Inaugural Sale Tops at $19000

Lucrana Simmental’s first on property sale proved a resounding success. A large crowd was in attendance to see a 100% clearance, with the 42 bulls offered, averaging $6300 and topping at $19000. The 3 led heifer lots realised a $6667 average, while 2 cow and calf lots sold for an average price of $2500.

Lot 1 Lucrana General(P) got the sale off to a cracking pace, before being knocked down to Rod and Lis Skene of Meldon Park Simmentals, Dalby, QLD, for the days top money. The Lucrana Piermont(P) son had attracted a great deal of interest in the lead up to the sale. The Skene’s were on the lookout for new polled stud sire, and had been impressed by L.General(P), after seeing him at Beef 2012.

Lot 1 Lucrana General(P) with (left to right) Lis Skene, Meldon Park Simmentals, Andrew Moore, Lucrana Simmentals, Casey Weick, Select Fitting Service.
Lot 1 Lucrana General(P) with (left to right) Lis Skene, Meldon Park Simmentals, Andrew Moore, Lucrana Simmentals, Casey Weick, Select Fitting Service.

Watch Lot 1 sell

Lot 2, Lucrana Fletcher(P), another Lucrana Piermont(P) son, and the 2012 QLD State Feature Show Grand Champion Bull, made the sales second highest price of $13000. He sold to the Sullivan family of Navillus Park Simmentals, Kingaroy. The Sullivans were the underbidders on Lot 1.

Lot 2 Lucrana Fletcher(P)
Lot 2 Lucrana Fletcher(P)

Watch Lot 2 sell

Other notable sales included Lot 11 Lucrana Future Fund at $8500, selling to Barry and Doreen Cooke, Meandarra. The Cookes finished the day with 2 bulls for a $7250 average. Clerkness Pastoral Co., Bundarra took home 5 quality bulls for a $6700 average. Repeat buyers Burnett Enterprises, Clermont were also active on the day purchasing 4 at $5625. Wooroolah Grazing were chasing poll genetics and accounted for 3 bulls at a $6000 average and one cow and calf unit for $3000. While Bill and Vicki Braun, Quirindi accounted for 2 well muscled polled sires for a $6500 average.

Strong competition for the female offering was also a feature of the sale. The outstanding solid red flush prospect, Lucrana Gabby(P) sold to Kirk Grazing, Bajool making $12000. The underbidder, Stuart Moeck, Schofields was determined not to go home empty handed and purchased the buyers choice lot for $4000. Selecting the red factor female Lucrana Grace(P) for his Valley Creek stud.

Eight unjoined commercial heifers made $880.

Selling agents were CL Squires &Co, Inverell.

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