Western Downs Santa sale tops at $20,000

Overall 66 classified bulls sold for an average of $6951 while 12 commercial bulls averaged $4042.

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Matt Sargood, Nive River Pastoral, Dresnmaine Santa Gertrudis stud, Tambo with vendor Kym McMaster, Dundee Santa Gertrudis stud, Inglewood.

Matt Sargood, Nive River Pastoral, Dresnmaine Santa Gertrudis stud, Tambo with vendor Kym McMaster, Dundee Santa Gertrudis stud, Inglewood.

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Overall the 2020 Western Downs Santa Group averaged $6519 for 84 bulls and females.

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A top price of $20,000 was achieved for a classified "S" bull, while a commercial bull sold for a top of $12,000 at the fourth annual Western Downs Santa sale held at the Dalby Saleyards on Friday.

Overall 66 classified bulls sold for an average of $6951, while 12 commercial bulls averaged $4042.

A cow and calf unit topped the females at $8000, and two heifers sold for a top of $7000 to average $6750.

Overall the sale resulted with 77 lots averaging $6519 representing 92 per cent clearance.

Topping the sale at $20,000 was Dundee 302 (P) a powerful young sire by Rosevale Jubilee J172 (P) offered by Duncan and Kym McMaster, Dundee Santa Gertrudis stud, Inglewood.

He was bought by Matt Sargood, Nive River Pastoral Co, Dresnmaine Santa Gertrudis stud, Tambo.

Mr Sargood said the bull appealed for his tremendous bone and weight for age and breed character.

"He is certainly well balanced and has no major faults - and certainly held it together in the sale ring and will be used over stud females," Mr Sargood said.

His purchase price created a new sale record at auction for the McMaster family, Dundee Stud.

Next at $18,000 was Burramurra 340, a son of Restdown 141 (P) offered by Mark Bazeley, Burramurra Santa Gertrudis stud, Moama, NSW.

Mr Bazley, who made the long trek up from southern NSW and was a first time vendor to the sale.

Burramurra 340 was bought by Scott and Rebecca Dunlop, Dunlop Santa Gertrudis, Proston.

Spokesperson on behalf of the vendors Felicity Shaw, Glen Leigh, Deepwater said overall the vendors were happy with the sale results.

Selling agents were GDL with Peter Brazier and Harvey Weyman-Jones sharing the rostrum.

Queensland Country Life will have a full report in next week's issue.

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