Milwillah Angus has registered a full clearance at its 17th annual on-property bull sale.
Along with all 98 bulls offered being sold at the sale at Young, Milwillah registered an average of $23,566, a top price of $200,000 and a gross of $2.311 million.
In a breakdown of the sale, 10 yearlings sold to an average of $16,200, 18 18-month-old bulls sold to an average of $30,888 and 70 two-year-old bulls sold to an average of $22,764.
Milwillah Pheasantry T352 was the top-priced bull and is destined for Victoria.
Glendan Park, Redesdale, Vic, purchased the bull, who is sired by Te Mania Pheasantry P1479.
The catalogue described Pheasantry T352 as having a "solid carcass and superb temperament a feature of the Pheasantry sire-line".
The top-priced bull had estimated breeding values (EBVs) of +4.8 intramuscular fat (IMF), +13.3 eye muscle area (EMA), +0.2 rib fat, -0.3 rump fat and +60 carcase weight.
The sale had a flying start with the first 20 bulls on offer sold to an average of $43,925.
The opening three lots of the sale saw Milwillah Spector S193 - sired by Milwillah Jaal P3 - sold for $52,500, Milwillah Sergeant S791 - sired by Te Mania Pheasantry P1479 - sold for $190,000 and Milwillah Power Broker S589 - sired by Milwillah Power Broker Q11 - sold for $50,000.
The $190,000 bull was sold to Bannaby Angus, Taralga, near Crookwell.
The two-year-old bull had estimated breeding values of +3.6 IMF, +8.1 EMA, +2.9 rib fat, +3.2 rump fat and +59 carcase weight.
Sergeant S791 has been used naturally as a yearling over 40 HBR first calving cows, as well as via AI and in embryo transfer at Milwillah in spring 2022 and autumn 2023.
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