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Attend our Regular Auctions for Cattle and smaller livestock sales beginning at 9:00 am with Household and miscellaneous items sold indoors. Hogs, sheep and goats sell at 10:30 am. Cattle at 11:00 am.

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Market Reports
Valley Auction sold 660 head of livestock on Thursday Oct 16/2014 Homer Alexis of Vernon 535 lb Black Steer Calves 255.00, Homerís 570 lb Black Heifer Calves 243.00, Jim & Ann Alendal from Chilliwack 711 lb Red Angus Cross Steers brought 250.00, 5-619 lb Red Angus Heifers sold for 235.50. Barry Brewerís 3 Head of Longhorn 507 lb Steers 122.50, Robert Black from Salmon Arm 394 lb Red Bull Calf 270.00, Robertís 540 lb Black Steer Calf 267.00. Robert Blacklock from Armstrong 591 lb Char X Steers 266.00, Robertís 516 lb Char X Steers 280.00, Lorraine & Jake Bosshardt from Salmon Arm 602 lb Black Steers 265.00, The Bosshardtís 563 lb Black Heifers 249.25. Fred Bontron from Edgewood 626 lb Red Limo X Steers 255.00, Fredís 598 lb Heifers 240.00, Buck Lake Ranch 591 lb Black Angus Steers 265.00, 671 lb Black Heifer Calves 229.50. Laverne & Laura Bowles from Armstrong 749 lb RWF Heifers 205.00, The Bowles 880 lb RWF Heifers 190.00, Norm Buhlerís 714 lb Black Heifer 201.00, Ross Cunningham from 100 Mile House 528 lb Black Steers 285.00. Finlay Farm from Armstrong 952 lb RWF Heifer 152.50, Michael Fedyniak from Vernon 453 lb Red Steer Calves 275.00, Gordon Frisky from Golden 1586 lb Red Limo Cross Cow 116.00. Dan & Judy Foley from Quesnel 21 head of Black Angus Semi Cross 464 lb Steer Calves 304.00, Dan & Judyís 456 lb Heifers 279.00, Glen Frankie from Beaverdell filled the ring with 31 head of 664 lb Black/Limo Cross Steers 260.50, 22 head of Glenís Black/Limo 620 lb Heifers 238.25, Marc & Kari Goosen from Salmon Arm 444 lb Black Steer 280.00. Al Goodfellow from Vernon 816 lb Black Steer 200.00, Alís 1089 lb Steers 170.00, Rudy Gertsch from Golden 596 lb Heifer 238.00, Rudyís 1690 lb Cow 115.00. Barry Gerlib 596 lb RWF Steers 263.00, Barryís 500 lb Steer 285.00, Frank Hunter 4 head of Black/Holstein Cross 863 lb Steers 161.00, Ed Holt from Lake Country 390 lb Black Heifer Calf 225.00, Jamie Haynes from Rock Creek 720 lb Steers 245.00, Jamieís 631 lb Steers 257.00. John Koersen from Armstrong 1360 lb RWF Cow 104.00, Julie Lindquist from Rock Creek 510 lb Steer 269.50, George McMorran from Vernon 648 lb Black Bull Calf 217.50, Meghan McFarlane from Oyama 630 lb Steer Calves 245.00, Meghanís 493 lb Steers 265.00. Serge & Barb Marin-Lamellet 1630 lb Black Cow 108.00, The Lamelletís 1372 lb BWF Cow 114.00, Simon Miedema 572 lb Red Steers 268.00, Simonís 538 lb Red Heifers 247.00. Dan Martin from Armstrong 820 lb Red Heifers 187.50, Brock Matejka from Enderby 672 lb Black Steer 255.00, Brockís 334 lb Black Heifer 300.00, Ted Marchand from Vernon 1542 lb Brahma Cross Bull 130.00, Chad Marchand 1220 lb Tan/ Brahma Bull 129.00. Dan Nakatsu from Westbridge 590 lb Black Steer 269.00, Danís 535 lb Heifers 249.00, Nata Farms from Armstrong 1610 lb Holstein Cow 111.00. Crystal Pellikaan from Salmon Arm 1798 lb Black Cow 114.00, Gary Stone from Lumby 2070 lb Black Cow 105.00, Garyís RWF 1562 lb Cow 112.00, Tom Surkon from Salmon Arm 1062 lb Black Steer 188.00, Doug Schunter from Lumby 1312 lb RBF Cow 106.00. Byron Siddal Red 738 lb Steer 243.00, Byronís 604 lb Red Heifers 242.00, Thompson Brothers from Kelowna 522 lb Black Heifer Calf 248.00, Heather Turner from Sorrento 589 lb Black Steer 267.00, Trinity Creek Ranch 719 lb Char X Steers 246.00. Chad Valente from Beaverdell 788 lb Black Heifer 200.00, Theo Wiersma from Golden 764 lb Red Limo X Steers 242.50, Theoís 704 lb Heifers 225.00, Dennis Wangler from Falkland 524 LB Black Angus / Longhorn Heifers 213.00.

The Raffan family and our staff at Valley Auction thank all their buyers and consignors for their support of the Auction method of marketing livestock.
Sincerely,

P.J. Raffan

Thursday, October 16 2014 - See the full market report here.

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.

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 ďThe Real Deal,Ē and the sellers are straight up presenting the horses for exactly what they are. Thank you to the Pattenís and Pollittís 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 enthusiastís 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 Hortonís 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
Auctioneer
Horse Sale Results - Bar Heart Ranch, Irma AB
Bar Heart Ranch Sale, Irma ABA 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 Iím 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 Billyís 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 Geldingís 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 Sale
Sandy Bar Ranch April 19 2014Click 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)
Bar 4 A Cattle Co.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.

Auctioneer
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

Auctioneer
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.
Auctioneer
Donald J Raffan
Rotary Dream Auction 2013
Don Raffan and Peter Raffan at the Kal Rotary Dream Auction

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

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 Ď1 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.

Auctioneer
D J Raffan
Lazy S Ranch Sale
Lazy S Ranch Bull Power 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 ĺ simm ľ Angus sold for 7400.00 and lot # 125 7/8 simm 1/8 Angus sold for 7400.00. Lot # 167 a red beefmaker bull ĺ simm and ľ Angus sold for 7000.00. 2 black Angus bulls shared the high selling spot for their breed and they were lot #ís 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 79í04 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
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