The Bulle family of Ardrossan Angus, Talmalmo sold 97 bulls, for an average of $8726 and top price of $19,000 at their 2020 on-property sale on Wednesday.
A stunning day greeted bidders, the bright green hills a stark contrast to pictures in the catalogue, which showed what the country looked like after the fires came through in January.
Before the auction began, stud principal Rob Bulle offered a minutes silence for volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul who sadly lost his life at Jingellic while fighting the bushfires.
The stud also donated the proceeds of 15 semen straws from Ardrossan Equator A241 to their four local fire brigades. The straws were bought by The Rock Angus of The Rock for a total of $5750.
The top-priced bull on the day was Ardrossan Punch P444, who was purchased by C and N Pastoral, Wirlinga for $19,000.
The rising two-year-old stood out for his structure and estimated breeding values, with an eye muscle area of +9.4 and carcase weight of +81.
A home grown bull, he was sired by Ardrossan Edmund M83 and was out of Ardrossan Everelda Entense F323.
Not far behind in price was Ardrossan Komplete P74, who was purchased for $18,000 by The Rock Angus.
Sired by Pathfinder Komplete K22, the B muscled bull attracted bids with good feet, temperament and positive fat values of +2.7 rib and +3.0 rump.
The top of the yearling bulls sold for $17,000 to The Glen Angus, Walwa, who came away with three sires in total.
At just 12 months old, Ardrossan Capitalist Q193 showed off fast growth rates and an impressive carcase weight (+101.)
He was sired by LD Capitalist 316 and was out of Ardrossan Lady Design K374.
The volume buyers of the day were repeat clients, the Whiteley family of Cudgewa North, Victoria, who took home a total of 10 bulls.
The sale was conducted by Corcoran Parker and Elders with Justin Keane and Brett Shea taking the bids.
- See next week's edition for a full sale report.
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