BB Cattle Company Donates Bull to Benefit WCA

BB Cattle Company Donates Bull to Benefit WCA

BB Cattle Company Donates Bull to Benefit WCA

I’m KayDee Gilkey with today’s Open Range.

At last week’s Washington Cattlemen’s Association All Breed Bull Test Sale, Bill and Norma Bennett -- longtime Hereford breeders and owners of BB Cattle Company -- donated a good looking Hereford bull to be sold with the proceeds going directly to the Washington Cattlemen’s Association.

Bill Bennett explained why they decided to contribute to the WCA in this manner.

Bennett: “I decided to donate him, I’ve been going to do this for a long time to catch up with all my friends that I hadn’t paid tribute to when they passed away that worked so hard in the cattlemen’s association and were friends of mine for years. Through all of that, I sometimes donated when somebody passed away, but I just felt like that was something that I needed to do for the people that have worked for the cattlemen’s association for all those years.”

Bennett says that he hopes this donation spurs other breeders to do the same thing in years to come. He says that the WCA and its staff work very hard with not a very big budget.

The BB Cattle Company bull did help add to the WCA coffers as a syndicate of many individuals and businesses raised $3,050 as high bidder and then turned the bull to sale again. It sold a second time for $2,500.

BB Cattle Company’s Bull Sale is always the second Monday in February at their ranch in Connell.

The 20th WCA All Breed Bull Test Sale sold 116 head with a strong average of approximately $3,100. 

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