IN a total auction clearance 36 Angus bulls sold to a top of $10,000 twice to average $7056 while 16 Charolais bulls topped at $8000 six times and averaged $7000 at the 27th annual DSK bull sale, Borah Station, Coonabarabran, on Thursday.
Commercial and stud breeders competed for the offering with two Angus bulls becoming the sale-toppers at $10,000 each.
First was a son of the Canadian sire Young Dale Excaliber 32X, DSK YXS Powerhouse P88, weighing 884 kilogram at 23 months bought by Campbell Cook for his small Barana Angus stud, Coolah.
The other was DSK TEL Plus P61 a son of Texas Earnan or Big Tex as he is known, weighing 822kg at 22 months, one of three bulls purchased by Brad and Nicole Saunders, Thendara, Wowan, Queensland, for a $9000 average.
Multi-lot buyer and an established client for some 20 years, Jeogla Pastoral, Jeogla Station, Armidale, secured 10 Angus bulls for their large Angus and Shorthorn herds and feedlot for a $7000 and top of $9000.
Six Charolais bulls topped the breed section at $8000 each.
Buyer of most lots was the Russell family, Grassbrook Pty Ltd, Manilla, purchasing six bulls, four of which being among the equal tops at $8000 while their half-dozen averaged $7667.
Grassbrook runs a Santa Gertrudis herd and uses Charolais bulls as terminal sires.
The other two bulls at $8000 were purchased through AuctionsPlus.
- Full report in The Land August 20 edition.