Friday, July 23, 2010

Selection Time

Summer is a great time to look at cattle in their natural environment.  Especially this year when there is grass in the pastures.  With the smaller number of purebreds that we run, we rely on marketing our females through consignment sales.  We have sold in a variety of sales over the years.  Because we are usually exhibiting at some of the fall shows, we also like to consign to the sale as well.  It cuts down on the costs and we are away from home anyways for the show so it works well.  Some of the sales teams have also worked with the show committees or breed associations and agreed to a maximum sales commission, so you kinda know your sales costs before you leave home. 

Tyler from Bouchard Livestock International was out this week and went through the herd. It is still early in their selection process but we are anticipating having cattle consigned at the following sales this fall: 

  •  The National Sale - Brandon, MB

  • Canadian Western, Agribition - Regina, SK

  • Checkers - Red Deer, AB
There many be more sales added.  So keep checking our website www.highcountrycattle.com in the weeks to come for complete information on our consignments and to which sales.  Oh and you are always welcome to stop by the farm.  Everything is always for sale......for a price.  Well then again you might not be able to buy Ruffles, Stacy says she is a fixture of the farm until the day she dies!

WFL Ruffles 669K - age 10

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