The top-priced junior bull of the sale, which sold for $20,000, was the junior and grand champion, Grathlyn Landmark LK048, bred and exhibited by the Rayner family, Grathlyn stud, Hargraves.
By Yavenvale Humdinger H472, the September 2015-drop bull was taken home by Chris Lyle for his Tummel stud, Walcha, who said he was looking to increase the carcase frame within his herd. Landmark weighed 922 kilograms, measured an eye muscle area (EMA) of 129 centimetres squared and a scrotal circumference of 40cm.
Grathlyn stud had their best show and sale to date.
Stud co-principal, Max Rayner said it was humbling to think they went there with a team they believed was the best ever, but they also went to meet with their colleagues who also produce some of the best cattle in the country. Grathlyn offered and sold seven junior bulls to average $11,572, including three for $14,000.
One of the $14,000 bulls, Grathlyn Legislator L016 (AI) (P), placed third in the EU index class. He was knocked down to Edendale Company, Inverall, who also purchased a second Grathlyn bull for $7000.
In total Edendale took away four bulls to average $12,250, topping at $16,000 for Rayleigh Langden L57 sold by Rayleigh stud, Burren Junction.
The other two $14,000 bulls were knocked down to Tirranna Grazing, Glen Innes and Warren Point stud, Mitchell, QLD, who took home the senior champion from Kenevel stud, Rylestone, for $14,000.