Prime Angus hits $27,000 sale top

Prime Angus hits $27,000 sale top

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SALE TOPPER: Prime Angus stud principals Colin Flanagan and Pat Ebert with the top-selling bull, lot five.

SALE TOPPER: Prime Angus stud principals Colin Flanagan and Pat Ebert with the top-selling bull, lot five.

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Prime Angus' first spring sale reaches a top of $27,000.

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*Total clearance of 31 bulls to $27,000, av $11,000

In its first spring sale, Prime Angus, Warrenbayne, has realised a total clearance of all 31 bulls, to a top price of $27,000.

Stud co-principal Colin Flanagan said Prime had introduced its spring sale, as it now had a split herd.

"Each sale brings a whole lot of new genetics - that's the whole idea, we believe in bringing in new genetics to commercial blokes all the time," Mr Flanagan said.

"It's a very good average but you don't want to scare people with having these big over the top averages and top prices."

He said commercial buyers would start to see "huge differences" when it came to next year's sales.

"There will be a lot more spring in the rib and length in the cattle, good footed cattle" he said.

"There will be new bloodlines, passing through the cow herd."

They included bloodlines from a bull by Beast Mode's full sister and another by Millah Murrah Coyote.

"We are always looking out for good bulls - we are after really good herd sires to back up the AI program," Mr Flanagan said.

"We are getting top end bulls, we have five back-up bulls we paid nearly $250,000 for."

They included Wattletop, Granite Ridge bulls and Texas Moe R700, for which Prime paid $55,000.

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The top-priced bull, Prime Beast Mode R10, a January, 2020-drop bull, was sired by USA17960722 Baldridge Beast Mode B074, out of CXBL6 Karakara L6.

Prime Beast Mode R10

The bull had a birthweight of +3.4 kilograms, a 200-day weight of +67kg, 400-day weight of +117kg and 600-day weight of +151kg.

He had August 2021 TransTasman Angus Cattle evaluation figures of a +6.7 square centimetre eye muscle area, a rib of +0.1 millimetres, a rump measurement of -1.2mm and intramuscular fat of +2.5 per cent.

Prime Beast Mode was described as "an absolutely smashing Beast Mode son, with great muscle expression and extra length, good hair quality and very structurally sound."

He weighed 830kg and had a scrotal circumference of 43 centimetres.

David Brewer, Brewer Beef, bought the bull in conjunction with another breeder.

"He is a beautifully structured bull, the heaviest in the sale and had a great spread of numbers," Mr Brewer said.

"He also has a good disposition."

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Auctioneer Michael Glasser, GTSM/RayWhite said it was always in Prime's plans to offer spring bulls.

"There are some genuine 12-month old calves here," Mr Glasser said.

"The strength of the sale just demonstrates where the industry is, at the moment, the wonderful confidence going into spring and where the cattle industry is at," Mr Glasser said.

He said there was competition out of Tasmania, on AuctionsPlus, with a lot of local support.

"We got quite a few new people from the Upper Murray and Wodonga."

He said there had been a lot of interest in the top-priced bull, with a bidding war between two producers to secure the animal.

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