You can't have a cow/calf operation without having quite a few bulls. Every year Dave gets rid of older bulls and replaces them with new ones. The bulls he gets vary depending on what breed he needs. Yesterday we went to a bull sale in Idaho to buy a yearling Red Angus bull and two yearling Black Angus bulls.
The bulls were in a pasture in temporary pens made of electric fence for people to look at before the sale. They were separated into groups based on age and breed.
Dave carefully looked the bulls over.
There were about 450 bulls to be sold, and a large crowd of buyers.
Auctions are quite entertaining. The ring men can be somewhat animated. I got a kick out of them. The Auctioneer is pretty funny too. Here is a short video of what it was like.
In addition to buying bulls on this trip we visited a couple of Producer's auction barns. One was in Jerome Idaho and the other was in Vale Oregon. Neither of these were where these bulls were sold but they were in the area and since Dave is a Producer's board member he thought it would be good to drop in and say hi.
It is always fun to see new country.