The Calgary Bull Sale has a history going back to 1901 when the average bull went for $90; in 2017 the average bull price neared the $7500 mark! The sale attracts some of Alberta’s top quality bulls and typically stands alone as one of the largest sales. This tradition continues into 2018 and we’re proud to be a part of it!
With our friends from Hi-Hog, we help weigh nearly 150 bulls!
If you’ve never seen a bull being weighed before, you may be thinking that it would be total chaos; you may also be surprised to learn just how docile bulls are. In our first year, we were surprised as well (but still kept a safe distance, just to be on the safe side!)
It can be a challenge to get a bull weighing anywhere from 1000lbs+ as they won’t walk backwards, nor will they go upstairs. As a result, the team responsible for maneuvering them in and out of the chutes knows exactly what to do to get them where they need to be. The team is quick and efficient; from beginning to end the entire process takes just 30 seconds for each bull! Last year the largest bull came in around 2500lbs!
If you’re interested to see how Reliable Scale helps weigh bulls along with our friends at Hi-Hog, we’ll be going LIVE from the Calgary Bull Sale to show you how it works. Make sure to sign up on our Facebook page to get notifications!