IT ONLY took 17 lots to reach this year’s $41,000 top-price at the Hereford National Show and Sale in Wodonga today.
Sugarloaf Haymaker H126 was the bull, offered by Andrew and Serena Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Corryong, Vic, and purchased by Frank Hannigan, Franco Herefords, Casino.
By Glendan Park Empire E002, the 21-month old bull weighed 1046 kilograms with an eye muscle area (EMA) scan of 139.
The bull’s $41,000 price tag trumped last year’s top of $30,000, and led the way for an average of $6906 for the 112 bulls sold, with 144 offered.
This average was about $1500 above 2013, however about 50 less bulls were offered, with a similar clearance achieved.
Fellow Victorian’s Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, received the second highest price at the sale of $21,000, with Glendan Park Hot Shot.
Hot Shot was purchased by a partnership between Glenwarrah Herefords, Bundarra, and Tummel Herefords, Walcha.
Days Director, from Days Whiteface, Bordertown, SA, and Valma Honkey Tonk, Valma Poll Herefords, Whitemore, Tasmania, both sold at $20,000.
Buyers came from five states, with 89 buyers operating within the sale.
Full story in The Land March 15 edition.