Meldon Park Q52 (P) Sets Simmental Qld Breed Record of $ 38,000 at Ag-Grow Multi-Breed Bull Sale to Emerald | Queensland Country Life
The rain didn’t stop the history books from being rewritten at the Emerald Ag-Grow Premier Multi-Breed Bull Sale on Friday, which saw a Simmental bull sell for a record $ 38,000 in the breed. Queensland.
While widespread rains brought relief to growers battling the harshest drought in the central highlands, buyers were very optimistic in the stands and online.
The multi-breed sale featured Charolais, Simmentals, Black Angus and Murray Grays, with bulls imported from west-central Queensland and an area as far away as Inverell, NSW.
A total of 77 bulls were offered, of which 76 sold for an average of $ 9,145, for a gross amount of $ 695,000 and a clearance of 99%.
The most expensive bull was Meldon Park Q52 (P), donated by Rodney and Elisabeth Skene, Meldon Park Simmentals, Cecil Plains, Dalby, and bought by George and Lorraine Bartolo, Carrinyah, Nebo.
Not only did the 26 month old bull break the Ag-Grow Bull Sale record, he also set a new Queensland Simmental breed record, eclipsing the previous record set by Lucrana Legend (P), which sold for $ 32,000. in 2017..
Meldon Park Q52 (P) weighed 980 kg with an ocular muscle area of 144 cm² and a scrotal circumference of 43.5 cm.
He got a 10 in the P8, a 7 in the rib and a sperm motility of 80pc.
The second highest rated bull was $ 28,000 4 Way Quakadu (P) which was donated by David and Lynette Whitechurch, 4 Ways Charolais, Inverell, NSW, and purchased by the Griffin Family Trust.
The 28 month old Charolais bull weighed 938 kg and had an EMA of 142 cm² and a scrotal circumference of 39 cm.
Quakadu scored a 9 in the P8, a 6 in the rib and a sperm motility of 75pc.
The Black Angus line offered four bulls for sale four for a clearance of 100 pc, a high of $ 35,500 and an average of $ 8,875.
The Charolais saw 36 bulls offered for sale of 35 for a clearance of 97 pc, a high of $ 28,000 and an average of $ 10,471.
A small Murray Grays show saw four bulls offering to sell four for a clearance of 100 pc, a maximum of $ 7,000 and an average of $ 5,250.
Simmentals saw 33 bulls offered for sale 22 for a clearance of 100 pc, a high of $ 38,000 and an average of $ 8,242.
Grant Daniel Long Dalby auctioneer Mark Duthie said this year’s sale was one for the history books.
“This year’s sale was probably the best sale we’ve ever had here,” said Mr. Duthie.
“I know it’s not as many bulls as we’ve had in the past, but I think the average has increased significantly.
“In previous years this sale has only gone over $ 20,000. I just did a quick math and we had 25 bulls sold for $ 10,000 or more which is a great percentage for the sale. “
“We had a very good crowd and I think we calculated that there were 28 bulls returning to the mid-west.”
Mr Duthie said bulls have been sold to countries north of Sarina, west of Barcaldine, Aramac and south of Roma.
Queensland Country Life will publish a full sales report in the July 1 edition.