2018 Bull Sale
A dust storm raging throughout the auction failed to dampen bidding during the 9th Moogenilla Angus bull sale at Forbes, with a strong result recorded for vendors Sarah Wrigley, Paul Sinderberry and family.
From 48 bulls offered, 40 were sold through the ring to a top price of $14,500 and average of $6275, with a further two bulls sold immediately after the auction.
Taking home the top price bull, Moogenilla M70, was repeat client Consolidated Pastoral Company, Newcastle Waters, Northern Territory.
Moogenilla M70, a son of Te Mania Emperor E343 out of a Rennylea C574 daughter, weighed 832kg and had 3 selection indexes in the top 5% of the breed including an Angus Breeding Index of +$146, a Heavy Grain Index of +$167 and a Heavy Grass Index of +$133.
CPC, bidding through the AuctionsPlus platform, purchased another four bulls to average $9800 for their draft of five which went to Newcastle Waters Station in the NT. Troy Setter, Consolidated Pastoral Company CEO, said "the bulls purchased were very balanced bulls suited to the Northern Australian environment".
Other purchasers included Mark Kearines, manager of Euabalong Station at Lake Cargelligo for the Ogden family, who selected four bulls to average $9125. The Euabalong Station draft included both equal second top price bulls at $12,500, Moogenilla M20 and Moogenilla M80.
Jeff Kirk, “Bolwarra”, Condobolin, purchased five bulls to a top of $6500, averaging $4700.
Bulls sold to a wide area including Hillston, Nyngan and Ivanhoe in the west, Blayney in the east and Adelong and Borambola in the south, as well as the local areas.
Sarah Wrigley said “we had a mix of new and repeat clients bidding and considering the conditions most of them are working with, the sale showed great confidence in the Moogenilla genetics. The feedback I received on the phone pre-sale was really positive. Clients in the Hillston, Ivanhoe, Mt Hope, Tottenham, Forbes and Cunnamulla areas all expressed confidence in the bulls. Those who didn’t need new bulls this season said it was because their current bulls were sound and working well, even up to nine years old.”
The sale was conducted by Kevin Miller, Whitty, Lennon & Co, Forbes, with Luke Whitty on the auctioneer’s rostrum.