BIG, polled and powerful is how James Millner described the $14,000 sale-topper of his Rosedale Charolais stud's 30th annual bull sale at Blayney on Friday.
Weighing 816 kilograms at 21 months, Rosedale Nagel, a son of Rosedale Harry and from the Palgrove Expo sired Rosedale Empress J167 was purchased by Jim and Jackie Wedge for their Ascot Charolais, Warwick, Queensland.
A total of 59 bulls sold at auction from the 71 head offering to average 4831 with 38 purebred Charolai bulls averaging $5184 of which three yearlings sold at $4000 each.
Eleven of 12 Charolais/Angus-cross bulls topped at $5000 to average $4273 while all 10 Charolais/Shorthorn-cross bulls sold to $5000 and averaged $4100.
Helping to put a floor into bidding was a large Hunter Valley breeding enterprise which secured through Emms Mooney - Ray White, Blayney, 22 bulls from the offering paying $4000 each.
Bulls sold to Broken Hill, Tottenham, Geurie, The Lagoon, Paterson, Nyngan, Mandurama and Hunter Valley in NSW and Warwick and Guluguba, Queensland. AuctionsPlus purchased eight bulls for clients.
The sale was conducted by Elders Bathurst and Bowyer and Livermore, Bathurst, with Paul Dooley, Tamworth and Nick Fogarty of B&L sharing auctioneering duties.