$12,500 Double at Glen Fosslyn
7th September, 2009Summary
90 bulls av $4,275
Top $12,500 twice
For the third year running, very wet and muddy conditions greeted buyers to the Salter Family's Glen Fosslyn Droughtmaster Stud bull sale at the Roma Saleyards on Saturday.
In a strong sale, a buyer group of predominately commercial cattlemen purchased 90 of the 105 bulls on offer to average $4,275 which was an increase of just under $500 from last year's sale.
The top price of $12,500 was paid on two occasions with the first being for the first lot of the day. The Ferguson Family, Newhaven, Barcaldine secured the 24 month old, 778kg Glen Fosslyn Covenant, a polled son of Glen Fosslyn 03/791 who boasted an EMA of 118sq/cm. The Ferguson's also added Lot 3, Glen Fosslyn Canterbury to their sire battery for $6,000 in a display of spirited bidding. The 23 month old Canterbury, a 734 kg son of Glen Fosslyn 112 featured growth EBV's in the top 5% of the breed.
Warren and Mary Jackson, Myola Station, Charters Towers paid the equal top price for Glen Fosslyn Consul. The 23 month old polled son of Glen Fosslyn 147 hit the scales at 738kg and boasted a 600 day growth EBV in the top 10% of the breed. The Jackson's who run 2,000 Shorthorn / Brahman cross cows north-west of Charters Towers intend to use their new sire to breed Shorthorn / Droughtmaster cross bulls to put over their high Brahman content breeders.
Second top price of $10,000 was also paid on two occasions. Brad Piggot, Christmas Creek, Rolleston added the 766kg commercial bull Glen Fosslyn 08/168 to his sire list while Steve and Claire Farmer, Comance Grazing Co., Mornish via Rockhampton secured another polled son of Glen Fosslyn 147, Glen Fosslyn Centaur, for the same money.
Commercial breeders, Mac, Loy, Bill and Louise Plant, Tregona, Meandarra, outlaid $8,000 for the young, polled, high growth sire, Glen Fosslyn Crikey. Crikey, a son of Glen Fosslyn 03/791 hit the scales at 762 kilograms at 21 months with 400 and 600 day growth EBV's in the top 1% of the breed.
Rolleston breeders, Wayne and Grant Veivers, Talgai Droughtmasters, put together a great draft of bulls for their commercial operation. Their six purchases were for an average of $6,583 with a top of $7,500 for the 732kg polled commercial sire Glen Fosslyn 08/174 that boasted a scrotal measurement of 42cm and an EMA of 122 sq/cm at 24 months.
New buyer to Glen Fosslyn, Steve Thomas, Belmore, Mungindi, acquired five new sires at an average of $4,900 and top of $6,000 for the scurred commercial bull Glen Fosslyn 08/104 who weighed 752kg at 23 months.
Meanwhile, Richard Cameron, Lundavra, Goondiwindi purchased four to average $5,000 and top of $6,000 and Colin Johnson, Venture Station, Praire, invested in three, also at an average $5,000.
Long time supporters of the Glen Fosslyn sale, Don McIntosh, Murilla South, Glenmorgan, secured five bulls this year to average $3,600 and Jeff Ferrier, Nellybri, Surat purchased four at $4,125. Both were purchased through Glen Neilson from the recently established Surat Ag.
Repeat buyers Andromeda Cattle Co., Eddington, Mungallala invested in another three sires at an average of $5,166 while Don and Cathy Bates, Winnathoola, Wallumbilla were back to invest in three at an average of $4,333.
Australian Country Choice, Babbiloora Station, Augathella, were again supporting the sale adding to their every increasing sire battery with the purchase of ten more young sires at an average of $2,650.
Other supporters of the sale included David McWaters, Regleigh, Quilpie and the Guthrie Family, Injune who purchased four each and Paul and Sally Kennedy, Dunroman, Dirranbandi, Rhett Bonisch, Hillview, Injune and Maurice O'Neill, Kempsey NSW who each purchased three.
Cameron Salter Opening the Sale. ACC purchased 10 on Sale day.
Warren & Mary Jackson paid $12,500 for Lot 25 Claire Farmer paid $10,000 for Lot 50
The Plant Family outlaid $8,000 for Lot 17 Wayne & Grant Vievers purchased six at an av of $6,583
Russell Gillingham purchased Lots 19 & 72 Jack Kennedy enjoyed the day.
Paul and Sally Kennedy purchased three for their Glen Neilson from Surat Ag (left) introduced Jeff Ferrier
Dirranbandi property "Dunroman". (centre) and Don McIntosh (right) who purchased four
and five respectively.