Sprys sell Shorthorn bull for $30,000

Sprys Shorthorns average $10,736 at annual Autumn sale

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The top priced bull, Sprys Goldenrod P39, sold to long-term clients Glenalbyn Props, Wilcannia for $30,000. Pictured with auctioneer Paul Dooley, Alex Croker, H. Francis and Co, Ross Milne, Elders and stud principal Gerald Spry. Photo by studstocksales.com.

The top priced bull, Sprys Goldenrod P39, sold to long-term clients Glenalbyn Props, Wilcannia for $30,000. Pictured with auctioneer Paul Dooley, Alex Croker, H. Francis and Co, Ross Milne, Elders and stud principal Gerald Spry. Photo by studstocksales.com.

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Commercial buyer pays top money for genetics.

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A Shorthorn bull topped the Sprys Shorthorn and Angus sale at Wagga Wagga on Tuesday, selling for $30,000 to Wilcannia commercial buyers.

The bull was one of 34 Shorthorns offered by Gerald and Lynden Spry on the day, 33 bulls selling for an average of $10,736 at auction.

There were also 11 Angus bulls in the draft, ten selling for an average of $9900 and top of $20,000.

The $30,000 bull, Sprys Goldenrod P39, sold to long-term clients Glenalbyn Props, Wilcannia.

The rising two year old was a Homozygous Polled, red Shorthorn, sired by JSF Goldenrod 57U and out of Sprys Miss Buddy M36.

He had a calving ease direct of +10, birth weight of +0.3, retail beef yield of +2.3 and tipped the scales at 792 kilograms.

The second-highest sale was Sprys Heritage P73, the Shorthorn roan bull selling for $24,000 to studs Outback Shorthorns, Culcairn and Tarraganda Shorthorns, Young.

The bull was sired by Sprys Heritage M213, who sold for $30,000 in 2018, while his dam Sprys Aces Primrose K45 sold for $25,000 at the same sale.

He had an intramuscular fat value of +0.8, rib fat of +1.0, rump fat of +2.1 and was one of the heaviest in the draft weighing 886kg.

The top Angus bull sold for $20,000 to Queensland agents Grant, Daniel and Young.

Sprys-W Intensity P606 was sired by Rennylea L508 and was out of Sprys top donor cow Wattletop Barunah E295 who was purchased for $38,000 at the Wattletop dispersal.

The sale was interfaced by AuctionsPlus and conducted by Elders and H Francis and Co with Paul Dooley auctioneer.

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