BEFORE his sale LVH Fairfield Charolais stud principal Lindsay Hindle spoke of the success Charolais genetics had in cross breeding herds.
So it should have come as no surprise that his top price bull was headed straight to some Brahman females to produce Charbray bulls.
The Hindle family offered 91 bulls at their second on-property sale, south of Roma, with 65 of them selling for a 71 per cent clearance and an average of $4800 with a top of $18,000 for Fairfield Majestic.
Initially Majestic was passed in to the Radel family, Burenda, Augathella, for $17,000 after he didn’t reach the reserve of $20,000. But a deal was made and it was agreed he would be sold for $18,000.
The 21-month-old poll scurred son of Moongool Cashmere weighed 985kg with P8 and rib fat scans of 10/8 and an eye muscle area of 139cm sq. He also had a scrotal circumference of 45cm and 80 per cent motility.
He was originally earmarked as a future retained sire for the LVH Charolais stud, but Mr Hindle said with his strong genetics they believed he could go on to breed quality Charolais cattle for somebody else.
“You can put them (Charolais) over nearly all breeds and get great results,” he said.
“They are very suitable for crossbreeding.”
After rain threatened their sale last year, he said the opposing season this year had probably plagued their sale results.
“They were the best most consistent bulls we have presented,” he said.
“We probably just ran out of buyers.”
Majestic is now headed to the Radel family’s Brahman herd and will be used to breed Charbray bulls.
They have been breeding Charbray cattle for about 15 years and sell 40 paddock bulls annually.
Dan Radel said it was the first time the family had purchased bulls from the Hindle family but couldn’t look past Majestic’s growth and weight for age.
Majestic was one of two purchases on the day for the Radel family who also bought lot nine, Fairfield Lawmaker, for $5000.
Second top price bull was lot 10, Fairfield Lethal, purchased over the phone by Glenlea Charolais, Westbrook Station, Guyra, NSW.
They also bought lot 66, Fairfield Lone Ranger for $11,000.
Separately, 63 of the 80 Charolais bulls offered sold for a 78 per cent clearance and an average of $4777.
The Hindle family also sold two of their 11 composite bulls, both to Albury Pastoral Co,Albury Station, Mungallala, to average $5500 and top at $6000 for a Charolais cross Santa bull, Fairfield Lord of the Manor.
Bulk buyer was the Bambling Family, Glenavon, Aramac, who purchased 10 bulls for an average of $3500 while Noogilla Pasotral Co, Woodlands, Mitchell, took home eight bulls averaging $3812.
Selling agents: Watkins & Company and Elders