Lightning takes top honours at Euro Sale

Buyer of Lot 1 for $16,000 Celia Mackay with Sixpence Park's Linda and Glen Martin and the top-priced black Simental bull. Photo courtesy Tenterfield Star

Buyer of Lot 1 for $16,000 Celia Mackay with Sixpence Park’s Linda and Glen Martin and the top-priced black Simental bull. Photo courtesy Tenterfield Star

Tentefield Euro tops at $16,000 for Sixpence Park Lightning

The selling facilities in the prime cattle area of the Tenterfield Showground got a run on Saturday, July 8, in the second annual Euro bull sale offered by Alford and Duff.

Linda Martin of Sixpence Park Simmentals, Tenterfield, sold three bulls and a heifer. Lot 1 for $16,000 sold to Celia Mackay of Celamba, Deepwater. Lot 2 for $10,500 and Lot 5 for $5,500 both to to Amy Penny of Goondiwindi. Their heifer, Lucy, sold for $5,000 also to Amy Penny of Goondiwindi.

Maddison Morgan of Coolibah Simmentals of Guyra sold her heifer for $3,500.

Karina and Karly Crisp of Double K Simmentals at Stanthorpe sold their bull for $10,000 to Janet Newland of Pilton Queensland.

Richard Woodford of Clairview Simmentals, Armidale, sold two bulls for $3,000 each, one going to Coraki and the other to Casino.

Peter and Toni Rauchle of Springside Simmentals, Pittsworth sold their heifer for $2,000.

Vendors came from Tumut, Guyra, Armidale, Tamworth, Deepwater and Tenterfield in NSW with Queensland sellers coming from Bonah, Killarney, Pittsworth and Stanthorpe. Bidders travelled from Casino, Coraki, Lismore, Toowoomba and Goondiwindi as well as Tenterfield and Deepwater.

The sale grossed $79,000, with four black Simmental bulls averaging $10,125 (top of $16,000), five Simmental bulls averaging $3600 (top of $5500) and nine Simmental heifers averaging $2277 (top of $5000).