GENUINE yearling bulls reached a $15,000 top price on five occasions during the 31st annual Noonee Angus Bull Sale today, with repeat buyers fuelling the bids.
In all, it was a full clearance of the 45 bulls offered, with a $9556 average achieved by the Larras Lee based stud.
Noonee Angus principal Netta Holmes Lee said she was pleased with the result, commenting the draft was really good value.
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"They are the best draft of bulls we have put forward, weighing on average 120 kilograms more than last year's bulls," she said.
"They are sound, practical, commercially profitable bulls that will go out and work for you.
"This is a really good sale for us, and we thank all the buyers and underbidders for the support today [Wednesday]."
Buyers chased versatile bulls with high growth that could be used over heifers, according to Ms Holmes Lee.
Kevin and Murray Dykes returned to the Noonee Angus sale this year, picking up six bulls for their properties in the Condobolin district.
Their draft included two of the $15,000 high-sellers, Noonee R5020, a son of Glenoch-JK Makahu M602, and Noonee Rolls Royce R13, a son of Millah Murrah Klooney K42.
Assisted by Forbes Livestock and Agency Co agent Randal Grayson, the Dykes paid an average of $10,917 across their six selections which will be used over their 200 head Angus cow herd.
"The Dykes are repeat buyers from Noonee... they purchased eight bulls six years ago, and they are only replacing them now - the Noonee bulls last," Mr Grayson said.
Also reaching the $15,000 top money was Noonee R5007 purchased by new local buyer Anthony Dowler, near Molong.
Running around 60 commercial Angus cows, Mr Dowler was looking for a low birth weight bull with good temperament, confirmation and figures.
An AuctionsPlus buyer secured Noonee R5021 for $15,000, and G Culverson at Molong bought Noonee R5056 also for the $15,000 price tag.
The sale was conducted by Elders, Dubbo with Lincoln McKinlay, Inverell as the auctioneer.
- Full report in next week's The Land newspaper.
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