Triple top for Yavenvale at $20,000

Hereford enthusiasts headed to the hills to inspect and get their hands on some the 125 bulls on offer at the 19th annual Yavenvale Poll Hereford bull sale held on-property at Adelong.

The Pearce family sold 110 bulls at auction for a $6950 average peaking at $20,000 on three occasions.

The $20,000 threshold was not exceeded but met on three occasions.

Lead bull Yavenvale Masterpiece M100, a homozygous poll son of Tobruk Jedi sold to Wandong Herefords, Yeoval, for the equal top money.

He was in the top one per cent of Hereford breedplan for intra-muscular fat (IMF) and grain fed index and top 5 pc for all growth traits, eye muscle area (EMA) and rump fat.

Neil and Beth Higgins, “Old Crockford”, Nowendoc, paid the top money for Yavenvale Momentum M012, a homozygous poll son of Yavenvale Guru G031.

Mr Higgins was attracted to Momentum M012 due to his homozygous poll status to “genetically dehorn his Hereford cows”.

A September 2016 born homozgous poll son of Koanui Techno 3062 in Yavenvale Milestone M397 sold to Keith, SA, based studs Morganvale and Kerlson Pines also for $20,000.

He was in the top 1 pc of the breed for 400 and 600 day growth as well as grain fed index and top 5 pc for 200 day growth, scrotal size, EMA and IMF.

Morganvale principal Allan Morgan viewed the young sire during Stock & Land Beef Week and was impressed by his “length, growth, and structural correctness”.

Mr Morgan said “he had everything we needed and a very well balanced EBV profile.”

The Bell Family, Millicent, SA, was the name that became well know loading eight bulls for an average price of $5813 paying to a top of $12,000 for Yavenvale Mastermind M161 a homozygous poll son of US sire Churchill Stud 3134A.

Family representative Andrew Bell said “it was exceptional line up of bulls with a large number of bulls meeting our selection criteria.”

Nelson and Kath McIntosh, Yackandandah, Vic, were also strong contributors putting together a draft of five for a $6100 average paying to a top of $8000 twice.

Warren pastoralists Ramsay Agriculture purchased four bulls to a top of $14,000 for a $7750 average while Norm and Sharon Nankervis, Corryong, Vic selected four for a $5750 average paying to a top of $7000.

Yavenvale principal James Pearce said “this was our highest number of bulls sold through the ring and our average was only down $335 on last year.”

The sale was conducted on behalf of Yavenvale by GTSM with Michael Glasser the auctioneer.

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