Offered 97 103
Sold 76 78
Top $67,500 $50,000 (x2)
Av $10,355 $10,269
MID NORTH Santa Gertrudis stud Goolagong has made headlines in Qld, paying the $67,500 top price at the Santa Central multi-vendor sale at Clifton last week.
It is the highest price the Warnertown stud has paid for a new stud sire and equalled the sale’s previous record.
Goolagong stud principal Heath Tiller was taken by Wave Hill Larikan’s sire appeal, softness and great skin.
The 30-month-old poll bull, offered by Phillip Kirkby, Narrabri, NSW, stood second to interbreed champion bull Yarrawonga Fixer at the Ekka in Brisbane in August.
The son of Glenn Oaks Fleetwood weighed 1021 kilograms with an eye muscle area of 144 square centimetres and scrotal circumference of 42 centimetres.
“It is a total outcross for our herd with a good poll background in its pedigree, exceptional growth and a big eye muscle, carried himself very well with a tight sheath,” Mr Tiller said.
The losing bidder on the saletopper was Ian and Kerry Walker, Strathmore Stud, Blackall, Qld.
Goolagong was also among the 14 vendors, selling three bulls averaging $11,500.
Goolagong Lord, an AI-bred son of Yarrawonga Corvette, which was part of the winning sire’s progeny team at the Ekka, made $22,000 to Ian and Felicity Shaw, Glen Leigh stud, Deepwater.
It is the fifth year the SA stud has had sent bulls to Qld to be prepared for the sale by Scott and Wendy Ferguson, Glenn Oaks, Nobby.
“We have been taking a few of our top end bulls to get our name out there in Qld and the past few years they have all been going into studs,” he said.
“We are hoping people will see our genetics and come down to SA to buy a few more at our on-property sale.”
The 24 led bulls in the Santa Central sale averaged $16,562.