LONG-TIME client Nick Radford, Radford Pastoral, Penola, offered great support at Regan and Karen Burow’s 17th annual Yerwal Estate on-property Angus sale near Lucindale yesterday.
Overall, 30 out 43 bulls sold for an average of $5034.
Mr Radford paid the top price of $8500 four times and was the volume buyer, taking 23 bulls averaging $5239.
He has been buying from Yerwal Estate since the stud’s on-property sales started.
Mr Radford runs a purely Angus herd, joining 2800 head this year.
“Yerwal produces reliable bulls that are excellent value for money,” Mr Radford said.
“The stud also keeps up with the best genetics.”
One of the top price lots was Yerwal Namibia N4, a 23-month-old sire that weighed 806 kilograms. It was sired by Matauri Reality 839 and out of Yerwal L89.
Another $8500 bull was Yerwal Nomad 7, weighing 860kg at 23 months and also sired by Matauri Reality 839 and out of Yerwal L20.
The two other top price bulls were Yerwal New Jersey N57, aged 20 months, 742kg, sired by Stoney Point KEG K188 and out of Yerwal L90; and Yerwal Nowra N141, 18 months, 716kg, sired by Yerwal Kalgoolrlie K117 and out of Yerwal Dream J27.
First-time buyers JF&EA Girke, Penola, bought two bulls to $6500, averaging $6250.
LA&AM Eason, Penola, purchased two bulls to $7500, averaging $5750, while LT&JM Willson, Penola, bought one at $5500.
Mr Burow was happy with the sale result, considering it was always going to be a tough selling season.
“There were good opportunities for repeat buyers to get value for money,” he said.
Mr Burow was pleased with how the bulls presented this year, particularly with their consistency.
“We focus on producing cattle that are structurally sound, have a lot of natural muscle and butt shape and have longevity bred into them,” he said.
The sale was conducted by Landmark, with Landmark stud stock’s Richard Miller auctioneering.
Mr Miller said there was a great offering for bidders.
“It was one of the most even line-ups of Angus bulls to date from Yerwal Estate,” he said.
“It’s a credit to Regan and the Burow family.
“They are breeding bulls that are industry driven and can produce cattle to suit a range of markets.
“The sale was buoyed by a long-term and volume bidder in Nick Radford, from Radford Pastoral, who was able to shop at the highest end all day and at terrific value for money.
“Competition was strong on select bulls, from the local area and repeat buyers.”