AgGrow bulls top at $17,000 for Simmentals

$17,000 top price bull Blue Dog Longbeach with vendors Jan and Doug Bradshaw (standing) with Mark Duthie, GDL Stud Stock representing Tom & Lizzie Baker, Woonallee Simmentals, Furner, South Australia.

$17,000 top price bull Blue Dog Longbeach with vendors Jan and Doug Bradshaw (standing) with Mark Duthie, GDL Stud Stock representing Tom & Lizzie Baker, Woonallee Simmentals, Furner, South Australia.

By Julie Sheehan, QCL

An overcast morning in Emerald did not dampen the enthusiasm for cattlemen chasing Simmental genetics on day two of AgGrow.

Simmentals stole the limelight with a average of $7,386 to top at $17,000 with a 96 per cent clearance.

Top price bull Blue Dog Longbeach L031 offered by Jan and Doug Bradshaw, Blue Dog Simmentals, Taroom, found a new home at Tom and Lizzie Baker’s Woonallee Simmentals, Furner, South Australia.

The highly sought-after bull was sired by Woonallee Justified out of a first calf heifer of the Blue Dog Stud and assisted the Simmental average being up $1200 to last year’s results.

The Bradshaw family had a very successful day selling the second top price bull for $13,000 who went to Warren and Sue Wilson, Wilson Grazing, Redbank, Mitchell.