DEVON breed promotion by Inland Devon Breeders was boosted by their combined vendor sale at Coonabarabran last Friday when 18 of 38 bulls sold to $6750 by Helmsman auction while 50 stud females and steers cleared with AuctionsPlus.
Three vendors participated with the Gowan Ross stud of Alison Heap, Coonabarabran, whose Gowan Ross Lordly topped at $6750. This bull is by Gowan Ross Egyptian and weighed 874 kilograms at two years and had an eye muscle area (EMA) of 128 square centimetres and bought by Steiger brothers’ Taracan Partnership, Bingara.
Losing bidder was Nick Humphrey, Bindoon, Western Australia.
Seven Gowan Ross bulls averaged $5264.
Vic Edwards, Vix stud, Coonabarabran, sold six bulls to average $5000 and top at $6000 when bought by Paul Wright, a commercial and stud breeder at Glencoe with his son who now runs the Benoak stud.
Benoak stud also bought two bulls while the top of the draft, Vix Lester, weighed 685kg at two years and is a son of Benoak Strauss.
Dennis and Tania Hall, Gundooee stud, Binnaway, sold four bulls to $4250 and a $4000 average with two selling to the Lister Poll Devon stud, Miles, Queensland.
Stud cows with calves sold to $3000 to David Spong, Tamworth, while unjoined heifers topped at $2000 among three buys from Chris Pogoski, “Lime Ridge”, Limeburners Creek.
David Grant Livestock, Coonabarabran, conducted the sale.