Heartland Santa Gertrudis charity bull sells to $32,000

Murgona Stud at Wandoan enjoys the top price limelight at Heartland bull sale


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United family members: Sale topper Murgona Levi-R (PP) was offered by Rod and Leonie Phillips and prepared as part of Wandoan based breeders by Daniel and Kasey Phillips, Murgona draft. The funds will go towards research to the Children's Hospital Foundation. Muronga Levi-R (PP) sold for $32,000.

United family members: Sale topper Murgona Levi-R (PP) was offered by Rod and Leonie Phillips and prepared as part of Wandoan based breeders by Daniel and Kasey Phillips, Murgona draft. The funds will go towards research to the Children's Hospital Foundation. Muronga Levi-R (PP) sold for $32,000.

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Heartland Bull sale tops at $32,000 and averages $6821.

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A top price of $32,000 was achieved in aid of medical research for the Children's Hospital Foundation to support Digby's Destiny at the Heartland Santa Gertrudis Sale held at the Roma saleyards on Wednesday.

The classified 'S' Murgona Levi-R (PP) was prepared as part of Wandoan based breeders Daniel and Kasey Phillips, Murgona sale draft. Murgona Levi R (PP) was part of the Murgona draft and donated by their parents Rod and Leonie with all funds going to medical research for their grandson Digby who has been diagnosed with auto-inflammatory disease.

By the sire Diamond H Penthouse (P) from the Oakdale Jane matron he sold to Lindsay Park, Goonellabah.

The total proceeds along with the selling agents' fees have been waived by agents TopX and PJH Livestock.

Second top price at $17,500 was Murgona Light-Year (PS), a son of Yarrawonga Jupiter (P) from the great breeding Murgona Empress E27 was bought by Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Yarrawonga Stud, Wallumbilla and is pictured with Kasey and Daniel Phillips and Carl Warren, TopX, Roma.

Second top price at $17,500 was Murgona Light-Year (PS), a son of Yarrawonga Jupiter (P) from the great breeding Murgona Empress E27 was bought by Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Yarrawonga Stud, Wallumbilla and is pictured with Kasey and Daniel Phillips and Carl Warren, TopX, Roma.

Next at $17,500 was Murgona Light-Year (PS), a son of Yarrawonga Jupiter (P) from the great breeding Murgona Empress E27.

Mr Phillips said the $44,000 Yarrawonga Jupiter (P) been very successful throughout their breeding herd and his dam Express E27 is one of their best cows.

The successful buyer was Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Yarrawonga Santa Gertrudis Stud, Wallumbilla.

In all, 51 bulls sold from a draft of 65 offered for an average of $6821 representing 75 per cent clearance.

Wes and Sue Presho, Presho Cattle Co, Uptopia, Taroom, were active and secured Murgona Lieutenant, another son of Yarrawonga Jupiter (P) for $13,000.

Queensland Country Life will publish a full report in the livestock section next Thursday.

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