TOP PRICE: Agent Rob Parken, Strathalbyn, buyers Ester, Adam and Linc Willson, Kangaroo Island and Kingarth senior principal Andrew Taylor, Nairne.

KI support strong at Kingarth

The Taylor family’s Kingarth Angus Helmsman auction, held on Tuesday last week at Nairne, had a 24 per cent lift in the sale gross from last year.

The Taylor family’s Kingarth Angus Helmsman auction, held on Tuesday last week at Nairne, had a 24 per cent lift in the sale gross from last year, but the make-up of that result was significantly different, enhanced by the addition of some select females.

Competition on the females was solid with 20 first and second-calvers clearing to $1950 and averaging $1837.50.

Top price bull Kingarth Good Looker M05 was sired by Coorong Good Looker G27 with a great balance of figures on Breedplan.

The winning bidders were long-time clients Linc and Ester Willson, MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island, after a good duel with Eric Ashby, bidding for Mitch Harrison, Broken Hill, NSW, the buyer of last year’s top bull.

The Willsons also purchased two other bulls for $4000 and $3400.

KI support was again significant, with Stephen Davidson, Wisanger picking up two at $3600 and $3500, these being two of the highest eye muscled bulls on the draft at 6.4 and 7.3. 

Dennis Wandel, Gosse, paid $3400 for the second highest growth bull at +115 for 600 day weight to total six bulls going to the Island.

Another repeat client was James Ryan, Keith with two bulls at $3400 and $3200, including the highest EMA bull, Kingarth Glen M15 by Dunoon Glen G556, with an EMA EBV of +8.7pc.

John and Judy Shearer, Springton, and Landmark Mount Pleasant’s Colin Fawcett, buying for client David Hage, rounded out the bull sales on the day at $3800 and $3600 respectively.

Mr Fawcett for the same account, paid the top female price of $1950 for five rising three year old females in great value buying.

David Schultz and Ashley Fawcett, also Landmark Mount Pleasant, bought the balance of the females to sell.

Six rising two-year-old heifers and five rising three-year-olds went to Alan Willson, KI and Angaston, plus four rising two-year-olds to Peter Woite, Eden Valley.

The sale was conducted by Rob Parken Livestock, Strathalbyn.

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