The third annual Swanbrook Angus bull sale hit new heights for the Turner family at Inverell.
All 35 bulls sold to gross $265,500 with a top of $14,000 and a new stud average of $7585. More than 50 bidders registered with the majority of bulls going into return client herds.
Max Fomiatti along with his wife, Elaine, and their son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Rachael, secured Swanbrook Novak L156, a Lawsons Novak E313 son out of a S S Traveler daughter for $14,000.
The Fomiatti family, who join 700 Angus females annually and sell the progeny over the scales, are repeat clients and were looking for a herd growth and genetics improver.
“We have got to keep the quality up to be competitive in the export market,” Mr Fomiatti said.
The 23-month-old weighed 860 kilograms and catalogued Breedplan figures of +3.3 for birthweight, +115 for 600-day growth, +4 for eye muscle area and +2.3 for intramuscular fat.
Swanbrook Angus principal, Glynis Turner, said the bull was from a nine-year-old cow which had bred all the way through and described L156 as “a balance of growth and finish with maternal round behind him”.
Other buyers, Kooringa Grazing, Deepwater averaged $7666 for three bulls; Alan Fletcher, Glen Innes secured two bulls for $10,500 and $9000; Laura and Scott Simpson, Oakwood took three bulls to average $7500; Peter Hunt, Inverell loaded two bulls to average $8500.
The sale was settled by Colin Say and Company, Glen Innes with Shad Bailey as auctioneer.