Farrer Angus bull sale tops at $9000

Farrer Angus bull sale tops at $9000


Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School student Luke Howes, Gunnedah, with Elders stud stock representative Brian Kennedy, Armidale, purchaser of the $9000 top-priced bull James Laurie from Knowla Livestock, Moppy, and student Aron Patterson, Tamworth.

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School student Luke Howes, Gunnedah, with Elders stud stock representative Brian Kennedy, Armidale, purchaser of the $9000 top-priced bull James Laurie from Knowla Livestock, Moppy, and student Aron Patterson, Tamworth.

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Farrer Angus' 16th annual bull sale clears 75 per cent and averages $4439.

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Despite trying conditions across the New England, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School’s 16th annual  Angus bull sale at Tamworth was a success on June 20. 

A total of 27 bulls sold of the 36 offered for a 75 per cent clearance and $4439 average. 

Farrer M99 topped the sale selling for $9000 to the Laurie family from Knowla Angus stud, Moppy near Gloucester. 

Sired by Dunoon Honeysuckle H240 from Farrer H124, the 22-month-old bull weighed 841 kilograms with a scrotal circumference of 44 centimeters.  

The second top-priced bull was Farrer M54 that was purchased by Gulgai Pastoral, Nundle, for $8000. 

Weighing in as the heaviest bull in the sale draft at 875kg, the 23-month-old bull was by Murray Thunderbird K30 from Farrer Kiwi F57, with a measurement of 45cm in the scrotum. 

Volume buyers included Miller Family Pastoral, Walcha, bought four bulls to a top of $4500 and $3625 average; and Ginerio Pastoral from Bingara, purchased three lots for $3000 each. 

The sale was conducted by Elders through the Helmsman auction system. 

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