BOTH bulls and females were in demand as Maryvale Angus and Limousin, Kapunda, achieved strong results across the board at their on-property sale on Friday last week.
In the Limousin offering, 18 of 19 bulls were sold, with Maryvale Potent P853 making the top bull price of $6000 to the Vivian family, Knockando, Cowirra.
Knockando's Robyn Vivian said the bull's pedigree and Estimated Breeding Values complimented its physical type.
"It has depth and spring of rib backed up by sound feet and legs, and overall strength of bone," she said.
"We have been following the success of both the Cottage Lake Big Star and Myers Master Court bulls and this was the perfect opportunity to purchase those genetics with the backing of a strong cow family.
"We have bought from Maryvale over the past few years and they are one herd that is hard to pass up when it comes to their approach in breeding good quality cattle, with their focus on the docility component of their breeding an added bonus."
An average price of $4833 was paid for the 18 Limousin bulls sold.
There was strong interest in Limousin females from WA, but the PTIC Cow with heifer at foot - Maryvale Newell N756 - sold for $9000 to Hill Livestock, Crystal Brook.
In the female breakdown, four of eight Limousin elite females sold to $4000, averaging $3750, while all four Limousin elite cows with calves-at-foot sold to $9000, averaging $6250.
Angus bulls sold to $5500 twice, with one of the top price lots - Maryvale Powerplay P13 - bought by L&L Arthur, Kalangadoo.
The bull was praised for its thickness, mobility, style, shape, structure, docility, fertility, feed efficiency and fat cover.
In total, 19 of 24 Angus bulls offered were sold to an average of $4316.
Maryvale stud principal Matt Vogt said he was very pleased with the overall sale result.
"We realise the importance of breeders using genetics that cover all bases very well," he said.
"To have calves born easily that grow fast once on the ground then perform in every section of the industry from cow calf herds to backgrounding, feedlotting, processing and consuming.
"We are thankful for the volume pastoral clients who know they can buy great quality even lines at exceptional value."
Nutrien Ag Solutions conducted the sale, with Leo Redden the auctioneer.
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