By Kelly Butterworth, Queensland Country Life
THE Meldon Park Simmental Bull Sale was held at the Billabong sale complex at Moura today, and saw an average of $7588.
The sale saw 68 of 72 offered bulls sell for a gross of $516,000 and a clearance of 94 per cent.
The sale topped at $14,000 for lot five, Meldon Park L66, who sold to Stew Nobbs, Yandaburra, Moura.
Mr Nobbs purchased three bulls at the sale grossing $35,500 for an average of $11,833.
L66, a scurred bull who tipped the scales at 1110kg, boasted an EMA of 146cm sq, and a scrotal circumference of 45cm.
The second top priced bull of the sale was lot 28, Navillus Park M12, a polled bull weighing 834kg with an EMA of 136cm sq, and a scrotal circumference of 37.5cm.
He sold for $13,000 to Brett Nobbs, Nobbs Cattle Co, Duaringa.
The volume buyers of the sale were three buyers who each went home with four bulls apiece.
Going home with three bulls apiece were Murray Smith, Palmgrove, Moura, who grossed $20,500 for an average of $6833, DW and SM Campbell, Gin Gin, who grossed $17,000 for an average of $5666, and the Kerr family, Reece Park, Munduberra, who grossed $15,000 for an average of $5000.
The third top priced bull of the sale was Meldon Park Lightning Jack, who was the senior champion bull at the Ekka this year.
Lightning Jack, a 1102kg bull of 27 months old age, boasted an EMA of 141cm sq, and a scrotal circumference of 44cm.
He sold for $12,500 to LG Franz, Maumbar.
Also selling well were Meldon Park L65, who sold for $12,000 to CJ and LL Connolly, Krismark Downs, Theodore, and KBV Legacy, who sold for $12,000 over the phone to Janet Newlands, Hirstglen.
Meldon Park’s Rodney Skene said he was exceptionally happy with the result of the sale on the back of a tough season.