WITH a goal of providing cattle that add value and profitability throughout the food chain, the 12th annual bull sale for Futurity Shorthorns saw over 65 registered buyers onsite and a similar number of online bidders using the AuctionsPlus format to vie for the 70 head on offer.
At auction 39 two-year-old bulls, seven yearling bulls, 20 females and three heifers from a guest vendor sold with the last bull selling straight after the last hammer fall to give a total clearance.
In the break down, two year bulls sold to $22,000 twice with an average of $7700. Yearling bulls sold to $40,000 to average at $12,143, females sold to $8500 and averaged $6326.
The top priced yearling, Futurity Quinella Q8, a roan son of Yamburgan Anzac L278, the heaviest in his category at 700 kilograms has a scrotal size of 37 centimeters, eye muscle area of 112 centermeters and an intramuscular fat percentage of 7.2.
Quinella Q8 will find himself travelling between two studs, Ronelle Shorthorns and Bayview Shorthorns.
Two bulls went for the second top price of $22,000. Futurity Performance Plus, a homozygous polled son of Futurity Edged in Stone K148 , with a weight of 858 kilograms and scrotal size of 40 centimeters sold to Barana Pastoral and Futurity Pearler P327, a 762 kilogram son of Futurity Masterplan M314, who has a scrotal size of 36 centimeters sold to Malleevale Shorhorns.
Co-Principal Jason Catts felt the sale was an amazing result with both the bulls and females selling.
"It is really nice to have good partners in our cattle programs and hopefully it will add value in what they do and I think the results today show that it is working for all of us." he said.
The sale was conducted by Elders Gunnedah with Lincoln McKinlay controlling the bids.
For the full story please see The Land newspaper 3rd September edition.