Sale Day Information

2020 FALL BULL SALE IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD--yes, Election Day, please remember to vote.  50 bulls offered, including some older 'coming 2's' born late spring 2019, too young to include in the spring sale, and also yearling Fall bulls born Fall 2019.  All bulls are performance tested, ultrasounded, fertility tested and guaranteed for the breeding season.  Free trucking for the 1st 500 miles from Great Falls, Montana.  Fall Sale catalog, videos, and information will be available on the website in mid-October.

The 2020 Spring Bull Sale catalog link, as well as the accompanying sale lot videos, are still found on the top tabs "Sales" and then "Catalog", for reference only, until our Fall 2020 sale catalog and videos go up in October 2020.    

TRAVEL UPDATE:  If you are traveling to our sale, and need overnight accommodations, the O'Haire Motor Inn in downtown Gt. Falls, about 15 minutes from the Stockyards, is open.  Their adjacent cafe, with good homemade food, has take-out, and for a room rate of $70.00 per night plus tax, also with breakfast included--let them know you are in town for cattle business for their corporate rate.  Their number:  406-454-2141 and website:  https://ohairemotorinn.com/

 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.  The biggest complaint feeders and packers have with Char-cross calves is they can't find enough of them!  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.  Their data shows these are the calves that will pay the bills.  The Cobb Charolais Spring Bull Sale, generally offering 140+bulls, is one of the largest Charolais bull sales in the United States, and ALL are home-raised, carefully developed here at the ranch, and 'one brand'.

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

Each bull is ultra-sounded, 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, we register the bulls only 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 and exchange rate 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, which is 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, and before the sale time, with Western Livestock Auction to participate in the sale.  

If you cannot be present at the sale, please let us know beforehand.  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, buyer must call the office at Western Livestock auction yard to confirm the registration.  Mon.-Thurs MTN time, 406-727-5400 or email the secretary:  info@westernlivestockmontana.com

3.  Questions?  Please contact the office 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 600 miles of Great Falls, MT to a central point. If bulls are to be trucked further than the 600 miles, buyer pays for the pro-rated trucking amount AFTER this distance to their central delivery point.

Great Falls, Montana is regularly served by Delta Airlines, Alaska/Horizon Air, and United.  Alaska/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.