THE inaugural XSimm Black Simmental sale got off to a cracking start, with lot two selling to a US buyer at $10,000.
Coolana Angus principals Mark and Anna Gubbins have established their Black Simmental stud from US genetics to offer clients an alternative to their pure Angus brand.
Top-priced XSim Lucky Charm H2050 was purchased by US stud Gateway Simmentals through cattle assessor Dick Whale.
Gateway Simmentals was the foundation stud of the XSimm stud, with a majority of embryos coming from the stud.
Although Gateway already own the top-priced bulls sire, GW Lucky Charm 665K, they secured the son because he was a homozygous poll, while his sire wasn’t.
Other buyers included Peter & Jeanette Honey, who took home two of the Black Simmental bulls to put with their commercial Angus cows.
As well as increased early growth in their steer calves, the Honey family said they also hope to find a market for the first cross Angus-Black Simmental females. Full story in the Stock & Land September 26 edition
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