Trailers will be rolling into town next week filled with prized bulls set to be sold at the 77th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale.
As of right now, 155 bulls will be up for sale, giving ranchers a selection of breeds to choose from; Gelbvieh, Shorthorn, Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Angus and Hereford.
Wilf Smith, the regional manager for B.C. Livestock, says the show and sale is a big event in the ranching industry.
“This is one of the largest bull sales in Canada,” Smith said.
“A lot of top notch bulls come here.”
Many of the sellers have been coming to the Williams Lake Show and Sale for decades, as have the buyers, who come from across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan to get a chance to take home a prized bull for their operations.
So far this year Smith said bulls have been averaging anywhere from $3,500 to $7,000 each at Williams Lake sales.
The show portion of the event starts Wednesday at 1 p.m., with trophies presented after each class. Wednesday evening there will be a buyers and sellers social taking place at the curling club.
The sale kicks off Thursday at 11 a.m.
Smith said there is also an agriculture display in the parking lot, where visitors can see the latest in livestock handling equipment, farm equipment, fencing supplies, stock trailers, farm shelters and more.
“It’s been a big hit,” Smith says.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale, so head down and check it out.