Booragul to $8000
THE LAND | Thursday, June 7th 2012 | By Josh Crosby
Buyers took last Wednesday’s Booragul Angus Sale at Piallaway to an $8000 top, with even lines resulting in consistent prices.
Fourteen of the bulls made the second-top price of $7500.
A total of 54 bulls sold from the 56 offered, including 45 two-year-olds selling to a top of $8000 to average $5520 and eight yearlings selling to a top of $7500, averaging $4500.
Overall, the sale averaged $5400.
The $8000 sale topper, Booragul Equinox F4, was bought by first-time buyer Mick Duignan, Singleton.
The 26-month-old son of Ardrossan Equinox B75 weighed 880 kilograms and had a 40 centimetre scrotal circumference.
Its Breedplan figures included +107 for 600-day weight, +5 for eye muscle area and +1.5 intramuscular fat.
First national Max Bailey agent Nigel Meyn, Singleton, said the bull was a good type, structurally correct and had a good set of numbers to back it up.
Neil Watson, “Santaco”, Tamworth, bought three bulls at $7500 each for clients Jim and Jane O’Brien, “Peri”, Rocky Creek.
The O’Briens have been using Booragul bulls over their 1000 Angus cows and this year sold 1000 weaners at their annual on-property weaner sale to average almost $800.
Mr Watson said he bought the bulls because they were easy-doing types, with slick coats and plenty of carcase.
Phil and Vicki Dempsey, “Koobah”, Nundle, bought four bulls to $7500, to average $6625, for their 800-cow herd.
Plumthorpe Pastoral, Barraba, bought three bulls for a top of $7500, twice, to average $7167.
The sale was conducted by Elders Tamworth and Gunnedah, with Paul Dooley as auctioneer.