National interest in King Creek Limousin sale

King Creek Limousin bull and female sale hits $8500 high with registered bidders across the country

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King Creek Pascoe P658 sold for $8500 to Ray White Livestock, Tamworth. Photo: King Creek Limousins

King Creek Pascoe P658 sold for $8500 to Ray White Livestock, Tamworth. Photo: King Creek Limousins

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The online only sale attracted registered bidders from around the country.

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A move to an online only auction paid off for King Creek Limousins at Currabubula on Wednesday when almost all their bulls and females were cleared.

The Bricknells sold 24 of 28 lots to average $4646 and top at $8500.

A total of 126 bidders registered on AuctionsPlus of which the majority were from NSW but also spread to Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Top money was paid for the black Limousin bull, King Creek Pascoe P658, by Angus Newcombe of Ray White Livestock, Tamworth, for an undisclosed commercial client who uses Limousin genetics.

The two-year-old son of Mandayen King K6 weighed 910 kilograms with a 38 centimetre scrotal circumference and was an easy doing soft muscled bull.

His estimated breeding values ranked him in the top one per cent for 200-day growth, top three per cent for 400-day, 600-day and carcase weight while he was top five per cent for docility and eye muscle area and top 10 per cent for milk.

A price of $8000 was paid for the apricot cow King Creek Lindy L357 and her polled bull calf by Mandayen King K6 called Quarry Q60. Photo: King Creek Limousins

A price of $8000 was paid for the apricot cow King Creek Lindy L357 and her polled bull calf by Mandayen King K6 called Quarry Q60. Photo: King Creek Limousins

Female prices weren't far behind and topped at $8000 for the apricot cow, King Creek Lindy L357, and her polled bull calf by Mandayen King K6 called Quarry Q60.

She and a young heifer were secured by Merriwa's Jacob Medd.

His father Ian also picked up two bulls to use in their commercial yearling and supermarket operation.

The Medd family use Limousin bulls over Shorthorn cows and were first time buyers at King Creek.

"We were impressed with their docility and their temperament," he said.

"They were well muscled with the ability to finish. We were pretty impressed with the line up."

Maccalum Inglis, Scone secured four bulls and four females for their clients. Four cows and calves were bound for CL and RL Devine, two bulls to Les Gunn Properties and another two to J and W Clysdale.

The sale was conducted by AuctionsPlus through Elders Tamworth.

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