With many repeat buyers in attendance the McGuigans’ Cree Santa Gertrudis bull sale had a 89 per cent clearance and a $9561 average.
The overall comment for the day was the bulls were presented in a fit and healthy condition with complex information behind them, according to stud principles Shaun and Jo McGuigan.
The sale grossed $545,000 with a top of $26,500 for Lot 4, the poll sire Cree Ferrero M014 selling to Landsborough Santa Gertrudis Stud, Winton.
In the sale breakdown, 17 open auction bulls averaged $12,323 while the helmsmen portion of the draft with 40 bulls sold to an average of $8388.
The sire of the top price bull, Cree M014, is Cree Ferrero F140 (IVF) (PS) who is in the top 1 per cent of the breed for Exp Index ($53), also a trait leader for 400 and 600 day weight as well as scrotal size, days to calving (-11.7), carcase weight and IMF percentage.
He had eleven sons in the sale that averaged $13,045.
The Sorensen family, Landsborough Santa Gertrudis purchased four bulls in total for an average of $16,500.
Included in their draft was Cree Switzerland M134 for $17,500 who had a high Exp Ind of $45 and is in the top 5 per cent for days to calving.
Volume buyers on the day included repeat purchasers TVF Pastoral, Albro, Clermont who purchased 11 bulls to average $8800.
The Dillon family, Surbiton Station, Alpha purchased seven bulls to average $12,700.
Their draft was led by Cree Ferrero M148 for $18,000 with this young sire and dam having a calving interval of 358 days and in the top 5 per cent for days to calving and Intramuscular Fat EBV, plus the top 1 per cent for Exp Index.
Tremere Cattle Company, Westmar put together a line of four bulls to average $9875.
Waterford Grazing, Capella purchased three bulls to average $11,500.
Pini Grazing, Nebo took home five bulls to average $6000.
TVF Pastoral’s Minnie Downs, Tambo purchased a line of three bulls to average $13,166 including Cree Gambler M028 who has an IMF EBVs in the top ten bulls of the breed for the 2016 drop, along with Cree Ferrero M016 who’s Export Index of $42 was in the top 1 per cent for days to calving and IMF.
Enniskillen Pastoral Company, Blackall purchased two bulls to average $12,000 with an average Eye Muscle Area of 127cm sq.
S Turner, Lowmead purchased two bulls to average $8000.
Burleigh Estates, Biloela purchased Cree Jag L200 for $15,000.
WDM Enterprises, Moura purchased Cree Switzerland M166 (P) for $10,000 with a Exp Index of $41.
The Becker family, Moura purchased Cree Gunsynd M046 (P) for $12,500.
Bundaberg Wholesale Palms purchased Cree Gunsynd M096 (P) for $9,500.
The Ryan family, Springsure purchased two bulls to average $7250 with days to calving EBV average of (-8.5).
IPB Agriculture, Moura purchased Cree Harley L202 (P) for $14,500 who had an EMA of 127cm sq.
Ag and Fisheries purchased Cree Ferrero M176 (P) for $9,000 with $ Index of $35 (-7.1 days to calving EBV) and raw data IMF percentage of five.
Eight bulls sold for $3000 to the Hetherington family, Trelawney Partnership, Kintyre Partnership, M Hetherington and the Power family.
Agent: Hourn and Bishop, Monto Cattle and Country.