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Lazy S Ranch 47 Annual Bull Power Sale
January 30, 2016 Bull Power sale was a record sale for the Lazy S Ranch of Mayerthorpe Alberta!
With buyers from British Columbia to Quebec, 244 bulls sold in 5 hours with an average selling price of $7188!
Donald J Raffan
First Dairy sale of 2016 Chilliwack BC
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P & H Ranch Bull and Horse sale
Saturday Feb 20, 2016
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Chapmans 10th annual Forage Developed Bull Sale
February 18th, 2016
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Symens Land and Cattle Company 4th annual Bull sale
Feb 16, 2016
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Ole Farms 11th annual Family day sale
Feb 16, 2016
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Genetic edge Bull sale
Feb 12, 2016
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Coyote Flats Charolais
1st Annual Bull Sale, March 7 2016 at the farm. Click Here to see the flyer
Kalamalka Rotary Club's Dream Auction
The Kalamalka Rotary Club's Dream Auction raised more than $204,000 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Saturday.
“This year, we had more than $266,000 donated to the Dream Auction, an all-time record for donations as we celebrate the 31st Dream Auction," said Neil Perry, event chairperson.
"The success is due to the enthusiastic donors who support the effort every year and of course the wonderful people who bid on these items to help us raise money."
In 31 years, the Dream Auction has raised more than $3 million.
"The money raised at the Dream Auction enables Kal Rotary to support dozens of worthy community projects each year," said Mary Jackson, club president.
"Dream Auction has developed into Vernon’s premiere fundraising event. A big thank you Vernon is in order. We can continue to do our good work as a direct result of the great support of our community."
Energetic brothers Don and Peter Raffan (Valley Auction of Spallumcheen) kept the night moving by calling bidding on 51 large live items. There were another 500 silent auction packages upstairs.
Mayor Akbal Mund, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster, Vernon Vipers’ owner Duncan Wray, ex-NHLer and Team Canada world junior gold medalist Jason Podollan, Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ GM Troy Mick and former Canadian downhill skier Murray Smith were among the celebrities in the packed ballroom.
Mund successfully bid $7,250 on the Detroit Triple Play. The package includes a Red Wings-Philadelphia Flyers game and meet and greet with Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill and GM Ken Holland (Vernon born and raised). Mund also receives five Tigers baseball games, including three versus the New York Yankees, and two Pistons basketball tilts.
The Triple Play also features eight nights accommodation at the Motorcity Casino & Hotel.
Jody Lambert, of Geo Tech Drilling, shelled out $10,000 for a deep sea fishing excursion to Sandspit, while Bruce Shepherd and group (Edwards Jones) cut a cheque for $13,000 on the five-star Kal Tire fishing and golfing trip to Campbell River.
The package is designed for six people and includes two nights at the world-famous Painter’s Lodge and two nights at gorgeous Crown Isle Golf Resort. Kal Tire flies the group on their luxury jet.
Lead singers Anita Baturin and Paul May of the fabulous Legendary Lake Monsters had the dance floor sizzling with their awesome array of music.
Community groups can begin applying for grants in January. Full details are available at www.kalrotary.org under the funding tab.
Sandy Bar Ranch Complete Cow Herd Dispersal
Chilco Ranch the Miller FamilyClick to see the Chilco Ranch photos
when they made history at Valley Auction, selling over 1 million dollars for one ranch in one sale.
Anchor D Ranch, Rimbey Alberta - October 16th 2015
The 2015 Pasture Treasures Female Sale held at the Anchor D Ranch Rimbey Alberta Friday Oct 16th was an overwhelming success.
Approx 44 lots were sold to a very large crowd of enthusiastic buyers. The guests were greeted with a pre sale dinner catered by Bob Ronnie of Ponoka. The meal was of the highest calibre equivalent to a dinner served at any fine restaurant and all sponsored by the Anchor D Ranch the Skeels family.
The lead off Simmental Heifer was lot 13 Anchor D Zelkova 391A bred to Anchor D Mazorotti 19B for a January calf she sold for $13,500.00 to Labatte Simmentals LTD. Lot 20 was next to sell Anchor D Allison 306B bred to FGAF Barbossa 707X for a January calf sold for $10,250.00 to Double Bar D Simmentals.
