Despite the season, Shorthorn bulls sold into 4 states, to a top of $13,000, with a 100% clearance, to average $6,013.
In the final wash up, Shorthorn sires found new homes to Albury, NSW, Leongatha, Vic, Deniliquin, NSW and into the northern pastoral areas as well as into South Australia.
Top priced sire was lot 15, Belmore Northern Legend K232, purchased by Amanda Barlow, Toogimbie Shorthorns, NSW.
The only direct Northern Legend son offered in the sale, Northern Legend K232, impressed many astute judges. The medium maturity sire had a tremendous pattern, yet was easy fleshing and soft with tremendous width. For structure and temperament, K232 was excellent. Eventually knocked down to Toogimbie Shorthorns, they had to beat off some stiff competition coming over the phone for K232.
Volume buyers included Bill Kalina Pastoral Co, Woomera, SA, who purchased 7 sires to a top of $9,000 and an average of $6,143.
G M Butler & Sons, Naracoorte, SA, also purchased 5 sires to a top of $8,000 to average $6,000.
Pastoral orders helped to underpin the sale with a total of 13 Shorthorn sires heading into pastoral stations.
Whilst a small amount of rain fell at the sale, seasonal conditions locally were some of the toughest in recent memory for locals, although rain over the weekend has given the season a new outlook in South East SA.
Despite the conditions, a large crowd gathered and the air of optimism amongst buyers for the Shorthorn breed was particularly clear.
The Belmore sale concludes the Southern Autumn Shorthorn sales for 2016, with volume of bulls sold increasing by 20% and averages increasing by 28% compared to 2015 figures.
In total for the 3 vendors;
Belmore Shorthorns Top $13,000 ave. $6,150 sold 30/30
Bayview Shorthorns Top $10,000 ave. $6,000 sold 5/5
Carlton Shorthorns Top $5,000 3 times ave. $4,875 sold 4/4.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders.