Top Price Bull
Lot 12 - Yulgilbar Nebraska sold for $41,000 to Ian & Kerri Walker, Strathmore Santa Gertrudis
2nd Top Price Bull
Lot 2 - Yulgilbar Nashville sold for $30,000 to Tony & Louise Prentice, Jamar Santa Gertrudis Stud
3rd Top Price Bull
Lot 5 - Yulgilbar Navigator sold for $24,000 to Craig Atkinson, Cardona Santa Gertrudis Stud
Top Price Female
Yulgilbar Nightingale sold for $50,000 to Black Gold Australia
Sale Results & Averages
Yulgilbar Annual Production Sale held on Friday 6th September saw a gross of $885,918.
Despite Record drought conditions across Australia, a 99% clearance was achieved with a crowd of 350 people witnessing the Annual Event.
A visit by the 2019 Melbourne Cup added plenty of colour to this annual event, complemented by the 1919 Melbourne Cup (won by Sir Samual Hordern -Mrs Sarah Myer Grand Father).
With drought and fire raging in the Clarence Valley, 92 Classified Santa Gertrudis Bulls cleared at auction for an average of $7021 with an impressive top price of $41,000; while
7 Elite Classified Females topped at $14,000 to average $8428,
15 First release progeny of the Cardona Patterson (poll) averaged $13,466 to top at $41,000 while the top 50 lots sold for an impressive average of $10,120
Lot 12, Yulgilbar Nebraska (sired by Cardona Patterson reached the top money selling for $41,000, to Ian and Kerri Walker from Strathmore Santa Gertrudis Stud at Blackall. The Walker family also purchased Lot 18 (another son of Cardona Patterson for $18000.
Nebraska's mother is a maternal sister to Yulgilbar Lieutenant the top price for the same money at last years sale to valued clients Craig and Phillipa Ross from Kemmis Creek at Nebo.
Losing bidder was Rick Greenup from Greenup/Eidsvold Santa Gertrudis studs; who also secured the $12,000 Riverina Nebo (also by Cardona Patterson).
2nd top price of $30,000 was paid for the Reserve Senior Champion Bull from this year's Royal Brisbane Show (Yulgilbar Nashville ) from, valued repeat clients, Tony and Louise Prentice of the Jamar stud from Emerald. A semen share was retained for International marketing and in herd use in this high performing sire who also won reserve junior champion bull at this years Sydney Roya and the National Junior Show in Warwick earlier in the year.
Third top money was for Lot 5 -Yulgilbar Navigator, selling for $24,000 to Craig Atkinson from Cardona Santa Gertrudis Stud at Blackwater in Central Queensland who sought out this high performing son of Cardona Nardoo to continue his sire line in this long-established stud.
Valued clients, Tim and Alison Kirkwood from "Disney", north of Clermont returned to buy 11 Poll bulls for their iconic operation paying up to $13,000 for their draft.
Repeat buyers Peter and Sharon Sivewright from Injune secured Campaigned show bulls Lot 1 and Lot 3 for $10000 each and a quality stud female for $5500.
Andrew Bassingswaite from Yarrawonga Stud at Roma paid $14,000 for the Yulgilbar Governor son whose progeny averaged $9750 at this year's event.
Long term valued clients, Craig Ross from Kemmis Creek at Nebo purchased 4 Homozygous bulls for an average of $13000.
New buyers -Enniskillen Pastoral Company bought 3 for an average of $9000.
Volume buyers were Hancock Agriculture who secured a number of Yulgilbar sires.
Stud females were again in strong demand with 7 females selling on the day to a top of $ 14000.
This followed the Australian Record private sale, the previous day of $50, 000 for Yulgilbar Nightingale (poll)(sired by the 2016 United States National Grand Champion bull- 777 Vegas 411 (poll). This outstanding female was Reserve Senior Champion cow at this year's Royal Brisbane Show, precedented by a distinguished career, seldom beaten in the show ring.
Repeat buyers were again the strength of the sale.