Bull Sale Part One

I forgot there was a bull sale today…

Thankfully…
It was just over the mountain in Buffalo…
only an hour and a half away.
And I love going to Buffalo…
especially if I get a chance to window shop the antique stores…
which I did for about half an hour!
Oh, well…
that was better than nothing…
Now back to our regularly scheduled bull sale…
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For those not used to going to bull sales…
They usually send you a catalog weeks ahead of time so you can “window shop”.
Each bull has all his important information listed…
which includes pedigree…
birthweight…
weaning weight…
yearling weight…
and pap score…
His ultrasounded measurements include
marbling…
and rib eye scores…
His current weight…
and scrotal circumference (yes, I just said scrotal)…
and estimated progeny difference is all there for you to peruse…
Confused?
There’s only 170 bulls for sale!
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That’s why there are plenty of catalogs to go around…
and you should always pick out some ahead of time based on their scores…
and get to the sale early…
so you can wander the alleys and pens before the crowd gets there.
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and then…
you look at them up close and personal.
Find the numbers you circled in the catalog…
each pen has its bulls listed on the outside gate.
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Look…
it’s the owner/breeder on the left in the yellow vest.
Helping someone find what he’s looking for…
Hey, K. R., nice lookin’ bulls ya got again!
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And we start our search…
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There’s 21 and 23…
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Nope… don’t like them after all…
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What’s the numbers on this one?
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How much does this one weigh?
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Let’s go over here and look at these…
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I’m liking that number 28…
After a while…
they all start looking just *black* to me!
No…
honestly…
I’m thrilled when the ones I like match up with the ones Vernon and Johnny pick out!
Bull Sale Part Two tomorrow…
will we get the one we want?
will we get smushed by a 1300# bull inside one of these pens?
will we eat so much of the delicious beef at lunch we’ll fall asleep and miss the sale?
stay tuned, Ranch Fans…
the story reaches its dramatic conclusion tomorrow!
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PUPPY PHOTO OF THE DAY (ONE OF MY FAVORITES I’VE TAKEN SO FAR!)
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