Charo­lais stud has strong sale

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A Kerang district cat­tle stud has con­ducted a suc­cess­ful sale de­spite or­di­nary sea­sonal con­di­tions.

Buy­ers from five states pur­chased lots at the Alled­naw Charo­lais stud sale, with 67 out of 82 lots sell­ing for an av­er­age of $4223.

The stud is op­er­ated by the Tay­lor fam­ily on a prop­erty nes­tled on the edge of the Wan­della For­est, a few kilo­me­tres west of Kerang.

Stud prin­ci­pal Den­nis Tay­lor and his sons, Sam and Adam, were happy with the re­sult, con­sid­er­ing prospects were ‘‘a bit of an un­known’’ go­ing into the sale with or­di­nary sea­sonal con­di­tions along the east coast.

‘‘It will be hard to see the cows go,’’ Den­nis said.

‘‘They have been our liveli­hood for a num­ber of years.

‘‘But we were faced with a tough de­ci­sion look­ing for­ward into next year with ex­treme ir­ri­gation water prices of well over $400 a me­gal­itre, which would make it un­vi­able for us to ir­ri­gate our pas­ture in the au­tumn.

‘‘We’ve re­tained our heifers and we will just see how next sea­son turns out.

‘‘The pos­i­tive for us is that there was a good spread of buy­ers with our ge­net­ics go­ing into some high pro­file studs around the coun­try.’’

The top price was lot 38, Alled­naw De­sire J120 for $8500, who sold to Tony Far­rell of Calmview Charo­lais in NSW.

Mean­while, 23 out of 25 cows with au­tumn bull calves sold to an av­er­age of $4565, with the top price be­ing Lot 23, Alled­naw Carol C39, for $7000 to Ross and Paula War­ren of El­ridge Charo­lais, from Gympie in Queens­land.

And 22 out of 23 cows with au­tumn heifer calves sold to av­er­age $4136, headed by the top priced Alled­naw De­sire J120 for $8500.

While nine out of 18 cows with spring bull calves sold to av­er­age $3500.

Vol­ume buy­ers were Ian Dou­glas, of Dou­glas­dale Charo­lais in NSW, and James Hack, of Kempsey, NSW, with seven lots.

Ross and Paula War­ren, of El­ridge Charo­lais in Gympie, Queens­land pur­chased six lots and Ja­son Salier, of Min­nie-Vale Charo­lais in Narrabri, NSW, bought three lots.

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