Curracabark held their 7th annual on property Hereford and Angus bull and breeder sale lSaturday, July 28, resulting in near total clearance at auction and complete clearance afterwards.
The sale saw Curracabark Northern Lights N003 (AI) (ET) sell for an on property record of $30,000.
The 18 month old, homozygous Polled Hereford Stud bull sired by the outstanding Allendale Anzac E114 went home to Guy and Suz Lord, Branga Plains, Walcha.
A further four embryo flush full brothers to Northern Lights N003 were also well received including C. Mathew M101 (AI) (ET) for $14,000 to the Nivison family’s Yalgoo Polled Hereford Stud at Walcha, and C. Nevada N002 (AI) (ET) for $12,000 to Landmark Townsend, Scone A/c Ellerston Station.
Of the 23 Hereford bulls offered, 21 sold at auction and two more immediately after, and they sold to the top of $30,000 for an average of $7,520, a very similar average compared to last year.
In the Angus section 23 bulls were offered and all were sold at auction to a high of $18,000 for an average of $9,130, a $1,200 increase on last year’s average.
A 16 month old Angus bull C. Newton N18 (APR) (AI) (ET) inspired spirited bidding to top the Angus catalogue. By the popular Pathfinder Komplete K22, he was purchased by repeat client Ellerston Station who went home with a truckload of bulls.
Attracting interest at 986 kg and 24 months of age was C. Mastermind M25 (APR) (AI), by Waitara Jolly Roger J4, who sold to First National, Gloucester, A/c Mill Creek Angus, Stroud, for $12,000.
Volume buyers included D & G Thomas, Carrowbrook, Singleton, purchasing two bulls averaging $9,500 and 27 Angus composite unjoined heifers averaging $970/head.
First National, Gloucester, A/c Ray Family bought two Angus bulls for an $10,500 average and Bronwyn Ross-Jones and Bruce Cooper, Wirragulla, Dungog, took home Angus bulls Lots 1 and 4, for an average of $8,500.
The Mackenzie Family, Gloucester, secured two Angus bulls for $7,500 average and the Sansom Family, Gloucester bought two Hereford bulls for $5,500 average.