Andrew Chapman, Wombramurra; auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth; Stephen Gill, Alexandra Downs, Merriwa; Scott Simshauser, Landmark Tamworth and Peter Howarth, Wombramurra, Nundle with some of the Wombramurra sale bulls. BUYERS from across three states filled the stands and pushed prices to $26,000 at the annual Wombramurra Black Simmentals bull sale near Nundle last Wednesday.

Peter Howarth and Andrew Chapman presented 30 Black Simmental bulls with 27 selling to average $8777 overall and 36 SimAngus Bulls with all selling to average $8875.

In the breakdown; 18 two-year old Simmental bulls topped at $26,000 and averaged $10,055; nine yearling Simmental bulls topped at $10,000 and averaged $6222; 19 two-year old SimAngus bulls peaked at $15,000 and averaged $10,105; nine 17month-old SimAngus bulls reached $12,000 and averaged $8333 whilst eight yearling SimAngus bulls topped at $9,000 and averaged $6562.

The highly sort after Wombramurra K233, a TNT Tanker son out of a GW Lucky Charm daughter, hit the $26,000 sale top after a three way bidding war.

Stephen Gill, Alexander Downs, Merriwa came out on top and secured the 23month-old homozygous black bull weighing 852 kilograms.

With an average daily gain (ADG) of 1.13kgs the bull scanned raw figures of 5mm for rump, 4mm for rib, 121cmsqfor eye muscle area (EMA) and 5.2 per centfor intramuscular fat (IMF).

Mr Gill joins around 900 Angus and Black Baldy females annually to supply their own feedlot operation.

“He has excellent weight for age, we’re hoping he’ll pass that onto his progeny and put some yield and softness back into the herd,” Mr Gill said.

The top of the SimAngus draft was achieved by Wombramurra K215, a 24month-old Millah Murrah Right Time son out of an MR NLC Upgrade daughter who attracted a $15,000 bid.

Purchased by loyal clients, James and Sally Morse, Molong, who know the benefits of Wombramurra genetics first hand as a past winner of the Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial.

At 802kgs, the polled bull had a ADG of 1.06kg and a scrotal circumference of 39cm.The Morse familypurchased four bulls to average $10,500.

Volume buyer was Wallings Pastoral Co, “Callaroy” Cassilis, who secured two Simmental and four SimAngus bulls to average $7333.

Other significant purchases included 3EW, Murrarundi, buying three Simmental and one SimAngus yearling to average $8250 and theBeard family, Chinchilla, QLD secured two SimAngus Bulls for $11,000 each.

Stud manager, Andrew Chapman, was highly enthused with the sale result brought about by a good attendance of repeat and new buyers.

The sale was settled by Landmark Tamworth with Paul Dooley as guest auctioneer.

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