Senepol bulls topped $16,000 in a market that witnessed sustained and strong demand from return clientele at Monday’s annual 5 Star Senepol Sale, CQLX, Gracemere.
For vendors Geoff and Alison Maynard and family, 5 Star Senepol Stud, Jambin, the sale saw their product sell to areas all over Queensland and WA. Average values came back by $535 per head compared to the 2016 sale while clearance levels dropped by 7 per cent compared to the same period. After sale negotiations saw that clearance figure climb to a near total clearance by day’s end.
Buyers’ focus were Senepols, providing the vendors with a bottom line average of $7896 for the 48 on offer. Six three quarter Senepol/one quarter Shorthorn bulls topped out at $8000 to end with a $6667 average. Four Tropically Adapted Taurus (TATs) topped at $7000 on three occasions to average $6500 while six Senegus averaged $3750 topping at $4000 on three separate occasions. Eleven Senelais topped at $7000 to set an overall average of $4818.
Topping proceedings at $16,000 was the 22-month, 784kg, 5 Star L60414 (Hazeldean 05-10 (AI) selling to Heatley Cattle Company, Byrne Valley Station, Home Hill. Peter and Scott Heatley ended their day with six to average $9167. Regular clients Alistair and Jo McClymont, Burleigh Station, Richmond through Ken Roche, Marlborough signed off on another trio for an average $13,333. Included in their haul was the second top seller on the day, the $15,000, 20-month 5 Star L60620 (732kg) (133EMA) (8/6mm). Another Burleigh investment was the $14,000 23-month-old, L60607, a 754kg grandson of 5 Star Longfellow.
Another of the long term clients to reinvest were Allan Stevenson and family, Spring Creek, Springsure, selecting the $13,000 L60117 (23-months) (902kg) (133 EMA) (5 Star Dodson). Spring Creek signed off on two for a $10,750 average. Robert Murray, Elders Stud Stock Rockhampton acting for Andy Lockyer, Argyle Cattle Company, WA selected nine for a $4055 medium. Argyle Cattle Company operates three Kimberley holdings, Mulla Bulla, Shamrock and Beefwood.
Phil and Shirley Corlis, Glen Galla Station, Richmond purchased five for two destinations to average $9300. The four Richmond purchases averaged $9125 topping at $11,000 for 21-month-old son of 5 Star Dirty Deeds while the remaining entry for their Alligator Creek address was a $10,000 21-month-old grandson of 5 Star Longfellow. Grant and Carly Burnham, Bonnie Doone, Monto also retuned taking with them five for a $4900 average topping at $6000 for a 22-month-old by Dalradie 080912. Shane Watts, Sonoma Grazing, Sonoma Station, Collinsville picked up six for a $7333 average. Top of his selections was a 22-month-old son of Quirran – Lea Fagan.
Ken Braithwaite, Winchester Downs, Moranbah returned to take with him a trio for on average $6333. The Anderson family, Tindarra, Banana purchased four to average $9250. Top of their selections were two at $11,000. These were sons of 5 Star Dirty Deeds and 5 Star Mocha aged 22 and 20 months respectively. Gibson Pastoral Company, Olinda Park Dalby acting through Peter Daniel, Grant Daniel and Long took a single purchase, the $11,500 L60522 (20-months) (752kg).
Stewart Becker, Passchendale, Moura selected took two to average $9750 topping at $12,000 for a 20-month-old grandson of 5 Star Longfellow with an EMA reading of 134cm sq.
- Agents: Landmark, Elders and AuctionsPlus.