FALLON — For the 46th year, cattlemen from across the West joined together in Fallon to participate in the Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale.
Nevada Cattlemen’s Annual Sale featured yearling to 2-year-old range ready bulls and brought cattlemen from California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Utah looking to buy bulls for the upcoming year. This year, the sale average was $3,409 on 108 bulls.
The sale began with two calves donated by Dave Stix and John Falen. The bull calf donated by Dave Stix was sold to Ted Gazzini for $1,600.
Following the sale of the first calf, NCA President JJ Goicoechea announced that for every $100 from a buyer, he would put toward that buyer’s membership fees to the association. After his announcement, the steer calf was bought and donated back 28 times and was finally sold for $400 to Gary Capurro. In all, more than $8,000 was raised.
The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and Fallon Bull Sale Committee list the following award recipients:
The Top Range Bull Award went to Rick and Jerrie Libby of Flying RJ Ranch for lot 71. This bull was also the Angus Best of Breed award winning bull. Flying RJ Ranch representatives were first time consignors and award recipients.
Lot 71 was also the highest selling bull bought by Stix Cattle for $6,200. Stix Cattle has been a buyer of the sale for years and Flying RJ is one of the newest consignors. The overall Angus average on 74 bulls was $3,478.
The Hereford Best of Breed was awarded to DTK Land and Cattle for Lot 143 selling for $4,200 to Paul Sciarani. The highest selling Hereford was Lot 104 of Phil Allen and Son, which sold for $5,500 to Mickey Laca. The overall Hereford average on 19 bulls was $3,808.
The Balancer Best of Breed was awarded to Bar T Bar Ranch of Arizona for Lot 166 selling for $4,200 to Paul Sciarani. Lot 166 was also this year’s highest selling Balancer bull. The overall Balancer average on eight bulls was $2,988.
Lastly, the Limousin Best of Breed went to Little Luckiamute Limousin of Oregon for Lot 151. Little Luckiamute also provided the two highest selling Limousin bulls sold to Pete Cassanilli and Fred Hicks Jr. for $2,500 a bull. The overall Limousin average on seven bulls was $2,079.
This year’s recipient of the volume buyer jacket donated by Pinenut Livestock Supply is Goicoechea Ranches from Eureka.
At the end of the sale, the winners of the raffle heifer and panels were announced. This year’s raffle heifer was donated by Chris Gansberg and was won by Patty Norcutt. The second place prize for the raffle was four panels donated by Hoof Beat Gates and went to John Keithley. The proceeds from this joint raffle benefit the Churchill County FFA and NCA.