The Greenup families, Rosevale Santa Gertrudis Stud, Jandowae, had plenty of reasons to celebrate when 79 classified bulls sold to a top of $47,500, to average $10,196, on Tuesday.
As well, 58 commercial bulls sold to a top price of $14,000 to average $6862, four cows and calves topped a $10,500 to average $6750, and six PTIC heifers sold to a top price of $5500, to average $3500.
The sale topper was the 24 month-old Rosevale, Ned Kelly N27 (P), a son of Rosevale Jackaroo J566 (P). He was bought by Rick and Alice Greenup, Greenup Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis Studs, Kumbia and Eidsvold.
“Ned Kelly is a tidy sheathed bull who is put together in an efficient package,” stud co-principal David Greenup said.
“The data he possesses is spot on and represents a balance in performance we are aiming at with all our cattle.
“He has good growth, high fertility, an ability to finish easily combined with high intramuscular fat measurements that is an indication of improved meat quality.”
Buyers, Rick and Alice Greenup only sighted Ned Kelly on sale morning.
“We were keen to secure him for his bloodlines, as his sire Rosevale Jackeroo is doing a great job for Rosevale,” Rick said.
“He has the length and weight, and his Group Breedplan figures and great – he is a type of bull that would click with any cows.”
Shaun and Jo McGuigan, Cree Santa Gertrudis Stud, Thangool, paid to $43,000 for Rosevale Kevlar N280 (PP).
He appealed to the McGuigan’s, as he is an eye-appealing, homozygous polled bull who is well balanced, has length of body and a trim sheath.
“He certainly has above estimated breeding values and good intramuscular fat figures,” Mr McGuigan said.
Repeat clients of Rosevale bloodlines, the McGuigan’s paid a record price of $70,000 for Rosevale King in 2015.
Paying to $40,000 Rosevale Moses M184 (P) was S Kidman and Co, Rockbank, Roma. Manager Craig Leggert selected bulls to finished with to $23,333.
Commercial buyers putting a solid floor in the included Paul Kirkwood and family, Disney, Clermont, who finished with 13 bulls to average $9385.
Selling agents Landmark and Elders.
Queensland Country Life will publish a full sale report in next week’s issue.