Battalion Herefords, Dundee, took out top priced bull for the third year running at the 73rd annual Glen Innes Hereford bull sale.
Lot one, the horned Battalion Undertaker M023, by Cara Park Unique from the stud’s top female Battalion Constance, sold to Victorian breeder Barry Newcomen through Elders Bairnsdale for $20,000. The Irish Hereford Society has expressed interest in retaining some of the semen.
Stud principal Grant Kneipp said he tried to present a complete package with all his bulls at the sale, from type and muscling through above average EBVs, scanned data and pedigree with the result that Battalion sold 100 per cent of their bulls to average $11,200.
Overall the Glen Innes sale sold 56 bulls to an average of $5973.
Second top-priced bull, by Cara Park Unique M647 by Mawarra Unique from a Cara Park Wonder, going back to Bowmont Storm, sold for $18,000 to Grant and Kylie Kneipp at Battalion.
The Thomas family’s Lot 4, Kylandee Murrumbo, by Courallie Jackhammer from Booyong Cora, horned, sold for $12,000 to Angus and Eunice Vivers, Jindalee Herefords, Kings Plains.
The same money bought the Rumble family’s lot 28, the polled Supple Monster by Ivy Bank Jacka from Supple Victoria, going to Nunniong Hereford stud, Ensay Vic.
Lot 104, the Leake family’s Bahreenah Magnum by Bahreenah Fogerty from Bahreena Bellabula sold for $11,000 going to Wallumbilla, Qld.
Kylandee Mortlake by Courallie Jackhammer from a Strathleigh Cora sold for $9000 going to George and Shirley Hardcastle, McPherson Herefords, Koreelah.
Roger Kneipp’s Echo Park Herefords stud sold Dundee Backhoe by South Boorook Bombay from a Dundee Lustre for $8000 going to the Howell family, Wauchope.
The Starr family’s Foxforth Mountbatton by Talbalba Storm from a Foxforth Sunbeam went to Robert Drew of Kentucky for $7500.
Ray Jamieson, Wendouree Poll Herefords, Meandarra Qld, won the champion pen of three and sold, lot 45, Wendouree Montana by Kidman Invincible, for $6500 to Queenlee at Uralla.
Phil and Brad Thomas, Kylandee Herefords, Ellsmore via Inverell, were awarded grand champion bull for lot 5, Kylandee Moorland by Courallie Jackhammer which sold for $5000 going to Granite Flat Pastoral, Mitta Mitta Vic.
The sale was conducted by Elders with Andrew Meara, Toowoomba, and Brian Kennedy, Armidale, taking the bids.