Offered 20 42
Sold 5 9
Top $9000 $7000
Av $4800 $4500
Walmona Santa Gertrudis Invitational Sale at Truro attracted solid stud support at its 4th on-property sale on Saturday, with the sale’s top price bull heading up to Tamworth-based stud, Watasanta.
Twenty bulls from three studs – Walmona, Truro, Seymour Vale, Tungkillo, and Nangaringa, Loxton, were on offer.
The sale offered 20 bulls and sold five to a $9000 top, averaging $4800.
Stud principal Michael Doering said he was pleased fellow stud breeders had confidence in Walmona genetics ability to perform.
“We were prepared for the commercial offering to be impacted severely by drought up north – most of our bulls head to that part of the country so this sale was always going to be tough,” he said.
Walmona Zekariah made the $9000 top price and was sold to return buyer Neil Watson, Watasanta, Tamworth, NSW.
The 17-month-old weighed 760 kilograms with a 1.4 kilogram daily weight growth, the highest growth rate in the lineup.
It also had a 35 centimetre scrotal circumference, 123 square cm eye muscle area with 10 millimetres rib fat and 12mm on rump.
Mr Doering said the Watson family bought a bull four years and it had performed well for them in the stud.
“It had great figures for a young bull and it was out of a top cow line.”
Walmona Yamato made the $7000 second-highest price and was sold to Western Australian stud DE Hall, Tanglewood Santa Gertrudis, Moora, through Elders Eudunda.
It weighed 1108kg and had a 1.17kg DWG, with a 42cm scrotal circumference, 132sq cm EMA, 10mm rump and 10mm rib fat.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Beaton Agencies, Kapunda, and Elder Eudunda, Elders stud stock’s Tom Penna as the auctioneer.