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Each year ranchers come together to show, sell and buy world-class Alberta bulls for use in breading programs across the country.

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Agricultural publications line a table during the 114th annual Calgary Bull Sale.

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Cowboy Ty Patten fixes the hair on a horse before showing it to potential buyers.

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A cowboy ropes a plastic calf while showing potential buyers how the horse works with cattle.

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Eleven-year-old Tryten Archibald cleans his bull before showing it. At the bull sale, ranchers can select from Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Simmental breeding bulls.

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Cowboy Duane Hale shows a saddle that is up for sale.

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Louis Balog (left) helps the auctioneer sell a bull.

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Chad Lorenz (centre) walks his championship 1,400 pound Angus bull that sold for $4,200 during the sale.

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Doug Finseth of the Bar Pipe Hereford ranch cleans the coat of his Grand Champion Hereford bull.

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Cowboys at the sale wait to be served up some freshly roasted beef for lunch.

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