Annual Bull Sale Report – March 2011
An exceptional line-up of 85 Charolais, Red Angus and Black Stabilizers Simmental/ Gelbvieh/Angus) were offered at Tom Lawson’s annual bull sale at Yea.
The top indexing Paringa Charolais bulls on Wednesday were sought out by keen stud and commercial breeders from all eastern states.
Strong local support was felt from Yea and district, with many repeat as well as new buyers, a total of 80 sold from 85 presented. The large crowd of onlookers commented on the quality of the line-up, their quiet temperament and evenness.
The 18 month old registered performance Charolais averaged $4,800, topping $9,000, while the yearlings averaged $4,100.
Equal topped price bull F251, a yearling Rio Bravo son with Domestic Index $61 was purchased by Robbie Payne, King Island, with semen share going to Ascot Charolais, Warwick QLD.
Twelve beautiful Red Angus sold to commercial producers for cross breeding while Black Stabilizers went locally and further afield from Kangaroo Island to Wagga, Rockhampton and the Falkland Islands.
The eight Paringa bred Black Angus bulls sold at Lawsons Angus sale last week topped $14,000 and averaged $7,000, also selling locally and further afield to Longreach.
Principals Tom and Olivia Lawson were very pleased with the result, the number of repeat buyers, as well as terrific support from local cattle producers.
L-R: R. Payne (KI), J. Wedge & J. Chard (Warwick QLD), Olivia & Tom Lawson Paringa. With Paringa Rio F251.
Charolais 44 from 48 average $4,532, top $9,000.
Red Angus 12 from 12 average $3,500, top $5,000.
Stabilizers 24 from 25 average $4,000, top $7,500.
Black Angus 8 from 8 average $7000, top $14,000.
Sale Day Photos