Bulls to $15,000 at Gloucester

Curracabark Herefords to $14,000, Angus bulls to $15,000


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Curracabark principal Sandy Higgins, buyers Bill and Di Mansfield, "Willandia", Waukivory, and auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth with the $15,000 Angus bull, Curracabark Loxton L20A.

Curracabark principal Sandy Higgins, buyers Bill and Di Mansfield, "Willandia", Waukivory, and auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth with the $15,000 Angus bull, Curracabark Loxton L20A.

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Curracabark Herefords topped at $14,000 twice and Angus bulls reached $15,000 at "Myra" on Saturday.

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A RECORD on-property result was achieved at the Curracabark Herefords and Myra Angus sale at "Myra", Gloucester last Saturday.

The Higgins family's Hereford bulls reached $14,000 and averaged $9055, with 18 of 19 bulls selling for a clearance of 95 per cent.

Curracabark Kinetic K201 was the first bull to reach $14,000.

The 22-month-old bull by Curracabark Grand Prix G33 from a herd cow sold to Rob Teague, Ellerston Station, Ellerston.

He weighed 786 kilograms and had a scrotal circumference of 36 centimetres.

Mr Teague also purchased Curracabark Kimbo, a 22-month-old son of Curracabark Trailblazer E38 and a Curracabark herd cow, for $14,000.

Curracabark Kitchener K125, a 23-month-old bull by Days Columbus G20 from Curracabark Matchless 2, and 22-month-old Curracabark Kimbo K205, by Curracabark Trailblazer from a Curracabark herd cow, each sold for $11,000.

Mr Teague was the volume buyer in the Hereford sale, purchasing four bulls averaging $12,000.

In the Angus sale, all 23 bulls sold, topping at $15,000 and averaging $9500.

A yearling bull topped the Angus sale, with Curracabark Loxton L20A selling for $15,000 to new buyers Bill and Di Mansfield, "Willandia", Waukivory, near Gloucester.

The 15-month-old son of EF Complement 8088 and Millah Murrah Ela H66 weighed 608kg, measured 34cm in the scrotum, and had estimated breeding values (EBVs) of +2.9 for birthweight, +48, +89 and +114 for 200-, 400- and 600-day weight and +63 for carcase weight.

Two bulls - Curracabark K36 and Myra Karawarra K56 - each made $12,000.

K36, a 730kg, 22-month-old son of Peakes In Focus G57 and Myra Luanay G38, was bought by Mr Teague.

He had a scrotal circumference of 43cm and EBVs of +44, 76 and +101 for 200-, 400- and 600-day weight and +59 for carcase weight.

New client Rob Mackenzie, Macka's Australian Black Angus Beef, Berrico Station, Gloucester, bought Karawarra K56, a 21-month-old bull by Merribrook Double Deck D34 from Myra E30.

He weighed 748kg, measured 37cm in the scrotum, and had EBVs of +41, +74 and +97 for 200-, 400- and 600-day weight and +57 for carcase weight.

Mr Mackenzie was the volume buyer for the Angus sale, purchasing five bulls for an average of $10,300. He also bought two composite bulls.

The sale was conducted by Landmark Townsend, Scone, Gooch Agencies, Gloucester, Mike Wilson Stud Stock and Bloodstock, Armidale and Wauchope Stock and Estate Agents, with Paul Dooley, Tamworth, taking the bids.

Curracabark principal James Higgins with volume buyers Mark Ball, Berrico Station manager, James Mackenzie, Milena Balcarcel, Bruce Mackenzie and Robert Mackenzie, Macka's Australian Black Angus, and auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth.

Curracabark principal James Higgins with volume buyers Mark Ball, Berrico Station manager, James Mackenzie, Milena Balcarcel, Bruce Mackenzie and Robert Mackenzie, Macka's Australian Black Angus, and auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth.

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