Sale Day Info

Thank you all for a successful Fall bull Sale!  Sale average for 49 bulls was $4045--however, when the purebred and top bull sale prices are leveraged out, the average price for these good bulls approximated $3200.  Affordable top quality.  The highest selling bull goes to David Prokuda Charolais, Glenevis AB, Lot 46 for $8250.  Next highest selling lots were #10 for $8000 to Skogen Livestock of Ft. Shaw, MT, Lot 30 for $6750 to Pribyl Ranch of Cascade, MT, and Lot 37 for $6500 to Stephens Farms of Tennessee.  All repeat buyers familiar with the Cobb quality, again our deepest thanks to all.

Next year's 2018 Fall bull sale will feature 75 bulls--coming 2's and Fall yearlings, as we have expanded our Fall calving herd.  More bull selections for affordable prices.  

The 2017 FALL sale brochure link is still available on the "Sale Catalog" page.  Videos of the Fall Sale lots are now available on the "Cattle Videos" page.  Click on the sale date of November 7--then click on the thumbnail picture of the lot number to see the video.  In the lower right corner, click on the words "Download for best quality video" to open up the video.  Use your browser's BACK button or arrow to return to the video page.  All for reference only until our Spring 2018 bull sale information in March.

Our 2017 Spring Bull Sale Saturday, April 15th sold 127 bulls at for a $3880 average.  A good sale at fair market prices for the commercial buyer.  Top-selling bull, Lot 68, went to Skogen Livestock of Ft. Shaw MT for $8250, Lot 13 for $8000 to Mike and Karen Trotter ranch of Richey MT, followed by Lots 16, 17, and 36 all for $7250 to Skogen Livestock.  A great big 'Thank you' to all our good customers!

 

Our customer base is the commercial producer, and our sale prices reflect the market prices our customers receive.

We feel very fortunate in the support of all our bull buyers.  The industry demands more and more of good Char-cross calves, not only for their extra pounds, but for their better health record, greater feed efficiency holdover capacity and cutability of excellent quality meat.  We thank you again all for your purchases and confidence in our program, whether you are a new buyer (welcome!), or one of our long-time customers. 

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There is steadily increasing demand for Charolais crossbred calves by feedlot operators and packers.  They know these are the calves that will pay the bills.  The Cobb Charolais Spring Bull Sale, generally offering 130+bulls, is one of the largest Charolais bull sales in the United States, and ALL are home-raised and 'one brand'.  

                   

There are NO bull calves placed on test with poor performance that would inflate or further boost up the indexes--no poorly performing animals to which the upper half is compared--THESE SALE BULLS ARE ALL THE TOPS! 

ALL the bulls are one-brand, home-raised, developed in our own bull performance test station here at the ranch.  Each bull is individually semen-tested and backed by a first-season breeding guarantee.

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Sale Day information:

Bulls are performance tested, independently semen tested and measured by Hoffman AI of Logan, Utah, ultrasounded for carcass data by Matt Lane of Billings, MT and ultrasound indexed by the American-Internat'l Charolais Assn. (AICA), and guaranteed for the breeding season.  Registration certificates are available from the AICA are available upon the buyer's request.

Health papers will be available for transport to other states. We are in the designated brucellosis-free region of Montana, and all bulls can be transported immediately after the sale with health papers. These are all  virgin bulls, but if your state requires a trichomoniasis or "trich" test, the bulls can be ready for transport 7-10 days after taking the sample for this test, which the vet can do at the yards after the sale.

All bull sales are in U.S. dollars.  Currency price is the date of the sale.  Method of payment is cash, check, or bank wire transfer. Any other arrangements shall be made before the sale with the Seller.

Sale Order is according to descending order of Weight Per Day of Age Index, following the catalog lot order. All buyers, whether present at the sale or bidding by telephone or through an agent, must register first with the Western Livestock Auction office before the sale.

Buyer registration at Western begins at 8 a.m. Mountain Time, the number is 406-727-5400.  All buyers must register first with Western Livestock Auction to participate in the sale.  

If you cannot be present at the sale, we can help you pick out what you want through our "Sight Unseen" program, and also provide you with an independent bid taker. We guarantee your customer satisfaction with the bulls, or your money back.

  IF YOU WISH TO BID ONLINE, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:

       1.  Sale is broadcast LIVE only on the website www.cattleusa.com   ALL ONLINE BUYERS MUST BE PREREGISTERED ON THIS SITE PRIOR TO SALE DAY.

       2.  After submitting a buyer approval request on Cattle USA website, must call Sarah at Western Livestock auction yard to confirm the registration.  Mon.-Thurs MTN time, 406-727-5400 or email her:  info@westernlivestockmontana.com

       3.  Questions?  Please contact Sarah at Western Livestock, 406-727-5400 before sale day itself for answers, and to work out any remaining details.

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A $50.00 discount per bull if you truck your own bulls on sale day.

Free delivery of bulls within 500 miles of Great Falls, MT to a central point. If bulls are to be trucked further than the 500 miles, buyer pays for the trucking amount AFTER this distance to the central delivery point.

For suggested lodging places in Great Falls, please upload from the link: UserFiles/File/Hospitality_Letter.doc This is a Microsoft Word file. Please contact us for lodging information if you have trouble opening the Word document.

Great Falls, Montana is regularly served by Delta Airlines, Horizon Air, and United.  Horizon's flights connect through Seattle, Delta's flights connect to Great Falls through Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul or Seattle, and United has twice daily direct flights from Denver, Colorado to Great Falls, Montana. 

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Any questions? Please call us: John-406-562-3670 or Mike-406-562-3694.

                     

Bulls from one of the spring pens in early March containing smaller bulls. Raising meat is what it's all about--the "business side of Charolais."

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