*49 of 49 sold to $16,000, av $5765
A LARGE crowd gathered at Rosewhite for the 2018 Alpine Angus on-property spring bull sale last Wednesday.
The draft of 49 bulls, described by numerous buyers as one of the best spring drafts at Alpine Angus, were received well.
A complete clearance was achieved on the 49 bulls offered and sold, averaging $5765, with a top of $16,000 reached.
Stuart Bewling, Bewmont Angus, Boorowa, NSW, parted with the top money for Alpine Jaeger M339, an embryo transfer son of Coonamble Jaeger J98 out of Coonamble F152, a Te Mania Infinity 04 379 daughter.
Weighing in at 885 kilograms, the 23 month-old bull was in the top 20 per cent of the Angus breed and top 15pc for 400-day growth.
Mr Bewling was attracted to M339 for his phenotype, muscle pattern, spread of breedplan figures and balance of those figures.
The lead pen of the younger autumn 2017-born bulls attracted strong interest, with both the second and third tops coming from this age drop.
The $12,000 second top price was Alpine Discovery N067, an ET son of V A R Discovery 2240 out of Ardrossan Evergreen C94 an Ardrossan Admiral A2 daughter, and was purchased by Brindstock Pty Ltd, Lucyvale.
The April drop bull weighed in at 695kg and was in the top 1pc for 200, 400, and 600-day growth, as well as carcase weight and in the top 5pc for milk, retail beef yield and all Angus Breedplan selection indices.
Bowmont Angus, Tatyoon, paid $10,000 for the third top-priced bull, a March 2017-born son of Coonamble Hector H249.
Alpine Angus retained a semen interest for in herd use of the 710kg youngster.
Leading the volume buyers were Bowman Forest Pty Ltd, Bowmans Forest, who put together a selection of three bulls for an average of $8000, paying to a top of $9000 of two occasions.
Alpine Jaeger M351, who was a 23 month-old full brother to the top price bull M339 and Alpine Gatsby M221, a 24 month old-son of Milwillah Gatsby G279, who was in the top 10pc for 200 and 400-day growth, carcase weight, and intramuscular fat, are both on their way to Bowman Forest to perform duties.
Flanigan Pastoral Company, Myrrhee, bought right also selecting three bulls for a $4166 average.
Alpine Angus principal Jim Delany was very please with the great result.
“It has been an excellent day, a large crowd was in attendance and the bulls presented exceptionally well,” Mr Delany said.
The auction was conducted by agents Rodwells Euroa, and Paull & Scollard Myrtleford.