Records were broken for both Brangus and Angus Bulls at this year’s Annual Angus and Brangus Bull and Female Sale held in Grafton on Saturday 1st August.
A quality line up of nine Brangus Bulls sold to a sale top of $12,500 and averaged $6,777.
The top price was achieved for lot 7 ‘Valley View 835’ offered by Brian Hartman & Jacinta Fletcher of Valley View Brangus Stud, Dungowan purchased by Sam & Ashley Hyatt of Sherwood Creek.
Innes and Jessica Fahey sold two Brangus bulls topping at $6,500 for ‘Nettle Creek I91’ which was secured by Wayne & Jane Cooper of Valla. Michael & Elizabeth Fahey sold three Brangus bulls from the well-known Nettle Creek Stud and reached a top of $6,000.
Once again, the Angus Bulls attracted plenty of competition with top honours going to Nicholas Franklin and Blair Russ of Franklin Angus Stud, Karangai for lot 28 ‘Franklin Double Vision P5’ selling for $10,000. In total Franklin Angus Stud sold six bulls to average $8,083.
Both Promised Land Stud & Lyle Family Angus reached tops of $9,500 for ‘Promised Land Legend P188’ and ‘Prime Time Lusty P47’. Bruce and Heidi Lyle of Lyle Family Angus sold seven bulls and averaged $6,714, most going to repeat buyers.
Bill & Jennifer Maxwell of Maxwellton Angus Stud, Hernani topped their draft at $7,500 for ‘Maxwelton Te Mania Emperor P025’. Maxwellton’s five bulls averaged $5,900.
Clarence Park Angus Stud, Ulmarra offered four Angus bulls with two selling for $4,000 each.
In total twenty-one Angus Bulls sold to an average of $6,785, a very pleasing result.
Fifty commercial females were also offered on the day, with the sale highlights going to Rothglen Angus for a pen of Angus Heifers PTIC to Angus Bulls reaching $2,625 purchased by the Hughes Family of Woodford Island. Long time sale supporters Darren and Lisa Essex of Calliope sold a pen of Unjoined Brangus heifers for a return of $1,725 per head.
Congratulations to all the vendors for presenting such a quality line-up of stock. Also, a big thank you to all buyers and under bidders for your support at this year’s sale.
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