2017 National Shorthorn Show & Sale Entry Forms

The 2017 National Shorthorn Show and Sale is set to take off at it’s traditional home, the Dubbo Showgrounds, NSW. Last years event broke new records with 77 bulls sold at auction from 82 offered for a 94% clearance to a top of $42,000 and an average of $8,149, an increase of $1,935 on last years average. All bulls sold after the auction to give a 100% clearance for the sale with a final average of $7,756, a tremendous result..

For those wishing to enter bulls in the 2017 National Shorthorn Show and Sale, consider a few quick marketing tips. A good photo attached with the lot listing can be very helpful at attracting interested bidders. Also, a short 20 second video, taken with an iPad, iPhone or similar, showing the bull moving, is a great way of building expectation regarding your bull/s and best of all is free. Simply load the footage onto Youtube and email the link supplied. Youtube has a counter of unique visitors to your link, so you follow each lots progress as the sale builds. Feel free to capture some footage of yourself, describing the prospective sire/s from your perspective and the qualities that buyers may not necessarily see from his pedigree, EBV’s or footage. This might include the sires preparation, performance within his contemporary or just the reasons why you rate the sire highly. It all helps deliver your message.

Consider running a banner ad promoting your offering on the Shorthorn Beef website. 3 weeks exposure will cost only $275 inclusive and can contain up to 4 pages that roll over, so plenty of room for photos and comment.

Also follow up with past purchasers and check the progress of sire/s you may have sold them in the past. Sales are all about building relationships, they will appreciate the call and you can let them know about your sire/s on offer at the 2017 sale. Every little bit helps.

Good luck for 2017, for all your entry forms, click on the links below.

2017 Entry Form Letter

2017 Entry Form

2017 Female Entry Form

2017 Entry Form Comments

2017 Cattle Examination Report

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Quality Shorthorn commercial females have sold to a top price of $2,660 for a group of 3 year old PTIC Shorthorn cows.
The cows were sold by agents Milling Stuart, account of Todd and Sara Fergusson, Moreton Bay, at the Dunedoo Sale Yards after their herd was devastated by the February bush fires. The decision to sell the remainder of the herd was a difficult one as fences and feed were non existent on their property.
Given the many years of breeding on offered, the quality of females was excellent and prices reflected the Fergusson family's dedication with the top pen of 3 yo PTIC cows selling for $2,660 to Mike Newton, Miller Whan & John, SA, with the overall average for PTIC cows of $2,301. Two year old PTIC heifers also sold to a top of $2,220 to Muriel Capel, Barraba.
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Sprys Shorthorns have set a new Sprys on property record for their 2017 bull sale average, in their 53rd year of Shorthorn breeding, selling 40 Shorthorns sires to a top of $23,000 and an outstanding average of $10,600 in yesterdays sale. A large crowd formed in the gallery and bidding was strong throughout the sale, however there was also still good buying on offer with 10 sires selling for $6,000 or less.
In a twist, the $23,000 top priced bull, was purchased by commercial breeder, AM Childs, beating the attending seedstock buyers to secure the 13 month old roan bull. Outback Sprys Solid M259 is a son of Sprys Rock Solid H5 and from the Outback Patsy J15 dam with above average Growth, EMA and Marbling as well as a balanced profile with excellent softness.
In total, 7 Shorthorn sires sold for $18,000 or more at the Spry's on property sale, with a total of 6 of them purchased by commercial buyers, investing in quality genetics to further develop their commercial breeding herds.
The second top priced bull at $22,000 was lot 13, Outback Sprys Joker L287, a son of Outback Joker J328 from the Outback Isabella H97 dam, L287 was purchased by Ford Cattle Company, Tea Garden, NSW. Ford Cattle Company were the volume buyers at the sale, taking home 6 Shorthorn sires to average $11,000 for their purchasers.
3 Shorthorn females were offered, selling to a top of $14,000 to average $8,333. Top priced female was Lot 1. Sprys Athletes Pattie H236, a 4 year old daughter of Nentoura Athletic E13 and from the Sprys Jupiters Pattie B124 dam, selling to Spencer Fanily Shorthorns. H236 sold with a red bull calf at foot.
One pregnant recipient cow with a female pregnancy from the SBF Perfect Millie 19A donor and sired by US sire JSF Gauge 137W sold for $8,000 to Kamilaroi Shorthorns Tamworth.
Frozen embryo lots averaged $1,933 with the top lot selling for $2,600 per embryo for the joining of The Grove Kookaburra W735 and from Sprys donor, The Grove Primrose A742.
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Sprys Shorthorns Annual Bull and Genetics Sale to be held tomorrow, Friday 21st, commencing 1pm.
The sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus, for those who can't attend the day.
Please click on the link here, auctionsplus.com.au/auctionV2/New/#/catalogue/10315
to view the AuctionsPlus catalogue and register for bidding if you haven't already done so.
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