Muscly Angus bull takes top price at saleyards packed with buyers

At the Casino All Breeds Sale at the NRLX in Casino. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Franklin Raindance was billed as a well-muscled Angus bull with length and a great temperament. He is the ultimate heifer-suitable bull, the catalogue said.

There were 14 bids for Franklin Raindance owned by Franklin Angus and sold for $18,000 by T&W McCormack at the Casino All Breeds Sale.

Last year’s top selling bull went for $28,000.

Top priced female and calf were sold by Promised Land Stud for $6750, with the top priced females sold by Franklin Angus, Jeff Parker, and Promised Land Stud, all selling for $5000.

Five lots were purchased for $17,800 via StockLive which attracted 319 viewers and 28 bidders.

Stock sold on the day were headed for Boonah, Queensland, Wallabadah NSW, Lowanna NSW, Glen Innes NSW, Inverell NSW and Tenterfield NSW.

This Angus bull sold for $18,000.

Bruce Lyle is on the All Breeds committee that organises the annual sale day.

“Today’s result is largely due to the dry weather, the low cattle market in general and the outlook of an El Nino event,” Mr Lyle said.

“People are being very cautious.”

There were plenty of cattle in the pens on offer today, Saturday, July 29 with 174 stud and herd bulls and 29 registered females on sale.

 There was 77 % clearance with 116 bulls sold and 19 females. Bulls averaged at $6866 and the female price average was $3313.

It was a bustling saleyard after three quiet weeks where the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange has been closed because of a licensing dispute between agents and Richmond Valley Council.

“Today was the largest crowd I’ve ever seen there,” Mr Lyle said.

Today, the yards were busy and because it is the All Breeds sale, $3000 went to three community groups – $1000 each for Windara, Casino VRA Rescue Squad and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Here are photos from the sale at the NRLX in Casino.

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