Limousin bull sale
The Senepol breed proved a popular choice for buyers at this year's Central Queensland Limousin and Senepol sale, held at Emerald on Thursday, September 13.
Competition was strong for the tropically adapted cattle, and the sale topped at $9000 for Namoona Bill O'Reiley.
The polled sire was offered by NSW vendors Colin Godfrey and family, Namoona Trig Senepols, and was purchased by the Sullivan family, Talagai Grazing Co, Capella.
Namoona Bill O'Reiley weighed 910kg, scanned 130 square cm in the EMA, and had a P8 and rib fat measurement of 9 and 8mm.
Buyer Dan Sullivan, Talagai, said the bull was one of longest and fleshiest Senepol bulls he had seen.
The Sullivan family plan to use the new sire in their breeding operation by joining him with heifers.
Namoona Trig Senepols also sold the second top-priced bull with the polled Namoona Jim Hyne.
The bull displayed an EMA of 139sq cm and an IMF percentage of 3.4, and successful bidders at $7000 were Brookong Grazing, Capella.
Forsyth Farms, Archerfield, topped the composite section with Willdo Handsome C10 for $5000.
The three quarter Senepol, one quarter Charolais sire was purchased by volume buyers Greengrass, Charters Towers.
Forsyth Farms also sold a Senepol bull to AJM Pastoral Co, Burleigh Station, Richmond, for $6000.
Gary Porter, Silverleigh Senepols, Oakey, topped his draft at $6500 for the polled Silverleigh Ferdinand sire. Securing the bull was Euneeke Cattle Co, Springsure.
Limousins topped at $6000 with a black polled sire offered by Greg and Suzie Walters, Minnamurra Limousins, Springsure.
Minnamurra Black Xclusive weighed 980kg and boasted impressive figures, including an EMA of 145sq cm and an IMF percentage of 4.2.
He scanned 7 and 5mm at the P8 and rib fat sites, and was bought by Newman and Lloyd, Canopus Park, Springsure.
Gary and Anthony Graham, Talana Limousins, Kingaroy, sold the 820kg Talana Fallout sire to Duncan Geddes, Telemon, Springsure, for $4500, while Bradley and Jodie Frohloff, BJF Limousins, Yarraman, sold BJF Victor F59 for $4000 to MT Pickersgill, Brooklee, Rolleston.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.