A raging dust storm failed to dampen bidding during the Moogenilla Angus bull sale at Forbes last Friday, with a strong result recorded for vendors Sarah Wrigley, Paul Sinderberry and family, Condobolin.
From 48 bulls offered, 40 were sold through the ring to a top price of $14,500 and $6275 average with a further two bulls sold immediately after the auction.
Taking home the top price bull, Moogenilla M70, was repeat client Consolidated Pastoral Company, Newcastle Waters, Northern Territory.
Moogenilla M70, a son of Te Mania Emperor E343 and from a Rennylea C574 daughter, weighed 832 kilograms and had three selection indexes in the top five per cent of the breed including an Angus Breeding Index of +$146, a Heavy Grain Index of +$167 and a Heavy Grass Index of +$133.
CPC, bidding through AuctionsPlus purchased another four bulls to average $9800 for their draft of five.
Troy Setter, Consolidated Pastoral Company CEO, said the bulls purchased were very balanced and suited to the Northern Australian environment.
Mark Kearines, manager of Euabalong Station, Lake Cargelligo for the Ogden family selected four bulls to average $9125 including both equal second top-priced bulls at $12,500, Moogenilla M20 and Moogenilla M80.
Jeff Kirk, “Bolwarra”, Condobolin, purchased five bulls to a top of $6500, averaging $4700.
Bulls sold to Hillston, Nyngan and Ivanhoe, Blayney, Adelong, Borambola and local areas.
“We had a mix of new and repeat clients bidding and considering the conditions most of them are working with, the sale showed great confidence in Moogenilla genetics”, stud co-principal Sarah Wrigley said.
“The feedback I received on the phone pre-sale was really positive. Clients in the Hillston, Ivanhoe, Mt Hope, Tottenham, Forbes and Cunnamulla areas all expressed confidence in the bulls.”
The sale was conducted by Kevin Miller, Whitty, Lennon and Company, Forbes, with Luke Whitty on the auctioneer’s rostrum.