Uncertainty about the season caused bull buyers to be cautious during the 16th annual Kirraweena Glenholm Hereford and Poll Hereford bull sale.
However, repeat buyers were under no illusions: they needed to buy replacement bulls and were able to purchase their selection against some determined bidding.
Top price was $8000 paid by Charlie, Jo and John Coleiro, King Valley Poll Herefords, Young for Glenholm Mick, a Poll Hereford sired by Tycolah Majestic J138.
Charlie Coleiro thought the bull the most outstanding in the draft.
“He is one of the better Poll Hereford bulls I have seen,” he said.
“He has a very sirey head, is very good on his feet and has great ‘weight-for-age’ figures.”
The 830kg sire prospect was born on 5 August 2016.
Return client of many years standing, Dorothy Griggs, Braidwood added to her sire battery with a son of Sugarloaf Houston H146 at a cost of $7000.
Mrs Griggs purchased Kirraweena Mario to give her herd an outcross from the ‘Winchester-blood’ she has been concentrating on for some time.
“He has the best figures of the bulls I was looking at,” she said.
Kirraweena Mario weighed 806kg and was born on 22 May 2016.
Twenty-eight unjoined heifers were offered with all being sold to top $1200.
Speaking after the sale, studmaster Geoff Bush was philosophical about the sale results.
“Our cattle presented very well, but the season has had a fair bit of influence on the sale,” he said.
“A lot of our regular clients have sold cows and a few have also sold their weaners early because of the dry.
“But I am pleased to see our top bulls going to repeat buyers.”
The sale was conducted by Holman Tolmie, Cootamundra and Landmark studstock, Albury with Steve Tolmie and Peter Godbolt taking the bids.