Lucrana Simmental sale tops at $13,000

Tough conditions going into the selling season for Lucrana


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Vendor Andrew Moore with buyer Teena Langley and the $13,000 top priced bull Lucrana Memphis (P).

Vendor Andrew Moore with buyer Teena Langley and the $13,000 top priced bull Lucrana Memphis (P).

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Andrew and Karen Moore, Lucrana Simmentals held their on-property bull sale at Texas that saw 56 bulls sold for an average of $4955 representing 88 per cent clearance.

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Andrew and Karen Moore, Lucrana Simmentals held their on-property bull sale at Texas that saw 56 bulls sold for an average of $4955 representing 88 per cent clearance.

There was active bidding from as far away as central Queensland, Wandoan and into the north coast as well as northern NSW.

The Moores sold a total of 37 traditional bulls to average $5419 with 86pc clearance and 12 Black Simmental average $6416 with 92pc clearance. Five stud heifers sold to average $4000 and with 100pc clearance and nine commercial heifers averaged $1100.

The $13,000 top price bull was bought by Teena Langley in partnership with her parents Ron and Anne Langley, Ettrick via Kyogle.         

They bought their first bull from Lucrana Simmentals three years ago and were so happy with the results they attended the sale again this year where they bought the $13,000 top priced Lucrana Memphis (P) sired by Lucrana Hunter (P) out of Lucrana Flip (P) cow.

“I was chasing a son of Lucrana Hunter as I liked the sires he was throwing and his skin type and general shape suited what we were looking for,” Teena said.

Teena and her family run a commercial enterprise running 200 cows on about 247 hectares over two blocks using Hereford and F1 Brahman females with a focus on selling vealers and weaner cattle.  

The top price Black Simmental, Lucrana Cowboy Cut M324 (P) (ET) (AI) (B), sold for $10,500  to the Teese family, Texas.

Tony Peace, TopX finished with nine bulls for clients in the Taroom, Biloela and Goomeri districts.

Mr Pearce said they had been buying these bulls for the past five years and they do the job for the clients.  

“The market at the moment seems to be very good buying compared to the past,” he said.

Selling agent Robbie Bloch, C L Squires & Co, Inverell, NSW said they were happy with the sale as it was a tough season over a big area were the majority of these bulls generally go.

  • Agent: C L Squires and Co.
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