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Celebrating 80 years of the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale

After facing an unknown year, one tradition was able to stay alive.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 9:11 PM
Updated: Jan 20, 2021 9:01 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Since 1941, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding sale have attracted thousands of people from across the country.

“I have a longstanding love for this event,” beamed Amanda Bradshaw.

Amanda Bradshaw has been attending the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding sale since childhood.

Now as the sales manager, she has a lot of work on her hands.

“The bull sale itself started in 1941 right here in Red Bluff with a group of local ranchers and cattlemen who decided that they would like to start a show and sale,” she reflected. “80 years later, we are now the largest stock show and sale this side of the Rockies.”

80 years is a huge milestone.

But, it didn’t come without some challenges.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still running rampant, how are they handling this year?

Amanda said, “We have had to implement many changes this year to be in compliance. We do have an approved health plan with our county. We are doing everything that we can to move forward to have the best, successful, safe direction that we can for everybody.”

Taking every step they can to make this a successful sale, Amanda is looking forward to keeping this event alive.

“Our consigners…this is their livelihood. Giving them an outlet to be able to market their livestock for them is of our utmost importance. We are very grateful to be able to do that for them.”

The sale’s 80th year kicks off next week starting on January 26th.

For more information about this year’s event and the changes they have made, click here.

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