Lucrana Simmentals 8th Annual Sale Video & Report
This Years Sale Topper
Lucrana Nadal(P) an AI son of Woonallee Dimension out of a first calf WS Beef Maker female topped the Lucrana Simmentals Annual On Property sale held at Texas, Qld on July 5 at $16000.
Selling as Lot 2, the balanced carcase orientated sire boasted scans of 141cm, 12mm & 9mm fat, 5.3% IMF and had attracted plenty of interest prior to the sale meeting with spirited bidding on the day ultimately being knocked down to Loid and Zabby Appleton, of Yarmina Station, Charters Towers.
100% Sale Clearance
In total 59 out of 59 bulls were sold for a 100% clearance and a $6100 average to buyers from throughout Qld and northern NSW. Other sale highlights included:
Lot 21 Lucrana N89(P) (pictured above) selling to Alan Stevenson, Springsure for $11000
Ken McKenzie snapping up Lot 22 and Lot 30 (pictured above) for $8000 each to finish with 3 Lots for a $7500 average.
While Northern Rivers weaner producer Bruce Jorgenson took home Lot 36 for $8000 (pictured above) .
Black Dog Institute Fundraiser
Repeat buyers Clerkness Pastoral bought 3 bulls for an average of $7500. Their purchases included the Charity bull Lot 1, Lucrana Navigator(P) (pictured above) for $6000. 50% of the proceeds as well as the agents commission from this Lot were donated to the Black Dog Institute.
This organisation is dedicated to research and awareness programs in the area of mental health. In his opening address stud principal Andrew Moore highlighted the important issue of mental health and suicide prevention in rural Australia today.Black Simmentals in Demand
Black Simmentals in Demand
Black Simmentals were in strong demand on the day:
Topping at $9500, Lot 13 Lucrana Newbury(P) (pictured above) sold to the Delforce family who are first time purchaser of Lucrana Genetics.
Lot 58 Lucrana N382 (P) (pictured above) sold to Ian Beard for $9000 who is also a first time Lucrana Genetics purchaser.
I want to thank all repeat, new buyers, under-bidders and people who attended the sale. Despite the tough seasonal conditions in the lead up to the sale your interest in viewing and secure Lucrana Simmentals genetics is really gratifying as the stud master. We saw a total clearance and an improved sale average in comparison to last year’s sale. Thank you.
I’d also like to acknowledge and thank this years marketing agents CL Squires & Co Inverell and Landmark Stud Stock who along with Elite Livestock Auctions contributed to this years result.