Ascot Spring Bull Sale to $23,000

Ascot Spring Bull Sale to $23,000

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Elders auctioneer Andrew Meara with Ascot stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge and top price bull Ascot King Tide N76E.

Elders auctioneer Andrew Meara with Ascot stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge and top price bull Ascot King Tide N76E.

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The Ascot Spring Bull Sale has reached a top of $23,000 to average $6261, with 94 out of 108 bulls selling for a 87 per cent clearance.

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The Ascot Spring Bull Sale has reached a top of $23,000 to average $6261, with 97 out of108 bulls selling for a 90 per cent clearance.

The sale saw buyers from head to North Toolburra, Warwick to pick out quality Charolais and Angus sires from stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge.

Charolais bulls sold to $23,000, averaging $$6702.

The top price of the day was claimed by Charolais bull Ascot King Tide N76E (AI) (P), bought by Frank and Andis Sorraghan, Rockwood Charolais and Angus, Wagga Wagga.

The 23-month-old homozygous pooled son of Ascot Kingtide K39E from 4 Ways Refine , weighed in at 928kg with P8 and rib fat of 12 and 9mm, 130 sq cm eye muscle area, 4.7pc intramuscular fat and 40cm scrotal circumference.

He measured in the top one percent for IMF and the top five per cent for 200, 400 and 600 day weights, rib and rump fat, shorter gestation length and Northern Terminal Index.

He will be used over both stud and commercial Charolais cows.

"He had all the right structure and he all the right numbers for fat and birth weight, his type was absolutely outstanding and he was homozygous polled," Mr Sorraghan said.

"You've got to keep an eye out for the best bull you can find all the time when you're breeding animals and he ticks all the boxes."

Close behind was another Charolais bull, the 26-month-old Ascot Negotiator N610E (AI) (P), bought for $22,000 by David and Jennifer Heslin, Hilton Park, Julia Creek.

Angus bulls sold to a top of $16,000 to average $5943.

The top price Angus bull, the 25-month-old Ascot New York N365, was bought by Mick Johnson, Wallumbilla, with Ascot retaining a 20pc semen share in the sire.

A son of Millah Murrah Loch Up from Kansas Tariku D67, he weighed 1014kg with P8 and rib fat of 15 and 10mm, 134 sq cm EMA, 6.7pc IMF and 46cm scrotal circumference.

Volume buyers for the day were Brett Pointon and Clint Gollan of Pointon Pastoral Company, Manumbar, picking up eight bulls to average $4750.

Mr Wedge said he was pleasantly surprised with the results in tough seasonal conditions, with a combination of repeat buyers and new clients supporting the sale.

"I was happy with how the Angus went but I was more happy with the Charolais, a lot of people seem to be coming back to the Charolais," he said.

Agents: Elders, Landmark, Colin Say & Co Glen Innes, Mike Wilson Stud Stock and AuctionsPlus

Check out the photo gallery from the day.

Jim Wedge, Elders' Andrew Meara and Jackie Wedge with the top price Angus bull, Ascot New York N365.

Jim Wedge, Elders' Andrew Meara and Jackie Wedge with the top price Angus bull, Ascot New York N365.

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