Australian breed records tumbled at last Monday’s annual 5 Star Senepol Sale at CQLX Gracemere, Qld.
For vendors, Geoff and Alison Maynard and family the 5 Star Senepol Sale saw a new breed record established at $27,000 and bulls sold to all parts of Queensland and also to Western Australia.
Sarah and Clayton Maynard, Southern Star Rural, Canowindra sold 8 bulls through the 5 Star Sale this year. Southern Star Rural managed the top price Senelais (Senepol/Charolais) bull at $8,000 and also the top priced Senegus (Senepol/Angus) bull at $7,000.
Earlier this year Canowindra based Senepol Stud Southern Star Rural recorded the highest midterm weight gain during the prestigious Callide Dawson Beef Carcase Competition in QLD with a Senepol/Angus Steer gaining a whopping 4.6kg per day. This is the highest mid-term weight gain recorded in the 30 year history of the competition.
65 Bulls were sold on the day with an average of $6,677, a top of $27,000 and a 93% clearance rate. Buyers who were focused on Senepols, provided the vendors with a bottom line average of $7,425 for the 40 pure bred Senepol entries on offer.
Seven three quarter Senepol/one quarter Shorthorn bulls topped out at $6,500, while six Senegus bulls hit $7,000 and six Senelais entries peaked at $8,000.
Topping proceedings and new breed record holder was the $27,000 5 Star M71013, a 22-month, 772kg, 12/9mm, 133EMA son of Antigua Dalgada (CBN Alcoota) selling in a three quarter share full possession arrangement to Chris Simpson, CAP Genomics, Brisbane.
CAP Genomics took three to average $13,167. Regular supporters, Alistair and Jo McClymont, Burleigh Station, Richmond acting again through Ken Roche, Marlborough, took four Senepols for an average $10,125. These included the $13,000 5 Star M70782 a 17-month-old, 678kg delivering a rib eye measurement of 110sqcm. M70782 was the first sale progeny of one of the studs leading sires, 5 Star Hefner 140634.
For more information on pure bred Senepol and Senegus or Senelais Bulls on offer in Canowindra please contact Clayton Maynard on 0439 029 204.