What a generous community. This year the Tehama District Fair Junior Livestock Auction had 306 lots, with add-on money at more than $1.3 million on May 4, while the 2020 sale had 253 lots at $1,093,889 on May 20. The 2019 sale was virtual because of coronavirus and 283 lots grossed $705,769. The 2018 sale had 339 lots that grossed $860,000.
The 2022 Sale of Champions: Beef – Grand Champion Steer, Addison Macfarlane, Independent member at $12 lb. to Traynham Ranches, who purchased the grand champion steer last year also. Reserve Grand Champion Steer, Amy Stroing, Red Bluff FFA at $11 lb. to Firewater Supply, who also purchased her FFA reserve champion last year. 4-H Champion Steer, our Tehama County Beef Ambassador Samantha Prouty, Antelope 4-H, at $8 lb. to Basin Enterprises. 4-H Reserve Champion Steer, Jordyn Staley, Independent, at $11 lb. to Allen Gill Construction.
Swine – Grand Champion Swine, Ally Schenk, Independent, at $19 lb. to Cottonwood Vet Clinic. Reserve Grand Champion Swine, Jayden Byrd, El Camino 4-H at $19 lb. to Les Schwab, Red Bluff & Corning. FFA Reserve Champion Swine, Dion Dainauskus, Independent, at $24 lb. to All American Emergency Services. 4-H Reserve Champion Swine, August Kee, Corning 4-H, at $20 lb. to All American Emergency Service & Lamb Unlimited General Engineering.
Lambs- Grand Champion Market Lamb, Hayley Byrd, El Camino 4-H, at $33 lb. to Geveden Industrial and Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen. Last year Hayley’s grand champion lamb sold to Orland Livestock & Dudley’s Excavating and previous years to Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen and Chico Nut Co. Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, Laney Parker, Red Bluff FFA, at $23 lb. to Corning Ford. 4-H Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Hattie Thomas, Westside 4-H, at $29 lb. to Red Bluff Veterinary. FFA Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Veronica Trujillo, Corning FFA, at $25 lb. to Crown Motors.
Goats – Grand Champion Market Goat, Hanna Hamre, Los Molinos FFA, at $60 lb. to Jason & Jennifer Bowen Family. Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, Harrison Hamre, El Camino 4-H, at $55 lb. to Taco Bell. FFA Reserve Champion Market Goat, Mason Thomas, Corning FFA, at $22 lb. to Les Schwab, Red Bluff & Corning. 4-H Reserve Champion Market Goat, Hayden Baker, Lassen Colony 4-H, at $27 lb. to Staley Livestock.
Rabbits – Grand Champion Pen of Market Rabbits, Emma Caylor, Tehama Countywide, at $100 lb. to Proof Positive Construction. Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Market Rabbits, Sophia Mishoe, Lassen Colony 4-H at $140 lb. to VESTRA Resources. FFA Reserve Champion Market Rabbits, Ryan Coleman, Corning FFA, at $70 lb. to Clay & Lily Parker.
Poultry – Grand Champion Pen of Market Poultry, Antoni Danielsen, Westside 4-H, at $80 lb. to Sierra Pacific Industries. Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Market Poultry, Adeline Knight, Flournoy – Paskenta 4-H, at $95 lb. to G Tree Service, LLC. FFA Market Champion Pen of Market Poultry, Orlando Hernandez Bernal, Los Molinos FFA, at $90 lb. to Pat Jenkins. FFA Reserve Champion Pen of Market Poultry, Bella Shelton, Los Molinos FFA, at $105 lb. to G 4 Farming and CMPZ Orchard.
Thanks to all the listed buyers because you will recognize the names of repeat buyers from previous years, and everyone was so generous. I apologize if you purchased an animal, and I didn’t list you because several times there was only a number listed without a name.
ALSCO Irrigation 3, Andersen & Sons Shelling 9, Jason Able Construction, All American Emergency Services 4, Ace Hardware Red Bluff 2, Patrick & Frank Andersen 2, Accent Properties, AA Cattle Corporation, A& R Custom Butchering 2, Arrowsmith & Sons, Tony Adiego, Amen.
Basin Enterprises 6, Big Time Pest Control 4, Black Rock Cattle, Bengard Ranch, Brewer Construction, Fred & Jill Botts, Brown, Byrd Cattle Co; Borror Brothers, Jason & Jennifer Bowen Family.
