THE 15th annual Bauhinia Park Charolais and Angus bull sale was held in Emerald on Wednesday on behalf of the Holzwart families.
Popular demand for high quality genetics again delivered strong averages for the Emerald based stud at the Ag Grow Bull Selling Complex in Central Queensland.
Setting the bar high with a quality draft of 75 bulls offered, the Holzwart families collectively achieved an overall clearance rate of 92 per cent for the day,with a strong average of $6674.
While the sale average and clearance figures were slightly down from the $7125 average from the 2018 sale, Landmark Emerald agent Matt Beard said this was purely a reflection of the dry conditions beef producers are currently battling.
The sale grossed $460,500 for the day with 34 Charolais bulls offered selling for a complete clearance, to average $7338.
The Charolais draft saw an increase in the average of over $800 from the 2018 sale, with the first four bulls average an impressive $12,125.
The Angus bulls averaged $6028 for the 35 from 41 bulls sold to result in a healthy 85 per cent clearance.
Top price honors for the sale were awarded early in the draft for the Lot 2 Charolais bull Bauhinia Park Nando (P)(AI), offered on behalf of Ryan and Rachel Holzwart and selling for $18,000 to local buyers Warren Holzwart and Cherylee Langtry of Rascal Flatts Charolais Stud, Freshfields,Capella.
The 24-month-old poll bull was catalogued as top shelf and is the first son to be offered by the Sparrows Seminole (P) exclusive Canadian sire. From Bauhinia Park Anastasia 8 H120, the grand champion bull of the 2019 Springsure Show showcased qualities of power and softness with a beautiful temperament.
Entering the ring at 980 kilograms, with an eye muscle area of 147 cm sq and a scrotal circumference of 41cm, the agents were put to work as the bids came hard and fast from the stands.
Nando was described by new owner Warren Holzwart as a standout bull who was very hard to walk past,with an impressive weight for age and a frame score very hard to find.
Second top price for the day was reached by Lot 13 Bauhinia Park Nelson who sold to the Rolfe Family, Foyle Park,Springsure for $15,500.
The Rolfe family were also bulk buyers on the day securing six Charolais bulls to average a solid $9666.
Topping for the Angus section of the sale saw the Lot 42 bull Bauhinia Park Discovery ABWN383 (AI) offered by stud principals Jeff and Raelea Holzwart sell to repeat buyers the Appleton family, Star Downs, Alpha for $12,000.
Bauhinia Discovery ABWN383 ticked all the boxes boasting figures in the top 5pc of the breed for 200,400,600 day weight and carcase weight.
A son of VAR Discovery 2240 from Glenmorgan J117, weighing 902kg at 24 months of age, the black Angus bull had P8 and rib fat measurements of 10 and 8mm, plus an eye muscle area of 128 sq cm.
Return and repeat buyers the Appleton family continued to secure the Holzwarts' Angus genetics by taking home four bulls to average an impressive $8875 which included the second top priced Angus bull for the day Lot 44 Bauhinia Park Discovery N279 (AI) for $11,000.
The Appleton family also purchased the second top price Angus bull from the Bauhinia Park sale in 2018 Bauhinia Park Net Worth M65 who sold for $15,000.
Peter and Louise Hicks, Mulgrave, Barcaldine took home a total of 8 Charolais bulls to average $5375.
Also buying up in bulk on the day was Lauren Finger, Middlemount who secured five Charolais bulls and two Angus bulls to average $8214.
"We were really rapt with how the sale ended up,the Charolais draft was really strong with lots of repeat clients and they were well represented there," Ryan Holzwart said.
With over 36 bid cards registered on the day, buyers travelled from in from the west seeing bulls find new homes in Ilfracombe, Charters Towers and Longreach.
Local support continued to shine through as many bulls sold to buyers throughout the Central Highlands.
Sale agent: Landmark Emerald