The 34th Dunoon Angus bull sale held on property, Holbrook on Monday where they sold 138 out of 148 to a top $16,000 with average $6450.
The top bull, Dunoon Martin M439 a April 2016 drop, sold to John Adams, “Mill Park” Staghorn Flats, Victoria for $16,000 with his growth of +110 600 day, +2.2 IMF and a moderate birth of +4.6, by the Te Mania Emperor E343 sire.
“He really stood out with eye appeal, impressive sire lines and indices, as a smooth and soft bull, complementing his Angus EBVs”. Mr Adams said.
The second top was Dunoon Money M161 for $14,000 who was also purchased by Mr Adams.
Mr Adams said both these bulls would fit it well with my commercial program, both sired by Te Mania Emperor E343.
Malcolm Davies, “Greenwald Pastoral Company”, Foster, Victoria put a fantastic draft of bulls together with a total of 22 top of $10,000 on four occasions with an average of $5637.
“I have been buying Dunoon genetics for 18 years as they keep producing good cattle with great temperament”
“I look mainly towards EBV’s in the top percentiles, with good square frames and butt shape as that is where the money is”, Mr Davies said
Another return buyer Wayne Durnan, “Widgiewa Station”, Morundah also drafted a great line of bulls securing himself 16 bulls top of $8000 on four occasions averaging $5875.
“I am looking to join more heifers this year, increasing from 500 to 600. My aim is to cut down on older cows to produce a younger herd”, Mr Durnan said.
“I have been returning to buy bulls from Dunoon for many years however this year I focused on a wide spread of sire lines not buying all the same. Looking towards all with low birth rate, milk and marbling” he said.
Among the volume buyers AJ Greenhalgh and Company, Carcoola, put together a good draft of bulls securing 13, averaging $4000
There was a strong number of buyers securing eight bulls with Hugh Andrew and Sons Pty Ltd, “Berrembed Station” Matong, NSW, to a top $11,000 averaging $7500 while Black Mountain Pastoral, Orbost, VIC, topped at $9000 averaging $6875, Barrajo Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC, averaged $6250, topping at $8000 and Glendarvel Pastoral Company, Holbrook, averaged $4375 for their eight.
The sale was conducted on behalf of the Harbison family by Glasser's Total Sales Management with Michael Glasser calling the bids.