Spirited bidding pushes Glen Fosslyn to $13,000
12th September, 2011
87 Bulls av $4,545, top $13,000
By Peter Lowe (Courtesy QCL)
Spirited bidding by new and repeat buyers from four states and territories saw the Salter family's Glen Fosslyn Droughtmaster annual bull sale, at the Roma saleyards, achieve a top of $13,000 on Saturday.
At the end of the day, a total of 87 Droughtmaster bulls sold for a 91% clearance for a $4,545 average - up $1,130 from last year.
Glen Fosslyn co-principal Shaun Salter said he was very pleased with the result.
"This was one of the best drafts of bulls we have ever put together and it is rewarding to see both stud and commercial cattle producers putting their faith into our cattle and breeding programs".
Michael & Tracey Flynn, Valera Vale stud, Charleville, bid the top price of $13,000 for the 24-month-old Glen Fosslyn Entrepreneur, a 864kg polled son of Glen Fosslyn's home bred sire 02/662 which boasted 400 and 600 day growth estimated breeding values (EBV's) in the top five percent for the breed.
"Entrepreneur has a great sheath for a natural poll and his quite nature makes him a very attractive proposition," Mr Flynn said.
The Flynn family also snapped up another polled son of Glen Fosslyn 02/662 earlier in the sale, the 801kg, 23-month-old Glen Fosslyn Ewan for $7,000.
Second top price of the day was Glen Fosslyn Ebenezer which sold to Rob Brown, Dalmally Stud, Roma.
Ebenezer, a 22 month old son of another home bred Glen Fosslyn sire 04/211, weighed in at 717kg and boasted EBV's in the 10pc of the breed for 400 and 600 day growth and scrotal size.
Commercial cattleman and repeat buyer, Steve Thomas, Belmore, Thallon bid $10,000 for Glen Fosslyn Egor, a two-year-old 837kg polled son of Glen Fosslyn 04/211.
Reynella Grazing Co, Reynella, Charleville outlaid $32,500 for a total of seven bulls with a top of $6,000 for Glen Fosslyn Everest, a 23 month old, 850kg son of Glen Fosslyn 04/134.
The Glen Fosslyn stud received strong support all sale from repeat buyer, Brian Ricketts, Eastern Creek, Mitchell who invested in five quality bulls for an average of just under $5,100 to top at $6,000 (twice) for Glen Fosslyn Edmonton and Glen Fosslyn Etheridge.
Chris Cronin purchased six at an average of $4,250 for his property, Nellyvale, Bourke, New South Wales, with a top price of $5,500 for Glen Fosslyn Easy Rider, a 753kg, 24-month-old polled son of Glen Fosslyn 04/134.
David Murray, Yambutta Pastoral Co, Yambutta, Quilpie successfully secured five at an average of $4,400 with a top of $6,000 for the second bull on offer, the 730kg, polled, 23-month-old Glen Fosslyn Elton.
Tim and Vicki Bell, Bylot Plains, Injune outlaid $21,500 for five additions to their sire battery including $5,000 for 24-month-old, 760kg herd bull, Glen Fosslyn 10/178.
New buyers to Glen Fosslyn, Ron and Merv Phillips, Mitchell also secured five late in the sale.
Shaun Salter with the purchaser of the top priced bull, Michael Flynn, Valera Vale Stud, Charleville