Offered 14 20
sold 2 15
Top $6000 $8000
Av $5000 $4800
Offered 12 15
sold 9 15
It was the female lineup of Develle South Devon’s fifth annual sale that drew the buyers in during the AuctionsPlus offering last Friday.
The Jamestown stud offered 14 bulls,12 females and two Droughtmaster bulls, and sold two South Devon bulls and nine females, for a $5000 bull sale average.
Stud principal David Leese said the sale’s results were disappointing and showed the season, and market’s fickleness.
The top price bull, 15-month-old Davelle Black Ranger M46 was sold for $6000 to John Brian, Babrooten stud, Tongala, Vic.
Black Ranger weighed 648 kilograms and was AI sired by BC Progress 315U. Mr Brian also bought two females at $2000.
“He was the pick of the sale with great balance of type and performance, it ranked in the top one per cent in all BreedPlan Indexes,” Mr Leese said.
The second highest price bull sold for $4000 to Jim Walker, Dubbo.
The female lineup topped $2200 and averaged $2022, with the top price female sold to Alan and Stephen Sanders, Murraytown.
Highridge Pastoral Co, Paris Creek, also bought three females at $2000.