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Subject: Klamath Falls Bull Sale sells horses too
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Klamath Courier, Tulelake, California
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Vol. 3, No. 6

Owner Glenda Stilwell is leading Famous Nemo, a Black Angus bull that won Supreme Champion.
99 bulls sell at Klamath
-- Cow dog trials brought in dog lovers on Feb. 3.
-- Ranch horse events and sale were held Feb. 4-5.
Story and photo
by Liz Bowen, staff writer, Klamath Courier, Tulelake, California

KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON – "Outstanding, especially the Herefords," said Ralph Clark, cattle judge for the 45th Annual Klamath Bull Sale. Clark was one of three judges that graded the many breeds of bulls on Feb. 4 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

"We need good breeds for cross breeding," added Clark, who has judged cattle shows throughout the West for several decades. Clark was referring to the growth vigor that comes from a good cross of quality breeds and is utilized in the commercial cattle herd business.

On Feb. 5 the bull sale, sponsored by the Klamath Cattlemen’s Association, began at noon with the Water For Life auction items bringing $25,000. Then the first bull into the ring was the Supreme Champion raised and sold by Glenda and Lee Stilwell, who own the Country Inn Cattle Co of Klamath Falls. "Famous Nemo 919N" was a 17-month old Black Angus bull and weighed 1,615 pounds. He was purchased by Russell and Larry Criss of the 4C Cattle Co in Macdoel for $3,750.

For winning the Supreme Champion Bull, the Stilwells received an additional $1,000 savings bond from South Valley Bank and Trust. Kirth Glick presented a huge $1,000 representation of the bond to the Stilwells in the auction ring.

Next up for sale was Stan Sears from Little Shasta Valley with his Champion Simmental Bull, which brought $3,700.

The high selling bull was sold by Basil Newton, Newton's Angus, for $3,900. This was the Champion Simmental-Angus and was purchased by the Bar S Ranch.

Sales on the 99 head of bulls ranged from $3,900 to $1,600.

Horses sell and dogs show --

The Ranch Horses began selling after the bull sale. The top selling horse was a chestnut owned by Lorale Tollett. Nicki Alves purchased the horse for $10,500.

There were three horses that brought $5,000 each. They were sold by Shawn Martin, Tracie Thornburgh and Charlie Russell. Martin’s bay was 10 years old and purchased by Jack Flynn. Thornburgh’s dun was born in 2000 and purchased by Dan Byrd; and Russell’s eight-year old sorrel was bought by John Jarman.

Dave Thackeray, of Utah, showed a three-year old catty sorrel, which won the confirmation class. The mare was the seventh highest selling horse in the sale at $3,600 to Charlene Avila.

Earlier on Feb. 3, Cow Dog Trials were held to open the Klamath Bull and Horse Sale event. There were two classes, one was the open class and was limited to 50 dogs. A rancher class was added this year, said organizer Geri Byrne, and was limited to 10 dogs.

Don Moore, of Sprague, competed with two dogs and came out with the winners of both contests receiving a total of $2,000 in prize money.

"It takes skill, a good handler, a good dog and a bit of luck," Byrne said about the dog trials.






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