MORE than 600 people took part in the 25th Casino All Breeds Bull and Female Sale, which saw the top priced bull go under the hammer for $18,000.
The popular annual sale, held at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) on Saturday 29 July, saw $859,450 of livestock sold on the day, at an overall average of $6366, including females.
The top priced bull was sold by Franklin Angus Stud, which saw its Franklin Raindance S20 go for $18,000.
Top priced female and calf were sold by Promised Land Stud for $6750, with the top priced females sold by Franklin Angus, Jeff Parker, and Promised Land Stud, all selling for $5000.
Five lots were purchased for $17,800 via StockLive, which attracted 319 viewers and 28 bidders.
Stock sold on the day were headed for Boonah, Queensland, Wallabadah NSW, Lowanna NSW, Glen Innes NSW, Inverell NSW and Tenterfield NSW.
NRLX Operations Manager Brad Willis said the sale produced some good results for vendors in a difficult market, as well as cementing the NRLX facility as the only destination for this flagship event.
Mr Willis said the annual speciality sale was one of the largest events known on Australia’s east coast, and was highly regarded by the cattle industry throughout the region and beyond as a premier event.
“This year’s All Breeds Sale again showed the NRLX is the destination of choice for buyers seeking high quality cattle,” he said.
Mr Willis said the NRLX team undertook extensive preparation for the annual sale to ensure the facility was in pristine condition.
“All the buyers’ laneways were pressure washed, new soft flooring was added for each of the pens, and NRLX staff were made available on sale day to coordinate operations and run the sale at no cost to the All Breeds Committee,” he said.
“From the main carpark all the way through to the holding yards, our operational team did a fantastic job.
“This is an important part of our contribution to what is not only a key industry sale, but also a vital fundraising opportunity for local charities.”
Donations of $1000 each went to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Windara, and Casino VRA.