Local buyers dominated the bidding at the sixth annual Pentire Angus bull sale at Singleton with a top price of $9250 paid for a 23 month-old- son of HF Prowler 43U (Can).
Lot 1 Pentire Mac Gyver M42 was bought by Tollua Cattle Company, Warkworth near Singleton and the topper seller weighed in at 900kg at 23 months making him the heaviest sire at the sale. His EBVs included a 91+ for 600 day and 12+ for milk.
With the drought biting harder by the day across eastern Australia Pentire Angus stud principal Justin Richards, was pleased with the result and the support from local producers. All the bulls on offer were presented in outstanding condition despite the tough season.
Overall 19 bulls from a catalogue of 29 sold for a handy average of $5107 and it was the average that made Justin smile.
Second top priced bull Pentire Mercedes M34 by Pathfinder Goldmark D189 will be heading just a few kilometres down the road having been bought by Richard Bailey, Greenlands. Mercedes sold for $7500 and had excellent 60 day weight and and EMA EBVs.
Mr Bailey also outlaid $6750 for lot 2 Pentire Marble Bar M45 , the second heaviest bull in the catalogue weighing 885kg at 22 months – a son of HF Prowler and like the highest priced bull was from a Pentire Caboodle dam.
Cameron Williams, Hebden near Singleton bought two lots the first a Dunoon Highpoint son for $6250 and the second the progeny of RB Tour of Duty 177 (US) for $4000.
Neighbours D and I Bower paid $5250 for lot 10 Pentire Munchie M40 a Dunoon Highpoint son from a Kenny’s Creek dam – Kenny’s Creek Patriot F492.
Rodney Hopkins, Cedar Valley Angus, Taree paid $4000 for a yearling son of RB Tour of Duty 177 son Pentire Noosa N25 who weighed 580kg at 14 months.
Bowers Partnership paid $4000 for a Angus x Shorthorn x Charolais herd bull. Top priced herd bull was bought by another neighbour Jan Walsh who paid $5000 for a Angus cross Shorthorn sire.
Branxton based Thomas Livestock paid $400 twice at the sale the first time for a stud bull Pentire Maliby and the the second time for a Angus cross Shorthorn herd bull.
Grant Whatham bought lot 5 and 6 for $4000 each.
Agents were Roger Full Pty Ltd, Singleton.