*Total clearance of 61 bulls sold to $26,000, av $8811
IT WAS another successful day for Yarram Park, with its second on-property sale on Monday finishing with a strong clearance and average.
The stands in the selling shed were filled with buyers from across Victoria and interstate, who snapped up all 61 bulls.
Forty-one percent of the sale draft was sold for $10,000 or more, this increased from 25 percent in 2017.
Lot 6, Yarram Unique M024, an outstanding young sire, achieved the top price of $26,000.
Cameron Hollis and Kelly Walsh, Lotus Herefords, Glen Innes, secured this powerful 23 month-old sire.
M024 was the heaviest bull in the sale draft, tipping the scales at 1015 kilograms, by Yarram Unique F107, out of a Yarram Melodious E241 cow.
Yarram Park general manager Jeremy Upton said this sire was one of the “best bulls we have bred”, selling him privately to Red Hill Herefords.
Mr Uptod rated the grand dam, Yarram Blessing A187 “the best cow on this place”.
Mr Hollis and Ms Walsh ventured to Yarram Park for the first time, after hearing about the operation for many years, coming across this impressive bull.
Mr Hollis said this sire was the “overall package for my herd”.
“We love his overall presence and his performance that he can offer our herd. He is a pretty complete bull,” Mr Hollis said.
“He was the stand out bull in a bloody good draft of bulls. You have to hunt for years to find a bull like this, and we just happened to stumble upon him.”
The second top-priced bull was found in Lot 17, Yarram Unique M213, being knocked down to Yulgilbar Station, Baryulgil, NSW, for $18,000.
They also purchased Lot 11, Yarram Waterhouse M032, for $11,000, and Lot 28, Yarram Star General M192, for $10,000.
Other notable buyers were Broadlands, SA, purchasing nine bulls to a top of $12,000, av $9722, and Maranoa Downs, SA, purchasing five to a top of $11,000, av $7200.
Mr Upton said the sale result was thrilling.
“It’s great to get the support of our regular clients and the new ones, including the purchases of the top-priced bull,” Mr Upton said.
“The sale was really strong throughout with commercial buying, but we also had a lot of bulls off to fill stud duties which is really pleasing.”
Elders auctioneer Ross Milne said it was a “very solid sale for their second sale”.
“The top bulls sold well with a good number of bulls over $10,000, while still some between the $4000 to $6000 mark,” Mr Milne said.