Top Price Bull
Lot 4 - Yulgilbar Parramatta sold for $45,000 to Brigodoon Cattle Company
2nd Top Price Bull
Lot 19 - Yulgilbar Platinum sold for $28,000 to RL Pastoral, Mayfield Kyogle
3rd Top Price Bull
Lot 2 - Yulgilbar Penfold sold for $20,000 to Rockingham Santa Gertrudis Stud, NSW
3rd Top Price Bull
Lot 11 - Yulgilbar Phoenix sold for $20,000 to Strathmore Santa Gertrudis Stud, Blackall, QLD
Top Price Female
Yulgilbar Nigella sold for $12,000 to Clinton Wheatley, WA.
Sale Results & Averages
Against all odds, in excess of 1060 people saw either by physical attendance; or by watching online, the Yulgilbar Annual Production sale top at $45,000 on Friday 4th September, when Yulgilbar Pastoral Company held its Annual Production Sale at Broadwater Division, Yulgilbar Station, at Baryulgil in North Eastern New South Wales.
COVID-19 travel restrictions played havoc with buyer attendance seeing the physical crowd drop to 225 people physically attending the sale, well down from the usual 4-500 people who regularly attend this annual event. All persons who attended the sale in person were required to sign a health declaration and have their temperature taken, in order to meet Covid-19 requirements of entry to the event.
A usual feature of Yulgilbar sales has been a pre-sale dinner for valued clients hosted at Yulgilbar Castle by Baillieu and Sarah Myer. This year the Myer families who all live in Victoria were amongst those not able to attend this year’s sale due to travel restrictions.
Typically numerous aircraft have attended the Yulgilbar sales, flying buyers in from most Australian States. COVID-19 travel restrictions particularly from QLD prevented many-valued regular buyers from attending and supporting this year’s sale.
With many buyers not physically being able to attend the sale, both Auctions Plus and Elite Livestock Auctions online sale mediums were utilised in conjunction with the physical auction conducted by Darren Perkins from George and Fuhrmann, while Innes Fahey sold again as guest auctioneer. A significant number of buyers also bid by phone.
In excess of 1064 people viewed the sale either as one of 839 online viewers, on the phone, or physically in attendance at the sale.
Cattle sold to 4 States including QLD, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia with 80% of lots offered and sold selling to repeat buyers.50% of the sale offering sold to Qld buyers even against travel restrictions preventing many from travelling and buying on the day
40 lots were sold online accounting for 25% of the sale gross
The sale saw 92 Santa Gertrudis bulls sell for a total clearance to average $9098, and 10 stud heifers sell for an average $7450 for a sale gross of $919,500. A significant number of private sale bulls were also sold following the sale.
The top-selling bull of the day was Lot 4 - Yulgilbar Parramatta P130(P) selling to Brigodoon Cattle Company for $45,000. A son of Ideal Neptune the structurally correct poll sire met intense online competition with Ian Mitchelmore from Fort Cooper, Nebo being the underbidder.
The top 10 bulls sold for an impressive record average for the stud of $20,700; while the top 50 lots sold saw an impressive $11,600 average.
The second top money at $28,000 was for Lot 19 -Yulgilbar Platinum P270(PP), a homozygous Poll son of Cardona Patterson (P) who sold to RL Pastoral Company, Mayfield Kyogle. 13 Patterson sons sold for an average $13,090 on the day.
2 bulls sold for $20,000 each; with Lot 2 Yulgilbar Penfold P226 (P) selling to the Rockingham Santa Gertrudis Stud from Lake Cargelligo, NSW (another Cardona Patterson son), while Strathmore Santa Gertrudis at Blackall Qld took home Lot 11 – Yulgilbar Phoenix P026 (PP a homozygous son of Talgai Jango (P).
Repeat stud buyer, Dunlop Cattle Company from Proston secured Lot 9 for $18,000 (a son of Dunlop Red Hawke(P).
Volume buying strength from repeat buyers- S. Kidman and Co from South Australia saw the iconic company purchase 8 bulls, while Peter Hughes from Thurloo Downs, Bourke, returned to secure also 8 bulls. Long term valued clients Rod and Tori Aphelt bought between them 7 bulls for their Tara and Mitchell district properties.
Ian Mitchelmore from Fort Cooper, Nebo after being Losing bidder on the top price bull, secured 5 bulls; and Long-time buyer Craig Ross from Kemmis Creek, Nebo invested in 3 bulls for a $10,833 average; while valued client Clermont beef producer- Tim and Alison Kirkwood from “Disney” purchased vis phone- 6 bulls to average $9333.
Tim and Cynthia Walker from Wabinda Station, Clermont paid $10,500 average for 4 bulls while Tom Blakely from Wandoan averaged $11,333 for his 3 bulls.
New buyers, Arabury Pastoral Company purchased 7 bulls for their Windorah Properties, while Rod and Megan Dingle from Mundubbera secured 2 for $15,750 average.
Local buyers continued strongly with 30 lots staying in the Northern Rivers including the $16,500 Cardona Patterson son in Lot 25 -Yulgilbar Proston P152(P)selling to Tracey Conroy from Copmanhurst.
The stud females continued to sell in strong fashion topping at $12,000 selling to repeat client, Clinton Wheatley from Western Australia who secured Lot 109 Yulgilbar Nigella N025(P) sired by the 2016 US National Champion Bull 777 Vegas and PTIC in calf to the $197,000 (AUS) US Record Breaker Red Doc Farms Never Better (P).
The 10 females averaged $7450. Yulgilbar has split their Commercial female sale offering from the stud fixture this year, with
approximately 700 mainly PTIC heifers (Yulgilbar genetics) to be offered on the 18th of February 2021.