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$24,000 national record for Black Simmental bull

Beef Central, 09/02/2016

A $24,000 Australian record price for a Black Simmental bull was set at Monday’s Bonnydale annual bull sale near Bridgetown, Western Australia.

The record-setter, Bonnydale Augustus L84, was bought by legendary WA cattleman and Simmental breed stalwart Dick Vincent, bidding on behalf of Peter Howarth’s Wombramurra Black Simmental stud, Nundle, New South Wales.

A rising 12-month-old, Augustus is possibly the only yearling-aged bull to feature in Beef Central’s recently compiled comprehensive list of beef breed record holders, accessible via a weblink at the base of this page.

“He is no doubt one of the best bulls we have produced in more than 40 years of breeding Simmental cattle,” stud principals Mike and Rob Introvigne said.

The natural poll is an AI calf by RCR Augustus R54 out of Bonnydale Jossie G204. His EBVs include +0.7 birthweight, +27 and +56 for 200 and 400-day weights, +6 milk, +41 carcase weight, +3.8 EMA, +0.4 rib fat, -0.2 rump fat, +0.4 IMF and indexes of +$52 domestic maternal, +$59 export maternal, +$32 northern terminal and +$43 vealer terminal. All are well above the breed average.

The Introvignes have retained a semen share for use in their herd.

All up, the Introvigne family’s Bonnydale sale cleared 50 of 51 bulls for a strong average of $6521.

 

Bonnydale Augustus L84 set a national record for a Black Simmental bull at Monday’s Bonnydale on-property sale, selling for $24,000.

Bonnydale Augustus L84 set a national record for a Black Simmental bull at Monday’s Bonnydale on-property sale, selling for $24,000.

 

Further reading: Beef Central recently compiled for the first time a list of all registered bull and female record prices for significant beef breeds used across Australia.

Click this link to view the article, “Australian stud beef cattle breed record prices at a glance.”

 

 

 

 

 

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