THE Inaugural Palgrove Infused Commercial Female Sale held in conjunction with the stud's Hunter Valley Bull Sale at Scone was a roaring success on Friday, with 457 females selling to buyers throughout New South Wales and Queensland.
Palgrove and its clients Coventry Partnership, Greylene Partnership and Ellerston Station, Upper Hunter, made up the quality draft
A pen of 17 pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC) Ultrablack females, 18 to 22 months, from Greylene Partnership sold to a top of $2350 a head to the Wiseman family of Mount Jukes, Qld.
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Overall 102 PTIC females sold from $2025/hd to $2350/hd and averaged $2178/hd.
Yearling non-station-mated (NSM) females, 305 total, sold from $1850/hd to $2225/hd and averaged $2030/hd.
Fifty weaners bought from $1675/hd to $1700/hd and averaged $1687.
Tim and Sue Davis of Mount Boo, Willow Tree picked up a pen of 16 NSM purebred Charolais heifers, 18 to 20 months, offered by Palgrove Pastoral Co Pty Ltd for $2225/hd.
Recently moving from Bourke to Willow Tree, the Davis' had previously used Ultrablack bull over their majority Angus and Hereford based cow herd.
"We were chasing Charolais and Charolais cross heifers to put the Ultrablack bull over," Mr Davis said.
"We target the vealer market, 200-day type of deal and have been using Palgrove as well as Rosedale genetics."
The Davis' all up purchased 36 females, also adding a pen of 20 Angus Charolais cross NSM yearling females for $1900/hd to their draft.
A Dubbo based online buyer secured all 50 weaners, 9 to 11 months sired by Charolais bulls out of Angus/Hereford females, on offer from Ellerston Station, including the top pen for $1700/hd.
The Coventry Partnership offering topped at $2200/hd for 17 NSM yearling heifers out of 100 per cent Booroomooka Angus blood cows and by Palgrove bulls.
Ben Noller of Palgrove said the Scone region has had a tough time over the last few years, and they took this as an opportunity to bring some females down into the Scone district to assist in helping producers rebuild.
"We think this is something that may grow, and something we would like to look into in the future for selling these typeof commercial runs of cattle with Palgrove infused genetics," Mr Noller said.
Davidson Cameron and Co agent Luke Scicluna said the female offering was something the stud and agency wanted to do to continue to promote Palgrove genetics.
"It is a great opportunity for clients to put in progeny and benefit from the strong genetic base at Palgrove," Mr Scicluna said.
Selling agents were Davidson Cameron Clysdale Taylor and Co, Scone with Warick Clydsdale as auctioneer.
- Full report in this week's The Land newspaper.
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