TWENTY-EIGHT bulls sold at auction for $8321 average during the 2019 (58th annual) Dubbo Herefords Australia National on Tuesday.
In a 50 per cent auction clearance the sale attracted buyers from Queensland, NSW and South Australia from the 56 head offering at Dubbo showground during the one-day show and sale fixture.
Top money at $30,000 was paid by return buyers and Dubbo exhibitor for the sixth year, Ben and Lea Rumbel, Supple stud, Guyra, for the junior champion, Grathlyn Holy Field, bred and offered by the Rayner family, Grathlyn stud, Hargraves.
The family's Grathlyn and Armada studs sold five bulls to gain a $13,000 average and included the $12,000 reserve junior champion,Grathlyn Notorious selling to the Steer family, Warrensville Poll Hereford stud, Bordertown, SA.
Judge of the pre-sale showing, Steve Reid, Talbalba stud, Millmerran, Qld, selected the intermediate champion for his grand championship award, Rayleigh Nullabor, the June 2017 drop son of Bowen Calibre, which also won the Supermarket index performance class for Jeff and Robyn Holcombe and family, Rayleigh stud, Burren Junction.
Nullabor later sold for $14,000 to Tom Nixon, Devon Court stud, Drillham, Qld, a regular buyer at this Dubbo sire supermarket.
Rayliegh's trio. all sired by Bowen Calibre, sold for a $8333 average.
The Day family's Allendale stud, Bordertown, SA, sold two bulls, with senior champion, Allendale Imperial selling for $14,000 to Oak Downs Stud, Bordertown, SA, while also gaining $12,000 for intermediate reserve champion, Allendale Extrovert bought by McLaughlan Proprietors through Landmark, Mt Pleasant, SA.
Full report in The Land June 13 edition.