By Maddie Cook
Barana’s 18th Annual On Farm Sale achieved pleasing results despite our expectation of a tough sale given worsening drought conditions in NSW. While 25 of the 36 bulls offered were sold through the sale ring to a top of $12,000 for Lot 1 a further 8 bulls sold afterwards to achieve a clearance of 92% with an average of $5,000. Five of the 8 heifers sold to a top of $4,500 for Lot 50 and averaged $3,400. There were some excellent buying opportunities on the day.
Our sale result was due to the unwavering support of our valued clients and we are humbled when many of them are experiencing the effects of drought themselves, some commenting that this is the worst season they’ve seen in their lifetime. We have also appreciated the positive feedback on the quality of the sale draft presented on the day.
As always our sincere thanks go to each of our clients but particularly this year when we’ve seen over 50% of NSW breeding stock gone & no relief in sight. However, we are certain better seasons are ahead for all of us!
Barana’s 19th Annual Sale will be held on-farm on Thursday 4th July 2019. We plan on offering 50 bulls along with 10 specially selected stud heifers. Please mark the date on your calendar as we hope to see you then.