Record price for bull in his Prime Time

ABOVE: Here he is. Prime Time Foreman sold for $28,000. Photo: Contributed

Yorklea based Lyle Family Angus sold a bull for a record price at the Casino All Breeds sale.

Prime Time Foreman R44 went for $28,000 ‑ a record bull price and $8000 above last year’s price.

More than 800 people took part in the Saturday, July 30 sale at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange in Casino.

At the annual sale $1,300,750 of livestock were sold for an overall average of $9291 including females.

The average price for bulls was $9500 with a 91.5% clearance.

NRLX operations manager Brad Willis estimated 500 people were in attendance on the day and a further 321 tuned in online to watch the event.

“Despite the higher-than-average wet season and the two flood events earlier this year, vendors have gone above and beyond to produce the quality and condition of their livestock,” Mr Willis said.

Nick and Blair Franklin of Franklin Angus had an exceptional day selling the top priced cow at $15,000, having the highest averaged price bulls of the day at $18,000 per head and selling two bulls for $25,000 each.

The Promised Land Stud Speckle Park heifers had plenty of competition with bidding topping $13,000 per head at an average of $11,750.

Mr Willis said five lots were purchased for $43,750 through StockLive, with stock heading to Gloucester and Garah.

He said many online bids received counter bids from the floor which in turn increased sale prices.

“NRLX staff are made available on sale day to coordinate operations and run the sale at no charge to the All Breeds committee,” Mr Willis said.

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