LOT 17 – Dance Admiral G324 (APR) (AI) Top Price Bull sold to new clients; MH & LL Main for $7,000

Realistic prices given the quality on offering saw 50 bulls sold to average $4,110 at the 2013 Dance Angus Bull Sale. Top price being for Lot 17 – Dance Admiral G324 selling to new clients MH & LL Main for $7,000.

39 – two year old bulls sold to average $4,308, 11 – 18 mth old bulls sold to average $3,409.

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QCL Report by Neil Lyon

DEFYING the widespread dry conditions, 50 bulls averaged $4110 for a 67 percent clearance at the Dance Angus sale at Millmerran last Friday where buyers paid up to $5000 and $6000 for the better sires in the catalogue. New bidders and a spread of established buyers from Longreach in Central Western Queensland to Glen Innes in northern NSW paid an average of $4308 for 39, two-year-old bulls and $3409 for 11, 18-month-old bulls.

Dance Angus principal David Dance said while it was a tough sale, the top bulls sold well. “I think the seasonal conditions had a lot to do with the bulls that were passed in,” he said. Landmark stud stock auctioneer Anthony Ball, Toowoomba, said the sale produced a solid result considering the widespread dry conditions. “The sale started like a house on fire but, as seems to be the trend this year, the lead bulls made money and then the buyers sat back and picked through them,” he said. “Money is tight, the country is dry. A few things need to change before the bull job gets better.”

“Christine Dance of Dance Angus pictured with George Hetherington,
Mitchell Grass Meats, Longreach and the draft of bulls he purchased at the sale”

Top price on the day was $7000 for a two-year-old sire, Dance Admiral G324, that was purchased by Glen Innes cattle producers and first-time buyers at the Dance sale, Mike and Lindsay Main. Admiral is by Androssan Admiral out of Dance Henry

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