THE inaugural Flemington Limousin female sale met spirited bidding as buyers from three states, chased some of the top genetics in Limousin breed to highs of $18,000.
A total clearance of 11 mature cows sold to $18,000 and an average of $9,045, while heifers continued strongly with all 16 heifers topping at $15,000 to average $6,531.
One stud sire prospect was offered, and returned $13,500, genetic lots followed in the same fashion with a pick of the herd flush reaching $5500 and semen packages sold to $220 per unit, and an average of $145 per unit for the six semen packages offered.
A syndicate between South Coast Limousin studs Calderwood and Taurus paid $18,000 for top price female, Flemington Unreal G67, a polled apricot daughter of Flemington Bonaza B6.
Calderwood Limousins principal Neil McCracken, Calderwood, said the presence and balance of the young cow and her heifer calf at foot led the partnership to believe she was a clear standout in the sale.
Mr McCracken said Unreal G67 added a new cow family to both studs, and comes as Calderwood is beginning to ratchet up its breeding program.
David Malanga, Taurus Limousins, Calderwood, added that the phenotype, soundness, and diverse pedigree of Flemington Unreal G67 attracted him and father Joe to the top price female.
The lead heifer Flemington Vixen K14, who has had show ring success as Reserve Junior Champion Female at Sydney Royal 2015, was purchased by Birubi Limousin Stud, Boorambola, for $15,000.
Vixen K14 was a red polled daughter of Canadian outcross sire Greenwood Pld Zambuka and from the breed renowned Vixen cow family. Birubi manager Glenn Trout, said she was the standout heifer and admired her balance and volume combined with Breedplan figures and unique pedigree.
Michael and Mary Parsons, Kia Ora Limousins, Roslyn, purchased Flemington WHV Unreal L8, a seven month old, apricot homozygous polled daughter of Warrigal High Vision from Flemington Xcel Unreal J8 for $14,000.
Mrs Parsons said Unreal L8 was purchased as a show prospect for granddaughter Estella Manning, and added they admired her for her pedigree and felt she would compliment the Kia Ora herd. The Parsons also paid $13,500 for black polled stud sire prospect Flemington Ka-Pow K20.
Flemington Limousins principal Donna Robson said they were very happy with the result, which was above and beyond expectations and showed confidence in our program and signs of positive times in the Limousin breed.