Keen bids push bull price to new high

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

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.

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