Goolagong debuts with $12,000 high

QLD BOUND: Landmark’s Gordon Wood and Richard Miller (middle) with Elders’ Tom Penna and vendors Heath and Jenna Tiller, Goolagong stud.SALE SUMMARYAngus2017 Offered 29Sold 28Top $12,000Av $6268***
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Santa Gertrudis2017Offered 19Sold 16Top $10,000Av $6750BUYERSfrom near and far converged onthe inaugural Goolagong annual bull sale on Friday, February 17at Warnertown, ensuring it was a great success.

Thirty sixregistered bidders came fromfour states – Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and South Australia – with strong pastoral interest from northern SA.

They bought 44 of 48 Angus and Santa Gertrudis bulls for a $6443 average.

It continues a stellar run for the stud whichsold Santa Gertrudis bulls to $30,000 in Queensland last yearand was the most successful beef cattle exhibitor at theRoyal Adelaide Show.

Stud principals theTiller family hosted the Centre State Santa Gertrudis multi-vendor salefor many years but it was their first on-property sale in their own right.

A decision by the Tiller family tobranch out into Angus in 2014 paid dividends, with the $12,000 sale topperfrom the Angus draft.

Lot 9, Goolagong Genesis L881 was the star of the show but still considered verygood buying by many.

The 978-kilogram eye-appealing bull had an eye muscle area of 125 square centimetres and good fat cover of 13mm rump fat and 9mm rib fat.

The 22 month-old wasbought as a calf at foot with its damPathfinder Ada F291, one of Goolagong’s ET donor cows.

Genesis’ssire isPathfinder Genesis G357- the highest ranked bull on three of four Angus Breedplan indexes.

Landmark Albury, New South Wales based stud stock rep Peter Godbolt was the successful buyer, for clients Steve Hayward and Kellie Smith, K5X Angus stud, Allora, Queensland.

‘Theywanted a bull with a bit of power and performance and extra growth,” Mr Godbolt said.

“It is one of the most powerful bulls I have seen this year being a frame score eight buthe is smooth throughthe shoulders witha good carcase.”

Elders’ Port Augusta Bruce Cameron led the pastoral buying.

He boughtfive Angusfor a $5500 average and two Santa Gertrudisto $6500 for McDouall Peak.

Landmark Kimba’s Phil Arcus alsobought both breeds, securing two Angus and three Santa Gertrudis for Stuart Creek Station via Marree to $6000.

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