The 5th heifer in the ring was No. 7 Anchor D Sydney 262B bred to FGAF Barbossa 707X for a January calf she sold for $13,500.00 to Virginia Ranches. Lot 11 Anchor D Blair 191B bred to Anchor D Mazorotti 19B for a January calf she was the sale topper selling for $17,000.00 to Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.
Other high sellers were, Lot 1 Anchor D Aubrey 63A bred to Anchor D Imax 250Y for a January calf and sold for $11,000.00 to Oak View Simmentals Todd & Dana Collins. They also bought Anchor D Venus 182A bred to FGAF Barbossa 707X for a January calf and she sold for $10,000.00.
Lot 10 Anchor D Bernadette 284B bred to FGAF Barbossa 707X for a February calf sold for $10,500.00 to X R C Simmentals. Lot 15 Anchor D Ashley 108A bred to Anchor D Mazorotti 19B for a January calf sold for $10,250.00 to Jimmy & Eva Ford. Lot 16 Anchor D Bonnie 207B bred to Anchor D Mazorotti for a January calf sold for $9250.00 to Tyron Simmentals Frank Robblee.
Guest Consignor- Snider Cattle Services lot 33 Stolen Kisses 791A bred to Black Joker for a January calf sold for $15, 500.00 to Labatte Simmentals LTD. Guest Consignor- Double R Farms & High Country Cattle Services lot 39 Sly Bella Rouge 40B bred to R Plus Reloaded 2006Z sold for $5800.00 to Double S Farms.
This was a tremendous offering of Simmentals females with an overall average of $8500.00.
Donald. J. Raffan
Minburn Angus 18th Annual Production Sale
Thursday, March 26 2015 in Minburn Alberta. See the full catalogue here
Sandy Bar Ranch
Visit the Sandy Bar Ranch Events Website
for information about their 37th Annual Short Grass Bull & Female Sale on April 18th 2015 in Aneroid Saskatchewan.
Global News: 100 Horses Auctioned Off in the Okanagan
See the full story here: 100 Horses Auctioned Off in the Okanagan
P&H Rancing Co. Ltd. Bull & Horse Sale - February 21
Ole Farms 10th Anniversary Family Day Sale - February 16 2015
Anchor D Ranch Sale - February 15th
Lazy S Ranch Sale - January 31st
Lazy S Ranch Bull Sale Results
Great western hospitality was shown by the Ainsworth family with an evening before supper and a beef lunch. The sale was attended by one of the largest crowds in the last 10 years approx 200 bulls sold through the ring and were on internet display by DLMS marketing Mr. Mark Shologan.
The High selling bull was lot # 51 a Black Simmental Lazy S Black Superior 201B for $16,000.00. Second high seller was lot # 91 Lazy S Black Just Meat 72B for $11,000.00, Lot #189 GTA Black Hoover 724B was the high selling Black Angus for $10,000.00.
2 Bulls shared the high selling position in the Red Simmental section Lot # 4 Lazy S Red Linedrive 568B and Lot # 37 Lazy S Red Caesar 33B both selling at $9750.00, The high selling Red Angus Bull was lot # 156 Red NLDA Lazy S 763B for $8000.00.
Two Black Beef Maker bulls tied for the high seller at $ 8250.00 they were lot # 124 GTA Black Beef Maker 623B a ½ Sim and ½ Angus and Lot # 137 GTA Black Beef Maker 612B a 3/8 Sim and 5/8 Angus. The Red Beef Maker high selling bull was Lot # 149 Lazy S Red Beef Maker 938 B for $8000.00.
The commercial bred Heifer averaged $3500.00.
Over sale average on the bulls was $6550.00
Auctioneers D.J. Raffan & P.J. Raffan
Happy 88th Birthday Margaret!
Come help us celebrate Margaret Raffan's 88th birthday on a regular sale day Saturday, January 24 2015. See the invitation here!
Looking back on 2014, ahead to 2015
2014 was a positive and pivotal year for Valley Auction and the Cattle Industry. Cattle Prices went to levels not seen in history and producers got paid for their hard work. A very upbeat positive atmoshere was felt by all of us involved in the industry. The future looks very bright and encouraging for Agriculture. A big Thank you to all our loyal Customers.
The Raffan Family
Wishes All of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing everyone in 2015.
Brian Sutter Hockey Legend 1000 games in the NHL Inducted into saint Louis Blues Hall of Fame.
CFIA Warning, December 2014
Please note Valley Auction Ltd. has been asked by the CFIA to warn everyone about the bird flu going around.
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