Feeder Sale will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month
Due to larger numbers of cattle being consigned, it is necessary that cattle arrive early so we can do out job and get you a good place in the sale.
Heifers needing bangs vaccinations MUST be in by NOON on WEDNESDAY.
Gottschalk Ranch: 29 Head mix. Pyramid 5 + Presponse at branding and weaning. 7 way Somnus and Ivermectin at weaning.
Chad Alexander & Mary’s River Ranch: 48 heifers, 3 steers. Ultra 8. Pyramid 5 + Presponce. Pour on and injectables worming in Spring.
Our sales can be seen live at www.DVAuction.com
NATION’S LARGEST FEEDER SALE & THE 55th ANNUAL BULL SALE HELD 2/18/21.
The following Article is from THE FALLON POST on March 1, 2021 written by Leanna Lehman:
Fallon is known for many things, one of them being the faint smell of manure in the air. Well, it’s not always faint. Some locals will tell you that is the smell of money. While that is also not always the case, a great deal of the stuff moved through the valley last week (February 18).
Feeder Sale: Nevada Livestock Marketing hosted its Special Feeder Sale cattle auction last Thursday, February 18. For those not in the cattle business, feeder cattle or “feeders” are calves generally less than 12 months. They are weaned steers (castrated males) and heifers that are large enough to go into feedlots, or out on grass.
According to Jack Payne, Nevada Livestock Marketing (NLM) owner, the Feeder Sale was a huge success. In fact, Corbitt Wall, who attended the event, included the highly anticipated sale in a recent Cattle Market Report. Wall noted that 8,000 head of cattle were run through the auction on Thursday and Friday, stating, “It was the biggest sale in the United States last week.” Some of the steers brought top-quota on prices at $195.75 per 100 pounds or in the range of $1,000 per head.. “You won’t see prices like that anywhere,” said Wall, “but you don’t see cattle like that anywhere else either.” Wall also attested to the apparent health and robustness of the animals. “They come off that high desert range, are dried off and you couldn’t kill one of them with a pick ax” Wall Said.
In addition to the astounding volume of cattle that NLM moved through the auction ring, is the even more astounding $6.5 million that rolled through town as a result. Money exchanged hands over several fronts – buyers to sellers, to restaurants and hotels, and for supplies and feed. Not to mention, the hundreds of gallons of fuel that was purchased for the 200+ trucks and semi-trailers that transported the animals.
“The cattleman’s gang says Nevada is an export-only state”, said Payne, referring to local ranchers and the the number of Nevada cattle that are sold by out-of-state entities. “I have always disagreed. Of the 8,000 head that were sold, only 2,000 were from Idaho, Oregon, California, Utah and Wyoming. We are reviving the sale barn way of marketing cattle that the out-of-state video markets have taken away from Nevada, and we are bringing jobs and tax revenues back to Nevada! We have the momentum right now and have to keep it up.”
Bull Sale: The Nevada Cattleman’s Association also held their 55th Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale (FBS) last week. According to the Association, the bulls’ sifting and grading took place Friday morning while the dog trials got underway. Cattleman from California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah participated in the sale.