THE first six bulls in the Waitara Angus stud 14th sale catalogue sold up to $16,000 and averaged $11,667.
Then came Lot 7, Waitara Princeton P90, a son of the top breeding sire Chiltern Park Moe, who attracted some strong bidding among breeders within the sale-shed and AuctionsPlus, eventually being knocked down through the AP system to Greg Chappell, Dulverton stud, Glen Innes.
All 31 bulls were sold, 30 at auction for the remarkable average of $9700.
Waitara principals Amity and Steve Chase, Trangie, will retain a semen share for in-hard use of Princeton who is entered in the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program.
Steve Thomas, Gowang, Coonabarabran, returned to purchase three bulls paying an average $11,333 and top of $16,000 for Waitara Prospect by HPCA Intensity. His steers are produced to Caroona feedlot standards.
APN Partnership Hereford Park, Nyngan, bought three bulls at $9000 each for their herd of 300 breeders based on Santa Gertrudis which are being bred up to a complete block cattle herd.
MRW Rural, Monkerai, paid $16,000 for Waitara General P47 by Pathfinder General K7, while three other bulls at $12,000 each sold to the O'Hara family, Dunrovin, Tottenham; Forest Grove Farming, Nevertire; and Charlie and Edwina Colless, Fernleigh, Come-By-Chance.
Haddon Rig, Warren purchased four bulls to average $7250.
- Full report in The Land August 20 edition.