A large crowd bid solidly for the 38 bulls offered at Woodbourn on Tuesday 17th April, at Cressy Tasmania. The total clearance, top of $11,500 and average of $5,986 was a very pleasing result for Woodbourn and the vendor Charles Wallace said it was very satisfactory for both the seller and the buyer to have the prices where they were. The sale moved strongly through the lots without losing momentum at any stage.
The top priced bull went to the O’Connor family, Connorville, Cressy, joined by a second purchase also displaying positive fats in his EBV’s.
The volume buyer of the day was Beaufront with five Woodbourn bulls.
A selection of bulls went to both Flinders and King Islands, with the remainder of the offering spread throughout the state, and the main support from local midland return buyers.
This year’s bulls looked very strong and people were commenting on the day how even they were. Charles Wallace said “I was very pleased with the whole sale team and I am looking forward to selecting next year’s line up from the impressive looking young bulls developing now. It is important during this time of herd rebuilding around the state, to keep the number of sale bulls up. We would anticipate an increase in numbers next year, depending on quality, of course.”