Strong interest for Coolana catalogue

Strong interest for Coolana catalogue

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GREAT GROWTH: Coolana principal Mark Gubbins, Elders Mortlake manager Hayden Lanyon, top price bull buyer Gerard Hiscock, Morgiana, Hamilton, Vic, and Max Gubbins, Coolana. They are with the $14,000 top price Angus bull Coolana Black Pearl L666, which will replace a Coolana bull the Hiscocks bought in 2012.

GREAT GROWTH: Coolana principal Mark Gubbins, Elders Mortlake manager Hayden Lanyon, top price bull buyer Gerard Hiscock, Morgiana, Hamilton, Vic, and Max Gubbins, Coolana. They are with the $14,000 top price Angus bull Coolana Black Pearl L666, which will replace a Coolana bull the Hiscocks bought in 2012.

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COOLANA sold bulls to $14,000 at Chatsworth, Vic, on Friday in one of its best drafts of two-year-old Angus bulls offered to-date, according to stud principal Mark Gubbins.

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SALE SUMMARY

                 2017         2016

Angus  

Offered   72             74

Sold         67             63

Top           $14,000   $16,000

Av             $6089      $7024

Black Simmental

Offered   23             33

Sold         14             26

Top           $6500      $16,000

Av             $4857      $5635

COOLANA sold bulls to $14,000 at Chatsworth, Vic, on Friday in one of its best drafts of two-year-old Angus bulls offered to-date, according to stud principal Mark Gubbins.

The top price bull Coolana Black Pearl L666 was bought by GE&AM Hiscock, Morgiana, Hamilton, Vic.  

Gerard Hiscock was impressed with the bull’s overall figures, great growth, high milk and overall softness.  

Figures included +4.9 for birthweight, +54 for 200-day, +92 for 400-day, and +126 for 600-day growth with an eye muscle area of +6.3 and marbling +2.2.  

The bull – by imported sire Sydgen Black Pearl 2006 – will replace the Coolana bull the Hiscocks bought in 2012.

The Stoney family, Ellingerrin Pastoral Co, Inverleigh, Vic, bid to $12,000 for lot 8 – a well-grown son of Te Mania 11 465 – and bought another two bulls at $8000 and $5000. 

Treetop Estate, Meningie, also bought a Sydgen Black Pearl 2006 son with balanced figures highlighted by a low birth figure of +3. The bull’s dam Coolana Nightingale D136 had six sons in the sale, averaging $7312.

Treetop Estate finished with six bulls averaging $7200, including lot 7, also by Sydgen Black Pearl 2006, with a low birth figure of +2.8 for $11,000.

Regular buyers Mooramook, Caramut, Vic, took another son of Sydgen Black Pearl 2006, also with a low birth figure of +1.9, for $11,000.

Both this bull and the top price bull were used by Coolana in the spring of 2016.

The 12 bulls sired by Sydgen Black Pearl 2006 averaged $8625, with five making $10,000 or more.

Everest Farm, Eden Hills, bid to $10,500 for two bulls, both sons of Sydgen Black Pearl 2006.

Last year’s top price bull buyers SJ&NJ McLeod, Macarthur, Vic, secured a son of Ardrossan Equator for $10,000. This bull had high growth figures and +7.8 for EMA.

Bidding was quieter for the Black Simmental bulls on offer, which were all autumn 2016-drops – 4-5 months younger than the Angus bulls.

Yera Estate, Leslie Manor, Vic, paid the top price of $6500 and took another at $4000, while KA Langley, buying through SKB Rodwell, Warrnambool, Vic, was the buyer of the second-highest price bull at $6000. 

                               – GARRY RODDA

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