Sale season powers ahead
TASMANIA’S autumn bull sales have continued over the past week after a record-breaking start.
At the combined Chale Angus and Enfield Red Angus sale 18 bulls went under the hammer, with 11 sold.
The average price across the sale was $5227 a head.
In the Angus offering, the top price was $9000, which was paid by NL & NA Lette from Scottsdale.
Second-top price was $6500, which was achieved twice by bulls purchased by Roxford Pastoral at Westbury and WR & E Hine from Marrawah.
All three Red Angus bulls were sold, topping at $6000 and averaging $4333. The top price was paid by R & R Williams from King Island.
At the Richmond Hill Angus sale five bulls were sold averaging $4200.
The top price was $6500 which was paid by Telita Dairies from Derby.
Three cows were also sold to a top price of $2500.
Good bidder competition produced some solid results at the Tamaroo Angus sale where 15 of the 17 Angus bulls offered sold, making an average of $6250.
The top price was $11,500, which was paid by WR & E Hine of Marrawah, who also purchased a second bull for $9500.
Surveyors Bay at Dover purchased two bulls to a top of $10,000 and Craig Gibson from Westbury purchased one bull for $9500.
Five bulls were also bought by interstate buyers.
At the Frankcombe family’s combined Slopes and Roland Black Simmental and Simangus sale a full clearance of all 11 bulls offered was achieved.
The bulls made an average price of $4568 a head.
Top price was $6000, which was paid by Paul Wiggins from Premaydena.
The two equal second-top priced bulls sold for $5250 to Native Rock P/L of Railton and a M & J Hegarty of Staverton. Another bull was also purchased by IA & WO Buck from Tarleton for $5000. bulls offered,