By Nathan O’Sullivan, The Land
Strong support from return buyers with plenty of bulls staying local was the key of the Brewer family at their third annual on property BrewerBeef Black Simmental bull sale held at Tallangatta Valley.
The Brewer family sold 30 of the 33 bulls offered for a recorded average of $4692, reaching a top of $9500.
BrewerBeef Tanker M012 bought the top money selling to return buyers John, Veronica and Gavin Yensch, “Yarrara”, Holbrook.
Mr Yensch was drawn to the April 2016 born son of Wombramurra J042 for his “calving ease and overall appearance”.
Running a commercial Angus herd of 800 cows the Yenschs began using Black Simmental bulls three years ago to add “growth, style and carcase yield”.
The Yensch family added a second bull to their draft for a $6750 average.
Wombarmurra J042 also sired the second top price bull a June 2016 born bull in BrewerBeef Tanker M020 who ranked in the top five per cent of the Simmental breed for eye muscle area (EMA).
He sold to another return buyer for $8000 in Leigh and Gordon Paton, “Canberra House”, Corryong, who began their journey with Black Simmentals in 2010 when they purchased a line of BrewerBeef weaner heifers.
Mr Paton selected Tanker M020 for his “growth pattern, build to gain weight and softness of muscle pattern as well as his ability to lay down fat”.
The Patons also added a second bull to their selection to average $6500.
Local buyers K. and C. Walsh, Wodonga, puchased an April 2016 son of Sylvandale J853 in BrewerBeef Dream On M005 for $7500 as well as adding a second bull to average $6750 on the two.
Another return buyer, Stewart and Peter Macoun, “Boongala”, Peak Hill, led the volume buyers purchasing three bulls for a $4833 average paying to a top of $5500 for a September 2016 born son of St Pauls Grazer G421.
BrewerBeef principal, David Brewer, was very pleased with the result making particular note of the strong Upper Murray support and the fact that all of the black bulls sold on the day which suggests their breeding program is on the right track.
The helmsman sale was conducted by Corcoran Parker with Michael Glasser, GTSM, adjudicating the bidding.