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Heifers sell to $6250 at Shorthorn National, beyondblue heifer makes $5250

The LandReported by:
Mark Griggs

A Heifer offered to support beyondblue sold for $5250 while the top money was spent on another at $6250 during the heifer auction at Dubbo’s 58th Dectomax Shorthorn National yesterday.

Celebrating 70 years of Shorthorn breeding, the Williams family of Terra stud, Dubbo, prepared and offered Terra Wave M18 (P), a roan sired by Belmore Silicon J88, which was purchased for $5250 by Buckenbah Shorthorns, Dubbo.

The proceeds have been donated to beyondblue, the charity supported by the Shorthorn National committee and Dectomax – Zoetis.

Beyondblue ambassador, Fiona Coote, was at the breed dinner last night as guest speaker and will be attending the sale today when Lot 1, a bull donated by Polldale stud, Dubbo, will go under the hammer at10am for beyondblue.

Top-priced heifer last night at $6250 was Marrington L66 (P) a red daughter of Marrington Hot Shot H2 (P), bred and shown by the Williams family, Marrington stud, Dubbo, and purchased by Susan and Dougal McLeish for their Thurn Shorthorn stud, Quambone.

Mrs McLeish said it was the first introduction of Marrington blood and as the heifer was PTIC in calf to Outback Sprys Genesis K272 (P), there would be some additional bloodlines with the expectant calf.

Ten heifers sold in a complete Helmsman auction clearance averaging $4675.

The $6250 top-priced heifer of the 58th Dectomax Dubbo National Shorthorn Show and Sale, Marrington L66 with breeders Howard Williams, daughter Debbie O'Connor and grand-daughter Evie O'Connor, Marrington stud, Dubbo; and buyers Susan and Dougal McLeish, Thurn Shorthorns, Quambone.

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