Yallaroo top Brunswick bull at $18,000

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With the $8750 top-priced Black Simmental bull, Bullock Hills Night Rider N106, were Landmark agent Matt Watts, Bullock Hills stud co-principal Brad Patterson, of Katanning, and Elders stud stock manager Tim Spicer.
Camera IconWith the $8750 top-priced Black Simmental bull, Bullock Hills Night Rider N106, were Landmark agent Matt Watts, Bullock Hills stud co-principal Brad Patterson, of Katanning, and Elders stud stock manager Tim Spicer. Credit: Countryman

Brunswick’s WA Supreme Bull Sale reached a top-price of $18,000 for a Yallaroo Hereford, with the annual sale, held last week, on a month later time-slot.

The registration of 90 buyers suggested approval of the new sale date, but the offering of 109 bulls succumbed to only 70 lots selling for an average price of $5329, down $516/head on last year when 87 sold for an average price of $5845.

The multi-vendor sale, conducted by Elders and Landmark, included eight different breeds which saw mixed results from the 2018 sale.

The equal biggest volume of any one breed was out of the Hereford/Poll Hereford catalogue with 24 bulls offered and 15 sold to a top of $18,000 and average price of $5800, down $2332/head on last year.

Repeat buying account Ed Wedge, of Gingin, secured the sale topper, Yallaroo Neptune N20, sired by Lotus Freight Train and offered by the Francis family, of Vasse.

Yallaroo’s offering of 10 bulls, with eight selling for an average price of $6938 topped the averages for all vendors this year, but was well down on its $9650 average from 2018 when the stud sold 10 bulls.

It was the Red Angus catalogue that topped the best breed average price this year, with Jutland Park stud, of Serpentine, setting the benchmark at $6000.

Unfortunately, Jutland, which offered nine bulls in its debut at Brunswick, could only find one buyer, Willandra Red Angus stud, of Williams, which saw tremendous value in its top pick.

With the $6000 top-priced Red Angus bull, Jutland Nino N18, were buyer Willandra Red Angus stud co-principal Peter Cowcher, of Williams, Jutland Park Red Angus stud principals Guy and Pat Jellicoe, of Serpentine, farm hand Jacques Martinson, and Elders stud stock manager Tim Spicer.
Camera IconWith the $6000 top-priced Red Angus bull, Jutland Nino N18, were buyer Willandra Red Angus stud co-principal Peter Cowcher, of Williams, Jutland Park Red Angus stud principals Guy and Pat Jellicoe, of Serpentine, farm hand Jacques Martinson, and Elders stud stock manager Tim Spicer. Credit: Countryman

Willandra co-principal Peter Cowcher said Jutland Park Nino N18, had plenty of scope on the sire side (Millwillah Marble Bar J53) to bring into his 148 female stud enterprise.

“The bull had good eye muscle area (+1.6) with high intramuscular fat (+1.0),” he said.

Showing the most improvement in individual vendor average prices, Copplestone Charolais, of Dardanup, offered 19 bulls, with 15 sold to the sale’s second top-price of $10,000 and stud average price of $5850, up $517/head on last year.

Nannup account WC, BE & DC Avery secured the top selling Charolais bull, Copplestone New Profit N5, which was out of a heifer and carried breed trait leading “easy gain”, according to vendor stud principal Peter Milton.

Two other high-valued Copplestone bulls sold for $9250 and $9000 to accounts K & M Taylor, of Capel and Tynedale Farms, of Burekup, respectively.

Denby Young, of Islay Angus stud, Narrogin, debuted an offering of bulls which sold to a top of $9250.
Camera IconDenby Young, of Islay Angus stud, Narrogin, debuted an offering of bulls which sold to a top of $9250. Credit: Countryman

In its sale debut at Brunswick, Islay Angus stud, of Narrogin, sold to a stud record top of $9250, with Landmark Albany agent Bob Pumphrey securing Islay Navigator N2, on behalf of Tomlinson Ag, of Kalgan.

The highest $8750 top-price from the Simmental offering was out of the Black Simmental catalogue with Bullock Hills Night Rider N106, selling to RH & SJ Manning, of Busselton.

The Patterson family, of Bullock Hills, at Katanning, offered 10 Black Simmentals, with nine selling for an average price of $5528.

There were also a total of 14 traditional Simmentals offered from three vendors with Mubarn stud, of Pinjarra, offering and selling five bulls to a top of $8000 for lot 34, Mubarn Novak N18, while the combined breed total of 10 bulls sold for an average price of $5150.

Novak N18, sired by Glen Anthony Y-Arta AY02, was secured in partnership of the Naracoopa stud, of Denmark and the Bullock Hills stud.

The Lincoln Red stud of Tone Park Farms, of Tonebridge enjoyed its four-bull offering, all selling for an average price of $5000.

Also enjoying a total clearance, Nangara Murray Grey stud, of Manjiump, offered and sold five bulls for an average price of $4350.

The two Blonde D’Aquitaine bulls offered by the Weeronga stud, of McAlinden, sold for an average price of $4375, up $875/head on last year when one Urnongo bull sold for $3500.

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