Dry season impacts bull sales

Dry season impacts bull sales


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Rob Abbott, Mount William; Matthew Burmeister, Mount William; Marilyn & Terry Dove, Colac and Sybil Abbott Mount William with the $7000 top priced bull.

Rob Abbott, Mount William; Matthew Burmeister, Mount William; Marilyn & Terry Dove, Colac and Sybil Abbott Mount William with the $7000 top priced bull.

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AFTER the Delamere sale on Friday, a large crowd attended the Mount William Charolais sale on property at Willaura.

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AFTER the Delamere sale on Friday, a large crowd attended the Mount William Charolais sale on property at Willaura.

Thirty-two bulls sold to $7000 and averaged $3695, while 24 stud heifers averaged $1429.

The result was slightly disappointing considering last year all the bulls sold averaging more than $4700 but once again the long dry spell seems to be worrying many producers.

The normal dry summer could be good for livestock, however, with value still in the dry grass and parasite problems generally have dried up and gone.

Terry and Marilyn Dove purchased the well-muscled Mount William Glen by Pinay for the $7000 top sale price.

Clients of Charles Stewart, Colac, took home 18 of the bulls sold.

This included Corangamite Park who took three bulls to a top of $6000 and T&D Richardson who took two at $5000 and $4000. South East South Australian buyers Emery Rural, Kingston, selected a poll bull for $6000.

Regular buyer George Crocombe, Narweena Station, selected three bulls to $4500.

Stud heifers sold to $ 2500.

Buyers came from all areas of Southern Victoria with one buyer from South Australia.

*More sale reports in this week's Stock & Land

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