MOVING from a cold Guyra winter to a relatively bare, but equally cold new home at Cooma, the $16,000 Dubbo Herefords Australia top-priced Supple Panlicker may not notice the climate difference.
Bred by Ben and Leanne Rumble, Supple stud, Panlicker, a son of Merawah Spotlight H35 and from Lindendale Annette 38 by Morganvale Educator, was purchased by Robert Hain for his Gunyah stud, Cooma, during the Helmsman electronic auction of the 59th annual Dubbo Herefords Australia National on Tuesday.
The traditional show and sale on the Dubbo showground was obviously not on this year due to the covid pandemic, however, the sale cleared 16 of 23 bulls from seven studs for a $8375 average while four stud females averaged $5875.
Only seeing his purchase in photos prior to the sale, Robert Hain said selection circumstances were certainly different this year, but reports on the bull confirmed his interest that Panlicker had the smooth muscle pattern, soft and easy doing and conformation he liked.
"He looks as best put together as any bull can be," he said.
Second top price of $15,000 was paid for Hargraves bred Grathlyn Pacemaker, a son of the imported New Zealand sire Koanui Techno. Buyer was Llandillo stud principal John Neradovsky, The Lagoon, Bathurst, who said he wanted a Techno son for his high eye muscle area (EMA) which would increase muscle within his herd.
Top female lot at $10,500 was JTR Cherry Ripe Q006, bred by Tim and Jemma Reid, Roslyn, and purchased by Caleb Croker, Talumbi stud, Goulburn, to join his 10 registered females of Bolong foundation blood.
- Full report next week.