Onslow Angus Sold to $17,000

Multi-generational support underpinned solid interest in the 54 bulls offered by Doug and Barbara Tozer, Onslow Angus, Cootamundra, during their annual Spring bull sale.

Top price at $17,000 was paid by Joe and Emma Lenehan, Inverlochy, Jugiong, for an August 2016 drop son of Bannaby 458 Design, while the 44 bulls sold at auction averaged $7,511.

The result especially pleased Mr. Tozer, considering the seasonal outlook.

“It was very pleasing during these times to get the support we did,” he said. “Also of note besides the many return buyers, some are now in their second and third generation of buying bulls from me.”

Return buyers, Bill and Catia Lenehan, with their son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Emma Lenehan, WPL Investments, Inverlochy, Jugiong, bought the top priced bull.

Onslow Design M522 was considered a quality bull in a big balanced package and was in the top five per cent for 200 and 400 day weight and top one percent for 600 day weight, along with top 20 per cent for milk and top 30 per cent for IMF.

“His size and stretch are impressive,” Bill Lenehan said. “I like buying bulls with stretch and Doug’s bulls always stand out in the yards.”

Running a large Angus female herd north of the Murrumbidgee, the Lenehan family turn over feedlot entry weight steers off pasture.

Return client Nigel Campbell, Kinloch Angus, Perth, Tasmania, added to his sire battery with a draft of five bulls paying to $15,000 and averaging $11,000 while another volume and return buyer, the Kingwall family, Jeremiah Pastoral Co, Adgunbilly, bought four new sires for an average of $7,000 avergae.

Mr Campbell’s top priced bull, Onslow Polo M370, son of Onslow Apollo J336, had excellent growth, structure and balance and was in the top 10 per cent for 200 day weight, top 15 per cent for 400 day weight and top five per cent for 600 day weight.

Hollywood Pastoral Co, Hollywood, Rugby, returned to select three bulls for a $7,666 average while E.J Merriman and Son, Humewood, Yass, paid to $9,500 for their draft of three and the Hazlett family, Cootamundra, selected two bulls for a $6,000 average.

Other significant purchasers included the Heggaton family, Bramshott, Wallendbeen who were long-time supporters of the Onslow genetics and paid $9,500 average for their choice of two bulls. B.J. and L.K. Tozer, Starwood, Jerangle, added to their sire battery two bulls to $12,000.

Their top priced bull, Onslow Frontier M263, by PC Mr Frontier M263, was considered a bull with thickness.

The sale was settled by Elders Studstock, Goulburn, with Andy McGeoch in control of the rostrum and supported by Steve Ridley.

First published by Stephen Burns in The Land – August 30, 2018