COMMERCIAL confidence combined with seedstock demand pushed bull prices to a high of $50,000 at the Ireland’s Angus on-property sale.
Stud principals, Corey and Prue Ireland of Kyeamba via Wagga are no strangers to dizzy-high prices for their cattle and were thrilled with the support.
A total of 57 bulls went under the hammer to return an average of $6771 with auctioneers Joe Wilks of Elders, Wagga and Kevin Norris of Landmark, Albury taking the bids.
South Australian cattleman and principal of Keringa Angus, Trent Walker bought the top-priced bull.
A frenzy of bids came in on the phone but Mr Walker, who flew to Wagga from Tintinara, was keen to secure his pick of the catalogue.
“He has a solid pedigree and I like his sire, (RAFF Dynamite D345),” Mr Walker said.
In South Australia he runs a stud operation with 220 registered females and this complements additional commercial operations which includes a feedlot.
“I have been using Irelands genetics for four years and I like the strong focus on the maternal side,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Ireland said he was encouraged to see the support at the sale from commercial producers.
He said it was testament to the stud to see the same vendors who regularly top the mountain calf sales in Victoria supporting the Ireland’s Angus genetics.