*Total clearance of 3 Red Angus bulls to $5000, av $4666
*3 of 7 Charolais bulls to $5500, av $4500
*4 of 13 Angus bulls to $5000, av $4250
TASMANIAN sheep and cattle producer Stewart Archer, Weymouth Farm Pastoral, took the opportunity to stock up on a prominent Charolais bloodline at this year’s Dobson Cattle stud sale, Whitemore.
Mr Archer paid the sale’s top price of $5500 for Dobson M124, a son of Paringa Rio Bravo D213E (AI) (P).
Mr Archer said it was the second time he had bought a Paringa Charolais bloodline bull from Dobson.
“They are good, low birthweight bulls, with positive fat,” Mr Archer said.
“I’ll put him over Red Angus and we’ll grow out the calves to either fatten, or sell as stores.”
Dobson M124 was out of PXD91E Pine Park Belinda D91 (AI) (P).
Dobson’s Heath Dobson said he was pleased with the number of repeat buyers, although a switch to spring calving meant some potential buyers stayed away.
“There were a lot of blokes not wanting bulls until later,” Mr Dobson said.
“Last year was hot, no matter where you were, so it had to come off the boil.”
The top Angus bull was lot three, TKYM48, a Reiland Jordan J61 son, purchased by RV Bowden and Son, Bothwell, Tas.
The Red Angus top seller was lot 22, TKYM5, a Red Lazy MC Eyespy son, purchased by Mary Zegfeld, Golconda, Tas.