Yarrawonga sire sells for $20,000 top price

Clermont Santa Sale averages $7740


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Yarrawonga M580 sold for $20,000 over the phone to Bill Speed, Brigadoon, Taroom. Pictured with Landmark's Trent McKinlay and Yarrawonga's Andrew Bassingthwaight. Photo - Kelly Butterworth.

Yarrawonga M580 sold for $20,000 over the phone to Bill Speed, Brigadoon, Taroom. Pictured with Landmark's Trent McKinlay and Yarrawonga's Andrew Bassingthwaight. Photo - Kelly Butterworth.

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The Clermont Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale achieved a 90pc clearance rate.

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THE Clermont Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale saw 50 of 55 bulls offered sell for a clearance of 90pc and a top price of $20,000 on Tuesday.

The sale grossed $387,000 for an average of $7740. 

Top priced bull was Yarrawonga M580; a 21-month-old sire weighing 845kg with an EMA of 128cm sq, and a scrotal circumference of 40cm.

M580 was purchased by Bill Speed, Brigadoon, Taroom, over the phone. He was Mr Speed’s only purchase from the sale. 

Second top priced bull of the sale was lot 1, Jamar Manual, who sold for $15,000 to the Dillon family, Surbiton Station, Alpha. 

Manual, a 26-month-old sire, weighed an impressive 950kg and boasted an EMA of 141cm sq, with a scrotal circumference of 38cm. 

The bulk buyer of the sale was Peter Comiskey, Mt Stuart, Capella, who went home with eight bulls averaging $5125. 

Second top priced bull Jamar Manual with Jamar's Louise, Lucy, and Will Prentice, and Landmark's Bryton Virgo. Photo - Kelly Butterworth.

Second top priced bull Jamar Manual with Jamar's Louise, Lucy, and Will Prentice, and Landmark's Bryton Virgo. Photo - Kelly Butterworth.

Steve Comiskey, Mt Stuart, Capella, went home with four bulls, also for an average of $5125. 

Also going home with four bulls apiece were Stoneybrook Grazing Trust, Springsure (av $5125), and CK and JA Feddersen, Whitdale, Rubyvale (av $8375).

Yarrawonga’s Andrew Bassingthwaight said he had been hoping M580 would top his line, after plenty of interest in the bull. 

“He’s soft with enough growth, excellent testicles and structure, really good character, length and thickness behind, probably not the most exceptional muscled bull but a bull that has enough softness and thickness,” he said. 

Selling agent: Landmark. 

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