2003 Bull sale report

On Friday 15th August 2003 the Booroomooka Angus Stud offered the largest single offering of angus bulls in NSW for 2003, at the property Keera, Bingara, NSW. 132 herd book registered bulls were offered, with a 100% clearance, averaging $4,185.61 Grossing $552,500. Top priced bull was Booroomooka Warwick W245 an et son of Hingaia 469 (NZE) out of the lovely Booroomooka Unabell (a New Design 036 daughter and grandaughter of Megaforce).

Rob Costello of Nairn Park Angus stud was the purchaser of the structurally sound, thick growthy Booroomooka Warwick. Good quality bulls were sold at value prices with 74 bulls selling for $3,500 or less. Purchaser of the most bulls was Phil Reardon from Graman, who purchased 9 bulls.

Phil Reardon is developing a high quality angus herd that is targeting the lucrative Japanese B3 market. The majority of bulls were sold to progressive beef producers in northern NSW. Interstate buyers from Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania travelled large distances to buy quality genetics. Many favourable comments were made about the depth and strength of the Booroomooka herd.

Sinclair Munro commented that buyers appreciated the Booroomooka bulls combining good phenotype with good accuracy EBV’s. He said Booroomooka Angus continues to produce predictable genetics that increase profitability in the beef production system. Eric Crowe was the guest auctioneer and the selling agents were Lehman and Frame.