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On Thursday Nov 20/14 300 head of livestock went through the ring at Valley Auction, Homer Alexis from Vernon 672 lb Black Steer 239.50, Homer’s 402 lb Black Bull Calf 287.50, Alfred Bonneau from Vernon 595 lb Red Steers 260.00, Alfred’s 541 lb Black Heifers 250.50, Brandon Blaine from Rock Creek 990 lb Red Heifer 160.00, Keith Bostock RWF Cow 1448 lb 119.50. Bar T Ranch from Armstrong 1904 lb Red Cow 109.00, Lavern Bowles from Armstrong 802 lb Red Heifer 206.00, Ken Casorso from Kelowna 696 lb Black Steers 240.00, Ken’s 662 lb Black Heifers 230.00, Douglas Lake Cattle Co 62 head of 897 lb Heifers sold for 227.75, Douglas Lake’s 48 head of 951 lb Heiferettes 153.50. Mark Dibblee’s 432 lb BWF Heifer 255.00, Fred Findlay from Armstrong 1564 lb Red Cow 108.00, Lani French from Vernon 1668 lb Cow 110.00, Lani’s 1400 lb Cow 106.00, Mark & Kari Goossen from Salmon Arm 427 lb Black Bull Calves 286.00, John Koersen from Enderby 565 lb Heifers 243.00. Lauder Ranches from Quilchena 1300 lb RWF Cow 109.00, Lauder Ranches 836 lb RWF Heifer 197.50, Joe Lesowski from Cherryville 349 lb RWF Bull Calves 302.00, Joe’s 1502 lb RWF Cow 111.50, Doug Pratt from Armstrong 1494 lb Red Cow 102.00, Neal Palmer from Vernon 1300 lb Red Cow 90.00. Jack Steiger from Salmon Arm 608 lb Black Steer 248.00, Jack’s 340 lb Bull Calf 275.00, Ted’s 353 lb Heifer Calf 271.00, Tappenvale Farm from Pritchard 1640 lb Holstein Cow 98.00, Tappenvale’s 1426 lb Holstein Cow 65.00, Joseph Thurgood from Salmon Arm 828 lb Black Heifer 203.00, Trinity Creek Ranch 1252 lb Red and White Cow 86.00, Keith & Marcie Will 832 lb Black Steer 215.00, The Will’s 792 lb Black Heifer 175.00, Tom Hancock JR from Lillooet 8 head of 662 lb Black Steers 254.00, The Hancock’s 12 head of 604 lb Black Steer Calves 254.00, 16 head of the Hancock’s 496 lb Black Steers 287.00, 9 Head of the Hancock’s 492 lb Black Heifers 252.00.
Valley Auction and the Raffan Family greatly appreciate the loyalty of out consignors and buyers.
P. J. Raffan
Thursday, November 20 2014 - See the full market report here
On Saturday Nov 15th the Bred Heifer and Cow Sale was well attended at Valley Auction Lorne & Cindy Hulley from Lavington started the sale with 9 head of 1147 lb Black Angus Bred Heifers bred back to a Black Angus Bull these Heifers sold for $ 2,550.00, 4 head of Lorne and Cindy’s 1136 lb Black Bred Heifers went for $ 2,650.00, Dan & Judy Foley from Quesnel 4 head of Black Angus X Bred Cows $ 2,925.00, 4 head of Black Bred Cows $ 2,900.00, 5 Black Cows weighing 1282 lb $ 2,850.00, 3 of Dan & Judy’s 1362 lb Red Cows $ 2,775.00, 2 red cows 1269 lbs $2,350.00, Dan & Judy’s cow/calf pairs $2,850.00, 10 head of Black Pairs $2,775.00. Ashton Creek Ranch 1138 lb Bred Heifers $ 2,000.00, Aston Creek’s 1272 lb Bred Cows $2,100.00, their 1421 lb Bred Cows $1,900.00.
