Records Continue at National Sale

The 58th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale has again reached new heights in 2017, posting a new record sale average, after 104 Shorthorn sires sold to a top of $32,000 to average $8,500.

In total 104 sires sold to 5 states, from 117 offered, for a total clearance of 89%, an increase in bulls sold of 35% from 2016 results.

The sale was an outstanding 2 day event with a large gallery attending the show, dinner and sale and a tremendous result for the National Show and Sale Committee.

Topping the sale at $32,000 was the Grand Champion sire, Bayview Usher L83, selling to the syndicate of B and D. Eather, Doolibah Shorthorns, Bunnan, and Dubbo-based Terra Shorthorns. A son of Ronelle Park Hurricane H242 and from the Bayview Fancy E68, Usher L83 weighed 1010 kilograms with a 136 sq. cm EMA and a 40cm scrotal.

Second top priced bull was Moombi Kookaburra L52, bred by Lester Job, Moombi Shorthorns, Cumnock, who sold for $26000 to David Lowe, Gunnawarra Pastoral. Kookaburra L52, a son of Moombi Ooktali G34 and from the Broome Neat Step Wheaten dam, weighed 996 kilograms with a 135 sq. cm EMA and a 41 cm scrotal.

At $20,000, Royalla Spotless L377 was the 3rd highest selling bull, selling to Marellan Shorthorn stud, Emerald, QLD. Spotless L377, a white sire, was a son of Futurity Fully Loaded and from the Royal Millicent H098 dam. He weighed 904 kilograms with 129 sq. cm EMA and a 41 cm scrotal.

All 3 sires had excellent growth traits, being in the top 5% of the breed, whilst all 3 also had well balanced EBV’s for both maternal and carcass traits.

The volume buyer on the day was Meriwee Pastoral Company, Condobolin, who purchased 10 bulls.

Vendor averages included Bayview Shorthorns, SA who sold 5 bulls to average $14,800 and Moombi Shorthorns, Cumnock who sold 10 sires to average $13,600. Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth sold 5 sires to a top of $16,000 to average $10,400. Leeds Shorthorns, Jerilderie sold 7 sires to a top of $16,000 to average $9,285.

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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