Sheron Farm Angus at $8500 top
The inaugural Sheron Farm Angus bull sale reached a top price of $8500 for a 100 per cent grass-fed, ready-to-work two-year-old.
The Moore family and stud managers Steve and Sandy Elliot offered 31 bulls, of which 22 sold on the hammer through Landmark for an average price of $4409.
“It was a big effort to prepare our first sale, with pleasing results, and we are very excited about the future planning of the stud,” Mr Elliot said.
Mardella commercial producers Darren and Jenny Manning secured the sale topper and paid $4500 and $4000 for two other bulls, assisted by S & C Livestock co-principal Cam Petricevich.
“We were interested in grass-fed bulls that don’t lose condition and were ready to work in our 300 head herd of females,” Mr Manning said. “I bought a Sheron Farm bull last year and was very pleased with how he performed.
The third-generation grazier is relatively new to breeding Angus, following his family’s long history of running Murray Greys.
The bull that fetched the most, Sheron Farm Manish M13, was sired by Booroomooka Inspired G862 and out of Diamond Tree Right Time G164.
The 838kg bull recorded above average Estimated Breeding Values of +48, +80 and +120 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights.
The Mannings also bought a son of Diamond Tree Hoover Dam J74 and another bull by Diamond Tree Bartel J47. North Yunderup producer Rod McKay paid $6000 for lot 1, Sheron Farm Morrie M6, to put over his South Devon cows.
“I selected a very quiet bull and the butchers are keen on my crossbred calves,” he said.
Another bull, Sheron Farm Madieu M40, sired by Booroomooka Inspired G662, sold for the $6000 equal second top price to Peter Giadresco, of Gelorup, who also paid $3500 twice for two other bulls.
Landmark agent Lyndsay Flemming was bidding on behalf of Mahaffey Family Trust, of Waroona, securing two bulls for $4500 and $4000.
“These bulls will go over Holstein dairy cows as was successful in the past,” she said.
Landmark agent Ben Kealy bought three bulls to a top of $5500 and average price of $4333 for account Kealy Farms, of Williams.
Landmark auctioneer Tiny Holly said Sheron Farm would continue to build on its strength of offering bulls ready to work.
“There was a good genetic selection, particularly on the female side, and this will continue to build as bull numbers increase,” he said.
Sheron Farm principal Jim Moore said the inaugural sale was sensational. “I commend my stud team and Landmark on a successful sale,” he said.
With the $8500 top-price bull, Sheron Farm Manish M13, are stud managers Steve and Sandy Elliot, of Benger, Landmark agent Lyndsay Flemming, S & C Livestock co-principal Cam Petricevich, buyers Darren and Jenny Manning, of Mardella, and Sheron Farm...
North Yunderup cattleman Rod McKay paid $6000 for the first bull sold at the Sheron Farm inaugural bull sale.