THE inaugural Vielun Pastoral Company (VPC) bull and commercial female sale was to be held on-property at Mudgee recently, but with the snap lockdown it was moved to the AuctionsPlus online platform.
This did not interfere with good support for the stud with 69 registered bidders following the proceedings.
Offering two Angus bulls, 19 Poll Hereford bulls and 20 commercial Poll Hereford heifers and their calves, the sale topped at $16,000 and averaged at $8353.
Two pens of commercial purebred first-calf heifers with calves at foot averaged $3750 a head and topped at $3850/hd.
Both Angus bulls were sold with a a top of $16,000 and average of $14,500 achieved.
The $16,000 sale-topping Angus bull, Vielun Marlon Brando Q028, sold to Garry and Brett Lilley, Running Stream with Andy Carter, McDonald Lawson Carter purchasing on their behalf.
He was in the top one per cent of the breed for eye muscle area at +13.4 with good milk, fat and a good spread from moderate birth to 600-day weight.
"They were looking for an easy soft doing bull, wanting a maternal bull to put back into their heard," Mr Carter said.
"This bull had a fair bit of thickness and punch that will be put back into their calves."
The $14,000 top-priced Poll Hereford bull, VP Endure Q039, was sold to Matt and Emma Cheetham, Gulgong. They have been using the stud's genetics for a number of years in their commercial operation breeding black baldies.
"He is a structurally correct sire. We have watched him grow over the last six months and liked him a lot," Mr Cheetham said.
"We have previously purchased three bulls from VPC and are trying to put a bit more thickness into our herd and this bull will do that."
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Volume buyers included Steve Evans, Rylstone and Reg Simpson, Quirindi who purchased three bulls each, while Billabong Beef, Holbrook bought two bulls.
VPC stud principal Sam Broinowski was very happy with the outcome of the sale.
"Our aim is to make our Herefords very special, with our purchase of Injemira bull Redford J006 Q287 at the beginning of the year we will be expanding our heifers with calves on offer at our next sale," he said.
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