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2016 Record Bull Sale Season

Charolais Bull Sales had a record year in 2016 with the highest overall sales average and total gross dollars in the 35 years the Charolais Banner has been compiling bull sale results. There were 89 sales reporting in 2016, 7 more than 2015 with the overall average up $14 per head. There were 117 more lots selling and an increase in total gross dollars by over $820,000. Higher top prices, than have been seen for decades, were also seen when a bull of A. Sparrow Farms, Vanscoy, SK fetched $107,000 and one from Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK sold for $82,500. Helge By publisher of the Charolais Banner magazine attributes the increase to the strong demand from the commercial industry to add the extra performance and hybrid vigor gotten from the Charolais bull. Also we have seen more white bulls going on black cows to produce the silver calves than ever before.