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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
National Angus Bull Sale Excels in New Location 
The 82nd Annual National Angus Bull Sale overcame the challenging year of 2020 to bring an excited crowd to Oklahoma City. The renewed event commanded the attention of hundreds of visitors and buyers from across the nation, both in-person and online. Held in conjunction with the inaugural Cattlemen’s Congress, the change of scenery proved valuable for both the buyers and the sellers at the event.

As the final bid rang through the sale arena, a total of 34 registered bulls grossed $551,750, with an average of $16,227, which is an increase from years prior. The high-selling lot, Conley Verified 0853 consigned by Conley Cattle, sold for $77,500. The second high-selling lot, Wilks Guru 2035 consigned by Wilk Ranches of Eastland, Texas, was purchased for $75,000. The Angus Foundation Heifer Package donated by Benoit Angus lead off the sale and brought in a $35,000 donation to further the Foundation’s mission of youth, education and research.

“We can’t thank the folks here at the Cattlemen’s Congress enough for what they’ve done, giving us an avenue and a location for us to have our sale,” Sale Manager and Angus Regional Manager Alex Tolbert said. “The breeders stepped up in a year of change, and they brought us quality cattle and bulls with broad market appeal.”

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