A top price of $10,500 was achieved for an Angus bull at the combined vendors Advance Angus and Charolais bull sale, held at the Roma Saleyards last Friday.
The sale topper K5X Line of Duty L69 (AI), a son of the imported (USA) Tour of Duty from a K5X female family was offered by well known show exhibitors Kellie Smith and Stephen Hayward, K5X Angus, Allora.
Overall, a total of 66 bulls sold for an average of $4992, with 41 Angus selling to $5155 average, while 25 Charoalis sold to average $4750.
K5X Line of Duty was bought by Travis Luscombe on behalf of Andrew and Carolyn Say, through Colin Say and Co, Glenn Innes, NSW.
A prolific show winner, K5X Line of Duty was the recent Brisbane Royal Show junior champion Angus bull.
Andrew and Carolyn first spotted him as a calf on his mother at last year’s Ekka, and were very impressed with his dam, K5X Lisa H56. Again, the couple were on-hand to see him sashed the junior champion bull this year.
He will be used in the Say’s commercial Angus operation to produce heavy trade and export steers.
At just 20 months of age Line of Duty weighed 874kg, had a eye muscle area of 130sq cm, and scrotal circumference of 37cm.
The Weir family, Mylington Angus, Croyden, East Bymount paid $9500 for K5X Lonestar L46, again offered by Kellie Smith and Stephen Hayward.
K5X Lonestar is a 952kga of son of Raff Danny Boy with an eye muscle area of 125sq cm.
Tom and Sandra Hartley, Coppermurra, Mitchell put together a lovely draft of 12 Angus bulls to average $5416.
They will be used in the Hartley family’s crossbreeding program using a Brahman-based female herd.
Campo Santo Grazing, Roma paid $7500 for the top price Charolais bull Brendale Lancer offered by Brendan and Marnie Scheiwe, Brendale Charolais, Tallagalla.
By Colinta Fusilier from Brendale Connie 4, Lancer weighed 902kg at 23 months-of-age. He had an eye muscle area of 140sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 37cms.
In all, Camp Santo Grazing finished with four bulls to average $5125.
Making $7000 was a Leegro L1E offered by Steve Lee and Sue Grogan, Leegro Charolais, Pilton and sold to Tamarang Pastoral Company, Tamarang, Wallumbilla.
Lindsay and Belinda Hindle, Fairfield Charolais, Roma, paid $6500 for Advance Medallion catalogued by Bernie and Janice Hayward, Denville, Allora.
At just 16 months-of-age, Advance Medallion impressed Mr Hindle who said he thought Medallion hadn’t reached his full sire potential. Mr Hindle said he believed he will grow into a beautiful sire and will be used over Fairfield stud cows.