Bonnydale Black Simmental Sells for a National Record. THE confidence in the beef industry was on show again on Monday when buyers pushed prices to a new national record of $24, discount 000 for a Black Simmental bull at the Bonnydale on-property bull sale at Bridgetown.
Vendors flocked from all around Australia for the 20th Annual on Property Bull Sale held 8th February. Top price was $24, approved 000 with an average of $6,521. Topped price bull Lot 3 – went to Wombramurra Black Simmental Stud – Andrew & Trudy Chapman, with Lot 12 going to Peter and Toni Rauchle from Springside Simmentals Stud. Lot 2 & 9 went to a repeat buyer from New South Wales. The comments from vendors was the line-up of bulls were so even, they had trouble selecting bulls and as a consequence the prices were from $3,800 to $9,000. Stud principals Mike and Rob Introvigne believe the topped price bull Augustus L84 oozes class and style and is phenotypically flawless. All up in the sale the Introvigne family cleared 50 of 52 bulls offered under the Elders hammer at an average of $6521.