THE seventh annual bull sale for Coolie Angus was held on-property at Merriwa on Friday to a keen gallery of buyers who filled the stands to watch an even and well finished line of the studs best.
Of the 33 bulls that entered the ring, 23 sold at auction giving a 66 per cent clearance with more bulls selling after the auction to almost clear the offering. A sale average of $4500 was achieved.
A top price of $6500 was gained for a son of Gdar Leupold 298, Coolie N33, a 800 kilogram bull, who has a moderate frame and was used within the stud.
Simon McKittrick, Logical Livestock and Property Mudgee, purchased him on behalf of a local client who will use him and two other bulls as terminal sires over their cast for age cows Hereford females to potentially produce black baldy cattle.
"I wanted to get three bulls for this client who were of similar types,"he said.
"I liked the top priced bull for his flesh and depth, he will make a good cross with the Herefords,
"I think all of the bulls presented really well considering the conditions."
Volume purchaser of the day was an undisclosed buyer using the AuctionsPlus platform.
They secured seven bulls for a draft average of $3714.
Stud manager, Jamie Edmonds was very happy with the sale
"It went exactly as we thought, locally there is only 30 per cent of the female herd left so it was a fair day under the circumstances.
"Excitingly we had a good number of new buyers which was wonderful and also the repeat clients who keep on supporting us,
"We are very happy with the way the bulls have shaped up and presented this year. We have been able to increase their size by about 100 kilograms and not through using grain. This is how they are,
"We are really proud of that.
"In the next few years we have an exciting lot of embryos dropping from the Millah Murrah and Wattle Top cows we purchased a while back so its a good future for us,
"We are seeing the new genetics that we have been using are bringing a huge consistency to our line up."
The sale was conducted by Davidson Cameron and Co and Dean Taylor controlled the bids.