CAMPBELLFORD — Thirty-eight animals went on the auction block at the annual Charolais Fall feature sale Oct. 16 at Hoard’s Station. This year’s average winning bid was $5,200, up $954 from last year’s debut sale that drew 37 animals.
Fall feature sale group chairman Josh Taylor said he was “very pleased” with the sale’s second annual edition. Six Ontario Charolais breeders organized the sale. They comprised the majority of consignors but four guest sellers also took part.
The occasion also saw organizers present a $2,500 cheque to the Ca- nadian Charolais Youth Association.
Top selling animal in the sale was a bred heifer named Cedardale Miss 44H. Consignor Cedardale Charolais of Nestleton collected $16,000 from buyer Oattes Oattes Charolais of Cobden.
The gavel went down on 3 bred cows, 20 bred heifers and 15 heifer calves, selling for a combined total $211,400 — up $40,000 from 2020. The bulk of purchases happened in person as online sales declined from last year, according to Taylor.