A quality line of well-presented Angus bulls was met by demand from both stud and commercial cattleman during the annual Kenny's Creek Spring Bull Sale at Hillgrove, Boorowa, today.
Overall all but one of the 78 bulls on offer were sold to a top of $22,000 and average of $9206.
Kenny's Creek L217 P4 fetched the $22,000 high-price, selling to Peter Giallombardo and family of LA Angus, Carrick near Goulburn.
Weighing 1010 kilograms at 25 months of age he was sired by Kenny's Creek Proceed L217 and out of the Kenny's Creek Jedda M605 female.
Sam Burton Taylor of Kenny's Creek said the bull presented well to buyers.
"For the weight he was, he carried it so well and was athletic on the move," he said.
Boasting short gestation length and high growth, all his indexes were in the top 10 per cent.
Offering yearling bulls for the first time in 10 years proved to be a positive move for Kenny's Creek with all 20 yearling Q-drop bulls sold to a top of $16,000 and an impressive average of $10,700.
Kenny's Creek Mojo Q43 was the $16,000 top-priced yearling, and second high-seller of the sale, purchased by the Blyth family of Dolocumbla, Adelong.
Sired by Landfall Mojo M45 and out of Kenny's Creek Bara N81, all his indexes were in the top 5pc of the breed or above, with number of individual traits also in the top 5pc including; 200-, 400- and 600-day weights, eye muscle area, carcase weight.
Mr Burton Taylor said the yearling offering consisted of bulls that were the result of embryo transfer (ET) programs, offering a lot of new genetics.
"They were terrific figured bulls, with low birth weights up to high 200-, 400- and 600-day growth traits, and great carcase figures," he said.
Two bulls were picked up by Yamba Angus stud at Orange, including; Kenny's Creek Kodak P38 for $15,000 and a yearling, Kenny's Creek Payweight Q477, for $12,000.
A large number of volume buyers featured including; JW Blacker Farms at Lake Cargelligo, DJ and JK Curtis of The Wilgas, Trundle, James Henwood of Barkalapark, Wagga Wagga, and Peter Stewart, The Falls, Neville.
Heifer bulls were well supported, according to Mr Burton Taylor.
The sale was conducted by Kevin Miller, Whitty, Lennon and Co stud stock, with auctioneering duties shared between Luke Whitty and Liam Murphy.
Full detailed report in next week's The Land newspaper.
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