Barwidgee Angus tops at $10,000

Barwidgee bulls to $10,000


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Barwidgee Angus stud, Caramut, held its annual spring on property sale which saw bidding top at $10,000.

*32 of 57 bulls sold to $10,000, av. $5359

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Barwidgee Angus stud, Caramut, held its annual spring on property sale Thursday which saw bidding top at $10,000.

Buyer: Tracy McErvale, Condah, with  Wendy Kelly, Barwidgee Angus, and the bull he bought for $6000 at the Barwidgee sale Thursday.

Buyer: Tracy McErvale, Condah, with Wendy Kelly, Barwidgee Angus, and the bull he bought for $6000 at the Barwidgee sale Thursday.

Wendy and David Kelly sold 32 bulls at auction which averaged $5359.

A number of bulls were sold at the upset price of $4000 immediately after the sale.

Buyer of the top priced lot was MA & MA Woolston, Penola, South Australia, who paid $10,000 for lot six, Barwidgee 16113, a twin by Te Mania Emperor .

The bull had figures of +3.7 birth weight (BW), +87kg 400 day weight, +110kg 600 day weight and an eye muscle area of +5.1 square centimetres.

The Edge family, Phoines Pastoral, Casterton, bought three bulls to a top of $8000 and averaged $6166.

Their top lot was Barwidgee 16499, from a first-calf heifer and a double cross to Rennylea Edmund E11.

The bull was an outstanding calving ease sire with figures of +1 BW and gestation length (GL) of -5.5.

L & M S Ham, Freshwater Creek, paid $8000 for lot 1, Barwidgee 16129, another Emperor son from a high producing cow and top five percent in all indexes.

A volume buyer was Eulo Pastoral, Caramut, with five bulls to $7500 top and averaging $5300.

The top price was a Carabar Docklands son, Barwidgee 16151, with a low 2.0 BW and +6,4 EMA.

Chris Davison, Morgiana Beef Composites, bought two bulls to a top of $7500.

Mr Davison said the bulls were ideal as he was looking for grass fed bulls with Rennylea blood and low birthweight figures for use over heifers.

His top price was for Barwidgee 16159 with a +2.2 BW and +8.6 EMA.

Mawallok Pastoral Co, Stockyard Hill, paid $7500 for Barwidgee 16105, by Ardrossan Honour.

Jamecca Plains Pastoral Co, Caramut, bought four bulls to a top of $6500 (twice) and averaged $5250.

The top prices were for two sons of Barwidgee 14129 being lot five, Barwidgee 16329, which was +7.8 EMA – top eight percent and lot 38 Barwidgee 16451 also +7.8 EMA.

Regular buyer Brandon Pastoral, Macarthur, bought four bulls to a top of $7000 and averaged $5250.

Lowana Holdings, Condah, took home three bulls, paying up to $6000, averaging $4666.

Selling agents: Elders.

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