THIS year’s Alpine Angus on property sale at Rosewhite was a packed house with almost 90 registered bidders, with all 93 bulls sold under the hammer to a top of $12,000 twice and an average of $5217.
In welcoming the crowd principal Jim Delany highlighted continued support of Welcome Swallow team of Jim and Suzy Martin.
The sale opened with 10 heavier Autumn drop bulls ranging in weight from 790-885 kg and selling between $4000 to an equal sale top of $12000 for Alpine Equator L004.
At 25 months Equator L004 was sired by Ardrossan Equator and weighed 845kg with scrotal circumference of 43cm and was bought by Jock and Brooke Hislop from JB Angus Stud Naracoorte SA.
He had estimated breeding values of +5.1 for birth weight, +48 for 200-day weight, +89 for 400-day weight, +123 for 600-day weight, +6.3 for eye muscle area and +1.4 for intramuscular fat.
Mr Hislop was impressed with how beautifully the bull moved and the quality of his figures.
The JB Angus stud is a no stranger to Alpine sires they already have Alpine Jagger in use at their stud.
Moving then to a run of younger spring drop bulls the equal top price was quickly found for lot 12 Alpine All In L109 again reaching $12,000 and purchased by Jake Faithfull Corryong.
Sired by Deer Valley All In 2138 the 650kg bull carried high growth figures and was in top 1 per cent on the domestic index at +$132.
The second top price of $9000 was again shared twice, firstly for lot 16 a bull sired by Lawsons Novak E313 sold to Arden Angus, Adelong and lot 59 this time sired by Conneally Earnan 076E bought by Malcolm Neilson.
Last year’s sale topped $8500.
The sale had obvious strong North East support but there was also buyers from Gippsland, Southern NSW and SA.
A clearly happy stud principal Jim Delany said, “I was really pleased the level of buyer support, with a lot of repeat business along with some new clients, and I’d like to think this reflects the quality of our bulls and the back-up we provide.”
The sale was conducted by Rodwells and Paull & Scollard with Michael Glasser from GTSM the auctioneer.