Patience snares sale topper

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The 24th annual Gingin multi-breed bull sale sold 58 bulls for an average price of $4794, or a $346 per head increase on last year when 61 bulls sold for an average of $4451.

Helping to lift overall prices, Kapari Angus stud sold all 23 bulls on offer to a top of $9250 and average price of $6098.

The sale topper, Kapari Federal F55, had several bidders active with the hammer finally falling to Elders agent Robert Gibbings who was operating on behalf of Geraldton beef producer and repeat buyer John Patience.

The 828kg bull recorded EBV figures of +50, +95 and +119 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights.

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Mr Gibbings also secured another bull, Kapari Furlong F65, for $8000 for Mr Patience.

Both bulls were sired by Kapari Apex A20.

Tony Sudlow, of Kapari, said his homebred sires were performing brilliantly and sometimes much better than bloodlines sourced out-of-State or country.

This was backed up when Kapari Buddy F14 sold for the $8500 second-top price of the sale.

"We used artificial insemination sourced from Coonamble stud in Bremer Bay to produce F14," Mr Sudlow said.

Narrikup producers John and Kathy Caley attended their first Gingin sale to source the Coonamble Buddy B280-sired bull.

"A son of Buddy earlier sold for $22,000 this year," Kathy said.

The Caleys run a pure Angus herd of 200 breeders and will use F14 over mature cows to breed replacement heifers.

Another Kapari bull sired by Buddy sold for $8000 to Ian Broad, who trades as Broad Holdings, of Mingenew.

"I was chasing new genetics to use in my herd of Angus/Santa Gertrudis-cross herd," Mr Broad said.

Mr Broad also paid $6000 for Kapair Fireworks F35, sired by Apex.

Still another Apex son, Kapari Finx F36, sold for $7500 to R & R Cobley, of Walkaway.

Generation Pastoral Company, of Gingin, bid on several Kapari bulls through Landmark agent Kim Goad who bought to a top of $6750 and an average price of $6050.

In the Black Tara catalogue, it was again Mr Patience who paid the $6750 top price, for Black Tara F6.

This bull was sired by Ardrossan Admiral and out of White Lakes About Time.

The Kupsch family, of Allanooka, used White Lakes cows as a base for their newly established Angus stud, now in their third year of selling the breed at Gingin.

However, the Kupschs have been regular sellers of their Tara Limousin bulls over the years.

This year, first-time buyer Howatharra Grazing, of Northampton, paid $6750 and $4500 for two polled Tara bulls.

Calvin Royce, of Howatharra, said both bulls showed good length and depth and would be used over commercial cows from a Red Angus base.

Tara sold all six bulls on offer for an average price of $4667.

Other top sale results went to Raymond Park Murray Grey stud, of Chittering, which sold all four bulls on offer to a top of $7250 and an average price of $5062.

Stud principal Ray Palmer said it was the best result the stud had achieved so far.

John Cunningham, who has properties in Morawa and Gingin, bought the topper and said the low birth weight bull, Raymond Park Braveheart, had good depth and would be used over pure Murray Grey heifers.

"The Southend-sired bull represents outcross genetics for my breeding program," Mr Cunningham said.

Mungatta Murray Grey stud sold to a top of $4000 while new to the sale, Mt Hill stud, sold a Grey to a top of $5250 to Gilliam Farms, of Dongara.

The WA College of Agriculture, Morawa, had a line-up of Mowag Gelbviehs, selling to a top of $3750, and Woronyne Limousin stud sold to a top of $3500.

Gingin multi-breed bull sale * <table border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left">BREED </td> <td>OFFERED </td> <td>SOLD </td> <td>TOP PRICE </td> <td>AVERAGE </td> </tr> <tr> <td>LIMOUSIN </td> <td/> <td/> <td/> <td/> </tr> <tr> <td>Woronyne </td> <td>5 </td> <td>3 </td> <td>$4500 </td> <td>$3667 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tara </td> <td>6 </td> <td>6 </td> <td>$6750 </td> <td>$4667 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>GELBVIEH </td> <td/> <td/> <td/> <td/> </tr> <tr> <td>Mowag </td> <td>5 </td> <td>3 </td> <td>$3750 </td> <td>$3250 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>ANGUS </td> <td/> <td/> <td/> <td/> </tr> <tr> <td>Black Tara </td> <td>4 </td> <td>3 </td> <td>$6000 </td> <td>$4500 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kapari </td> <td>23 </td> <td>23 </td> <td>$9250 </td> <td>$6098 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cookalabi </td> <td>8 </td> <td>8 </td> <td>$3750(3) </td> <td>$3406 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>MURRAY GREY </td> <td/> <td/> <td/> <td/> </tr> <tr> <td>Mungatta </td> <td>12 </td> <td>6 </td> <td>$4000(2) </td> <td>$3333 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Raymond Park </td> <td>4 </td> <td>4 </td> <td>$7250 </td> <td>$5062 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mt Hill </td> <td>2 </td> <td>2 </td> <td>$4250 </td> <td>$4125 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>TOTAL </td> <td>69 </td> <td>58 </td> <td>$9250 </td> <td>$4797 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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