A bull, a heifer, and straight donations have strengthened the work of beyondblue by $12,600 and a promised $2760 from semen sales gained at the 58th Dectomax Dubbo Shorthorn National Show and Sale last week.
Show and sale committee chairman, Lester Job, Moombi stud, Cumnock, said the generosity of the Shorthorn fraternity was overwhelming.
“We live with and work with, and even know many people who are unfortunately affected by depression or anxiety and it is the people of beyondblue who can hopefully help,” Mr Job said.
“The committee fully supports to efforts of our major sponsor, Zoetis – Dectomax, who for the second year is supporting beyondblue with proceeds from a percentage of product sales.
“The Shorthorn breed is most appreciative of the gracious support by the Williams families of Dubbo whose Terra stud donated the heifer, Terra Wave M18 selling for $5250 and a bull from Polldale stud, Polldale Lucifer L89, which made $5000.
“We must also thank the Perry family of the late David Perry, Major stud, Warren, who donated semen from their sires storage.”
Polldale Lucifer L89, by Yamburgan Sparta H369, was purchased by the Slack-Smith family, “Wyndella”, Burren Junction, while Terra Wave M18, by Belmore Silicon J88, was bought by Emma-Jane Lovell for her Buckenbah stud, Terramungamine near Dubbo.
Ten stud heifers offered by six Shorthorn studs sold at a Helmsman auction in the evening after the national bull show resulted with all clearing to average $4675.
Top money at $6250 was paid by Susan and Dougal McLeish, Thurn Shorthorns, Quambone, for Marrington L66 (P) a red daughter of Marrington Hot Shot H2 (P), offered by the Williams family, Marrington stud, Dubbo.
The Williams family’s Terra Shorthorns is celebrating 70 years of Shorthorn breeding in the Macquarie Valley this year.
The Carter family, Tumut, paid $5000 for a Moombi heifer that will join their Blackjack Shorthorn stud herd.
The heifer, Moombi Daffodil M49 (P), is a red-little white daughter of Ryfield Park William.