Genomix co-principal Johnny Arkins said “Bidding on the Live Bidding platform lit up like a Christmas tree when the Shorthorns were on the spotlight.”
Bids for Shorthorn genetics offered came from Australia wide as well as action from UK, as the Shorthorn vendors went on to achieve a 100% clearance.
Bidding reached a peak of $8,000 for a flush offered in Royalla Margies Memory 9054. In 2015, five sons of Royalla Margies Memory 9054 sold from $16,000 to $10,000 to average $13,600. Royalla Margies Memory 9054 sits in the Top 10% of the Shorthorn breed for 200, 400 and 600 Day Growth was well as Milk, Carcass Weight and RBY. The flush was purchased by CJ & JW Hall.
A flush in Royalla Isobel H135, also offered by Royalla Shorthorns, sold for $4,000, purchased by Trojon Shorthorns. Royalla Isobel H135 was recently crowned Reserve Champion in the 2016 Sydney Royal Urquhart Trophy judging.
Marellan Shorthorns, Emerald, QLD, offered a flush in Royalla Ida 8364, which sold for $5,000, purchased by the partnership of Southern Cross Shorthorns and Trojon Shorthorns. A further flush, offered by Magellan Shorthorns, in Marellan Camelot 078 sold for $4,000 to CJ & JW Hall.
Pregnant recipients also sold to exceptional heights with a PTIC Recipient carrying a guaranteed female pregnancy by the $57,500 sire The Grove Gigabyte x Sprys Patent Frances J5 selling to $4200 to PA & RM Loane, Tasmania.
Royalla Shorthorns offered a PTIC Recipient carrying a pregnancy by the $35,000 Royalla sire, Sprys JunctionJ6 x Royalla Lady Margie, which sold for$4000 to Greenmount Pastoral, QLD.
Spry’s Shorthorns also offered an embryo package of 4 embryo’s by the imported Shorthorn sire Hc Free Spirit x Spry’s Balance Patent J76, which sold for $1,000 per embryo. This is the first opportunity to purchase genetics by HC Free Spirit, with Spry’s Shorthorns holding the Australian semen rights and Greenmount Pastoral purchased the package for their QLD herd.
Shorthorn semen offered sold for $100 per straw.