SHORTHORN breeders from five states purchased females, bulls, embryos and semen at the Job family's 2020 Royalla Shorthorn stud sale, Yeoval, on Friday with top money of $36,000 being paid for a 23 month-old son of Royalla Rockstar.
A total of 32 of 34 bulls cleared at auction for a healthy average of $9734 while eight stud females sold to $12,000 to average $7750, 10 commercial heifers averaged $2350, six embryos sold at $850 each, two flushes averaged $5750 and 30 straws of semen averaged $177.
The top-priced bull, Royalla Velocity weighing 816 kilograms with a 123 square centimetre eye muscle area (EMA) and 5.3 intra muscular fat (IMF) sold to David White, Butterleaf Shorthorns, Glen Elgin, Glen Innes.
Lincoln and Lisa Job of Marellan Shorthorns, Emerald, Queensland, combined with Chris Hall of Warraberry Shorthorns, Parkes to pay second top price of $20,000 for Royalla Voltage by Belmore Oregon, weighing 826kg at 23 months and carrying 125sqcm EMA with 6.8 IMF.
Appleton Cattle Company, Alfa, Qld, bought six bulls paying to $14,000 and a $10,500 average with top-lot being Royalla Vincenzo, another Belmore Oregon son weighing 808kg.
Allen and Peter Stuckey and families, Murtonga Pastoral, Homesworth, Condobolin, bought two bulls for their herd paying to $18,000 for Royalla Vendor by Weebollabolla K31 and $11,000 for Royalla Valentino, a son of Royalla Rockstar.
Jesse Brown, Greenhill Shorthorns, Sutherlands Creek, Victoria, also paid $18,000 for Royalla Van Morrison by Rockstar.
Top-priced stud female at $12,000 was the star lot, Royalla Isobel H135, by Royalla Masterpiece an eight-year-old who a descendant of Marellan Isobel who in represented by descendants in many parts of the world.
She was purchased by Peter Mills, Mills and Company Pty Ltd, Wynyard Shorthorns, Northwood, Victoria..
- Full report in The Land September 3rd edition.