More bulls, breeds for 20th sale

BOB GARNANTCountryman

After a successful new beginning to the Countryman Invitational Bull Sale last year, the sale is set to continue in 2013, bigger and better.

Previously held at Kojonup, the sale, now in its 20th year, was held for the first time at the WA College of Agriculture, Narrogin, last year.

Of the 63 bulls from seven breeds on offer in 2012, 49 sold for an average price of $4204.

Bull buyers will have a larger selection this year with 90 bulls from seven breeds to choose from on Tuesday, February 26, starting at 12.30pm.

The line-up includes 31 Poll Herefords, five Lincoln Reds, 25 Murray Greys, three Red Polls, 22 Shorthorns, two Simmentals and two Limousins.

In the Poll Hereford catalogue, Terry and Sandy Woods, of Terraneil, Beverley, will offer 12 bulls.

The Woods topped the sale last year, selling an $8750 Poll Hereford to repeat buyers.

After being absent from the sale for a few years, John and Heidi Cowcher, of Quaindering stud, Williams, will offer 15 Poll Herefords and Ian and Wendy McDougall, of Lalla Rhook stud, Wagin, will have four bulls for sale.

David and Kate Turner, of Tone Park stud, Boyup Brook, will offer 4 Lincoln Red bulls.

In the Murray Grey catalogue, three studs will have bulls for sale.

Lindsay Bagshaw, of Young Guns, Hyden, will offer 18, Cameron and Aimee Harris, of Nangara stud, Manjimup, three and David Corker, of Wundam Park stud, Boyup Brook, four.

Two Red Poll bulls will be offered by Murray Williams, of Yongerellen stud, Quairading, while Quentin Hooper, of Red Sands stud, will have one for sale.

Two studs will offer Shorthorn bulls — Horace and Sandra Panizza’s Aprelia stud, of Williams, will present 18 and the Catholic Ag College’s Statue Hill stud, Bindoon, a total of four.

New to the sale, the college’s Waterford Simmental stud will be selling two bulls.

Also new this year will be an offering of two Limousin bulls by Geoff and Dianne Lyster, of Lysgorran stud, Boddington.

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