37 of 38 bulls sold to $26,000, av $8202
17 of 18 heifers sold to $5750, av $2685
It was a record-breaking day at Mount William’s 19th annual on property sale last Friday at Willaura, with a full gallery of new and repeat buyers there to help break records.
Mt William sold 37 bulls to a record top price of $26,000. This top price is an on-property record for Mt William, eclipsing their previous best of $17,000 in their 2016 sale.
This might also be a Victorian auction record.
The top price added to a strong sale result with an average overall of $8202. This was also an on property record beating the previous record by $3000 from their 2017 sale.
17 of the 18 heifers offered sold to a top of $5750 to average $2685.
The top priced bull, Lot 5 Mt William Monolith, sired by the impressive Palgrove Hannibal, was purchased by James Millner, Rosedale Charolais, Blayney, NSW.
This young sire is in the top 1% of the breed for EMA, carcase weight, 200, 400 and 600 day weights, top 5% for scrotal size, rib fat, mature cow weight and milk. He tipped the scales at 922 kilograms at 22.5 months.
“This is an all round bull for us, he is a good smooth polled bull that we are after. To me I would say he would be the best performer, being up first or second for this EMA and IMF,” Mr Millner said
“We have used the grand sire before and we’re familiar with his maternal grand sire. The Hannibal sons presented very well, but to me this bull was the pick.”
The second top priced bull, lot 9 Mt William Middlebury, also sired by Pagrove Hannibal was purchased by Graeme Stephens for $20,000. While a further seven bulls sold for $10,000 or more.
The Palgrove Hannibal sons where very well received on the day, selling 20 bulls to average $10,875.
In the heifer draft the top priced was lot 57 Mt William Molly sired by Palgrove Hannibal and preg-tested in calf to Talgoona Lanky. She was purchased by J & S Charolais of Currency Creek, SA.
Volume buyers on the day were TP Dove purchasing five bulls to average $9100, Woodrowvale Pastoral four bulls to average $10,250 and Baldestone Pastoral with three bulls to average $4666.
Rob Abbott said “ We are very humbled with today’s result with the point of view of stud breeding and all the hard work it has definitely paid off. We love to see clients standing by our product. It showed today that when you infuse good genetics into a solid female herd you can produce a good product. We want to be able to continue to market a solid and consistent line of bulls that will go out and do their job.”