Bongongo team happy with spring sale

A very pleased Bonging Angus team after the sale.

BONGONGO Angus stud’s Shauna Graham was happy with the recent Spring Bull Sale at the station at Riverview.

“It was excellent, all things considered,” she said.

“It was down on the last two years, but as the beef industry has gone back 20 per cent and it hasn’t rained, it went really well.”

The average price for the bulls sold was $8250 and the top bull went for $15,000, to Longaroo Pastoral Company of Wee Jasper.

“We didn’t have the impetus we’ve had for the past two years, but we were happy with the average we got,” Mrs Graham said.

“Last year we got an average of $10,750 and the year before $10,500, but this was up on previous years.

At our autumn sale we got an average of $9100.

For the fourth year running we will donate the sale average to RUOK to help people with mental illness.”

The Bongongo sale is one of the last on the circuit.

Elders spokesman Ross Tout said it was a “pretty solid sale of very good stud bulls that have been well looked after.”

“Sellers and buyers would be happy,” he said.

Bulk buyers included Nichols Family Trust (five bulls at an average of $11, 500 per bull), DJ Graham of Red Hill (five bulls for an average of just under $11,000 per bull) and Beggan Beggan (four bulls for an average of around $10,000 per bull).

“There were a lot of one and two bull sales,” Mr Tout said.

“There were a lot of return buyers.” He said that most of the bulls were sold to buyers from within 100km.

“It is a boost to local farmers,” he said.

“There were many to Gundagai, and others to Brungle, Tumut, Tullibigal, Adjungbilly, Coolac, Yass, Binalong, Gunning and Meringo.”