12 Jan 2015

2009 1st On Property Bull Sale Report

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Truro ( Hereford Bull Sale)
August, 2009

We held our first On-Property sale in August, 2009 with the day running very smoothly and all enjoying a great day, despite very unseasonal hot weather. On offer were 35 stud bulls, with an 80% clearance, to a great blend of old and new friends, with a credible average of $3380.

The top priced bull was Lot 5, Truro Class Act, to the Whittle family at Bungunya, QLD. Class Act, a son of The Rock Top Gun, was 26 months old and weighed 940kg with an EMA of 117cm². Class Act is very stylish bull with a great muscle pattern and presence. He is a heifer’s first calf and has balanced figures of +3.6 for birthweight and +52 for 600 Day weight. The Whittle family also purchased another two bulls for their various operations in the Bungunya area.

The next top priced bull, at $6000 was suitable for use on heifers, Lot 26, Truro Colorado, and was purchased by the Tomlinson family from Moree. Also at $6000 was Truro Cha Cha, a very stylish young bull, only a mid November drop, purchased by the Cudmore family at Quirindi. The Cudmores also purchased another two bulls for their operation. Also from Quirindi, it was very pleasing to see Ian Gardiner, Kickerbell, returning to purchase three more bulls for his operation.

Returning to Truro was Ian Bjorksten, Yeoval, purchasing Lot 9, Truro Cosmic, at $5500, being a well muscle patterned Moorlands Grand National son. Also at $5500 was Lot 2, Cut’n’Dried for Arthur and Sue Melbourne & family at Narrabri, with Lot 36 also purchased for their commercial Hereford operation. Long time supporters of the Truro bulls, the Stanford Brothers from Bellata purchased Lot 3, Cold Chisel and Lot 21 Coat of Arms. Long time friend and bull buyer, Phil Currey, returned from out at Pilliga to purchase Truro Coyote. Another local buyer was John Meppem, purchasing for the “Black Ridge” family operation near Gurley, taking home Truro Corvette.

Three other new people made a welcome visit to the sale, the Rennick family from Gunnedah purchased Truro Clark Kent and Paul Ticehurst from north of Moree purchased a poll bull Debarry Vincent. Whilst from the very bottom of Victoria, Tony Hodges, representing Gembost Pty Ltd, made the long trip north not to be disappointed with the bulls he found and very pleasingly purchased five bulls for the trip south.

Jeff and Michelle King purchased a sweet heifer, Truro Daffodil D095, to become part of their new stud, “Morocco” at Gunnedah.  The heifer was the first Cootharaba Magnum to be sold in the country and has a terrific set of figures. Jeff and Michelle also added Lot 25 Truro Colourful to their collection of Truro bulls for $3500.

Everyone had a great day out and we were very relieved that the new sale ring and setup worked so well. Thankyou to Suncorp Bank for sponsoring the delicious Hereford Prime meat for lunch and the Bellata Public School P&C for presenting and serving lunch so beautifully. We would also like to thank Paul Dooley, Elders Tamworth and Mark Hayward, Landmark Tamworth for performing the auctioneering duties with the gusto they are reknowned for !  A very special thankyou to Jeff King for all the hard work before the sale building yards, gates, repairing sheds, etc. !


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