Having delayed the sale by one week due to forecast bad weather, the weather on Sale Day Saturday 29 August was absolutely beautiful – sunny, no wind and 17 degrees.
The sale topped at $20,000 and averaged $9,225, up from a top price of $10,000 and an average of $6,876 in 2019. We were thrilled with the strong support for the sale from long term buyers, as well as a number of first time buyers.
The top priced bull, Bannaby Cowboy Up P126, an HA Cowboy Up son out of Anvil Jestress J212, went to first time buyer the Walkom family, Crookwell. They also purchased his flush brother Bannaby Cowboy Up P139 for $17,000.
The second top priced bull at $19,000 was Bannaby Capitalist P156, an LD Capitalist son out of Bannaby Jestress L04, sold to another first time buyer, Cate Investments, Crookwell.
Volume buyers on the day were long time buyer Joe Coles, Goulburn who took home four bulls to average $6,000, and Mt David Station, Mt David who also took home four bulls at an average of $8,500.
At $16,000 Luke Carroll from Merricroft Pastoral Co took home the next highest priced bull, the 18 month old Bannaby Reality Q05, a KO 839 Reality son out of our original Moongara donor cow Bannaby Moongara D21, a daughter of the great Wallaroy Moongara X125.
Markdale Pastoral Co, Binda took home two bulls – Bannaby Capitalist P103 and Bannaby Reality P244 at an average of $12,500. Long time supporter Narrambulla Partnership, Goulburn also took home two bulls at an average of $8,500.
Our neighbours, James and Brendan Thorpe took home two bulls at an average of $7,500 and Peter Branson, Yarranoo Pastoral, Crookwell took home two bulls at an average of $7,500.