2004 Bull Sale Report

Friday 13th August 2004 was a day to be remembered by cattle enthusiasts, being the largest Angus Bull Sale held in NSW. 145 quality herd book registered 2002 drop Booroomooka Angus Bulls sold for a gross value of $806,000, averaging at $5,558.62 selling to buyers from all eastern states.

The top price bull Lot 14, Booroomooka Direction X39 sold to Marchington Angus Stud, Tasmania for $19,000. X39 is a growthy son of a leading Booroomooka donor cow U123. X39 is a full brother of Booroomooka Westall W391 who is part of the elite Trangie Progeny Test. Marchington Angus Stud Manager Roy Freeman said the Launceston Stud bred sires primarily for a large breeding operation focused on producing feeder steers for feedlots. The volume buyer of the day was Mr Phillip Reardon from ‘Talasinga’, Graman, added to the nine bulls he bought last year from Booroomooka with another 12 this year. Mr Reardon was extremely happy with the breeding performance of the bulls he purchased last year. Another buyer who is reaping the rewards in producing high quality angus cattle, Doug, Wendy and Dwaine Collins from Callendale Station, SA invested in 11 sires.

The Collins family will send 6 of the bulls to a recently acquired Angus Breeding Business at King Island. Many repeat buyers reinvested in Booroomooka genetics and new buyers such as Fernside Pastoral Coy, Barraba bid with confidence purchasing 9 bulls at an average of $3708. The Harbison Family from Dunoon Angus Stud, Holbrook purchased Lot 16, X76 for $16,000. X76 will be used in the Stud alongside the highest marbling bull available in Australia Booroomooka Undertaken U170.

An impressive large framed Lot 123, Booroomooka Future X433 sold for $15,500 to Cluden Newry Angus Stud, Tas. Lot 9 an easy doing Booroomooka Theo son sold to Alistair McClymont, Qld for $10,000. Lot 17 X59 sold for $10,500 to Mac and Flora Lee Warner, Aberdeen. Booroomooka Direction X26, who was used in the Booroomooka cow herd last year was sold to Tullatula Pship, Merriwa for $10,500. John Patterson purchased an exceptional son of the classy top priced $20,000 bull from the 2001 sale Booroomooka Uranus U28, Lot 96 X410 for $10,000.

Overall the sale was a fantastic event catering for Angus Commercial Breeding Operations, Seedstock Producers and Cross Breeders. The Munro family’s long term commitment to producing bulls designed to meet customer needs was evident as nine bulls sold for over $10,000 and 53 bulls sold for between $2,000-$4,000. A large number of people complimented on the outstanding genetic profile, excellent feet and the quiet temperament of the sale bulls. Eric Crowe did a great job as the auctioneer and completed the sale of 145 bulls in only 2 3/4 hours. Selling Agents were Lehman and Frame from Inverell.

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