Simmentals top $17,000 at AgGrow


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Simmentals steal the show at Emerald AgGrow

Simmentals certainly proved to be the breed in demand at the recent Emerald AgGrow sale with Doug & Jan Bradshaw’s Blue Dog Stud taking out top price honors on the day.

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Overall the day resulted in 127 bulls offered with 115 sold for a 91 per cent clearance, and an average of $5,796.

Angus and Angus/cross had a 92 per cent clearance and $6,000 average with a top of $13,000.

Red Angus averaged $3,692 with a 93 per cent clearance to top at $7,000.

Murray Greys had a 89 per cent clearance to average $4,064 and topped at $6,500.

Charolais cleared their run 100 per cent and topped at $10,500 for an $6,194 average.

Simmentals stole the limelight with a average of $7,386 to top at $17,000 with a 96 per cent clearance.

Charbrays sold four to average $3,875 and a topped at $6,500.

Romagnolas had a 100 per cent clearance with a top of $6,000 and an average of $3,000.

Top price bull Blue Dog Longbeach L031 offered by Jan and Doug Bradshaw, Blue Dog Simmentals, Taroom, found a new home at Tom and Lizzie Baker’s Woonallee Simmentals, Furner, South Australia.

The highly sought-after bull was sired by Woonallee Justified out of a first calf heifer of the Blue Dog Stud and assisted the Simmental average being up $1200 to last year’s results.

The Bradshaw family were very pleased with their day selling the second top price bull, Blue Dog 48 a polled Woonallee Justified son for $13,000 who went to Warren and Sue Wilson, Wilson Grazing, Redbank, Mitchell.

Equal second top price went to a Black Angus, Rio Preto Landlord L15 from Rio Preto Angus, owned by the Johncock family and sold to Richard Appleton and family, Appleton Cattle Co, Alpha also for $13,000.

A red factor Charolais bull took out the third top stakes from Ian and Katrina Bebbington’s Mountview Charolais, Cambooya purchased by John and Vikki Hartley, Kinka, Injune for $10,500.

Volume buyers included Earle Graze Pty Ltd, Earlando, Proserpine who took home twelve bulls and Swan Lagoon Pastoral Company, Swans Lagoon, Millaroo who put together a line of five. 

Harvey Weyman-Jones, Manager GDL Stud Stock commented that “overall the sale was very similar to last year but when we break it down into the breeds, most breed averages were back a little bit except for the Simmentals.”

The sale was very well supported again this year by both local producers along with new buyers from the Maranoa and southern Queensland districts were also operating.

Selling agents: GDL and McCaffery’s Australian Livestock Marketing

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