Suc­cess for first Dan­deleith sale

Bush Telegraph - - Focus On Farming - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

While the weather out­side was ex­tremely wet the at­mos­phere in­side Dan­deleith’s new bull arena was warm and dry, the open-sided shed be­ing sealed by a wall of hay bales, stepped for vis­i­tor com­fort with a great view of the ring.

This was Dan­deleith’s first on-farm bull sale, the stud hav­ing pre­ferred to par­tic­i­pate in the Cash­bac Bull Sale at the Dan­nevirke Sale Yards for many years.

This year 28 ris­ing two-year-old bulls went un­der the PGG Wright­son auc­tion­eer’s ham­mer and the av­er­age price of $7242 was well up on last year’s sale, much to farmer Willy Philip’s sat­is­fac­tion.

“I have to pay for the new arena some­how,” he joked af­ter the sale.

Top price was $11,500 with none of the first 11 drop­ping be­low $8000, a sign of con­sis­tent qual­ity. Bulls were sold to bid­ders from Ru­a­to­ria in the north to the Wairarapa with Waipawa and Poron­ga­hau fea­tur­ing “lo­cally”.

Thirty years of care­ful breed­ing us­ing bulls sourced from the top studs has paid off for Willy, only one bull be­ing passed in but later sold.

Farmer Willy Philip has a watch­ful eye on this bull, sold by PGG Wright­son auc­tion­eers for $8000, just above the sale av­er­age.

Top price for the sale of $11,500 went to this bull, show­ing his pedi­gree.

Wait­ing his turn, a Ta­mate Vin­tage 269 Bull in his en­vi­ron­ment.

A large crowd of spir­ited bid­ders.

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