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2015 Bull Sale Report
BULLS OFFERED: 104 BULLS SOLD: 95 TOP PRICE: $32,000 AVERAGE: $6470
Yavenvale Jeronimo J072 (P) – top priced bull. Sold to Centennial Herefords, Holbrook NSW for $32,000. Pictured Michael Glasser, Paul Rogers & Nick Pearce
A SALE high of $32,000 was reflective of the spirited bidding at YavenVale Herefords sale on February 25.
The Pearce family, Adelong, sold 95 of 104 bulls offered to record their highest on-property sale average of $6468, with the top bull secured by Holbrook stud Centennial Herefords.
Top buyer principal Paul Rogers said he wasn't going home without YavenVale Jeronimo J072.
A polled son of YavenVale Flash F313, Mr Rogers said his overall presence and length was topped off by exceptional Breedplan figures. "You don't find bulls like him every day of the week," he said.
YavenVale Jeronimo J072 ranked in the top one per cent of the breed for 600 day growth and all indexes.
His Breedplan EBVs recorded +1.3 for intramuscular fat percentage (IMF), had positive rib and rump fats of +1.2 and +1.7 respectively, and the March 2013-drop bull weighed in at 1010 kilograms.
Mr Rogers said Jeronimo would be his senior cow bull in his stud program. Centennial Herefords also secured Lot 1 YavenVale Jackpot J007 for $14,000 to join with horned heifers and cows.
Return buyer Barry Newcomen, Newcomen Herefords, Ensay, Victoria, paid the second top price of $20,000 for a heifer’s first calf YavenVale Judge J046. Judge J046 was in the top one per cent of the breed for all growth traits, EMA, IMF and all indexes.
New client Michael Rutherford, Stanford Poll Herefords, Bathurst secured YavenVale Jellignite J527 for the equal third top price of $14,000.
A real meat machine, Jellignite boasted growth, IMF & indexes all in the top one per cent of the breed.
Volume buying was a trend on the day with Little Billabong Station, Holbrook, securing six homozygous polled bulls to a top of $8500 and averaged $7000. The Hicks family, Gundowring, Victoria, took home four herd improvers to a top of $9000 and averaged $6000.
Ramsay Agriculture, Warren and Cheviot Hills Ag, Big Springs, also purchased four each to an average of $5375 and $5500 respectively. Buyers came from four states including South Australia, King Island, Tasmania and Victoria with the Upper Murray a strong buying region.
Stud principal James Pearce was ecstatic with the result.
“This is our best sale overall and with paddock sales we cleared 109 bulls for the day.” “Importantly there was value throughout the catalogue with 40 bulls selling for $5000 or under,” Mr Pearce said.
“We had 23 bulls from first calving heifers average $7370 which shows buyers have confidence in the next generation of genetics our stud has to offer.” The sale was conducted by Glasser Total Sales Management, Albury, with Michael Glasser as auctioneer.
By SIMONE NORRIE - Courtesy The Land Newspaper