MOUNT WILLIAM CHAROLAIS
38 of 45 bulls sold to $9000, av $5256. Total clearance of 22 heifers to $5750, av $3079
MOUNT William’s 18th annual on-property sale last Friday, at Willaura, saw 38 bulls sell to $9000 with a pleasing average of $5256.
All 22 females sold to a top of $5750 to a solid average of $3079 – marking an increase of $729 on last year’s average.
Lot 10 – a Mt William Dash D62 son with the top P8 and Rib scores in the catalogue – achieved the top price.
It was purchased by long-time supporter George Crocombe, Narweena Station, Penshurst, who said of the bull: “What’s not to like?”
“This young sire’s breeding was of interest to me, he is long but soft bodied with an excellent temperament.”
He said the bull would suit Narweena Station’s focus on breeding cattle for the feedlot market. They sell about 800 to 1000 heifers and steers annually to a feedlot.
PL Riches were the volume buyer with three bulls to $7500, av $6833, and two heifers av $2375.
Lot 69, Mt William Louise L126 was an unregistered heifer whose proceeds were donated to the Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets charity; she sold for $4000 to Reeder Pty through Terry Dove, Charles Stewart Dove.
Mt William principal Rob Abbott was pleased with the sale: “When we have our clients put their money where there mouth is, it gives us more passion going forward.”
Elders auctioneer Ross Milne said buyers preferred more moderate, easy-doing bulls. Two bulls sold after the auction for $4000 each.