A Shorthorn bull topped the Sprys Shorthorn and Angus sale at Wagga Wagga on Tuesday, selling for $30,000 to Wilcannia commercial buyers.
The bull was one of 34 Shorthorns offered by Gerald and Lynden Spry on the day, 33 bulls selling for an average of $10,736 at auction.
There were also 11 Angus bulls in the draft, ten selling for an average of $9900 and top of $20,000.
The $30,000 bull, Sprys Goldenrod P39, sold to long-term clients Glenalbyn Props, Wilcannia.
The rising two year old was a Homozygous Polled, red Shorthorn, sired by JSF Goldenrod 57U and out of Sprys Miss Buddy M36.
He had a calving ease direct of +10, birth weight of +0.3, retail beef yield of +2.3 and tipped the scales at 792 kilograms.
The second-highest sale was Sprys Heritage P73, the Shorthorn roan bull selling for $24,000 to studs Outback Shorthorns, Culcairn and Tarraganda Shorthorns, Young.
The bull was sired by Sprys Heritage M213, who sold for $30,000 in 2018, while his dam Sprys Aces Primrose K45 sold for $25,000 at the same sale.
He had an intramuscular fat value of +0.8, rib fat of +1.0, rump fat of +2.1 and was one of the heaviest in the draft weighing 886kg.
The top Angus bull sold for $20,000 to Queensland agents Grant, Daniel and Young.
Sprys-W Intensity P606 was sired by Rennylea L508 and was out of Sprys top donor cow Wattletop Barunah E295 who was purchased for $38,000 at the Wattletop dispersal.
The sale was interfaced by AuctionsPlus and conducted by Elders and H Francis and Co with Paul Dooley auctioneer.
- Full report in this week's edition of The Land