Royalla Shorthorn stud achieved a new personal best today during their on-property bull sale held at Yeoval, where repeat buyers and stud operations fuelled the bidding right through the quality offering.
Overall it was a 100 per cent clearance of 39 bulls sold to a new stud on-property sale record top price of $56,000 and a new stud record average of $13,872.
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The results capped off a great year for owners Nicholas, Neilson and Sue Job, who won the major accolade of supreme champion bull at Beef Australia 2021 in May with their bull, Royalla Ventura P158.
As the sale kicked, it was no surprise that a half brother to Ventura P158 met strong competition from a number of studs battling it out for ownership of the bull that Neilson placed right at the top of the list of the best bulls he has bred in the 50 years of breeding stud Shorthorns.
Royalla ZZ Top R046 was the $56,000 high-selling bull that demanded attention, catching a number of stud principals' eyes across the east coast.
But no one could out-bid the Williams family of Polldale Shorthorns, Dubbo who made the final bold-bid to secure their new stud sire.
"He is the best bull we have seen in a long time," Polldale's Kim Williams said.
"He is a very complete, an even bull throughout his figures, he has sire's outlook, no holes and good temperament, he is good in the stones and sheath.
"He is a stud sire, perfect for breeding seedstock cattle which is what we do. He is the type of bull we have been looking for, for a while now."
A homozygous poll son of Royalla Rockstar K274 and out of Royalla Melody N449, the 16-month-old weighed 638 kilograms with a scrotal circumference of 41 centimetres, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 104 square centimetres, rump and rib fat measurements of 11 millimetres and 9mm and an intramuscular fat (IMF) of 6.4pc.
Royalla will retain semen in Royalla ZZ Top R046.
Top R046 was one of eight Royalla Rockstar K247 sons that sold to an impressive $19,625 average.
He was also the lead yearling bull in the draft of 12 R-drop 2020-born bulls sold to a $17,083 average.
The second top price of $24,000 was paid for another Royalla Rockstar K247 son, Royalla Westquarter Q232, by Bec Vuillermin, Vuiller Shorthorns, Yanakie, Victoria.
A rising two-year-old, he was out of Royalla Camelot K046 and weighed 816kg with an EMA of 122 sq cm, rump and rib fats of 12mm and 10mm and an IMF of 6.4pc.
Also selling to stud was Royalla York R083, a 588kg homo-polled son of Marellan Star JOBL168, that made $12,000 and was purchased by Moombi Shorthorns, Cumnock.
The largest volume buyer was Queensland based Appleton Cattle Co, Islay Plains, Alpha, who purchased seven bulls to a top of $19,000 and average of $14,857. Local buyers PL. and IM. Weston of Googodery, Cumnock bought five to a top of $12,000 and average of $10,000.
Royalla's Nicholas Job said it was a great day, with repeat buyers fuelling the bids and a lot of action online.
"Thank you to all those that attended and those that were operating online, we appreciate your continued support," Nicholas said.
"It has been 50 years since my grandfather, uncle and dad [Neilson] started the stud, and this result caps off a really great year for us."
Overall 16 bulls sold to online buyers through Elite Livestock Auctions, many of whom were multiple buyers.
The sale was conducted by Elders with Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon and Co (KMWL) and Luke Whitty (KMWL) was the auctioneer.
- Full report in next week's The Land newspaper.
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