Kandanga Valley hits top of $6500 for Nebo sale

Kandanga Valley hits top of $6500 for Nebo sale

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Vendor John Mercer and buyer Margaret McFadzen with $6000 Charbray bull Kandanga Valley Nokia.

Vendor John Mercer and buyer Margaret McFadzen with $6000 Charbray bull Kandanga Valley Nokia.

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Kandanga Valley's Nebo bull sale garnered strong repeat buyer support on Friday, reaching a 70 per cent clearance and an average of $4553 despite tough conditions.

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Kandanga Valley's Nebo bull sale garnered strong repeat buyer support on Friday, reaching a 70 per cent clearance and an average of $4553 despite tough conditions.

Charolais bulls sold to a top of $6500, averaging $4417 while Charbray bulls topped at $6000 and averaged $4615.

Taking the top spot for the Charolais was the 27-month-old Kandanga Valley Newman (P), picked by Paul Deguara, Pleystowe for $6500.

Tipping the scales at 890kg, the son of 4 Ways Kinsman from Kandanga Valley Kompaire had P8 and rib fat of 7mm and 5mm, an eye muscle area of 139sq cm, scrotal circumference of 37.5cm and intramuscular fat of 4.8pc.

"He's a lovely long, strong muscled bull and he's polled," stud co-principal John Mercer said.

"There were bulls as good as him that went a bit cheaper, giving really good value for buyers."

Top pick among the Charbray bulls was Kandanga Valley Nokia, bought byTop priced Charbray bull Margaret McFadzen, Sarina for $6000.

The 27-month-old son of Kandanga Valley Kelpie from Kandanga Valley Glory Gal tipped the scales at 800kg, with P8 and rib fat of 7mm and 6mm, a 140sq cm EMA, IMF of 5pc and a 39.5cm scrotal circumference.

Bulk buyers Greg and Shirley Callander, Sarina, bought nine Charbray bulls to average $4556.

Mr Mercer said they were happy with the prices given the tough seasonal conditions and the support from repeat buyers from the Nebo and the Mackay area.

"They're more friends these days than clients, we've been going up there for 10 years now," he said.

"It's always great to catch up."

Agents: Hayes and Co, Landmark

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