Two bulls top at $11,000 at Waitara Angus sale

James and Ian Best, “Baroone”, Gulargambone, paid $11,000 equal top price for Waitara TENX Kayak K5 pictured with Waitara stud co-principal, Steve Chase, Trangie, and Landmark stud stock auctioneer John Settree, Dubbo.REPEAT buyers dominated bidding and purchases at the 10th annual Waitara Angus stud sale, Trangie, on Friday, August 19 with two bulls topping at $11,000 each when 38 of 43 sold for an average of $5790.
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Thirty-one two year-old bulls averaged $5984 while six yearlings averaged $4917 and a five-year-old stud sire sold at $5000 going to Angus breeding herds from Murrurundi and Coonabarabran to Griffith, with the majority heading to Warren, Nevertire, Tomingley, Tottenham, Tullamore and Condobolin.

Buyers of the $11,000 equal top-priced bull, Waitara TB Knockout K61, Rebecca George and parents Trevor and Donna; are pictured with Donna holding Toby Chase, his father, Steve, co-principal of Waitara stud, Trangie, and Landmark stud stock auctioneer John Settree, Dubbo.

Waitara stud principals Steve and Amity Chase, said they were very pleased with the result and welcomed returning clients and first-time buyers.

Buyers of the first sale-topper, Trevor and Donna George and daughter, Rebecca, Forest Grove Farming, Nevertire, have been buying Waitara bulls for many years and were so impressed with the 200 to 400 day weight Breedplan estimated breeding values (EBVs) of Waitara TB Knockout K61, they had to buy him.

“His good figures fit with our steer breeding program,” Mr George said.

They useto breed for the vealer market but now lean towards the feed steer market and are looking for a larger frame cow in their 120 breeder herd.

A feature lot of the catalogue, Knockout is by the USA sire SAV Thunderbird 9061and weighed 837 kilograms at 24 months.

Six sons of Thunderbird averaged $6333.

Another repeat buyer was the Best Partnership of Ian Best and his son, James, “Baroone”, Gulargambone, who run 200 breeders originally of Glengowan and Bronmar blood established by Mr Best’s grandfather, George Best in 1930 and have now been using Waitara bulls from some years.

The Bests bought the other sale-topper, Waitara Tenx Kayak K5, by another American sire AAR Ten X 7008, which weighed 807kg.

Three sons of Ten X averaged $8000.

Haddon Rig, Warren, was the largest buyer securing five bulls for a $6000 average while paying to $8000 for Waitara Nov Khmer K96, by Lawsons Novak, weighing 772kg.

Four buyers who bought three bulls each included Sheppard Pastoral, “The Oaks”, Tomingley, whose trio averaged $5167; Dwyer family, Warren, $5667; Burnewang Pty Ltd, “Burnewang”, Murrurundi, $6000; and West Point Partnership, “West Point”, Gulargambone, $4667.

The sale was conducted by Landmark Wilson Russ, Warren, with John Settree the auctioneer.​

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