The lack of availability of young, quality lines of commercial Brangus heifers was clearly evident at last week’s Triple B Brangus Sale, Dingo.
Pens of purebred unjoined heifers fetched $1700 per head on three occasions in a market that saw 231 average $1162 for vendors, Lindsay and Fiona Barlow and family, Araluen, Dingo.
The sale was the final segment in the catalogue at the Triple B Annual Production Sale.
Seven buyers tussled for the offering, with the Galea family, Broadlea Station, Nebo taking 80 head to average them $1482 and topping at $1700 per head for two pens (20 head). The other $1700 per head pen went to Oakleigh Holdings, Alligator Creek who signed off on 30 head to average $1067.
Lennox Barrett, Dalrymple Heights claimed two pens (20 head) to average $900 per head while the Parry family, Blue Mountain added to their earlier male selections with a pen for $650 per head. The Kempton family, Boyne Valley put together a line of 60 for a $950 per head average topping at $1500 per head. Stan Power, Monto took the remaining pen of 11 heifers for $600 per head.