Blue Dog Simmentals top at $10,500

Blue Dog Simmentals top at $10,500

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PREVAILING dry conditions lowered the clearance to 65 percent at Jan and Doug Bradshaw's Blue Dog Simmentals second annual bull sale at Pinora Sales Complex, Jackson on Saturday.

PREVAILING dry conditions lowered the clearance to 65 percent at Jan and Doug Bradshaw's Blue Dog Simmentals second annual bull sale at Pinora Sales Complex, Jackson on Saturday.

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Selling agents Elders and GDL sold 26 from 40 Simmental bulls offered to record a $5692 average with a top price of $10,500.

Doug Bradshaw, Blue Dog Simmentals, GDL's Mark Duthie and Lawrie Baker, Wandoan with Blue Dog Night Time N187.

Doug Bradshaw, Blue Dog Simmentals, GDL's Mark Duthie and Lawrie Baker, Wandoan with Blue Dog Night Time N187.

Lawrie Baker, Hinchley, Wandoan outlaid the $10,500 for Blue Dig Night Time N187, a 26-month-old son of Woonallee Justified J112 which weighed in at 956kg and scanned 136 sq cm for eye muscle area.

Mr Baker said he liked the bull's length and depth of body and his high semen motility of 90 percent. He will be used in Mr Baker's pure Simmental commercial herd to boost calves' weaning weights while improving their carcase attributes.

The biggest order of the day came from return clients Murray and Kylie Hudson, Tongy, Mitchell who accounted for 11 bulls for a $5272 average - all Woonallee Justified calves.

Mr Hudson said he liked their size, temperament and their ability to handle his country.

"These bulls will go over Droughtmaster cross cows with their progeny destined for the feeder market at around 18 months of age and 400 plus kilograms," said Mr Murray.

Blue Dog Simmentals principal Jan Bradshaw said they were choosing to look at the low percentage clearance as an opportunity to increase their commercial breeder herd if they wished and to have an influx of new sires in their commercial herd.

"It is decisions in tough times like this that put us to the forefront in our chosen business," she said.

"We have at present our commercial sires on a restricted grain ration so that when the season turns they are in good body score condition to be able to go out and produce calves for us."

Agents: Elders and GDL.

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