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Wattletop makes to $12,000

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THE LAND | 07 Aug, 2014 | KRISTEN FROST

FACING another tough selling season for bull breeders, Wattletop Angus, Guyra, defeated the odds to sell 94
bulls from the 101 offered to a top of $12,000 and $4872 average. In a solid sale, 85 of the 87 two-year-olds
offered sold to an average of $5200. Twenty yearling bulls were included in the offering, selling 15 to a top of
$7000 and $4033 average.

Lot 2 - New client from Scone for $9,000

Lot 2 – New client from Scone for $9,000

Lot 20 - Repeat buyer Baroona Investments $12,000

Lot 20 – Repeat buyer Baroona Investments $12,000

 

 

The top-priced bull, two-year-old Wattletop Nadal H99 (AI) was knocked down to Baroona Investments through
Landmark Boultons, Walcha. From Wattletop Usual E256 and one of nine sons of Lawsons Nadal E398 (AI)
offered in the sale, the twenty-four-month old bull weighed 896 kilograms and had a scrotal circumference of
40 centimetres.

Lot 30 - Second top priced to long term client Forster and Sons Uralla $10,000

Lot 30 – Second top priced to long term client Forster and Sons Uralla $10,000

Lot 23 - Repeat client from Guyra $8,000

Lot 23 – Repeat client from Guyra $8,000

 

 

Positive for its eye muscle area (EMA) and intramuscular fat (IMF) figures, the bull also had estimated breeding
figures (EBVs) of +4.5 for birthweight, +50 for 200-day weight, +85 for 400-day weight and +108 for 600-day
weight. The second top price on the day was $10,000 purchased by Forster and Sons “Abington”, Uralla.
Principal of Wattletop, Lock Rogers, said he was thrilled with the result of the sale especially considering
what has been a trying season.