2021 ALC Bull Sale
Results for 2021 ALC Brahmans Bull Sale at Gundaroo held on 8th July.
Top Price $31,500 Sale Average $5,971 Clearance 100%
104 bulls sold ranging in price from $4,000 to $31,500
The bulls on offer in this year’s sale averaged, for the Brahman Breed, in the top 10% for Jap Ox and Live Ex $ Index’s. The sale bulls also averaged in the top 10% for Scrotal Size and Days to Calving EBV’s and in the top 30% for 600-day growth EBV’s for the Brahman Breed. 40% of the sale bulls were out of 2-year-old calvers and 40% of the sale bulls were either polled or scurred.
An online selling platform was incorporated to accommodate buyers from a far and many chose to utilize this option. Videos of each lot were available for viewing from the AuctionsPlus website along with comprehensive catalogued information based on performance and fertility traits. All bulls were semen morphology tested and presented straight off grass where buyers had plenty of time to make selections under the Helmsman Bid System. The comprehensive performance and fertility data supplied took the guess work out, giving buyers confidence to make the right choices for their operation. It was pleasing to see people spending as much time looking at the data supplied, as they were looking at the bulls.
Polled or Scurred bulls with excellent muscling and fertility data were highly sort after on the day. Keith and Roxy Holzwart of Avago Station, Katherine NT purchased two (PP) Homozygous Poll bulls. One of which, was the top priced bull for the day Lot 41 (ALC 20-3914) for $31,500. This PP Polled bull is +53 for 600day growth EBV, +3.3 for Scrotal Size EBV, -13.4 for Days to Calving EBV, 67 for Jap Ox and 62 for Live Ex Dollar Index’s. This bull is therefore ranked top 5% for the Brahman Breed for Scrotal Size EBV as well as Jap Ox and Live Ex Dollar Index’s.
Richard and Victoria Moffatt, “Muldoon” Marlborough QLD, purchased the second top priced bull for the day, Lot 31 (ALC 20-4252) for $21,000. This bull has an impeccable 4 generations of calving records from the Dam’s side and the sale bull’s Jap Ox and Live Ex $ Index’s are in the top 5% for the Brahman Breed.
The accumulative effect of genetic selection was really evident with this year’s bulls, having desirable phenotypic traits as well as fertility traits. This line up of bulls were strong throughout for raw data as well as Breedplan genetic analysis (EBV’s), along with ample growth.
The bulls handled the crowd beautifully and we were proud to supply naturally quiet genetics to our clients. Lot 30 in particular was more than happy to be pampered by people on the day (pictured below). It was pleasing to see a mixture of repeat and new buyers and we were very happy with the sale result.
The support from all who participated in our sale is sincerely appreciated. Alf and Louise would also like to say a special thanks to the ALC team who made it all possible on the day. Wendy Collins, Mark Tobin, Liam Tapiolas, Alec Howard, Stewart Green, Aisling Moffatt and most of all our children Heath, Tom and Ellie Collins who put in a huge effort in the lead up to the sale. It was a massive job ensuring the online and onsite display boards/screens correlated so a big thank you to Leonie Featherstone and Hugh Courts (AuctionsPlus) for your very diligent effort to make this happen. Thanks also goes to Auctioneer James Whitehead and Amber Rees of JW Livestock Services and James’s daughter Olivia for your help with the proceedings on the day.
Alf and Louise Collins – ALC Brahmans