A LIMOUSIN black heifer almost stole the show at Maryvale Limousin and Angus stud sale on Friday last week, after it was knocked down for $10,000, but it was bull Maryvale Quedos Q101 that nabbed the $11,500 sale top price.
In total, 15 of 18 Angus bulls offered were sold to an average of $7400, with Maryvale Quedos Q101, selling to return buyers Helen and Andre Carlson, Kalangadoo.
Sired by Millah Murrah Loch Up L133, it weighed 628 kilograms with a 41-centimetre scrotal circumference and its Estimated Breeding Values indicated a +5.3 birthweight and +18 for docility.
It also had +2.8 for eye muscle area and -0.5 for rib and Mr Carlson said since previously using the stud's "brilliant" Limousin genetics, he thought it was time to breed with Maryvale's Angus bulls.
"Ease of calving and docility were the standout traits - it's what we select for. Their cattle are incredibly quiet," he said.
A $10,000 second-highest price was achieved twice, with Angus bull Maryvale Quintar Q95 knocked down the same way and then Angus Maryvale Radical R104 snapped up by TD,RD,&KL Burow, Lucindale.
Maryvale Quintar Q95 weighed 708kg with a 41cm scrotal circumference and Maryvale Radical weighed 564kg with a 37cm scrotal circumference.
The Limousin offering achieved total clearance, averaging $6125 with a $8500 top price.
Maryvale Quamby, an apricot bull sold to KG&SE Nettleton, Boyanup, WA, and weighed 640kg with a 42cm scrotal circumference.
In the female breakdown, six of seven Limousin heifers sold to $10,000, averaging $4916, while three out of five Limousin cows with calves-at-foot sold to $9000, averaging $7166.
Maryvale Remodel made the $10,000 top price and sold to A Stumer, Fernvale, Qld.
Maryvale stud principal Matt Vogt said he was very pleased with the overall sale result.
Nutrien Ag Beaton Agencies' conducted the sale, with Leo Redden the auctioneer.
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