THE Casino All Breeds Bull Sale went off with a bang on Saturday.
The weather was perfect and 200 registered bidders competed on 130 beef bulls to secure a 92% clearance of the offering - up 10% on the previous year.
The bull sale reflected the across-the-board rise in cattle values, with a new top price of $12,500 reached. That honour went to a locally bred angus bull from Lyle Family Angus at Yorklea.
A stablemate realised equal second top price of $10,500, alongside a limousin sire sold by Kel Graham, Lismore.
Bentley Downs Charolais was next, with a top of $10,000 for one of the six bulls it sold, and an average of $7800.
The breeders who topped the different breeds were:
Shorthorn bulls: Lot 1 Eungella Shorthorns $4000; Angus bulls: Lot 6 Lyle Family Angus $12,500; Poll hereford bulls: Lot 29 Chris Whitney $5500; Santa gertrudis bulls: Lot 39 Welbatch Pty Ltd $4500; Brangus bulls: Lot 47 Weona Brangus Stud $9000; Charbray bulls: Lot 61 Piora Charbray Stud $5000; Brahman bulls: Lot 62 A & P Ashwood $7500; Simmental bulls: Lot 93 & Lot 96 G Wragge $7000; Lot 98 Jarravale Simmetal Stud $7000; Limousin bulls: Lot 101 Bella Valley Limousins $10,500; Charolais bulls: Lot 135 L A & H M Trustum $10,000; Brahman females: Lot 152 Helena Brahman Stud $3750; Simmental female: Lot 156 Vicden Simmental Stud $1500; Charolais female Lot 157 Calmview Charolais Stud $3500.
Bruce Lyle, of the Casino All Breeds Bull Sale committee, congratulated the vendors for the top quality bulls and females that were presented.
"We want to thank all the successful buyers and under bidders for their confidence in our region's premier bull selling event,” Mr Lyle said.
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