Gundagai-based KO Angus has recorded a solid start to its Heart of the Herd female sale, with KO Moongarra L75 selling for $50,000 to WJ Kelly, Goulburn.
By Matauri Reality 839 and out of KO Moongarra J84, the eight-year-old produced the $100,000 sire KO Teleporter T243, who has now sold over 1600 straws of semen since being sold in August this year.
Her estimated breeding values included calving ease direct of +3.7, gestation length of -6.7, and eye muscle area of +10.6.
She was sold pregnancy-tested-in-calf to KO Severity S110, by Rennylea L519. KO Angus retained the right to flush her after calving.
The females success didn't stop there, with top priced embryos of the sale being from KO Moongarra L75 by the American sire Baldridge SR Goalkeeper, selling to $2600 per embryo to Rosskin Angus, Dalgety.
Another early result included the eight-month-old KO Dream U319, by Dunoon Prime Minister P758 and out of KO Dream K62, which sold to LA Angus, Goulburn, for $24,000.
KO Wilcoola U313, another Prime Minister daughter, eight months, sold for $18,500 to online bidder Nutrien Jamestown.
LA Angus also purchased KO Jedda K127, last years' Sydney Royal Show Hordern Trophy winner and supreme Angus exhibit, for $10,000.
KO Dream U56, nine months, by Sterling Pacific 904 and out of the 2019 Melbourne Royal supreme interbreed exhibit KO Dream N43, also sold for $10,000 to LA Angus.
KO Angus stud principal Theo Onisforou, said that the stud was very pleased with the result of the sale.
"We're very happy with the sale, most particularly impressed with how far north, south, east and west they are going," Mr Onisforou said.
"It was a short notice decision to have the sale, but from our point of view when we put 1000 embryo calves on the ground in the last three years, we have run out of room yet again.
"When we bought this place, we bought it as we ran out of room, three years later we've run out of room again."
"That's our fourth sale for the year and we're just pleased with the support we've got."
The sale recorded a clearances of 84 of 108 females sold to a top of $50,000 to average $6912, while eight of 10 embryo lots offered, sold to a top of $2600 to average $1294 per unit.
The sale was conducted by Elders Gundagai, with Elders studstock auctioneers Lincoln McKinlay and Ryan Bajada taking bids.
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