Glengowan Lionheart wins hearts to top at $14,500

Glengowan Lionheart wins hearts to top at $14,500

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The top priced bull, Glengowan Lionheart Q54, sold for $14,500 during the Glengowan Angus bull and female sale near Newbridge on Thursday.

The top priced bull, Glengowan Lionheart Q54, sold for $14,500 during the Glengowan Angus bull and female sale near Newbridge on Thursday.

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The average price for bulls at the on-property Glengowan Angus sale was almost double the stud's previous average.

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GLENGOWAN Angus bulls sold to a top of $14,500 and averaged $10,321 during the studs on-property bull and female sale near Newbridge on Thursday.

A total of 130 head were offered and all sold during the auction.

The average price for the bulls was almost double the stud's previous bull average.

Stud principal Richard Retallack said he was pleased with the way the bulls and heifers had come through to the sale despite some extremely wet conditions in the weeks prior.

"All the cattle came through very well on the day and it was terrific to see so much interest in both the bulls and the heifers here and online," he said.

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"There were lots of our long-term clients, but also a few new ones.

"It is always rewarding to have people come back and we appreciate their continued support and it is also great to have some new interest from people who like what we are doing with our program."

The top priced bull, Glengowan Lionheart Q54, an Ascot Lion Heart L305 son by Glengowan Moonlight M32, a grand-daughter of Hingaia 469, was bought by a new client, Rob Davis of Red Grange, Lowther.

The bull tipped the scales at 866 kilograms at 23 months with a scrotal circumference of 44cm.

Mr Davis attended the sale on the recommendation of his livestock consultant, Fred Chalmers who has bought Glengowan bulls for many years.

"The bulls were presented beautifully and their quality shines through," Mr Davis said

"I purchased Q54 for his excellent pedigree, good Angus head and excellent structure.

"He also provided some great figures with a 600-day of +154 and an EMA of +7."

Mr Davis also bought a pen of cows with calves for $4200 a unit.

Glengowan stud principal Sandra Retallack, Newbridge; livestock consultant Fred Chalmers; and Rob Davis and Adam Hawkens, both of Lowther.

Glengowan stud principal Sandra Retallack, Newbridge; livestock consultant Fred Chalmers; and Rob Davis and Adam Hawkens, both of Lowther.

Two bulls sold for the second top price of $14,000.

The first was Glengowan Hallmark Q1 which weighed 885kg at 29 months, had a scrotal circumference of 39cm and was sired by Ascot Hallmark H147 from Glengowan Rose MarieG29. The bull was bought by Gary Judge from Newbridge.

The second bull hitting $14,000 was Glengowan Kruse Q47 bought by GM and DM Swift from Forbes.

The 23-month-old bull was by Millah Murrah Kruse Time K400 from Glen Gowan Rose J166 and weighed 802kg with a scrotal circumference of 40cm.

A good number of buyers were in attendance under strict COVID-19 regulations and another 50 were registered with AuctionsPlus with most bidders actively participating in the sale.

While many buyers were local there were registrations from across the state including Mudgee, Armidale, Tullamore, Tamworth and Tottenham as well as from Victoria and Queensland.

The females were a highlight of the sale with 50 unjoined heifers averaging $1815 to a top of $2000 to BSC Grazing, Bathurst, and the cows with calves averaging $3938 to a top of $4350 bought by Rosedale Livestock Partnership, Browns Creek.

The selling agent was Ray White Emms Mooney with Liam Murphy as the auctioneer.

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