The Bred Heifer and Cow Sale at Valley Auction was well attended. Plenty of new and long time ranchers and farmers were here. The enthusiasm of the buyers reinforced the confidence in the beef industry. There are less people in beef production, the ones that have managed to stay, are being rewarded for their steadfast determination. The future of the beef industry will remain hard to predict, the next few years are looking optimistic for ranchers and farmers with new overseas markets being open to Canadian beef. Finally after over a decade of lean returns for beef producers, 2014 has reached record prices in the cattle market. Ranchers and Farmers are now able to see a bright glimmer of light at the end of the long tunnel. Valley Auction staff and the Raffan Family want to Thank our consignors and buyers for making our Bred Heifer and Bred Cow Sale very successful.
Saturday, November 15 2014 - See the full market report here
Thursday, November 13 2014 - See the full market report here
On Thursday Nov 6/14 634 head of livestock went through the ring at Valley Auction, Gary Andrews from Lumby 1536-lb Red Semi X Cow 108.50, Ruth Andrews1588-lb Butcher Cows 108.00, Reynolds and Jimmy Bonneau 874-lb Brahma Bulls 96.00, Jim Battensby from Vernon 1210-lb Butcher Cow 111.00, Jim’s Char X 532-lb Heifer 250.00, Barry Brewer from Vernon 22 head of 723-lb Black Steers 246.00, 19 head of Blane’s 590-lb Black Steers 261.00, 21 head of Blane’s 619-lb Black Heifers 242.00, Rainier Ranch from Armstrong 616-lb Steers 260.00, Rainier Ranch’s 591-lb Heifers 247.00. Brent Deacon from Vernon 630-lb Steers 252.00, 17 head of Brent Deacon’s 504-lb Red Angus X Heifers 252.00, Fred Findlay from Armstrong 1786-lb Red Angus Bull 118.00, Fred’s 1414-lb Red Angus Cow 109.00, Lisa Marie Fillmore 747-lb Red Steers 231.00, Lisa’s 611-lb Heifers 233.00, Clarence Glaicar from Armstrong 478-lb Heifer 225.00, Herman Hutter from Vernon 1394-lb Black Cow 111.00, Thys Haambuckers 1358-lb Holstein Cow 101.00, Marvin Hodge from Armstrong 714-lb Steers 240.00, Marvin’s 635-lb Heifers 235.00, Bud Gottfriedson from Cawston 686-lb Black Bull Calf 200.00, Bud’s 494-lb BWF Heifer 248.00, Terry Johnson 1678-lb Cow 105.00. Yvonne Johnson from Malakwa 1488-lb Red Cow 104.00, Jack Holdings from Armstrong 764-lb Red Steers 235.00, Jack Holding’s 649-lb Red Heifers 229.00, Werner Luttmerding from Armstrong 1466-lb Black Cow 104.00, LAC Holdings from Grandforks 533-lb RWF Steers 265.00, Lac’s 545-lb RWF Heifers 239.00. Bob Mohr from Armstrong 13 head of 480-lb Black Steers 248.00, 9 head of Bob’s 475-lb Steers 289.00, Alex Majerech from Vernon 823-lb BWF Heifers 200.00 , Erik Mathews from Meadow Creek 721-lb Limo X Steers 240.50, Reynold’s 609-lb Limo X Heifers 234.00, Michael O’Brien from Sorrento 1480-lb Black Butcher Cow 112.00, Pan Prairie Farms from Lumby 18 head of 624-lb Black Angus Steers 256.50, Pan Prairie’s 585-lb Black Steers 263.50, Pan Prairies 601-lb Angus Heifers 239.00, Jim Rhodes 661-lb Black Steers 238.00, Jim’s 496-lb Black Heifers 250.00. Jesse Schweb from Salmon River 20 head 610-lb Black Angus Steers 261.50, 35 head of Jesse’s 544-lb Steers 278.00, Jesse’s 569-lb Black Heifers 249.50, 29 head of Jesse’s 517-lb Black Heifers 256.25, Warren & Trudy Schweb’s 732-lb Black Steers 242.50, Warren & Trudy’s 562-lb Black Angus Heifers 247.25. Keith and Marcie Will from Falkland 818-lb Steer 220.00, Terry Wasylyszyn from Vernon 600-lb Black Steers 248.00, Terry’s 437-lb Steers 280.00, Willoughby Simmentals from Armstrong 676-lb Heifer 226.00, Willoughby’s 476-lb Black Steer 261.00, Their 1218-lb Semi Cow 114.50.
