BUYERS were given every opportunity to source quality and performance at the Bandeeka on-property bull sale in Boyanup on Thursday 11th Feb.
This year 33 herd-improving sires from three different breeds and two registered Simmental females were offered under the Helmsman selling system.
Bandeeka Simmentals, prescription with guest vendors Bandeeka Black Simmental and Tronar Red Angus gave potential buyers the chance to lodge and place their bids on any animal of their choice at any given time during the sale, thumb which resulted in 24 bulls selling under Elders to a top of $12,000 and for an average of $5250, which was up $179 on last year.
“The Helmsman system suited the clients who turned up to buy on the day,” he said.
“I believe it was the most even line-up of bulls the studs have presented and it helped the style of selling.”
Return client, Norm Trigwell, NC Trigwell, Boyanup, was the successful bidder on the top price bull in lot six, Bandeeka Kakoda.
The 938 kilogram, July 2014-drop sire made $12,000 and was a Woonallee Benefactor son, out of Bandeeka C Remember.
Supreme exhibit at the 2015 IGA Perth Royal Show and second in the interbreed judging, this soft, deep volumed bull had values of +22 and +41 for 200 and 400-day growth rates, +11 for milk and +2.8 for EMA.
Mr Trigwell said he visually selected this sire for its softness and sheer volume for age.
“He is structurally sound and will be joined to 140 registered Simmental females to breed replacement females and bulls which are sold privately,” he said.
Not far behind in the price stakes was lot one, Bandeeka Jamaica, when it was snapped up by Rodney and Elisabeth Skene, Meldon Park Simmental stud, Cecil Plains, Queensland, for $10,000.
The November 2013-drop sire weighed in at 1050kg and was out of Bandeeka Z View and by Woonallee Benefactor.
The 2015 Perth and Brunswick interbreed champion bull presented with EBVs of +3.2 birthweight, +23, +43 and +44 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights, +8 milk and +3.0 EMA.