Lucrana Simmentals tops at $16,000

Lucrana Simmentals tops at $16,000

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Lucrana Nadal with Lucrana Simmentals stud principal Andrew Moore, Robbie Bloch, C.L. Squires and Colby Ede, Landmark.

Lucrana Nadal with Lucrana Simmentals stud principal Andrew Moore, Robbie Bloch, C.L. Squires and Colby Ede, Landmark.

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A son of Woonnallee Dimension, described as one of the one of the most complete sires ever offered for sale by Lucrana Simmentals, has fetched a top price of $16,000 at their annual on-property sale.

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A son of Woonnallee Dimension, described as one of the one of the most complete sires ever offered for sale by Lucrana Simmentals, has fetched a top price of $16,000 at their annual on-property sale.

Buyers from across Queensland and the NSW North Coast attended the on-property sale near Texas.

Bulls averaged $6137 with 58 bulls out of 59 sold under the hammer, with the remaining bull sold in post-sale negotiations to make an on the day clearance of 100 per cent.

Top price went to Lucrana Nadal (P) (AI), bought by Loid and Zabby Appleton, Appleton Cattle Company, Yarmina Station, Charters Towers.

The two-year-old son of Woonallee Dimension from Lucrana K15 entered the ring as only the second lot of the day, weighing 980kg.

He presented with an eye muscle area of 141cm, 9mm rib fat, 12mm rump fat, scrotal circumference of 39cm, semen morphology of 85pc and 5.3pc intramuscular fat.

Lucrana Nadal will go into the Appletons' stud herd.

The second-top price of $11,000 was fetched by Lucrana N89 (P), sold to Alan Stevenson, Springsure.

A son of Lucrana Hunter from Lucrana Elanora, the rising two-year-old weighed 876kg, with an EMA of 130cm, 20mm rump fat, 14mm rib fat, scrotal circumference of 41cm, intramuscular fat of 5.8pc and semen morphology of 70pc.

Stud principal Andrew Moore said he was extremely happy with the clearance, considering the tough seasonal conditions.

"I thought that would be the most difficult thing this year, to get 100pc clearance," he said.

"That's probably the most pleasing aspect of the sale.

"Central Queensland was strong, as was the Northern Rivers where the season's a bit better but there were still quite a few that went to the Western Downs as well."

Mr Moore said Lucrana Nadal had been his pick of the draft and he wasn't surprised to see him draw the top money.

"He's just a really well-balanced carcase bull, great temperament, great fat scans and EMA and weight for age," he said.

Lucrana Navigator (P) (AI) kicked off the sale, selling for $6000 to Clerkness Pastoral Company, Bundarra, NSW with 50pc of the profits to go to the Black Dog Institute.

He was one of three bulls bought by Clerkness Pastoral Company, averaging $7333.

Black Simmentals reached a top of $9000 twice, first for Lucrana N317 (P), bought by Clerkness Pastoral Company, then for Lucrana N382 (P), bought by Ian and Sharon Beard, Chinchilla.

Bill and Sue Pickersgill, Theodore bought two bulls to average $6500 while Bruce Tighe, Eidsvold also bought two bulls to average $6500.

Agents: C.L. Squires & Co, Landmark

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