Valley Auction and the Raffan family greatly appreciate the loyal support from our sellers and buyers.
Thursday, November 6 2014 - See the full market report here
Vernon's Dream Auction raises $195,000
See the full story on the Vernon Morning Star's website
Sales at the Auction
Saturday, October 25 2014 - See the full market report here
View our photo gallery from our Oct 25th Sale
From left: Joe Farris, Peter Raffan, Don Raffan, Gord Collier and Jerry McCarty.
Left is Tom Bews Canadian Rodeo Legend with his purchase Hip no. 7 $19,000.00, in the middle kneeling is Rory Patten horseman and on the right is Donald. J. Raffan Auctioneer.
Patten Pollitt Horse Sale Results
This sale will go down as one of my career highlights not only was it a dandy to sell the people I worked for are so exceptional. Great horsemen and dear friends I sold the sale with the greatest confidence that the people buying the horses are getting “The Real Deal,” and the sellers are straight up presenting the horses for exactly what they are. Thank you to the Patten’s and Pollitt’s and all consignors for a great sale day.
Patten-Pollitt performance horse sale results, From Sunday August 17/2014
Approx 50 head of horses were presented and demonstrated to a huge crowd of horse enthusiast’s at the Pollitt Ranch. All the horses were presented in show shape and were in great condition for the sale. Hip no 1 Chief A 1997 seasoned head horse sold for $7700.00 to Jerry Lalonde of Fort St. John. Hip no 2 Champ An 04 finished Heading Horse or Heel Horse sold for $12,000.00 to William Van Loon of Lacombe Alta. Hip no 3 Big Bad Bodee an 06 Gray Gelding head/heel or ranch sold for $26,000.00 to Glen Willsie of Caroline Alta. Hip no 5 Genuine Fly Dun An 06 Buckskin Gelding used for Heading, Heeling or Ranch work sold for $27,000.00 to Eddie Anderson of Rocky Mountain House. Hip no 7 Jackzippoinvestment An 06 Palomino Gelding head/heel or Ranch work sold for $19,000.00 to Tom Bews of Longview Alta. Hip no 9 Peppys Holly Poco An 04 Bay Gelding head/Heel & Ranch sold for $ 18,500.00 to David Johner of Maidstone Sask. Hip no 10 Tofino Bay An 07 Gelding Head or Ranch sold for $ 18,000.00 to Griff Gaudin. Hip no 14 Horton’s Rebel Chex An 07 Buckskin Gelding Head/ Heel or Ranch sold for $ 21,000.00 to Lorrie McMeekin of Rocky Mountain House.
These horses were the top 5 high sellers. Averaging $ 22,300.00.
Hip 3- $ 26,000.00
Hip 5- $ 27,000.00
Hip 7- $ 19,000.00
Hip 9- $ 18,500.00
Hip 14- $ 21,000.00
This was an exceptional sale of good horses. Represented by very good people of high moral standards. All of us appreciated the hard work the sale crew did and very importantly the great horsemanship that was done to make the sale a success.
Donald. J. Raffan
Horse Sale Results - Bar Heart Ranch, Irma AB
A large crowd was in attendance for this sale. A warm Family atmosphere was present and many horse enthusiasts travelled great distances to attend this reputation sale.
Hip 19 Smart N Dandy Kid. A 5 year old gelding by Smart Little Kid and DB Lockin Dandy Oak Sold for $18,000.00 to Tony Friemark.
