Dangarfield Santas top at $28,000 twice

Chicken on a Chain shares top billing with Colossal at Dangarfield

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Full IVF brothers Dangarfeld Colossal and Dangarfield Chicken on a Chain stole the top price honours at the Dangarfield Santa Gertudis bull sale selling for $28,000 respectively and are pictured with Ben Adams, Rick and James Greenup and Colby Ede. Picture: Helen Walker

Full IVF brothers Dangarfeld Colossal and Dangarfield Chicken on a Chain stole the top price honours at the Dangarfield Santa Gertudis bull sale selling for $28,000 respectively and are pictured with Ben Adams, Rick and James Greenup and Colby Ede. Picture: Helen Walker

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The Adams family, Dangarfield Santa Gertrudis stud, sold 66 bulls sold for a 100 per cent clearance to average $12,136.

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A top price of $28,000 was achieved twice at the Dangarfield Santa Gertrudis on-property bull sale held by Ben and Amanda Adams and family, Kingswood, Taroom.

In all, 66 bulls sold for a 100 per cent clearance to average $12,136. A breakdown saw 47 classified bulls sell for $12,723, while 19 herd bulls sold for $10,684.

Rick and Alice Greenup, Greenup Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis, were first to pay the top money for Dangerfield Chicken on a Chain, a polled scurred IVF son of Dangarfield Quarterback.

At 30 month of age, Chicken on a Chain weighed 930 kilograms, has P8 and rib scans of 10mm and 7mm, an eye muscle area of 138 square centimetres, scrotal circumference of 38 centimetres, morphology of 83pc and intramuscular fat of 4.7pc.

Repeat buyers, the Greenups selected Chicken on a Chain for his tidy sheath, great temperament, and great figures.

"The fact he is by Quarterback made him a very appealing sire, as that sire is a consistent breeder," Mr Greenup said.

Dangarfield Quarterback (P) has taken the Dangarfield herd to the next level over the past 10 years and there were only two of his sons in the sale catalogued this year.

"Chicken on a Chain presented very well and we will use him in the Greenup breeding herd at Cardowan, Kumbia," Mr Greenup said.

Dangarfield Quarterback's second son Dangarfield Colossal (P) - who is a full IVF brother to Chicken on a Chain - also made the top money, selling to Lachlan and Emmy Menzies, Jaletto Pty Ltd, The Bend, Taroom.

Second-top price of $24,000 was achieved twice.

New buyer, Fred Bradshaw of Taroom was the volume buyer securing 14 lots to average $7714.

Also finishing with eight bulls to average of $11,000 was Westmore Pastoral Company, Taroom.

Stud principal Ben Adams said he was happy with the solid sale result.

"The majority of bulls went to repeat buyers and only two new buyers were introduced this year," Mr Adams said.

"We were very happy with this year's sale line-up considering the hurdles that they have been through over the past couple years.

"This draft is a good example of the cream rising to the top, demonstrating their constitution and doing ability to get to this point.

"From early weaning and hand feeding, to a below average winter season and then enjoying a late break in early 2021, they have done well to get to this point and are a true representation of the 60 plus years of Dangarfield breeding."

  • Selling agents: Nutrien, GDL and TopX, with auctioneers Colby Ede and Peter Brazier sharing the rostrum.

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

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