Red Angus Power of Red females top at $7500

Vendors were happy with the results due to the deteriorating seasonal conditions


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Kirrily Johnson-Iseppi and her daughter Brooke with the nine-month-old, stylish deep bodied heifer GK Diamond Mist P35 who topped the Power of Red Sale on Saturday.

Kirrily Johnson-Iseppi and her daughter Brooke with the nine-month-old, stylish deep bodied heifer GK Diamond Mist P35 who topped the Power of Red Sale on Saturday.

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Red Angus bulls sold to a top price of $5500, stud cows to $7500.

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Red Angus bulls sold to a top price of $5500, stud cows to $7500, while semen packages made to $500 and embryos to $550 at the Power of Red Sale held at the Toowoomba showgrounds on Saturday.

In all, 20 of the 26 bulls offered averaged $3500 to achieve 77 per cent clearance, while seven of the eight stud cows sold to average $3392 to achieve 90pc clearance.

Overall vendors were happy with the results due to the deteriorating seasonal conditions throughout Queensland and northern NSW.

Sale spokesman, Craig Gapes, Triple M Red Angus stud, Rukenvale, NSW, said after taking in account the dreadful seasonal conditions that we are all dealing with, they were happy with the overall result.

"For a multi-vendor catalogue we were all proud of the uniformity of the draft presented and it was great to see so many repeat and new buyers operating."

The top priced bull was GK Red MCC 102 Noble (AI) offered by Gavin and Kirrily Iseppi, GK Livestock, Dalby.

A son of the Canadian sire Red Lazy MC Benelli, he was from GK Maverick Whisper.

At 22 months-of-age Noble weighed 930kg, has an eye muscle area of 137 sq cm and 40.5 cm scrotal circumference. The successful buyer was Alibel Trust, MacFarlane, Tambo.

Volume buyers were the Handley family, Andromeda Cattle Co, Mungallala, who finished with five bulls to average $3000 to join their commercial breeding herd.

The nine-month-old, stylish deep bodied heifer GK Diamond Mist P35, who is a natural calf of the famed Diamond Mist cow family, claimed the top price female honours.

Again offered by GK Livestock, Diamond Mist P35 was bought by Lachlan Moore, Landley Vale, NSW.

Selling agents: Landmark

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