The WIlliams Lake Bull Show and Sale celebrates 75 years when it returns to the Williams Lake Stockyards this April 19-20. There are 148 bulls entered this year from 43 contributors.

The WIlliams Lake Bull Show and Sale celebrates 75 years when it returns to the Williams Lake Stockyards this April 19-20. There are 148 bulls entered this year from 43 contributors.

Show and Sale goes April 19-20

Strong bull sales are expected to make the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale a hit.

  • Apr. 12, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Strong bull sales are expected to make the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale a hit.

Pam Abrahamse, secretary for the Williams Lake Bull Sale Association, who also works for the B.C. Livestock Producers Co-op, says there are 148 bulls entered this year from 43 contributors at the annual show and sale that takes place Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 at the BC Livestock Producers Stockyards.

The bull breeds this year are Simmental, Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, Limousin, and Gelbvieh.

Darrell Comazzetto from Kamloops, B.C. will be the judge and Wilf Smith, manager of BC Livestock, Williams Lake Stockyards, will open the show at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

Haltered bulls are shown in the ring in age and breed classes and are judged during the show.

The bulls that score high marks from judges will be awarded trophies before they are then sold the next day at the sale.

“The Stampede Queen, Davana Mahon, and Princesses Bobi Bracewell and Alexia Colton will be here on show day presenting ribbons and trophies, and to help with the festivities.” Abrahamse says. “Everyone is welcome to come and watch the show and attend the sale as it is very interesting.”  There will also be a pen show taking place before the regular show, and a large outside agriculture display with Cariboo GM hosting a tasty lunch at its booth.

The sale is one of the biggest in B.C. agriculture. Every year about 700 catalogues with bull listings are printed and distributed through the mail or at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the show and sale takes place.

The bull listings are also available online at  for buyers to look at before the sale.

While much of the sale will be strictly business, there will also be time for sellers to meet and greet each other in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at the sale’s social, which will be held at the Williams Lake Curling Club at 7 p.m. April 19.

The social includes a dinner and drinks and is a great way for the buyers, sellers and the social’s organizers and sponsors to meet and network and have a little fun before they get down to business.

Tickets for the social are free and available at the door.

This year there will be four groups of commercial heifers to kick off the sale.

The sale April 20 will be at 11 a.m. with auctioneers Larry Jordan, Wilf Smith, Wayne Jordan and Alan Smith.

The buyers and sellers social evening is hosted by the Williams Lake Bull Sale Association and is funded by many generous sponsors. Georgio’s Catering is once again providing a wonderful beef on a bun buffet.

For more information contact Abrahamse at 250-296-4744 or visit

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty chairs an opioid crisis working group pushing for policies to stop the flow of illicit drugs in Canada. (Victoria Police Department photo)
‘The opioid crisis impacts all of us’: Cariboo Prince Geroge MP Todd Doherty

Todd Doherty is co-chair of Conservative Party caucus opioid crisis working group

As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
FRENCH CONNECTION: Skating rink welcomed

This lake one will not last long but is still worth it

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
FOREST INK: New batteries close to industrial level applications

The good news is the hope that this cost should come down each year

Researchers in B.C. say earlier than usual return of bats or dead bats can indicate trouble, such as signs of white-nose syndrome. (Cathy Koot photo)
Public help is essential for monitoring for bat disease

Anyone finding a dead bat is asked to report it to the BC Community Bat Program

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
B.C. children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Most Read