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TAS Country : April 19th 2012
18 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 20, 2012 The Stock Report Bulls sell well and prices lift KAROLIN MacGREGOR KEEN: There was strong interest, particularly from interstate, at the Angus Week sales. TOP PRICED: This Woodbourn bull sold for $11,500. STRONG interstate de- mand has pushed up aver- age prices at Tasmanian Angus Week bull sales ac- ross the north. About $2 million has changed hands during this week's sales. An influx of mainland buyers saw average bull prices lift by between $800 and $1000. Roberts stud stock man- ager Tim Woodham said it had been a very successful week of sales. ''The average prices have been well up on pre- vious years, he said. ''We had 40 bulls go to the mainland which is about double what we'd normally see, so that extra competition has pushed up the prices. There were 290 bulls sold during the week for an average price of $5892. On Monday buyers gath- ered at the Hughes family's Cluden Newry stud where 49 bulls were sold for an average price of $6300. Top price of the sale was $11,500 paid for lot 10 by DB Harvey from King Island. Second top price was $11,000, which was ach- ieved twice. One of the second top priced bulls was bought by Cowley's Rose Leigh An- gus Stud from South Aust- ralia and the other by King Angus Beef from King Is- land. Multiple buyers at the sale included the Hughes family from Graman in New South Wales who bought six bulls, averaging $4333, and Mineral Banks from Ringarooma who bought three bulls, also for an average of $4333. In the afternoon, buyers moved on to the Archer family's Landfall Stud where a complete clear- ance of all 105 bulls was achieved. Average price across the sale was an impressive $6709. For the third year in a row the top-priced bull was bought by Dennis Ginn from Yancowinna Angus at Inverloch in Victoria. The top-priced bull was sold for $16,000. Second top price of the sale was $12,500, which was achieved twice. Purchasers of the second top-priced bulls were the Bull Oak Well Angus stud in South Australia, which purchased two bulls to av- erage $10,000, and Gary and Barbara Lindsay from Bracknell who also bought a second bull for $8500. One of the sales' biggest volume buyers was Tumbe Munda Pastoral from Naracoorte in South Aust- ralia which bought eight bulls to average $6375. Creese North East also had a busy sale, taking home five bulls to average $5300, while Manuka Properties on King Island bought four bulls averag- ing $9125. Webb Mining at Rich- mond also bought four bulls averaging $7000. On Tuesday buyers moved on to Charles and Janet Wallace's Woodbourn stud where an- other complete clearance was achieved of all 38 bulls on offer. The sale average was $6000 and the bulls topped at $11,500. The top-priced bull was bought by the O'Connor family from Connorville Station which took home two bulls to average $8250. The sale's second top price was $8500 which was paid by G and B Stokes from Sorell. The sale's biggest vol- ume buyers were W and V Von Bibra who bought five bulls averaging $5200. Later in the day buyers moved out to the John Wear's Chale stud where 29 bulls were sold for an average of $4856. Top price of the sale was $8000 which was paid by the Chugg family from Waterhouse, who pur- chased two bulls averaging $6500. The sale's second top price of $7500 was achieved three times and was paid by three parties: the Conn family from Flinders Is- land, IF and V Abraham and Inverlochie Pastoral from Harden in New South Wales. Stockman Stud bought four bulls averaging $2875 and Barnbougle Beef bought two bulls averaging $4750. At the Rosedale Stud sale, 24 bulls were sold for an average of $5100. Top price was $10,500 which was bought by Con- norville Station. The second top priced bull was purchased by El- verton Pastoral for $9000. The Conn family from Flinders Island were once again active buyers, taking home three bulls averag- ing $6166. On Wednesday the sale action moved to Powranna and at the Ironstone Creek sale; another complete clearance was achieved with all 17 bulls selling for an average of $4882. Top price of the sale was $7000 which was paid by Surveyors Bay Pastoral. The second top priced bull was bought by Gary and Barbra Lindsay for $6500. Westmore Pastoral bought two bulls averaging $4750. At the Tamaroo sale, 14 bulls were sold averaging $4153 and topping at $5500. The top priced bull was bought by Westmore Pas- toral, which also pur- chased three other bulls at an average price of $4875. In the Mont Bello sale five bulls were sold for an average of $2800. Top price was $4000, paid by Meads- field from Bothwell. At the Hirst family's Entally Angus sale, six bulls made an average of $3550 and topped at $4000. The top priced bull was bought by PJ McShane from Avoca. At the Richmond Hill sale, seven bulls were sold for an average of $3000 and the highest price attained was $3500. The top-priced bull was bought by Barnbougle Beef. The stud sold three stud females for an average price of $1500. It also sold 13 other females for an average of $1100. At Wednesday's com- mercial female sale de- mand was also strong. There 386 cows and heifers were sold for an average of $883. Top price in the 2½-year- old heifers was $1690, paid for a line of heifers from Nigel Campbell's Kinloch property. They were bought by Allan Johnson from Echo Cottage. Kinloch also sold the top priced 1½-year-old heifers for $1310 to J and P Hoare from Wesley Vale. 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