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Simmental bull makes $40,000 at Dubbo

The $40,000 top-priced Simmental bull, Mt Ararat Phoenix, reserve junior champion shown by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic. Holding the bull is Mark Alberni with buyers Tom and Lizzy Baker, Woonallee stud, Furner, SA; John Leek and Joel Fleming, Landmark, Tamworth. Photo by The Land

by Mark Griggs, The Land

A top price of $40,000 was a highlight of the 2019 third annual Simmental National Show and Sale at Dubbo, when the reserve junior champion bull bred in Victoria, came to Dubbo to be sold to South Australia.

The money-spinner, Mt Ararat Phoenix sold by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic, was purchased by Tom and Lizzy Baker for their Woonallee stud, Furner, SA, as the bull’s dam, Woonallee Kathie B111, a donor cow within the Baker’s herd had died, and Mr Baker said they needed to reintroduce the genetics to Woonallee.

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Many thanks to Mark for Emceeing the Show classes