TWENTY-five bulls sold to a top of $17,000 to average $8240 and six females topped at $11,000 and averaged $5750 in an outstanding result for the 10 vendors at the 2020 Northern Limousin Breeders Sale at Scone saleyards on Friday.
Buyer last year's sale-topper, Terry McDonald, Hilldale, Mudgee, returned to pay more than double the money he outlaid last year bidding to $17,000 for another Angledale bull bred by Craig and Shelley Devine and sons, Willow Tree.
Mr McDonald, a partner in Mudgee stock agent company McDonald Lawson, enjoys life away from the agency breeding vealers from his small herd of of 50 cows made up of Angus, black baldy and black Limousin crosses.
Angledale stud's six bulls averaged of Jerome and $11,583, more than two-and-a-half times the stud's average for the same number of bulls last year.
The Devines gained $13,000 for another bull purchased by Kel Graham of Wyrallah.
River View stud of Jerome and Andrea Simpson, North Dorrigo, sold seven bulls to average $8143 and top at $14,000 for a Wulfs Zander son purchased by Tom and Julie Morton, Westbrook, Singleton.
A rising three-year-old stud female with a newly born bull calf at foot sold for the top female price of $11,000.
This was the polled Amber Park Nova Miss bred and offered by Ken and Kirstin Bisley, Amber Park stud, Wingham, and purchased by the Sutcliffe family, Toebelle stud, Duns Creek.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Ag Solutions, Scone, with Chris Dobie the auctioneer.
- Full results in The Land August 13 edition