Barana Simmentals achieves 100% clearance, $18,000 top & $9766 average at Annual Bull Sale
WET and soggy conditions did not deter buyers from as far away as Cobar, Charleville and Casino from taking part in Barana Simmentals 21st annual bull sale on Friday.
A total of 36 registered bidders took part in the on-property sale at Coolah and snapped up all 30 Simmental, Angus and Shorthorn bulls on offer.
The 24 Simmental bulls sold to average $9750, while the top selling bull Barana Quest Q018 sold for a sale high $18,000 to Keddstock Pty Ltd at Yuleba Queensland, to go to their Gowrie Station property at Charleville.
The 22-month-old Barana Q018 was a son of Woonalee Jumbo and out of Barana Jewel, who was described as having stud sire potential.
He weighed 852kg, had P8 and rib fat depths of eight and six millimetres respectively, an eye muscle area of 141 square centimetres, intramuscular fat of 5.1 per cent and an average daily gain of 1.2kg.
Above : The top selling bull which went for $18,000, Barana Q018 was a son of Woonalee Jumbo and out of Barana Jewel. Photo: Billy Jupp
Keddstock director Ivan Price said the company, which acquired Gowrie Station 18 months ago with a complete herd of females, was now looking to add Simmental bulls.
"I bought this bull for a Simbrah breeding program we've launched recently and I just liked the bull's overall outlook," Mr Price told The Land.
"He's got the body type I'm looking for, has got good pigmentation and to top it off he was a poll bull to boot, so he ticked a lot of our boxes.
"We run a large-scale Charolais operation and this year we will be selling Simbrahs for the first time as well and I'm looking to put some of the Simmental bulls I've bought recently across both Simmental and Simbrah cows to breed some different content Simbrah bulls."
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Article by : Billy Jupp
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Above : Davidson Cameron and Co stock agent Hamish Fauchon, Coonabarabran, auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth, Barana Simmentals stud principals Campbell, Charmaine, and Peter Cook and Elders stud stock agent Lincoln McKinlay with the bulls. Photo: Billy Jupp
Above : Barana stud principal Peter Cook, auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth and Davidson Cameron & Co stock agent Luke Scicluna, Tamworth. Photo: Billy Jupp