Keen bids push bull price to new high
COMPETITION was fierce as six to seven bidders had a crack at the bull set to break Australian records.
Nobbs Cattle Co annual brahman sale at Duringa smashed two national all breed beef records after grossing $2.482 million for the sale.
The top priced bull which now sits at the most expensive in Australian history was sold for $325,000.
Grey bull, NCC Justified out of NCC Jardena sired by Carinya Tony sold to breeders Rodger and Lorena Jefferis, from Elrose stud in Cloncurry.
Co-selling agent, Ken McCaffery said bidding was fierce on the $325,000 bull.
Mr McCaffery said the grey bull, calved in 2015, set a new Australian all breeds record for a beef bull sold at auction and beats the previous record of $300,000 in 2006 at the Gracemere sale yards.
“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.”
Two semen packages sold for a gross of $11,000 and an average of $5500.