It was a very credible result for Doug and Barbara Tozer, Onslow Angus, Cootamundra when they offered 36 young sires for their annual spring auction.

A top price of $25,000 was achieved while 32 bulls sold for an average price of $9718.

Repeat buyers dominated the auction which was a feature Mr Tozer noted at the conclusion of the sale he described as “extremely pleasing” considering the current COVID-19 social restrictions.

Top priced bull, Onslow Ridge P556, a two year-old son of Granite Ridge 4D7 from a Banquet Forbidabull daughter was bought by Allan and Coralee Gillogly, Montrose, Moree.

The outstanding sire prospect weighed 892kg, had a scrotum measurement of 42cm with estimated breeding values of +139 for 600 day weight, +13 Milk and +6.1 EMA sq cm.

The Lenehan family, Inverlochie, Jugiong added to their Onslow genetic base with the purchase of Onslow Magnitude P516, a two year-old son of Mead Magnitude out pf an Ardrossan Apollo daughter.

The bull weighed 1004kg, with a scrotum measuerment of 45cm, and EBV’s of +107 for 400 day weight, +4.3 birth weight and +21 for milk.

Other excellent prices included another son of Granite Ridge 4D7, Onslow Ridge P554 bought for $21,000 through AuctionsPlus.

AuctionsPlus also recorded a second purchase at $6000.

Out of a Onslow Farmboss daughter, the two year-old bull weighed 1090kg, had a scrotum which measured 45cm with EBV’s of +114 for 600 day weight, +76 for carcase weight and +3.4 for EMA sq cm.

Notable sales included two bought for $18,000 each by Hanworth Station, Taralga in their draft of five which averaged $10,700.

Their first choice, an sixteen month-son of Circle 8 Prelude weighed 928kg, with a scrotum measurement of 44cms, and EBV’s of +5.0 birthweight, +18 milk and +5.8 EMS sq cm.

Longterm supporters of Onslow Angus genetics E.J Merriman and Son Pty Ltd, Yass paid to $16,000 for their choice of the draft, an sixteen month-old son of Pathfinder Genesis.

That young sire prospect weighed 850kg, with a scrotum which measured 43cm and EBV’s of +125 600 day weight, +3.2 EMA sq cm and +1.5 IMF.

Steve and Matt Merriman selected three new sires for an average of $11,667.

Also returning to Onlsow was Rossgole Pastoral, Aberdeen who selected two bulls for a top of $11,000 and average price of $10,000.

Their first choice, a two year-old son of Millah Murrah Hallmark L94 weighed 936kg.

His scrotum measured 42 cm, with EBV’s of +5.8 for birthweight, +109 for 600 day weight and +2.7 for EMA sg cm.

The Heggaton family, Wallendbeen continued their association with Onslow Angus purchasing four bulls to top of $14,000 and average of $11,000.

Elders studstock, Goulburn settled the sale with auctioneer Lincoln McKinlay wielding the gavel.

Source: The Land Newspaper