*Total clearance of 42 bulls sold to $20,000, av $10,619
The resounding support from existing Alpine clients delivered a total clearance and an average $10,619 at the 2020 Alpine Angus Spring Bull Sale.
Existing clients purchased 36 of the 42 bulls during the auction at the stud's Rosewhite sale complex in what was described as a reflection of confidence in the Alpine program, the stud said.
The September result was also aided by a strong beef market and promising seasonal conditions.
Lot 2 Alpine Beast Mode K171 was the top-priced bull, fetching $20,000 from an undisclosed buyer in the Upper Murray region.
The stud said the bull's phenotype displayed great structural soundness and was backed up by strong EBV's with a massive growth spread and first-class indexes.
Long-term clients, the Ferguson family, Bowmans Forest, purchased four bulls to an average price of $13,250.
EL & RD Hart, Yallum Vale, Echuca, was another long-term who client purchased two bulls by Karoo Knockout K176 for an average of $12,000.
Other return buyers included Wes and Ange Jeffries, Falcon Vale, Seymour, who purchased Alpine Hector P174 for $17,000.
Meanwhile, Denise Rae, Murmungee, purchased Alpine Knockout P153 for $16,000 and Tim Turnbull, Bethanga, purchased Alpine Momentum for $15,000.
Noted Angus seedstock producer Paringa Angus, Yea, purchased Alpine Junior Q045 for $16,000.
Alpine Angus stud principal Jim Delany said he was extremely pleased with the result.
"Our sincere thanks for the wonderful support from our clients and their agents in the strong beef market and seasonal conditions we are all experiencing now," Mr Delany said.
"Developing these relationships has been a journey for us all where we have shared bad times as well as good times such as we have now."
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