by The Land
BULLS sold to four states with the $65,000 sale-topper heading to Victoria’s Gippsland region at the 56th Dubbo National Poll Hereford Show and Sale today.
In an 88 per cent auction clearance 80 bulls sold from 91 to average $9288.
Forty junior bulls topped at $20,000 to average $8025 while 40 senior bulls averaged $10,550.
The sale-topper, Hunter Lakes Lion Heart L110, was the reserve senior champion in pre-sale judging for the Wile family, Hunter Lakes stud, Jessmond, in the Hunter Valley, which sold to Glenn Bowman, Ridgeview stud, Rosedale, Vic.
The bull weighed 916 kilograms at 26 months, had an eye muscle area of 126 square centimetres and was sired by Days Robin Hood H38 and from a South Bukalong Wallace sired Hunter Lakes dam.
Second top at $40,000 was the Interbreed champion and supermarket index class winner, Allendale Gambler L143 by Allendale Chinchilla J23, bred by the Day family’s Allendale stud, Bordertown, South Australia and purchased by Mark Wilson and Stuart Adlington for their Kerlson Pines stud herd based at Keith, SA.
Mark Wilson said Gambler had everything he required, weight for age, performance and carcase traits.
The junior and grand champion, Grathlyn Landmark LK048, by Yavenvale Humdinger H472, was purchased at $20,000 by Chris Lisle for his Tummel stud, Walcha, who said he was looking to increase the carcase frame within his herd.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders stud stock, Dubbo.
Reserve senior champion Hunter Lakes Lion Heart L110 sold for top money at $65,000 at the 56th Dubbo National Poll Hereford show and sale. Pictured is breeder Steve Wile, Jessmond, with buyer Glenn Bowman, Ridgeview Poll Herefords, Rosedale, Victoria; Mark Newell holds the bull with Elders' Brian Kennedy, Tamworth.