somewhere !The venue’s for our sales have certainly changed over the years, especially with the internet sales now available — but one thing that has not changed at sale time is the enjoyment we all get out of visiting with other members of the cattle industry – and seeing the results of our years work in our calf crop.

Fall calf sales have begun here– and the market is stronger than we have seen in years !

For the week of Oct 12th, 2011 Balog Auction saw 500-600lb steer calves bringing $150.00 – $168.75.  Cull bulls and cows remain strong — and if you are thinking of replacing some of your herd sires now is the time to do it !
Good luck to everyone with their fall calf sales, and getting their calves weaned ! I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming sales and events in Alberta this fall !



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