THE $325,000 BULL
Most expensive bull in Australian history breaks several national records this week
BIDDING was fierce as at least six bidders threw their hats in the ring to have a crack at the bull that broke Australian records this week.
Nobbs Cattle Co’s annual brahman sale was held on property in Duaringa and smashed two national all breed beef records after grossing $2.482 million for the sale.
The top-priced bull – now the most expensive in Australian history – was sold for $325,000.
Grey bull NCC Justified, out of NCC Jardena and sired by Carinya Tony, sold to well-known grey brahman breeders Rodger and Lorena Jefferis from Elrose stud in Cloncurry.
Co-selling agent Ken McCaffery said there was a very large crowd of buyers present from all across Queensland, as well as interstate bidders.
“Bidding competition was very spirited throughout the whole day,” Mr McCaffery said.
“Bidding was fierce on the $325,000 bull. There were six or seven individuals bidding on that bull for the first half of the price and then from $150,000 it was virtually a two-man race between the eventual buyers and the under-bidders.
“He had an extremely good pedigree, his genetic credentials were extremely strong,” he said.
“He was a magnificent individual as far as breed quality, type and breed character.
“He had great beef performance as well. He was highly regarded as far as his beef performance.
“He had a beautiful balance of breed qualities and beef industry credentials.”
The sale also broke the Australian record for sale average, with the 106 lots selling for a gross of $2.482 million and an average of $23,415.
As for the bulls, 76 sold for a gross of $2.455 million and an average of $26,915.
Meanwhile, 28 heifers sold for a gross of $425,500 and an average of $15,195.
There were also two semen packages sold for a gross of $11,000 to average $5500.
■ See a video of top-selling bull NCC Justified at www.ruralweekly.com.au.
Nobbs Cattle Co annual brahman sale was held on property in Duaringa and smashed two national all breed beef records after grossing $2.482M for the sale on Tuesday.
TOP SELLER: The Nobbs Cattle Co annual brahman sale was held on property in Duaringa and smashed two national all breed beef records after grossing $2.482M for the sale.
“It was particularly strong competition on the bull because he was eye-catching.”
Mr McCaffery said the grey bull, calved in 2015, set a new Australian all breeds record for a beef bull sold at auction, beating the previous record of $300,000 set in 2006 at the Gracemere saleyards.