Offered 63 58
Sold 59 55
Top $10,000 (x2) $13,000
Av $5728 $6663
THE top price of $10,000 was achieved twice at the Hazeldean Angus bull sale at Willalooka on Tuesday.
There was also good clearance, and more bulls sold than last year, with 59 bulls knocked down out of 63 offered.
While the average was back on last year, it was still a very solid $5728.
The first top price $10,000 bull – Hazeldean M86 – was knocked down to JH Ryan & Son, Lucindale. It was a 18mo bull that weighed 662kg.
Richard Ryan said he had been buying bulls from Hazeldean for more than a decade.
Mr Ryan said there was plenty to like about the $10,000 bull he bought.
“It just ticked all the boxes for me,” he said.
The other top price $10,000 bull – Hazeldean M329 – went to a WA purchaser, buying through Elders Moora, who was looking for new genetics that suited their breeding goals.
The 16mo bull was sired by Hazeldean M329 and weighed 736kg.
The sale was conducted by Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen, with Spence Dix & Co’s Jono Spence and PPHS’ Josh Manser sharing auctioneering duties.
Mr Spence said Hazeldean offered a very even line-up of bulls.
“Feedback that we’ve received from buyers is that they don’t want the bulls over-prepared and the bulls offered by Hazeldean were in ideal working order,” he said.
Mr Spence said there were good opportunities for buyers at the sale.
“The sale result reflected the present market, but, if anything, I’d say it favoured the buyers slightly,” he said.
“Certainly for buyers wanting consistent lines with calving ease, and bulls with a great pedigree, they were there for them.”