Very happy to report that this years Lucrana Simmentals Annual on property sale (our 6th) was a resounding success. Pleasingly we saw strong support from previous buyers and a new record high price for a Lucrana Bull. All up 46 Bulls sold on the day into Queensland and Northern New South Wales for a 96% clearance and an average of $7,000.
It was fantastic to see the 2 top priced bulls of the sale going to leading Simmental Studs. Looking back on the sale though we see that 45% of the offering sold for $5,000 or less, which means the sale also provided great value for commercial producers looking for quality bulls for their herds. Many of those bulls went to repeat buyers.
New Stud Record Price
Lot 1 – Lucrana Legend(P), an outstanding sire prospect, sold to the York Family’s Billa Park Simmental Stud at Jackson Queensland for a new Lucrana Stud record price of $32,000. Billa Park Simmental Stud Master Scott York said of the purchase after the sale:
“Legend was a standout at the sale for us and the bull ticked all the boxes including great skin, hair type, softness, mobility, polled head and calm temperament.”
Lucrana Legend Auction
$15,000 Second Top Price
Renown cattleman Noel Mobbs of Gowrie Simbrahs, Charleville, was the under-bidder on the top priced Lucrana Legend but he did not miss out when it came to Lot 4 – Lucrana Larrikin(P) an ET calf from Lucrana Elsa featuring an EMA of 138cm and a scrotal measurement of 44cm. Noel was the successful bidder at $15,000 for Larrikin.
Repeat Commercial Bull Buyers
Chris Strahle, Clerkness, Bundarra NSW purchased a total of 8 bulls for a $6,250 average. After the sale Chris said:
“We’ve been buying Lucrana bulls ever since the first sale because they are good quiet bulls”.
Queensland Commercial Bull Buyers
Other bulk purchases included:
- Rocky Crossing Pastoral, St George Qld purchased 5 for a $6,000 average.
- Ian and Rae Webster, Injune Qld purchased 4 bulls.
Females & Genetic Packages
The 18 commercial purebred heifers offered sold for very pleasing an average of $1633. While a flush package in one of our leading Black Simmental females sold for $5,100.
We where very happy with the day and would like to thank this years sale Agents C.L. Squires & Co, Inverell NSW and auctioneer Robbie Bloch for a job well done .