Edited via report in Qld Country Life.
The third annual Bimbadeen Brangus sale saw bulls sell to a top of $15,000.
Twelve bulls went to live auction at the on-property sale, while 28 bulls and 50 heifers in 10 lots were offered via helmsman auction.
Top-priced bull Bimbadeen Preacher was bought by Lachlan and Maddy Brown, Somerville Brangus, Monto for $15,000.
The polled son of Bimbadeen Q Litchfield L12 (ET) from Bimbadeen Q L1 weighed 816kg with an eye muscle area of 115 sq cm and 43cm scrotal circumference. He had estimated breeding values in the top 10% for milk, scrotal size and EMA, carried homozygous POLL and BLACK COAT coat genes, a tenderness rating of 9 and had 94% morphology.
Snapping up both second top priced Bimbadeen Prince for $13,000 and the third top price bull Bimbadeen Phoenix for $10,000 were Kellie and Michael Silvester, Forest Hills Brangus, Capella. Both bulls offered outstanding natures, homozygous poll gene, IMFs over 5.5% and EMAs over 120cm.
Paul and Wendy Pownall of Pownall Grazing, Wingfield, Coominglah took home three young bulls, Bimbadeen Pascoe, Bimbadeen President and Bimbadeen Pinnacle for an average spend of $4500. These bulls all had exceptional morphology reports and homozygous black coat genes.
The Mace family, Redridge Grazing at Toorilla, Stanage took home Bimbadeen Pasteur for $6000. Pasteur has homozygous poll and black coat genes, and had great semen results.
Repeat buyers the Chapman family of Cedarvale Grazing, based at Ubobo and Banana, took home two bulls, while the Monk family, Chinchilla, took home two bulls.
Justin and Kate Boshammer, JK Cattle Co Angus and Brangus, Dulacca, selected Bimbadeen Picus for $4000. Picus offers homozygous polls and black coat genes, with outstanding semen results (motility and morphology).
Vendors Mark and Amanda Salisbury were delighted with the spirited competition for the live auction bulls and welcomed new stud clients, and return buyers.
Eight Brangus studs had bid cards on the day, with seven lots heading to stud operations. Buyers from came from as far south as Jindabyne, NSW and north to Stanage.
Mr Salisbury said many buyers showed appreciation for the data offered up on the bulls.
“We are constantly looking to improve our seedstock and are taking advantage of the genetic testing available – so many beef enterprises (both stud and commercial) are chasing polled genetics, looking for that high-scoring tenderness gene or wanting specific characteristics that EBVs can help pinpoint in an animal,” he said.
“We have done our best to provide the clearest ‘snapshot’ of each lot offered in our sale. We do believe investment in genetics is one that will pay dividends long-term for astute seedstock buyers.”
We thank all buyers and underbidders, our incredible support crew and agents Elders Rural, and Monto Cattle & Country.
Some more photos from the sale…
Photos courtesy of Ysa Burnham & Amanda Salisbury