This week saw the 59th West Australian region of Holstein Australia annual bull sale at Boyanup sale yards, with a good crowd in attendance.
In what is Australia’s longest running Holstein bull sale there was a total clearance of the 27 bulls on offer, with a top price of $7,000 and sale average of $4,796.
Bulls were bred by leading sires such as Solomon, Kingpin, Fitz and First-class, backed by generations of VG & EX classified dams.
Seven females were also sold, with a top price of $3,000 achieved and sale average of $2,550.
Local charity, Autism West, also benefited from the sale with Holstein Australia members Wayne Owston and family, Broselinda Park, selling Capture Dusty ET - Red for $3,500 and heifer Chief Lotto BP13-ET selling for $3,000 with all proceeds going to the charity.
Graeme Gillan and David Jupp from the Holstein Australia officer were in attendance on the day.
“The WA region vendors should be congratulated on the quality of the offering at Boyanup today and the sale reflected that quality. Good figures and sought-after pedigrees always attract demand. When you think about the challenges facing dairy farmers it is very encouraging to witness some spirited bidding from buyers during the sale.
“Congratulations to everyone involved in this long-standing annual event in WA,” said David.
Pictured on right is Wayne Owston with Dusty the Red Bull. Below are auctioneer, Tiny Holly and the busy pens and viewing area.