Another two-state buyer list on the back of increased throughput and demand were clearly evident at the Triple B Brangus annual production sale held at Dingo last week.
Vendors Lindsay and Fiona Barlow, Triple B stud, saw 16 more bulls marketed, a slight reduction in average values and clearance levels when compared to the 2019 result.
Overall, 81 bulls averaged $6506 to represent a 92 per cent clearance rate, while 180 commercial heifers sold for an average of $1347 and total clearance.
Market topper was the 24-month-old Triple B P313 (AI) sold to Mark and Amanda Salisbury, Bimbadeen stud, Eidsvold.
Sired by Bonox 493, the bull was ranked average or above average for 10 traits, weighed 700 kilograms, had an eye muscle area of 116 square centimetres, fats of 10mm and 8mm, and intramuscular fat of 6.4 per cent.
Next best at $14,000 was the 25-month-old Triple B P239 selling to Brad and Nicole Saunders, Pheasant Creek stud, Wowan.
By Couti Outi Quart Pot, the sire prospect weighed 744kg and had an EMA of 130sq cm.
Pheasant Creek stud took two to average them $13,500 with their other acquisition the $13,000 Triple B P271 (Triple B Huxley).
Adding support to the result were Rob and Annie Donoghue, Baradoo, Moura, returning to sign off on 15 for on average $5600, topping at $10,000.
Joe and Felicity Streeter, Woodbine, Taroom, took four for an average $6500.
Shane and Amanda Watts, Sonoma, Collinsville, returned taking four to average $5250 while Justin and Kerry Wall, J and K Grazing, Stanage Bay, took a trio for a $10,667 average topping at $11,000 twice for sons of TCB Catawba Warrior R532 (US) and the homebred retainee, Legacy L 213.
Peter and Cathy Muscat, Kungurri Springs, Mt Charlton, picked up the $13,000 ET product, P543 (IH Bar None 820YB (US)).
Andrew Melville, RAM Station, Dungog, NSW, took two for a $11,500 average which included the $12,000, P383 (Bonox 960).
Mark and Melinda Beckman, Glenoyra stud, Aubigny, claimed the $11,000 P272 (Triple B Huxley), while Colin and Kym Kime, Amaroo stud, Nebo, invested in two for an average $8500 topping at $9000 for a 24-month-old Couti Outi Quart Pot son.
The Fernie family, Boombah stud, Dingo, secured a $9000 TCB Catawba Warrior R532 (US) son, while David and Julie McCamley, Palmal stud, Dingo, purchased the $8000 P554 (AI) (ET) (Brinks Bright Side 607L11 (US)).
Bruce and Leanne Woodward, Bonox stud, Taroom, outlaid $11,000 for a 25-month-old by Coolabah 2278. The Kingsley and McKinnon family, Wyuallah, NSW, took the $10,000 P361 (Huxley) aged 23-months, while Don Gordon, Burn Meadows, Emerald, outlaid $9000 for a Riverview Xander son aged 25-months.
Commercial heifers were in demand, reflecting the flux in market conditions with average values increasing across the board by nearly $750 per head over 2019 rates.
Sectional openers were 40 No. 9 heifers that averaged $2075 per head and topped at $2200 per head for the first three pens (30 head). These went to buyers from Kuttabul, Woodbury and East Coraki, NSW.
The other pen sold for $1700 per head selling to Brett Hall and Elsa Vanden from Kumbia, who also purchased the top-selling pen of No.0's for $1800.
The 140 No. 0 heifers were sold in a range from $650 per head to $1800 per head, setting an average $1139 per head.
Edward and Kara Quinn, Voewood, Calliope, ended with 50 heifers topping at $1000 per head for two pens to average them $950 per head.
Other buyers operating in this section of the catalogue came from Biloela, Blackbutt, Clermont, Comet and Cracow.
- Selling agents: SBB/GDL and Elite Livestock Auctions