Limousin bull sells for $28,000 at National Sale

Senior champion bull sells for $28,000 at 2019 Limousin National Sale


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Flemington Next Level sold for $28,000 at the Limousin National Sale. Pictured with the top-selling bull, Donna Robson, Flemington Limousins, Batlow and buyers Damian and Mandy Gommers, Mandayen Limousins, Keith, South Australia.

Flemington Next Level sold for $28,000 at the Limousin National Sale. Pictured with the top-selling bull, Donna Robson, Flemington Limousins, Batlow and buyers Damian and Mandy Gommers, Mandayen Limousins, Keith, South Australia.

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Flemington Limousin bull sells for $28,000

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The top selling bull at the Limousin National Sale in Wodonga went for $28,000, with 11 of 14 senior bulls averaging $6909.

Eight of 15 junior bulls averaged $4937 with a top price of $8000, while in the heifers, 17 of 36 were sold for an average of $5206, topping at $9000.

The $28,000 bull, Flemington Next Level, was offered by Donna and Ian Robson of Flemington Limousins, Mount View Orchards Batlow and was bought by Damian and Mandy Gommers, Mandayen, Keith, South Australia.

The 20-month-old was named senior champion in the National Limousin Show. He weighed 854 kilograms and had a 131 square centimetre EMA.

Buyer, Damian Gommers of Mandayen said he had had his eye on the bull for months.

"The last three or four years we've been looking for an outcross bull to work with the genetics we've been using here and overseas and he just ticked all the boxes," Mr Gommers said.

"He was very outcross genetic wise, had plenty of muscle and I was really chasing a calving ease bull, he's certainly what we needed for our program."

Donna Robson of Flemington said the bull was from a Canadian sire, Ivy's Bubba Watson.

"You can't get semen into Australia anymore so that's probably what helped him sell today," Ms Robson said.

"It was well above what we were expecting given the dry times and with sales being pretty tough recently, it's great he's gone into a really good program at Mandayen,"

Ms Robson said the bull was in the top one per cent of the breed for eight traits and all dollar indexes.

The top price for a heifer was $9000 for 14-month-old calve, Summit Magic, offered by Hayden and Jasmine Green of Summit Livestock, Uranquinty and bought by Graham Genetics, Cootamundra.

Summit Magic was named champion calf at the show and was sired by Wulfus Zane X238Z.

Summit Livestock sold another 14-month-old calf, Summit Mimi, for $7000, while a lot offering buyers their choice of Summit calve was bought by Tony Starr, Thuddungra for $8000.

In the junior bulls, the top price of $8000 was Myers Northern Star, offered by Scott Myers and Sam Beresford of the Rock and bought by the Parsons at Roslyn, one of their six purchases at the sale.

Two of three cows and calves offered sold to a top of $7000 and an average of $6750.

The sale was conducted by Peter Godbolt, Landmark and Ross Milne, Elders.

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