BULLS were bought at the 56th Dubbo Poll Hereford National by stud and commercial herds in four states with commercial cattle breeders picking up the majority of the offering.
Among the highlights however, were the higher-priced potential sires earmarked by studmasters to improve the carcase qualities within their herds.
Grand champion makes $20,000
Chris Lisle of Tummel Herefords, Walcha, paid the $20,000 for junior and grand champion Grathlyn Landmark L048 for his carcase, which Mr Lisle said would improve the size within his stud and commercial herd of some 800 head.
“He’ll do well with the carcase he’s got, plus that natural thickness, beautiful skin and hair type,” he said.
$40,000 champion heads back to SA
Mark Wilson of the Kerlson Pines stud, Keith, South Australia, said Allendale Gambler, the intermediate champion and supermarket index performance class winner, was the most complete bull of the fixture and paid $40,000.
“His carcase and do-ability is impressive,” he said.
“There’s a lot of power behind this bull, but still smooth enough up front. He’ll have a fair run of cows at home as he’ll fit within our program very well.”
Ben sells five – buys one
Ben and Leanne Rumbel, Supple Whiteface, “Millbrook”, Guyra, paid $16,000 for the third-placed Kerlson Pines Explosion L150 (P) from Kerlson Pines stud, after selling five bulls at the sale for a $7600 average and top at $14,000 for Supple Loose Goose (P) selling to Lochness Pastoral Company, Crookwell.
Mr Rumbel said he bought the Kerlson Pines bull for its carcase and weight for age.
“He’s an early maturing type so will put meat and thickness into our herd of some 300 breeders,” he said.
Another Kerlson Pines bull selling at $17,000 was Logan L86 (P), bought by Keith Dobson for the Wararba Park Poll Hereford herd at “Sandalwood, Meandarra.
Kenevel’s trio averages $11,333
A very successful sale for Grant Keech and family’s Kenevel stud, Rylstone, which sold three bulls for a $11,333 average and top of $14,000 for their senior champion, Kevenel FJ L358 (P), bought by the Lethbridge family’s Warren Point stud, Mitchell, Queensland, who also paid $14,000 Grathlyn Lifetime L018.
Scott Bredhauer, Lambert Herefords, paid $11,000 for Kenevel Maverick L362 (P) for the family breeding establishment at Charleville, Qld.
Kenevel Thunderbird L370 (P) a class third place was purchased for $9000 by the Sheaffe family, Quirindi.