Hip 30 was a Bennett Ranch consignment DF Cloverleaf Jack by I’m not a Blue Boy and DF Docs Dreamer. A 5 year old Gelding and sold for $13,500.00 to Tony Friemark also.
Hip 10 Billy’s Bouncing Badger. A 6 year old Gelding consigned by the Bar Heart Ranch and sold for $10,750.00 to Brent Horn.
Hip 37 Rally Time. A 16 year old Grey Gelding consigned by Casey Lawes also sold for $10,750.00 to the Saunders Family.
Overall sale average on the mature Gelding’s was $7,103.00
Soaring Beef Prices
"If you like barbequing steak or burgers, you better be prepared to pay more for your red meat."... See Valley Auction's Don Raffan on Global News: Soaring Beef Prices (Video)
Sandy Bar Ranch SaleClick Here for Sale Results
from the Sandy Bar Ranch sale in Aneroid, Saskatchewan Canada that took place April 19 2014. (Adobe PDF Format)
Bar 4 A Cattle Co. Bull Sale (Dawson Creek)
A very large crowd of enthusiastic buyers and supporters packed the VJV Dawson Creek sale yard. The crowd was treated to a just class catered dinner before the bull sale.
The sale kicked off with lot 15A a red bar 4A mission bull with a 75lb BW he sold for $5000.00 second in the ring was 16A Red bar 4A herc and he sold for $4800.00. The high seller was lot 34Z who goes back to the Geis Kodiak 10T and he sold for $5600.00.
The sale was very consistant with price and 46 bulls sold with an average of $3995.00.
Donald. J. Raffan
P & H Ranching Co. Ltd. Bull and Gelding sale
P & H Charolais. Circle G Simmentals & Angus. Alkali Lake Angus.
60 head of Char Bulls average $6650.00 high seller was lot 21 PH Kid Rock 19Z sold for $ 11,500.00.
Circle G Simmentals & Angus Red Simmental bulls average $ 6711.00 high seller was lot 63 Circle G Ace 32A sold for $ 17,500.00. Red Angus average $4035.00 high seller was lot 78 Red CG Vault 89Z sold for $ 4750.00. Black Angus bulls average $4450.00 high seller was lot 88 Circle G Approval 52A sold for $ 6200.00 as well as lot 94 Circle G Able 66A sold for $ 6200.00 also.
Alkali Lake Angus bull average was $ 5158.00 high seller was lot 99 Hills of home Mo Co 324A sold for $ 9250.00.
11 head of ranch Geldings high selling horse was lot 112 R Bar Fritz Got Class consigned by Will Mackinaw and sold for $ 8750.00
Donald J Raffan
Ole Farm Bull Sale
160 Black and Red Angus Bulls Averaged $ 3847.00.
180 Commercial Angus Bred Heifers averaged $1800.00
A huge crowd was in attendance the 9th annual Family Day sale of Ole Farms. The hospitality was over the top. The Olson family served a great dinner to all the visitors, and the entire family participated in the sale.
Donald J Raffan
Rotary Dream Auction 2013
A high point of Vernon's social calendar, the 29th annual Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction was a resounding success.
The gala event at the Best Western Vernon Lodge raised a whopping $180,000 for charitable organizations Saturday.
"Our expectations were greatly exceeded. I can't believe the support," said Taylor Dedora, event chairperson.
More than 450 people attended the event, which included dinner and the auction.
Keeping the bids moving were Don and Peter Raffan, of Valley Auction.
"I can't thank the Raffans enough," said Jerry Tellier, Kalamalka Rotary Club president.
"They're here for us every year. They know the crowd and they do an extraordinary job of maximizing the bidding."
The highest ticket item this year was the fishing and golf trip to Campbell River with private airfare provided by the Kal Tire Jet. It sold for $10,500. Dozens of other items also sold above their retail value.
