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Top-priced bull at Dubbo to Gippsland

78 of 87 bulls sold to $65,000, av $9423

The LandReported by:
Kristen Frost


78 of 87 bulls sold to $65,000, av $9423 

THE 56th Dubbo National Poll Hereford Show and Sale last week achieved a 90 per cent auction clearance.

Of the junior bulls, 38 of 47 sold and av $6105; while all 40 senior bulls sold for a $10,550 av.

The sale-topper was the reserve senior intermediate champion and Hunter Valley-bred Hunter Lakes Lion Heart L110. The rising 26-month-old son of Days Robin Hood H38 weighed 916kg and had an eye muscle area (EMA) of 126 square centimetres. Bred by the Wile family at Jesmond NSW, Lion Heart was purchased by Gippslander Glenn Bowman, Ridgeview stud, Rosedale.

Mr Bowman said it was very rare to have the performance, phenotype and pedigree all line-up together in one bull. “This bull, I believe, has everything, as well as having an iconic cow family behind him with the Allendale Fancy line,” he said. 

He plans to use Lion Heart over a fair percentage of the stud herd, as well as in an AI program.

Allendale Gambler L143 made the second highest price of $40,000. Gambler, by Allendale Chinchilla J23, bred by the Day family’s Allendale stud, Bordertown, SA, was the interbreed champion and supermarket index class winner. 

He was sold to Mark Wilson and Stuart Adlington for their Kerlson Pines stud herd based at Keith, SA. 

Mr Wilson said Gambler was “the most complete bull”, having everything he required – weight for age, performance, power and carcase traits.

”I consider him a changer bull – he has the performance in his carcase figures, his intramuscular fat IMF and EMA – what we are chasing.”  

Allendale sold all four bulls offered including two with a $16,000 and $15,000 price-tag, respectively.

Kerlson Pines also sold all four bulls offered to a top price of $17,000, av $12,750. 

Rayleigh stud, Burren Junction, sold Rayleigh Langden L57 (P), a son of Imjemira Anzac H003, for $16,000 to Edendale Company, Guneena, Inverell NSW. 

Days Exceptional L65, offered by Days Whiteface, Bordertown, SA, was also knocked down for $16,000 –to Moss Vale Herefords, Moss Vale NSW. Days sold a second bull for $10,000. 

Caption:  Top price:Hunter Lakes Lion Heart L110 with breeder Steve Wile, buyer Glenn Bowman, Ridgeview stud, handler Mark Newell and Elders' Brian Kennedy.

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