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Sep 15, 2011

Black Gold Bull Sale

Black Gold Bull Sale

Sept. 8 Colusa, CA

90 Fall Yearling Bulls $4338

19 Spring Yearling Bulls $5890

13 Spring Yearling Charolais $3392

Auctioneer: Rick Machado

Sale Manager: Matt Macfarlane Marketing

This annual sale features top drawer Angus and Charolais bulls from some of the regions top purebred breeders. The firms involved in this sale include O’Connell Ranch, Donati Ranch, Wulff Bros. Livestock and Broken Box Ranch Charolais. This sale always attracts a strong crowd of buyers many of whom are repeat customers which shows how well these bulls work for the commercial cattleman. The sale bulls feature cutting edge genetics with particular attention paid to calving ease. This was a very strong sale with good cattle and good people involved. Volume buyers included Big Sky Cattle Co., Cayoucous, CA, IZ Ranch, Canyon City, OR, Duncan McCormack, Rio Vista, CA, Dan Hearn, Rio Vista, CA, Joe Vargas, Morgan Hill, CA and Violini Bros., Salinas, CA. Top Angus Bulls: O’Connell In Focus 0703, 7/19/10 by Mytty In Focus; IZ Ranch, Canyon City, OR, $9250. DR Bextor 0425, 8/10/10 by CBA Bextor 872 5205 608; Wood Ranch, Susanville, CA, $9000. DR Bextor 0355, 2/8/10 by CBA Bextor 872 5205 608; Larry Homen, King City, CA, $9000. DR Bextor 0516, 8/21/10 by CBA Bextor 872 5205 608; Joe Vargas, Morgan Hill, CA, $8750. O’Connell In Focus 0818, 8/2/10 by Mytty In Focus; IZ Ranch, $8200. DR Big Eye 0356, 2/8/10 by ALC Big Eye D09N; Randy Wolf, Hollister, CA, $8000. DR 5050 New Design 0361, 2/14/10 by GAR New Design 5050; Page Baldwin, Rio Vista, CA, $8000. O’Connell In Focus 0711, 7/26/10 by Mytty In Focus; IZ Ranch, $7500. DR Selective 0352, 2/4/10 by GAR Selective; John Bourdet, Hollister, CA, $8000. Top Charolais Bull: BBR Riviera X51, 5/4/10 by GWM Texas Riviera 314; Hayes Bros. Lompoc, CA, $4900. — Jerry York