Crown Motors 11, Corning Ford 11, Crain Walnut Shelling 3 , Bell Carter Foods, Crain Ranch, CAPEX 2, California Women for Agriculture, Corning Mini Storage, Camper Corral, Corning Chevrolet Buick 4, Commercial Vehicle Permit Registration Services, California Investment, California Giant Berry Farms, Crown Nursery 2, California Walnut Co. 3, Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic 2 , Circle J Ranches, CMPZ Orchard.
R. Dillon/ J. Munk 3, Gary Dutro Orchard, Mike Dudley, Dagorret Trucking 2.
Elmore Pharmacy 2, Emergency Command Support 3, Ellis Cattle Co; EG Farms.
Firewater Supply 5, Feeney Trucking, Funk Sheet Metal, Furtado Ag Construction 4, David Ferrera, Franklin Construction 2, R. Ferreira.
Grange Coop 3, Grass Valley Ranch, Green Waste of Tehama 2, Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen 7, G 4 Farm Inc. 3, Allen Gill Construction 3, Geveden Industrial 2, Geiger, G Tree Service, LLC.
Harbert Roofing 2, Heritage Ag Insurance, Hawes Ranch & Farm Supply 2, Cody Harris Hay Hauling, M & B Hill, Hi-tech Diesel Specialist, Holiday Ranch.
Irrigation Rentals 2.
Pat Jenkins 2, Jackson & Sands Engineering.
Kent’s Meat Market.
Lamb Unlimited General Engineering 4, Sutter Long, David & Teresa Lindeman 3, Lindeman Engineering, Loucke’s Landscape Supply, Betty Larson, Greg Long 2.
McCarthy & Rubright 3, Main Street Deli, McKorkle Farms, M & M Restaurant, Muse Trucking 2, Martinez Ranch Management, Charlie Mueller Trucking, Mt. Lassen Trout, Fred Mueller, James Miller, Mike & Kendra McCluskey.
North Valley Ag 2, NAPA Auto Parts & Automotive Supply.
Outback Contractors, Inc. 11, Omni Pipelines 2, John Owens Ranches 2.
Clay & Lilly Parker 3, Parks, Perrin Construction, Proof Positive Consulting 5, Para Dog 2, Ted Pallack Inc., Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, Ted Pella, Inc. 6, Pine Creek Cattle Co. 2, Pacific Farms 2, Prouty Livestock 2, Palomino Room, Pray Ranches.
Redding Kia 5, Red Bluff Veterinary Clinic 3, Rosa Sons Insurance, Ranches Custom Butchering 4, Red Bluff Chrysler Dodge Jeep 5, Renstrom Trucking, Remax Top Properties, Richards Construction, Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale 2, Rocking BBQ.
Les Schwab Tires – Red Bluff 4, Les Schwab Tires- Corning 5; Sierra Pacific Industries – 6, Sharpesville, Inc. 2, Mark Stuart, Shufelberger Construction, Skyline Sporting Dogs, Shasta Farm & Equipment 5, Dave & Cindy Stroing, Stromer Realty 2, Stroing Livestock, Brian Stubbs Construction, Shasta Livestock Auction, Samantha’s.
Taco Bell 8, T-Barrch & WF Ranch Sorting, Triple R Gas 7, Traynham Ranches 3, Tehama Angus Ranch 2, The Embroidery Shoppe 3, TX Bar Grass Fed Beef, Thomas.
Valley Prune, Inc; VESTRA Resources 3.
Wheeler Logging 7, Wright Brothers Construction 2, Williams Trucking, Wendy Lou’s Mini Mart, Walberg, Inc; Willows Veterinary Clinic.
Prices on beef were from $3.50 to $13 lb; while resale was $1.15 lb; Swine from $6 to $27 lb; resale $0.74 lb; Lambs from $10 to $33.00 lb; resale $1.80 lb; Market goats from $11.00 to $60.50 lb; resale $3.40 lb; Pen of 3 rabbits from $40 to $200 lb; resale $2.50 lb; Pen of 3 market poultry from $60 to $105 lb; resale $2.50 lb. The buyers were very generous.
Jean Barton has been writing her column in the Daily News since the early 1990s. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.