SALE SUMMARY 2017
Offered 45, Sold 38, Top Price $21,000, Average $7197
A STYLISH stud sire prospect from Wrattenbullie stud, Naracoorte was the star of the Diamond Poll Hereford multi-vendor bull sale on Wednesday last week at Mundulla, fetching a new sale record of $21,000. Wrattenbullie Langford made more than doubled the previous best price vendors Rod & Gayle, Brad and Alana Davies had enjoyed in their stud’s 40 year history.
After a $10,000 opening bid the June 2015 drop son of Yalgoo Beretta F069 attracted intense bidding. It was knocked down to Alastair & Jayne Day, Allendale stud, Bordertown at $21,000.
“It is a well balanced bull with good length and a beautiful mover- it is a good outcross for us,” Mr Day said. Rod Davies said the heifer’s first calf, which they have collected semen in for in-herd use, had only got better as it got older. “It is so sound and such an easy doing calf.”
The Davies family had a cracking sale selling seven of eight bulls for a $9000 average including Lot 12 to PS&KE Vandepeer, Kingston for $11,000. Overall the three SE vendors sold 38 of 45 bulls for a $7197 average- up nearly $1600 on 2016’s sale.
The long-running sale had previously been held at Yoho, Frances but new sale hosts Ross, Andrew and Tiffany Bennett, Bendulla stud, Mundulla built an impressive new Spanlift shed and selling pens.
They were the sale’s largest vendor selling 27 of 30 bulls for a $7185 average, including four bulls for $10,000 or more.