Cattlemen Have High Hopes

U.S - Cattlemen were feeling cautiously optimistic at the 102nd Regina Bull Sale on Monday, but they were downright bullish compared to the mad cow crisis of three or four years ago.
calendar icon 21 March 2007
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Jim Wright of Melfort shows off the Grand Champion Red Angus Rob Roy that sold Monday for $4,200 during the spring bull sale at IPSCO Place.

"Saskatchewan is in a growth phase," said Gordon Roger, a breeder from Balgonie. "We're a major player in the industry, we've got good genetics and good resources," There were 167 bulls on the auction block from more than 50 Saskatchewan-based breeders.

The air was filled with the aroma of hay and manure as bulls were led before an audience at IPSCO Place. The giant beasts moved in response to the tug of a brass ring in their snouts as they walked in a circle before the crowd.

An auctioneer announced prices in rapid-fire succession. His words forged into a single phrase. He accented bids with the knock of his gavel.

Most bulls will sell for an average of $3,000, but observers said some bulls could sell for more than $10,000.

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