A top price of $16,000 was achieved at the first annual Narromine Invitational sale held at the Mirri Mirri selling complex at Hannaford.
In all, the sale resulted with 56 bulls selling to average $5821, representing 80 per cent clearance.
Topping the sale was Narromine T248, a son of Bullamakinka H10 from Allendale H996, offered by Boyd and Susan Rohde, Narromine Stud, Goondiwindi and selling to Chris and Lisa Fox, Cooinda Santa Gertrudis Stud, Proston.
Mr Fox said the bull appealed due to his slick dark coat and overall balance.
“I really liked its tropical content appeal and his breeding particularly on his dam’s side, who traces back to our polled sire Cooinda Epic.
Narromine T248 entered the sale ring with a weight of 956kg, Eye Muscle Area of 134sq cm and scrotum circumference of 41.5cm.
Commercial producers Darryl and Carmel Waugh, Doogalook, Meandarra paid $15,000 for Narromine T356, another son of Bullamakinka H10.
Cyril and Denise Gauld, Moongana Santa Gertrudis Stud, Drillham paid $10,500 for Doorabeeba Linus L14 (P) offered by Susan Mitchell and Murray Smith, Doorabeeba Santa Gertudis Stud, Wee Waa, NSW.
Putting a handy draft of bulls together were John and Kate McLoughlin, Rainbow, Rollestion. In all, they finished with eight bulls to average $4125. Some of the draft will be used in a breeding program at Rainbow while others are destined for Roxborough Downs, Boulia where the McLoughlins concentrate on breeding for the live export market.
The Pedersen family, Wyseby Station, Rolleston were also active finishing with seven bulls to average $5785.
Barry Southern, Breena Plains, St George bought five bulls to average $3500.
Commenting on behalf of the five vendors of the invitational sale, Mr Rohde said the solid buying support from commercial cattlemen was particularly pleasing.
Selling agents: TopX and Landmark.