Santa Central

top bull earns $37,500

A host of seedstock addresses and high profile commercial producers from three states and the NT supported last weeks Santa Central Sale, Clifton.

Led classified bulls toppped at $32,500 while unled classified counterparts hit $37,500 and classified females made to $5000 culminating in 62 percent clearance.

Bulk buyers support was not evident when compared to the inaugural fixture and the resultant clearance rate reflected this.  However, a near complete clearance was attained when a single buyer with NT and SA pastoral interests operating through Landmark purchased nearly all passed in lots a day after the sale.

Topping proceedings at $37,500 was the 21 month old Glenn Oaks  Braveheart (B24) (903kg) with a daily gain of 1.28kg offered by Scott and Wendy Ferguson, Glenn Oaks Stud, Nobby.

Showing no hestitation in outlaying the amount to secure the bull were the dual NSW operations, Warenda and Wilgaroon, owned by Sylvia Kirkby and Liz and John Manchee, Narrabri.  Braveheart (B24) was one of four males by the 'first season' sire Yarrawonga Oberg, a third generation poll grandson of Waco Freeman that aqveraged $20,750 for the Ferguson operations of Glenview and Glenn Oaks Studs, Nobby.  A daughter of Oberg made $4000 for Glenn Oaks prefix.

Second top another by Oberg was sold by Margaret Ferguson, Glenview Stud, with her $32,500 Glenview Barbados (P) (930kg) (23 months) selling to Moreton and Frances Rolfe, Hardigreen Park Stud, NSW.  From a Yarrawonga Franklin daughter Barbados was a class winner at the 2007 RNA.  Losing bidder was the Gralyn Stud, NSW.

Hardigreen Park sold eight bulls to average $4063 topping at $15,000 for the 25 month Jackson (P) (Dangarfield Morocco) selling to Sire William Allen's, Blackall based, Forest Park Stud.

Ian and Louise Maccue, Tookey Creek Stud, NSW, parted with $24,000 for Cumberland Australis (P) (1000 kg, 27 months) from the Cumberland Stud, Longreach, that sold four bulls to average $8250.

The Windrum family, Gralyn Stud, NSW sold bulls to $18,000 for the Tara Macca son, Gralyn B806 (1031kg) (26 months) from a Freeman daugher to the Hatton family, Diamond H Stud, Chinchilla.  In the process Gralyn paid $10,000 for the paternal top brother to the top seller, Glenn Oaks B76 (PS) (21 months).

Sue Hunt, Sujo Stud, NSW, marketed 16 bulls to average $4156 including the Yarrawonga Latham sons the $11,000 Geronimo to the Barlow family, Yarrabee Stud, Dingo, the $10,000 Grandiose (PS) to Kabunga West Stud, Taroom.

Sujo took honours in the females section with a $5000 sale for their 24 month old poll Kendara Upstart daughter, Gina PTIC to the $16,000 Waco Rally (P) selling to the Soleomelance Stud, Clifton owned by Ryan Lewis.

Phillip Kirby, Wave Hill Stud, NSW marketed 21 bulls for a $5072 medium spearheaded by the $16,000 26 month, a44 (PS) (Ibrox Park Bacchus) (ET) selling to Russell family, Swan Hill Stud, Blackall.  Other sales by Wave Hill included the $12,000 Apollo (P) (26 months) to Ashley McKay, Torres Park, Augathella, and the $10,000 Atlas (P) (Extra) to Carrai Pastoral Company, Nowra, NSW.

Topping the draft of nine for the Dunlop family, Dunlop Stud, Esk at $13,000 was the 25 month Dunlop Himalaya (Dangarfield Flannigan) selling to the Adamans family, Dangarfield Stud, Taroom.  Dangarfiled ended with a book of six to average $6333.

High profile withdrawal for the sale, Wave Hill A22, had two eight share seman interests sold at auction to average $2500 with NSW address, The Lakes Stud, taking one at $2000 and the other going to Yarrawonga Waco Studs for $3000.  The latter also purchased the two commercial heifers donated by the Glenn Oaks and Glenview studs witht he proceeds going to the  David Morris Liver Cancer Research Fund for $1600 each.

David and Louis White, Moorcoorooba, Theodore, returned selecting three to average $4167.

Lance and Helen Dunlop, Jingeri, Proston, averaged $6333 for their six, David Greenup, Rosevale Stud, Jandowae, signed off on a pair for a $4750 average while Mooroongie Grazing Company, Eidsvold, claimed two to average $4000.

Rolleston producers the Hyden family, Mt Pleasant, took six for a $2584 average while Alice Springs intrests TLC Pastoral Company, Temple Bar Station collected five to average $2600 including three females at a $2667 medium.

Robyn Perret, Kabunga West, Taroom spend an average $5625 for four while NSW-based Carrai Pastoral took six to average $4333 including four females at an average $3125.

Couresty  The Queensland Country Life