September sales boom with 1214 bulls sold for $15,496 average

September bull sales boom with 1214 sold for a $15,496 average

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Millah Murrah Rembrant R48, with Paul Dooley, Ross Thompson, buyer Bill Cornell, Andrew Bickford, Jane Thompson, and buyer Josh Clift.

Millah Murrah Rembrant R48, with Paul Dooley, Ross Thompson, buyer Bill Cornell, Andrew Bickford, Jane Thompson, and buyer Josh Clift.

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The first week of September sales went off with a bang, with bids coming hard and fast across both bull and ram sales across the east coast.

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THE first week of September sales went off with a bang, with bids coming hard and fast across both bull and ram sales across the east coast.

From September 1 to 7, based on calculations of sales in this week's The Land, there were 27 sales with a total of 1214 bulls sold at auction from 1245 offered, resulting in a 97.51 per cent clearance rate and a gross of $18,812,141.

Of these, 885 bulls came from NSW sales, 232 from Queensland sales and 97 from Victoria.

Eighteen NSW sales averaged $16,748, six Queensland sales averaged $9901 and two Victorian sales averaged $14,221.

The average price paid for a bull this week was $15,496, up $1651 from the August average price of $13,845, but slightly down compared to the strongest week in August where 988 bulls sold for a $15,598 average from August 8 to 14.

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The $280,000 record-breaking Angus bull Millah Murrah Rocket Man R38 was sold by Millah Murrah Angus, Bathurst and purchased by Brooklana Angus, Dorrigo. He was the highest-priced bull sold between September 1-6. Photo: Annie Pumpa, ABS Australia.

The $280,000 record-breaking Angus bull Millah Murrah Rocket Man R38 was sold by Millah Murrah Angus, Bathurst and purchased by Brooklana Angus, Dorrigo. He was the highest-priced bull sold between September 1-6. Photo: Annie Pumpa, ABS Australia.

Angus bulls accounted for 51pc of the market, with 621 bulls sold across 11 sales for a $19,801 average and $12,296,431 gross.

Two Santa Gertrudis sales resulted in 119 bulls sold at a $9999 average, and 75 Brangus bulls were sold in a multi-vendor Queensland sale for an $11,013 average.

Charolais breeders sold 63 bulls for a $14,555 average, and Hereford breeders sold 62 bulls for a $6704 average.

The Speckle Park breed accounted for 59 bulls sold at a $14,881 average, ahead of an Australian Beef Composite offering which resulted in 54 sold to average $14,037.

Red Angus and Simmental/SimAngus were on par with each selling 42 bulls, at an average of $10,205 and $9776, respectively.

At sales in the north, 28 Brahman bulls averaged $5786, a mixed offering at Elite Cattle Co, Meandarra, Qld, averaged $13,160, and 24 Limousin bulls were sold for a $8375 average.

Five bulls sold for six figures, three at the Millah Murrah Angus sale, Bathurst, and two at the Milwillah Angus sale, Young.

The $100,000 second top-priced bull with Yallambee Angus stud manager David Croker, Berrima and vendor Will Caldwell of Milwillah Angus, Young.

The $100,000 second top-priced bull with Yallambee Angus stud manager David Croker, Berrima and vendor Will Caldwell of Milwillah Angus, Young.

These included the $280,000 Millah Murrah Rocket Man R38, the $240,000 Millah Murrah Rembrandt R48, the $130,000 Milwillah Slideshow Q102, the $110,000 Millah Murrah Rolls-Royce R275 and the $100,000 Milwillah Blackout Q822.

Other high sellers included; Coolah-based Minnamurra Speckle Park sold Minnamurra Rastus R51 for $56,000 to Wattle Grove Speckle Park, Oberon.

In a Queensland sale, the reserve interbreed bull in the Australian Community MediaSire Shootout, 4 Ways Qupid was sold by 4 Ways Charolais, Inverell, for $52,500 to Moongool Charolais, Yuleba, Qld.

Banquet Angus, Vic sold Banquet Redden R018 for $48,000 to Cleveland Pastoral Estate, Ouse, Tas.

The top five individual sale averages were Millah Murrah Angus, $34,221 for 118 Angus bulls sold, Milwillah Angus, $25,726 for 106 Angus bulls sold, 4 Ways Charolais, $18,360 for 25 Charolais bulls sold, Reiland Angus, Killimicat, $17,623 across 69 Angus bulls sold and Banquet Angus, Mortlake, Vic, $16,717 across 39 Angus bulls.

Note: the statistics do not include the Dunlop Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale, Qld as it was a late addition to print. At that sale 104 Santa Gertrudis bulls sold to a $57,500 top and averaged $18,745.

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