Angus bulls continued their solid stance this Spring as Bongongo Angus finished the NSW run of Angus bull sales on a high, lifting their average $3591 on the same time last year.
The sale met tops of $16,500 and averaged $9891, which was up from $6300 in 2019, while also offering 20 percent more in their catalogue and clearing all 78 on offer.
It was not only the younger draft of bulls that got a run at the sale with the Graham family offering the opportunity for young up and coming auctioneer Harry Waters, Elders Gundagai, who was highly commended at the recent ALPA Young Auctioneers competition in Dubbo and he didnt miss a beat as he picked up the pace through the middle of the sale.
The top bull along with eight of his mates and good prices sold to Tim, Charlie and David Graham, DJ Graham Trust, "Red Hill", Adjungbilly, for $16,500, with all nine bulls averaging $12,444.
The top sire was the first of the 18 month old bulls by the Bongongo L80 sire, with good growth through to +134 for 600 day, matched with positive rib and rump numbers and solid Index figures to +$140 for the heavy grain index and went back to the Rennylea G255 sire.
Tim Graham said the top bull had tremendous growth and a moderate birth weight and really impressed in the pens.
The Graham's run 1500 Angus cows, breeding steers for the feedlots at 450 to 500 kilogram, and the reason they targeted the 400 day growth figure and intra muscular fat percentage as a focus.
Chris Longley, Longaroo Pastoral Company, Yass, paid $14,000 for Bongongo Q361, a son of the GAR Fail Safe sire, with low birth at +2.7 and a strong eye muscle area figure of +11.3, with good carcase data and attractive gestation length.
Mr Longley bought three bulls to a top of $14,000, averaging $12,000 and had an emphasis on heifer bulls for his 450 cows, where he aims to produce steers for the feedlot.
A strong gallery of repeat buyers driven by industry confidence settled in at various price points to secure the bulls of their choice, led by the Lenehan family, Beggan Beggan Pastoral Company, Harden, who secured six bulls at $10,750, while Steve and Liz Phillips, Yarrawonga Pastoral Company, Harden, purchased their three at a $6833 average.
David Clarke, TA Field Estates, Jugiong, secured three bulls for their Congi and Wyvern Station properties for $10,333, targeting a good 400 day weight figure to produce feedlot steers.
PF and PJ Crowe, "Gobbarralong East", Coolac, averaged their three at $10,500, Matt and Zoe Bull, Curralee pastoral Company, Ladysmith, found some value buying three bulls at $7000 apiece and baltimore Enterprises, Junee, loaded up, securing six bulls at a $9417 average.
Julong Partnership, Tumut and Wylarah Pastoral Company, Tallong,bought two bulls each to $12,000 tops to average $11,000 and $10,500 respectively, while The Nicholls Family, Trust, Coolac, took home three bulls at $10,000 a head and Cootes Creek Angus, Yass, found their mark at $9000, securing three at this price.
The sale was conducted by Elders with Steve Ridley and Harry Waters as the respective auctioneers.