MIGHTY JOE: Tugulawa Simmentals stud principal Gary Allen with his grandson Angus Allen and Miller Whan & John agent Peter Creek, who purchased this top-price bull Tugulawa Joe at $6000 on behalf of TC&CA Smith, Ancra Simmentals, Loxton.AFTER a half-hour delay to the scheduled 3.30pm start of the fifth annual Tugulawa Superior Simmental bull sale – because of the huge yarding at the monthly Mount Gambier store sale on Friday – guest auctioneer Linke Livestock Hamilton Vic’s Bernie Grant got straight down to the business of selling the 20 well-bred Simmental bulls.
A contingent of repeat and new buyers from the local areas of Tantanoola, Kalangadoo, Naracoorte, Port MacDonnell, Mount Schanck and Dartmoor, Vic, and further afield from Loxton, and Birregorra and Vasey in Vic, gathered at the Allen’s family Mil Lel property to vie for their selections in the 2015 catalogue.
Solid coat, dark red bulls were in hot demand, with several lots attracting a flurry of bids as vendors tried to secure their desired genetics. It was the first offered by Tugulawa’s crop of sons by the $25,000 poll stud sire Brenair Park Dynamo.
The stylish Dynamo progeny were exceptionally meaty, with a dark red coat and full eye pigment, showing great depth and length, with an excellent muscle pattern.
The first two lots into the sale ring attracted very good competition and were both snapped up at $4500 before Tugulawa Joe, made his entrance. He was the obvious star of the show, drawing bids from all around the sale ring, before being knocked down to Ancra Simmental Stud, Loxton at the $6000 top.
Showing good, balanced estimated breeding values, 100 per cent eye pigment, dark red coat and being a poll bull were traits most attractive to his buyers, the Smith family, Ancra Simmental Stud. Louise Smith said his tremendous growth-for-age, his length, depth and eye-appeal, made him an ideal stud sire.
The $6000 top was up $1750 from 2014, with the average up by $645 to $3785. Stud principal Gary Allen said he was ”really very happy” with the results of the sale and the prices, particularly when compared with results of other similar sales.
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