Despite some of the most challenging conditions vendors could face, after the early week announcements regarding Stage 2 restrictions for coronavirus, the Naracoorte Shorthorn Sale Committee have shown there is always demand for top quality bulls.
Offering the catalogue on AuctionsPlus for the first time this year, the sale committee made the most of their challenges.
The long running sale has reached new heights, setting a new record average for what is believed to be the oldest multi-vendor sale in South Australia.
In total, 47 bulls were offered and 39 sold at auction for an 83% clearance and an outstanding average of $8,256. This compares to last year, when 37 bulls sold from 39 offered and an average of $6,828.
Bayview Shorthorns again offered the Top priced bull, Bayview Chester P70 for $18,500. Chester P70 was a roan son of Glengyron Legacy with excellent Calving Ease and Carcase performance.
The equal second top priced bull was Bayview Vagabond P41, a growthy red son of Yamburgan Zeus H140, who sold for $17,000.
The other second top priced bull was Bayview Wallaby P58, also selling for $17,000. Wallaby P58 was a roan son of Nagol Park ELMT Logo L227.
In total, Bayview Shorthorns sold 12 Shorthorn sires to a top of $18,500 and an incredible average of $12,583. This was well up on last years results when Bayview sold 7 bulls to a top of $17,500 and an excellent average of $8,786.
Eloora Shorthorns, Cavendish, Victoria sold to a top of $13,000 for Eloora Investment P127 and averaged $6,250 for their 6 Shorthorn sires.
Caskieben Shorthorns, also from Victoria sold their 7 bulls to a top of $9,000 and an average of $6,357.
New vendors at Naracoorte, Trojon & Ronelle Park Shorthorns from NSW, also offered 4 sires with an average of $8,125 and a top of $11,000 for Ronelle Park Pheonix P72.
Bundaleer Shorthorns sold 9 Shorthorn bulls to average $5,556 with a top price of $12,000 for Bundaleer Pure Gold P18, a roan son of Yamburgan Emperor K28.
Carlton Shorthorns also sold to an average of $6,500.