BULL SALE: All of the action from the weekend's saleyards
DRY conditions across the region didn't deter attendees at the Monto Bull Sale enjoying a great day out.
The annual event was held on Saturday, September 14, at the local Cattle and Country Saleyards to give buyers to the opportunity to buy bulls within their budgets.
Livestock and property agent Brad McInally said he appreciated the support from the community.
"There were 86 bulls that went through the selling ring,” Mr McInally said.
"Sixty bulls were sold, with a couple of post-sale for a clearance of 69 per cent.
"The average buying price was $4200.
"The highest paid price on the day was $6250 for for Bruce and Sue Mikkelsen's Wiluna Normie, which was bought by Paul and Monica Lobegeier.”
Mr McInally said charolais started off the sale, topping at $4500 twice for Glenlea Neptune and Glenlea Punch.
This result was followed by Doug and Juanita Birch's Wondenia Novac that sold for $5000 to the Hamilton family.
The livestock and property agent said there were some bulls at the sale that achieved a full clearance rate.
"The Shorthorn bulls sold particularly well with a 100 per cent clearance topping at $5500 for Lonnie Stone's Southern Cross Nymagee, which sold to Tim and Megan Sinclair,” he said.
"Then the Angus Bulls sold to $5500 for the Aisthorpe Family's LMH1 Powerpak P1 Bull to Matthew and Tracey Pattie, Mulgildie.
"Two of three grey brahman bulls sold topping at $5750 for Eugene and Jess Mollenhagen's Mountain Springs Brigalow.”
Mr McInally said he was pleased to see people enjoying beers and burgers at the saleyards, regardless whether they were buyers or not.
Along with his wife Donna, he said they would like to thank all of the vendors, buys, under bidders and staff for being part of the annual Monto Bull Sale.