It is hard to find a run of bulls that are overall structurally sound throughout a catalogue.
A large crowd turned out to the Litchfield family’s Spring on-property Hazeldean Angus bull sale at Cooma last week where 71 of 81 bulls sold to average $6704.
The top priced bull, Hazeldean M584, was purchased by interstate first time buyers, Kelly Angus, Yea, Victoria.
The 24-month-old son of Bowmont Jackpot SRKJ310 was out of a solid Berkley cow with good skin type and great structure.
He tipped the scales at 830 kilograms and recorded impressive estimated breeding values including a birth weight of +3.2, 200-day weight of +53, 400-day weight of +101, 600-day weight of +137 and an IMF at +2.7.
Kelly Angus stud manager Pat Joyce assisted by bidder Ryan Sargeant purchased the bull on behalf of stud principal, Vicky Standish.
“We really liked his pedigree and his conformation was exceptional,” he said.
“He will blend in well in our 600 stud cow operation. His even spread of numbers represents well, a real power bull giving his future calves great frame.”
“It is hard to find a run of bulls that are overall structurally sound throughout a catalogue.”
The second top money of $14,000 was recorded twice.
It was first achieved for Hazeldean M950 who was purchased by John Braddock, Braidwood,.
The standout son of Hazeldean Jaipur J140 had a strong pedigree with performance to match, with one of the heaviest EBVS for 400-day weight of +94. He also had 600-day EBVS of +133.
His new owner, Mr Braddock also purchased another two bulls to average $11,500.
Hazeldean M187 also made achieved the second top price and was purchased by Tim Partridge, Valley Partnership, Boorowa.
Leading the volume buyers was Bryce Garnock, Bombala, who put together a draft of seven bulls to a top of $5000 and averaged $4428.
“We purchased heifers at a herd liquidation sale on the Monaro and needing to increase our bull numbers to join over the 150 heifers,” he said.
“We were looking for the J140 genetics along with low birth weight and overall good temperament.”
T A Field Estates, Woolbrook, put together a line of seven bulls reaching a top of $7000 and averaging $5571.
Ant and Kate Waldren, Nimmitabel, purchased six bulls to a top of $9000 to average $5500.
Bundarbo Station, Jugiong, and Matthew Johnston, Woodstock, took home four bulls averaging $9000 and $5000.
A number of buyers purchased three bulls including P and N Rogers Investments, Holbrook, who paid to a top of $12,000 on two occasions and averaged $10,000.
The sale was conducted my Elders Studstock with Paul Dooley tallying the bids as auctioneer.