Tough going in Senepol sale

$12,000 was top price at invitational sale at Gracemere

Sale topper: The Godfrey family, Namoona Trig Senepols, Casino, NSW sold Namoona N42 for $12,000 at the NT Invitational Sale held at the CQLX on Monday. Picture supplied.

Sale topper: The Godfrey family, Namoona Trig Senepols, Casino, NSW sold Namoona N42 for $12,000 at the NT Invitational Sale held at the CQLX on Monday. Picture supplied.

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NT Senepols hosted their first invitational sale at CQLX Gracemere on June 24 and ended the day with a clearance of 55 per cent.

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A total of 22 bulls sold for an average of $4886 at the NT Senepols Invitational Sale held at the CQLX, Gracemere, representing 55 per cent clearance on Monday.

Namoona Trig Senepols, Casino, NSW topped the invitational sale with Namoona N42 at $12,000 and while stablemate Namoona Nathan Blacklock sold for $8000.

The top price bull was a 21-month-old son of Namoona Charles Barkley, and was bought by the Hack family of Alpha. The Hacks finished with two bulls for an average of $8500.

The promising sire was promoted as an "exceptional example of a Charles Barkley bull". He is a long, well muscled bull with an EMA of 130, a scrotal measurement of 37.5cm and weighed 778kgs.

The next highest price was $8500 paid by the Vella Family Trust, for Namoona N47, another son of Namoona Charles Barkley from the Namoona Gold female family.

Namoona N47 weighed in at 700kgs, has an EMA of 126 and an IMF of 4.1.

A further two bulls sold for $8000 apiece; Namoona N21 going to David and Lyn Anderson, Tindarra, Banana, and Namoona Nathan Blacklock (lot 9) to Aus-Zea Pty Ltd.

The Andersons also paid $6000 for Namoona N56, who at 21 months of age, weighs 712kgs, has a semen motility percentage of 75 and EMA of 126.

Speaking of behalf of the Anderson family, son Russell said his parents were looking for bulls with, "scope, conformation and good bone" and they were happy with their buy..

Some additional auction highlights include Silverleigh Max Factor (Silverleigh Knockout-Silverleigh Cover Girl) offered by Gary Porter, Silverleigh Senepols, Oakey and sold to Coorumburra Pastoral Company for $5500.

Another bull Namoona N101 (Namoona Charles Barkley-ECC Hyacinth A180) sold to Peakvale Grazing for $5000.

Selling agents: SBB, Rockhampton.

  • This story has been updated from its earlier version
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