BULLS sold to $15,500 twice at the O’Sullivan family’s Black Limousin sale at Lower Mount Walker on Saturday.
Both top bulls were bought by Les Flohr, Ellendale, Clermont, to go over his Angus and Brangus breeders.
“I know how well these genetics perform,” Mr Flohr said. “These bulls will do really well and produce plenty of excellent heifers that will go on to be breeders.”
O’Sullivans Lousiville L41 (O’Sullivans Genuine Article G06/O’Sullivans Blackmoonbeam C93) is a 805kg pure polled bull. The 19 month old had a eye muscle area of 127sq cm, a P8 of 13mm, rib of 7mm and a 39cm scrotal measurement. O’Sullivans Live It Up L38 (by O’Sullivans Genuine Article G06) is a grade two polled bull. The 19 month old had a 133sq cm EMA, a P8 of 9mm, rib of 7mm and a 40cm scrotal.
The losing bidder on both bulls was Ian Macallister, Ferney Hills. Mr Macallister bought the next highest priced bull at $7500. O’Sullivans Lets Go L23 by O’Sullivans Hayne Plane H18 is a polled grade one bull. The 804kg 24 month old has a 134sq cm and a 39cm scrotal. Mr Macallister bought two other bulls for $5500.
O’Sullivan’s Kilkenny K36 had the largest EMA at 144sq cm. The 923kg thick 35 month old sold for $6500 to Eleanora Pastoral, Boonah. Sharmarel Farming Trust, St George, bought 17 month old O’Sullivans Master Blaster with a 120sq cm EMA for $6500.
Patricie Hampl and Jodi Gerhardt, Marbordo, Currumbin Valley, bought three heifers for an average $2583. Mark Bowyer, Mount Alford also bought three heifers for a $2000 average.
The Helmsman auction was jointly conducted by Bartholomew and Co and Hayes and Co.