Easy-doing moderate frames on the $16,000 sale-topper and $12,000 second top-priced bulls attracted Aaron Varcoe to purchase both for his breeding program at Ace Red Angus stud, Beachport, South Australia.
The Fairfax Media Livestock sponsored Red Angus National sale at Dubbo last week cleared 26 bulls at auction from 57 offered and eight of the 13 stud females effecting a 46 per cent clearance of bulls and 62pc of females. Bulls topped at $16,000 to average $5769 and females sold to $9000 (twice) to average $5875.
Fifteen senior bulls averaged $6467 while 11 juniors averaged $4818. Two senior females sold at $9000 each while six juniors averaged $4833.
Mr Varcoe’s purchases were the senior and reserve senior champions with the tri-coloured ribbon-winner the sale topper, WD Red Mr Money Maker TWDM08, by Hicks Red Label E567 and from the $10,000 BST Tullatoola Annabelle H95 bought at the Tullatoola dispersal by Tom Wilding-Davies, Holbrook, for his WD stud.
This 23 month-old weighed 964 kilograms and had an eye muscle area (EMA) of 127 square centimetres. Mr Varcoe said he liked the soft skin and deep fleshing of Mr Money Maker and would use him with stud heifers and some selected older breeders.
The reserve champion at $12,000 was Goondoola Millener M25 by Paringa Iron Ore E27, bred and offered by the Powe family, Goondoola stud, Cargo. Mr Varcoe said this bull was also very soft with muscle down the hindquarters. He weighed 900kg at 21 months and had an EMA of 130sqcm.
“Both are moderate frame and early maturing bulls, but I will use this one over my older breeders,” he said.
WD stud sold sold two bulls to average $12,000 with second placegetter 26 to 30 months, WD Mr Marlboro Man (ET) by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P, weighing 948kg at 28 months, selling to L.R Trading Pty Ltd, Somerton, Victoria, at $8000.
Goondoola stud sold six bulls to average $5667.
Second prize 24 to 26 months Yallambee Buncha (AI), offered by Watson Park Pty Ltd, Crows Nest, Queensland, and weighing 1034kg at 26 months with an EMA of 139sqcm, sold at $10,000 to AKY stud of Arthur Kelly, Kangaroo Valley.
Cliff and Maree Downey, Redgums stud, Echuca, Vic, showed Redgums On A Mission, winner of the 24 to 26 months class, which sold at $9000 to David Hobbs and family, Round-Em-Up stud, Molong. The bull by LIC Mission Statement P27 weighed 1140kg at 26 months with a 147sqcm EMA.
Two seniors top at $9000
Two senior Red Angus females topped the sale at $9000 each during the 2018 Fairfax Media Livestock Red Angus National at Dubbo showground last week.
First sold was the 6.5 year-old senior champion Jindelliston Park Whisper G9 offered as a “three-in-one” lot as she had a bull calf at foot and was PTIC to Andras Mr Black Jeans and due to calf later this year.
Whisper G9 is sired by Red DMM Brylor Thump 2T and from Amaroo Park Whipser X7, and was sold by the Connors Family Partnership, Jindelliston Park stud, Mt Olive near Singleton, to H & M stud and Karawi Hill studs, Errowangbang.
The other was reserve senior champion and rising 3.5 year-old Triple M Snoopy L6, by Red SSS Soldier 365W, with a bull calf at foot, bred and offered by Triple M Red Angus stud, Ruken Vale, and purchased by FSL Red Angus, Lennoy Head, Queensland.
The Errowanbang based studs also paid $3000 for third placed Goondoola Alicia M33, bred and offered by the Powe family, Cargo, who gained $5000 for their 16 to 18 months classwinner Goondoola Red Bella M34 bought by Claremont Red Angus, Clunies.