AN OUTSTANDING angus PTIC heifer sold for $8000 at the inaugural Ascot Cattle Co autumn bull and heifer sale.
Ascot Flower L329, sired by the $117,500 Irelands Galaxy G43 by a top Millah Murrah dam, was artificially inseminated by Millah Murrah Highlander G7 in January.
The sale held on-property at North Toolburra last week grossed $547,000, with an overall clearance rate of 95%.
Owners Jim Wedge and Jackie Chard said they were pleased with the results.
The feature of the sale was three homozygous polled bulls selling to a top of $18,000 to average $12,300.
"Because we are focussing on the polled gene in our charolais, it was great to see people taking an interest in this trait," Mr Wedge said.
"The angus offering were in hot demand and they did do better in the averages for both bulls and females but we were very pleased with charolais bulls as well.
"The charolais heifers also sold as well, as we had been expecting, which was great to see for the first autumn sale."
Mr Wedge said the contingent of local buyers was overshadowed by breeders from further afield.
"There were a few local buyers, which is always good to see," he said.
"But a lot of our cattle also went to New South Wales and out into central Queensland as well.
"I think the furthest west we had Queensland buyers from was Clermont and we had buyers virtually right down to the New South Wales and Victorian border."
Ascot Cattle Co will have a total of 110 charolais and angus bulls on offer during the stud's next 2017 spring sale in September.
"We're just preparing to wean at the moment," Mr Wedge said.
"We're planting out some forage wheat and oats which those bulls will move onto from the pasture ahead of the spring sale."
Ascot also sold a heifer for $3000 and donated it to the Trio Angus bush fire appeal.
- 24 from 25 angus bulls sold to a top of $13,000 to average $7375.
- 20 of 23 charolais bulls sold to a top of $18,000 to average $6750. The feature was three homozygous polled bulls selling to a top of $18,000 to average $12,300.
- 37 of 38 angus heifers sold to a top of $8000 to average $3418.
- 40 of 41 charolais heifers sold to a top of $5000 to average $2712.
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