"I'd like to thank all of the sponsors of our auction and of course all of the people who attended the auction and opened their pocketbooks for charity," said Dedora.
"Our community is second to none in generosity and support and our club could not be more proud to be a part of it."
The club's donations committee will meet during the next 60 days to review funding applications received from charitable groups.
"Raising this amount of money will allow the club to financially assist dozens of worthy projects," said Dedora.
Groups interested in receiving financial assistance should visit kalrotary.org to determine if they qualify and how to complete the online funding application.
Anchor D Ranch Simmentals Sale
Anchor D Ranch Simmentals of Rimbey Alberta hosted their annual genetic edge Bull sale on February 7/2014. The temperature outside was a cool -28 but the sale had a warm atmosphere inside. The Sheels family hosted a gourmet steak dinner catered by Bob Ronnie of Panoka. The sale barn was filled to capacity with a very enthusiastic crowd of buyers. Lot number 28 was the first bull on offer he was Anchor D Moloka ‘1 25Z a son of Barbossa 707X and Anchor D Sarah 25X 1400lbs and a 38 scrotal and sold for $11,000.00. Lot number 29 was second in, he was Anchor D Tortuga 60Z also a son of Barbossa 707x and out of Anchor D Jennifer 60X, he weighed 1430lbs and had a scrotal of 35.5 and sold for $18,000.00 both bulls were polled full fleckrich. Lot number 1 was Anchor D Admiral 111Z a razzmatazz son and out of Anchor D Saphire 111S he was a February 25/2012 bull weighing 1895lbs and measured 43.5 scrotal, this particular bull was of exceptional confirmation full of red meat he sold for a very reasonable price of $7,100.00. Lot number 75 was the lead off bull in the Purebred section ad he was Anchor D Sonic 139A a red son of wolfman 395X and out of Anchor D Shiraz 139S he weighed 1365lbs measured 38.5 and sold for $15,000.00. In total 84 bulls walked through the ring and were displayed on VJVAuction.com video. An average of $5,096.00.
A big Thank you to all buyers and bidders at the sale.
D J Raffan
Lazy S Ranch Sale
The Lazy S 2014 bull sale was held on Jan 25th with a + 10 degree temperature and sunny skies. The Ainsworth family presented 204 Lazy S bred bulls with proven performance working genetics. The lead off bull has lot # 1 Lazy S black Superior 207A and sold for 7500.00, the second bull in the ring was lot # 3 GTA black Superior 231A and he sold for 6750.00. With the momentum building lot #5 GTA black 203A sold for 7800.00.The first pen of Lazy S Red Simmental Bulls. Bulls started off very strong with lot #71 Destiny 981A selling for 12000.00. The second bull in the ring was lot #87 destiny 39A and he traded for 9300.00, Lot #88 followed he was Hustler 374Aand sold for 9000.00. The high selling bull of the entire sale was lot # 84 Red destiny 598A and he sold for 15,000.00.
2 bulls tied for high selling black beefmaker bulls. Lot # 120 ¾ simm ¼ Angus sold for 7400.00 and lot # 125 7/8 simm 1/8 Angus sold for 7400.00. Lot # 167 a red beefmaker bull ¾ simm and ¼ Angus sold for 7000.00. 2 black Angus bulls shared the high selling spot for their breed and they were lot #’s 189 GTA black biz 702A a S A V Bismark 5682 son out of a tiger daughter and lot #190 GTA black up 82A a sitz upward 307R son and out of black NLDS 330W a Belvin phenom 79’04 daughter both bulls sold for 7200.00 a piece. The high selling red Angus bull was red NLDA Lazy S 715A a red red- rock unique 38x by a red NLDA 733W cow he sold for 6400.00.
The sale was very strong and a large enthusiastic crowd was in attendance. The DLMS crew with Mark Shologan were in attendance with 33 bulls selling via video. The overall average was $4732.00
Donald J. Raffan Auctioneer