Livestock

Impressive sale result

By Country News

A a top price of $26000 was recorded at the 20th annual bull sale for the Day families at Bordertown recently.

A line-up of 85 high quality Poll Hereford bulls greeted a crowd of about 170 people, with 57 registered bidders from three states, for the combined Allendale and Days Whiteface sale.

The top end of the sale was exceptionally strong, with 22 lots selling for $10000 or better.

The sale averaged $8568, which was down $946 on last year’s combined result.

Lachy and Lou Day and family, of Days Whiteface, decided to only offer bulls at this year’s sale, bypassing the Wodonga and Dubbo nationals in May and June.

Of the 22 bulls that topped $10000, 18 came from the Days Whiteface offering.

The top-priced bull, Days Horizon M028 (AI) (P), created a lot of pre-sale attention and was sold to Yarram Park Herefords through Elders Hamilton for $26000.

Days Horizon was sired by Days Wizard J204, and Days Whiteface principal Lachy Day said the deep-bodied, structurally-correct and easy-doing heifer’s first calf was admired by many for the depth of quality breeding in his pedigree.

‘‘We knew before we started that pastoral orders would be lacking so clearance was always going to be the question mark,’’ Mr Day said.

‘‘We believe we were able to present very well-made bulls with very good performance levels, and we’re very happy with the interest and support we received.’’