REPEAT and volume buyers helped push the average up at the 33rd Amos-Vale Hereford bull sale held on-property at “Brooklington”, Pinkett.
Mark and Wendy Campion sold 24 of the 29 bulls offered for a 83 per cent clearance and an average of $6625.
Michael Moorhead, Baryugil Pastoral Company, Baryugil, purchased the two equal top-priced bulls for $14,000 each.
The first of the pair was 23-month-old bull Amos-Vale Delta 3, by Devon Court Eclipse H190 from Amos Vale Ruby 106. He weighed 942 kilograms, had a scrotal circumference of 42 centimetres, rib and rump fat of 13 millimeters and 9mm, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 128 square centimetres and intramuscular fat (IMF) of 5.7pc.
Mr Moorhead’s second purchase was Amos-Vale Dynamic, by Devon Court Eclipse H190 from Amos-Vale PR Royal 249. The 24-month-old weighed 938kg, measured 40cm in the scrotum, 17mm and 10mm in the rib and rump, had a 128cm2 EMA and IMF of 5pc.
The second top priced bull was Amos-Vale Duke 2, purchased by J.T. and S. Sloman, Dundee, for $11,000.
The 24-month-old bull, by Cootharaba Nolan from Amos Vale Ruby 98, was the heaviest bull of the draft weighing in at 950kg.
He had a scrotal circumference of 41cm, 15mm and 10mm in the rib and rump fat, measured 128cm2 in the EMA and 5.2pc IMF.
Volume buyers included D. and G. Smith, North Star, who bought three bulls for a top $4500 and average of $4167. J.K. Heagney and Partners secured three bulls paying a top of $8000 and average of $6333.
J.W. and D.J. Freeman, Tyringham, purchased two bulls for a top of $6000 and average of $5000. Glenwarrah Pastoral topped at $7000 and averaged $6000 for the two bulls they secured.
Repeat buyers included H.H. and S.V. Heagney; B. and D. Stapleton; K.R. and S.M. Heagney, and David Green.
Colin Say and Company director, Craig Thomas, Glen Innes, said prices at the sale had been consistent with strong interest in Devon Court Eclipse H190 sons and solid support from repeat Hereford buyers.
The sale was conducted by Colin Say and Co, Glen Innes, and Armitage and Buckley, Armidale. Auctioneers were Shad Bailey, Glen Innes, and Luke Heagney, Armidale.