Vic buy­ers drawn to santa sale

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

BUY­ERS at the Yulgilbar santa gertrudis an­nual pro­duc­tion sale last Fri­day came from a wider ge­o­graph­i­cal area than in pre­vi­ous years, sta­tion man­ager Rob Sin­na­mon said.

“They came from as far south as Tul­la­ma­rine in Vic­to­ria, out west to Bourke and as far north as Nebo,” Mr Sin­na­mon said, adding that the buy­ers were drawn by Yulgilbar’s re­cent suc­cesses at steer and car­cass com­pe­ti­tions sales around the coun­try.

Yulgilbar Sta­tion, Baryulgil, saw more than 400 peo­ple at­tend the sale at its re­cently com­pleted multi-func­tion com­plex at Broad­wa­ter, over­look­ing the Clarence River.

The event was streamed live on­line with in­ter­net bid­ding for the first time.

Of­fered were 100 santa gertrudis and san­gus bulls, 21 poll stud fe­males and 150 PTIC com­mer­cial san­gus heifers.

Sale av­er­ages im­proved a fur­ther $500 per head on last year’s record sale, with nine new sire lines be­ing rep­re­sented in the sale draft.

The day’s top price of $30,000 was for Lot 6 Yulgilbar Las Ve­gas, by the new sire Yar­ra­wonga Drover (Re­serve Ju­nior Cham­pion bull RNA 2014 and pur­chased for the top price of $46,000 that year).

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