Angus to $10,000
(Courtesy The Land Thursday September 9, 2004 page 55)
Angus bulls sold to $10,000, and 43 averaged $4349, in a 98 per cent
clearance at the 17th annual sale for the Thompson family, Millah Murrah
The top bull was bought by the Emery family, “James Park”,
Crookwell, who have paid at least $10,000 at the past five Millah Murrah
sales for bulls to produce feeder steers.
The sale-topper, a 698 kilogram, February 2003-drop son of Summitcrest
Hi Flyer, from a Glenoch Megaforce heifer which calved at 22 months,
was sold with a half semen share.
Sale auctioneer Paul Dooley, Elders, said the 16 to 18 month old bulls
had come through tough Central Tablelands seasons with exceptional sale
weights of 552kg to 706kg off pasture and a 10 per cent protein ration.
The Poole family, Llanillo stud, Wellington, paid $7000 for a March
2003 drop, 584 kg son of Hazeldean Renaissance, from a Bon View Balance
female, in the best five per cent of the breed for birth weight.
A 700kg bull born the same month by Summitcrest Hi Flyer, sold for $6500
to Scone Pastoral Company, “Yarramoor Cottage”, Scone.
The heaviest bull in the sale, at 706kg, was a March drop son of BR
New Design, from a Bon View Emulation female, sold for $6000 to Harry
Porch, “Hazelmere”, Mendooran, who averaged $4417 for three.
Two full brothers of the embryo transfer calf made $3500 and $3000,
while another topped the $2001 sale at $17,000 and their dam sold for
$14,000 at the 2003 female sale.
Fosters Valley Pty Ltd, Rockley, paid $6500 for a 656kg, March drop
son of Butchs Maximum, and MG & DJ Hirst at Mignon Stud, Tasmania,
paid the same for possession and ½ semen share in a son of Hazeldean
Renaissance from a New Design female.
Orange agents McCarron & Cullinane paid to $6250 and an average
$5000 for three bulls for local clients, while $6000 bulls went to Limekilns
Pastoral Company Bathurst and Michael McGill “Kirkvale”,
Other averages included Ian Spicer, “Wangabutta”, Coonabarabran,
three at $4500; Mike Gilder “Midlothian”, Merriwa, three
at $2666; Rod Kater at “Bonnington”, Allynbrook, three at
$2500; Three Brothers Station, Jamyca, Caloola, two at $5000 and Swatchfield
Pty Lty, Black Springs, two at $3750.