The 7th Annual Coolabunia Classic Charolais Bull sale, held at Coolabunia on 15/08/2019 was conducted by selling agents AUSSIE LAND & LIVESTOCK, Kingaroy. The Coolabunia Classic Bull Sale cleared 31 bulls from 36 offered to a solid but selective market despite seasonal conditions being quite desperate in many areas. With cattle prices very strong for quality cattle, the competition for the top end bulls was very competitive with four bulls making $11,000 & $11,500. The average was close to par with last year achieving a $5516 average against the 2018 average of $5540. Bulls sold through the Brisbane Valley, Biggenden, Dalby, Charleville and a stud sire selling to Holbrook NSW.
Tania, Len & Pat Haynes of River Run Charolais, had a red hot sale clearing all eight bulls for a terrific average of $8250 including the top money of $11,500 three times.
Lot 21 River Run Nipper (P) sold to Erin Duncombe Cooembardi, Brisbane Valley for $11,500. Nipper had a weight of 1050 kgs at 24 months, EMA 150, fat 18/13, IMF% 5.2 and was Homozygous Polled.
Lot 22 River Run Notch (P) sold to Paul Clarkson Delcosta P/L Linville, for $11,500. Notch had a weight of 1005 kgs at 22 months, EMA 146, fat 11/8, IMF% 4.7. Notch was sired by Ascot Gunn.
Lot 24 River Run Nixon (P) sold to Brad Scott Nanango for $11,500. Nixon had a weight of 945 kgs at 23 months. EMA 142, fat 12/12, IMF% 4.7. Nixon was sired by Ascot Gunn.
Graham & Katrina Blanch, Charnelle Charolais Gatton, cleared 16 bulls from 18 offered to average $4800 with a top of $11,000 for lot 12 Charnelle Ned (P), who will go on to do stud duties for Kenmere Charolais Holbrook, NSW owned by Matt and Ann-Marie Collins. Ned was bought online through Elite Livestock Auctions which was operating at the Coolabunia Classic Charolais Bull Sale for the first time. Ned had a weight of 950 kgs at 23 months, EMA 140, fat 12/8, IMF% 4.1 and was the first son of Canadian Champion CML Distinction to sell at auction in Australia.
Paul Clarkson, Delcosta P/L, Linville, immerged as the volume buyer for the sale taking home four bulls for a $7750 average including one of the top priced bulls and lot 26 River Run Nickel (P) for $8000 and two Polled Full French bulls from the Charnelle draft, lots 7 Charnelle Nate (P) for $7000 & lot 16 Charnelle NASA (P) for $4500.
Diamond L Charolais & Charbrays sold six bulls for a $4166 averaged topping at $7000 for lot 3 Diamond L Playboy selling to DH & KL Watt.
Offered: 36 Sold: 31 (88%)
Gross: $171,000 Average: $5516
Top Price: $11,500 (Three times)
Sale Conducted by Aussie Land & Livestock Kingaroy
Caption: River Run Nipper – one of the Highest priced bulls with L to R Tania Haynes, buyer Erin Duncombe, sale sponsors Bernadette Barraclough Agriservices Toogoolawah, Geoff Chambers Boehringer Ingelheim and sale agents Corey Evans and Midge Thompson Aussie Land & Livestock Kingaroy.