Charolais and Charolais infused cattle bred with softness in a moderate frame easy calving package attracted buyers from four states to the 28th annual Rosedale bull sale held on-property at Blayney.
The Millner family’s draft topped at $16,000 for a 12-month-old homozygous poll son of Rosedale H168.
Rosedale Manson was in the top 10 per cent of Charolais BreedPlan for 200 and 600-day weights and top 15pc for 400-day weight.
He was purchased via AuctionsPlus by Queensland Charolais stalwarts the Bondfield family of Palgrove, “Strathgrave”, Dalveen, QLD.
Another homozygous poll H168 son Rosedale Legend L98 was the equal second highest at $15,000 selling to Calmview Charolais, Suffolk Park. He was in the top 5pc for 400 and 600-day weights as well as milk and in the top 10pc for 200-day weight and the domestic and export indices.
Also selling for $15,000 was Rosedale Lanny another homozygous poll bull this time by Rosedale Harry purchased by Lawlor Pastoral, “Verbena Park”, Taroom, QLD.
Lanny was in the top 1pc for 200, 400 and 600-day weights and the top 15 pc for milk and the domestic and export indices.
Across the draft 50 of 58 Charolais bulls averaged $7660. Twenty-Eight Charolais infused bulls were offered and sold with a top price of $12,000 reached for Rosedale L504 a Rosedale F48 son purchased by M and T Altus, “Windorah”, Coolah.
Fifteen black Charolais x Angus bulls averaged $6400. Four grey Charolais x Angus bulls averaged $7250. Ten Charolais x Shorthorn bulls averaged $4800.
Nine pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) Charolais heifers topped at $3500 and averaged $3167 being snapped up by two parties in M and L Fitspatrick, Oberon and M and H Swords, Mt Frome
Leading the volume buyers was Clerkness Pastoral Company, Bundarra who added eight to their sire battery for an average price of $7625 paying to a top of $10,000.
Clerkness manager Chris Strahle has been purchasing Rosedale bulls for four years to breed weaners from his British base cow herd. “We like the Rosedale bulls for their softness and moderate maturity pattern, turning off weaners we have found the Rosedale sired calves are the right maturity pattern for us,” he said.
“They are also easy calving which is very important because a dead calf isn’t worth anything.”
Branga Plains Pastoral Company, Walcha, secured six bulls reaching a top of $9000 for an average of $6167.
The auction was conducted by Elders and Bowyer and Livermore of Bathurst with Paul Dooley and Nick Fogarty the auctioneers.