Quality Value at the 2007 Bull Sale
Buyers purchased high quality bulls at value at this year's Booroomooka Annual Bull Sale. 170 Bulls Sold, from 189 offered (90% clearance) at an average of $5191. Seven Bulls sold for $10,000 or more and 101 bulls sold for $5,000 or less.
Booroomooka’s Best Bulls sold to a top of $13,000. Top Priced Bull Lot168, NGMA527 a Booroomooka Westall W391 sold to Bull Oak Well Angus Stud, Lameroo, South Australia. Sinclair Munro described the bull as one of the most exciting bulls he has seen for a long while. The Bull exhibits great athleticism, length, frame, structure and growth with impeccable ebvs. It is nice to see the bull be sold to a keen young stud. His sire Booroomooka Westall W391 is breeding so well for us and the Quilky maternal line is exceptionally strong.
Buyers came from far and wide to buy the High Quality Bulls – as bulls sold up to near the top of Qld down to King Island, TAS and also to South Australia. There was a large number of repeat buyers including volume purchaser of the day RV7 cattle Coy buying 8 bulls, King Angus Beef purchasing 6 Bulls. Bill and Margie Doak purchased two bulls, and said after the sale was keen on the top priced bull but ended up purchasing the following Lot 169, for $9,000 another High quality Westall son.
New Buyers Sam and Annie Brown, from Prairie, Qld purchased 6 Bulls. Sinclair said he "was excited to see the bulls go up to that area", he added "The Booroomooka Breeding Programme is based on producing functional cattle that add fertility and carcase quality to many herds". Another highlight of the sale was the first drop of NGMY120 sons to sell. Lot 155, an outstanding Y120 son sold to Fairvale Angus Stud, ACT. His buyer Sue Howieson is extremely happy with the bull, she said "He is a lovely bull and one of the quietest bulls I have seen".
First time buyer Robert Gill, who operates a successful integrated beef business near Merriwa, purchased Lot 30 a son of Neutron 377 and Booroomooka Wavelet W235 (a full sister to Warwick). He paid $11,000 for the bull, and will use him in the Kamilaroi Angus Stud. He was one of the heaviest bulls in the sale weighing close to 900 kgs, 47 cms scrotal size and frame 7. His flush brother, Lot 29 sold for $12,500 to Bunya Creek Angus, Dalby, Qld. Don and Prue Patch have had previous success purchasing Booroomooka Stud Cows.
The guest auctioneer Luke Scicluna did a great job selling all the Lots and again Eric Crowe was alongside him taking bids. The Sale was professionally conducted by Inverell Stock Agents Lehman and Frame. Ben Lehman said "The success of the sale was a result of the disciplined breeding programme at Booroomooka, and the long term commitment and dedication of the Munro family and all the Staff at Booroomooka".
Highest Price:$13,000 to Bull Oak Well Angus
Volume Buyer:RV7 Cattle Co. – 8 bulls
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