A top price of $40,000 was a highlight of the 2019 third annual Simmental National Show and Sale at Dubbo, when the reserve junior champion bull bred in Victoria, came to Dubbo to be sold to South Australia.
The money-spinner, Mt Ararat Phoenix sold by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic, was purchased by Tom and Lizzy Baker for their Woonallee stud, Furner, SA, as the bull's dam, Woonallee Kathie B111, a donor cow within the Baker's herd had died, and Mr Baker said they needed to reintroduce the genetics to Woonalllee.
Eleven of 17 Simmental bulls sold at auction average $12,090 while eight of 14 stud females sold to $8000 and averaged $4875.
Thirteen of 24 Red Angus bulls topped at $10,000 (Twice) to average $5615 while no females were sold at auction but two were later sold $3000 and $2000.
The two breeds combined to make one spectacular at Dubbo showground on Tuesday and Wednesday with judging on Tuesday by Robert Hutchinson of Long Gully Livestock, Feedlot, Rutherglen, assisted by associate judge, Chelsea Rayner, Kidman Down stud, Sheffield, Tasmania.