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2014 Bull Sale Report
BULLS OFFERED: 102 BULLS SOLD: 83 TOP PRICE: $20,000 AVERAGE: $4964
Yavenvale Highlight H243 (P) - top priced bull 2014 Bull Sale. Sold to Newcomen Herefords, Ensay VIC for $20,000
YAVENVALE Herefords, Adelong, topped at $20 000 last Wednesday at their 15th annual on-property sale where 84 bulls sold for an average of $4905.
Yavenvale Highlight H243 was secured by Barry Newcomen, Newcomen Herefords, Ensay, Victoria, for the top price.
A heifer’s first calf, the son of Pine Hill Dixon D539 ranked in the top one percent of the breed for all growth traits and top five percent for EMA and EU index.
Mr Newcomen said the stance and appearance of Highlight caught his eye.
"His softness and general appeal was great and he has the figures to match," he said.
"He has a fantastic hindquarter for a poll bull and I'm leaning more towards polls - he will breed some polled and some horned bulls and I have clients wanting both."
The second top price of $16 000 was paid by Grathlyn Poll Hereford Stud, Hargraves, for Lot 30, Yavenvale Humdinger H472.
The first son of new sire Kidman Think Big E31 to be offered, Humdinger ranked in the top one percent of the breed for all growth traits, scrotal size and market indexes.
A semen share was retained by Yavenvale in this promising 18-month-old sire.
Return buyer Ross Armstrong, Yea, Vic, paid $10 000 for Yavenvale Homeboy, a son of Yavenvale Jumbo. The Armstrongs target high-growth sires to produce steers for the Yea weaner sales.
Other high sellers included Yavenvale Houdini H438, a curve bending son of Valma Odyssey that ranked in the top one percent of the breed for all indexes and sold to CB Gantner, Avenel, Vic, for $8500.
Volume buyers were out in force with Ramsay Agriculture, Warren, purchasing seven bulls for an average of $3714 to breed steers for the feeder and EU market.
The Bell family, Millicent, South Australia, once again secured six bulls with outstanding EBVs paying to a top of $7000 for an average of $4833.
New clients South Tahara Park, Forrest Hill raised the bar buying five herd improving poll bulls with terrific EBVs to average $5600 for their selection.
Sale auctioneer Michael Glasser, Glasser Total Sales Management, said a thunderstorm played a big part on the day.
"We had to stop the sale three times which meant there were eight or ten bulls that went unsold that probably would've sold," he said.
"The depth of quality of the bulls and the evenness throughout was a highlight of the draft and the fact that 20 per cent of the bulls were heifer’s first calves was a standout."
For vendor James Pearce it was a case of what might have been.
“We ended up selling 90 bulls for the day but it’s just a shame that once the hail and lightning came, the bulls in the second half of the catalogue didn’t reach their true value.”
The sale was conducted by Glasser Total Sales Management and Riverina Livestock Agents.
Courtesy The Land Newspaper