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Fort St. John bison tops CWA sale

A two-year-old bison bull consigned by XY Bison Ranch from Fort St. John topped the Canadian National bison sale held at Canadian Western Agribition Tuesday, Nov. 21. Brian and Eleanor Brown of Hodgeville, Sask., paid $25,000 for the bull.
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Auctioneer Brennin Jack appears over the screen at the Canadian National Bison Sale during Canadian Western Agribition. For the second year in a row the bison were filmed in their pens and shown to bidders by video.

A two-year-old bison bull consigned by XY Bison Ranch from Fort St. John topped the Canadian National bison sale held at Canadian Western Agribition Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Brian and Eleanor Brown of Hodgeville, Sask., paid $25,000 for the bull. They also bought the grand champion male, also a two-year-old from the Bouffioux family's XY Bison Ranch, for $18,000.

Another bull from Silver Creek Bison, Binscarth, Man., sold for $18,500 to Bison Spirit Ranch at Oak Lake, Man.

On the female side, the high-seller was also the grand champion. A two-year-old bred heifer from Bison Spirit Ranch sold for $18,000 to Shale Creek Bison at Russell, Man.

In the show ring, the interbreed First Lady Classic and President’s Classic events saw four breeds place first and second in each show.

The grand champion female was SFI Miss Seein Purple, a Simmental from Wheatland Cattle Co. at Bienfait, Sask. while the reserve was Red Blair’s Monique 572 D, a Red Angus from Double B Angus at McLean, Sask.

The judges deemed Elder’s Honcho 72E, from Elder Charolais Farms at Coronach, Sask., the top bull calf. A Black Angus, PM Executive Decision 5’17, exhibited by Poplar Meadows Angus from Houston, B.C. was the reserve.