Yarrawonga Waco celebrates 60th anniversary bull sale with top of $51,000

Yarrawonga Waco celebrates 60th anniversary bull sale with top of $51,000


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Andrew Bassingthwaighte and Neil Watson with the top price bull Yarrawonga P914 (PP), who topped the sale at $51,000.

Andrew Bassingthwaighte and Neil Watson with the top price bull Yarrawonga P914 (PP), who topped the sale at $51,000.

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The Bassingthwaighte families celebrate 60 years of on-property sales.

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A top price of $51,000 was achieved at the Bassingthwaighte families' Yarrawonga Waco Santa Gertrudis 60th anniversary on-property bull sale.

Overall 142 classified bulls sold for an average of $8971 while eight commercial bulls averaged $5250, representing a 100 per cent clearance.

Taking the top priced honours was Yarrawonga P914 (PP), by an unnamed Yarrawonga classified, multiple sired bull and female who was bought by Neil and Rosalie Watson, Watasanta Stud, Tamworth, NSW.

Mr Watson fell in love with the dark, red bodied bull who he described as ticking all the boxes.

"He has everything you would want in a sire, he has a great daily weight gain, double figures in the fat scans and is super quiet," Mr Watson said.

He said he had put together a mob of 50 cows for Yarrawonga P914 to cover.

Yarrawonga P914 is 23 months of age, has a weight of 1040kg, eye muscle area of 143sq cm, P8 fat scan of 16mm and rib of 12mm, and scrotal circumference of 40cm.

Scott and Wendy Ferguson with Andrew Bassingthwaighte (centre) and Yarrawonga P590 who sold for $40,000,

Scott and Wendy Ferguson with Andrew Bassingthwaighte (centre) and Yarrawonga P590 who sold for $40,000,

Scott and Wendy Ferguson, Glenview, Nobby, paid $40,000 for Yarrawonga P590 (PS) again another unnamed Yarrawonga classified, multiple sired bull and female.

Mr Ferguson, who often buys classified, multiple sired bulls said Yarrawonga P590 (PS) appealed due to his strong head as well as his sires outlook and believed him to be the best bull in the catalogue. He will be used over Glenview stud females.

David Bassingthwaighte with Waco Nelson N384 who sold for $36,000 with Tom Bassingthwaighte and Peter McInnerney who manages Bullamakinka Stud, Hannaford.

David Bassingthwaighte with Waco Nelson N384 who sold for $36,000 with Tom Bassingthwaighte and Peter McInnerney who manages Bullamakinka Stud, Hannaford.

Craig Hindle, Bullamakinka, Hannaford, paid $36,000 for Waco Nelson N384 (PS), a 29-month-old son of Yarrawonga El Salvador (P) and from Waco Florence L383 (P).

He will be used for stud duties over Bullamakinka stud females.

"He really is the type of bull we were chasing and will work well within our herd," Mr Hindle said.

In all, a total of 19 bulls sold above $10,000.

Volume commercial buyers included Peter Hughes, Thurloo Downs, Wanaaring, NSW, who finished with 14 bulls.

Australian Green Properties, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, finished with nine, while the Rodger family, Hatcham Downs, Taroom, finished with the same number.

David Bassingthwaighte said the family were pleased and humbled by the sale result in such difficult conditions.

"We are proud of our 60 year history, spanning four generations now and still working together," David Bassingthwaighte said.

Auctioneers were Elders' Michael Smith, along with Cyril Close and Lincoln McKinlay representing TopX.

  • Queensland Country Life will have a full report in the September 19 edition.
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