IT was a powerful, well-muscled Charolais bull from the Kiara stud, Lockridge, who stole the show at this year's record breaking Farm Weekly-WALSA WA Supreme Bull Sale, when it sold for $10,800.
In what could only be described as a very solid and consistent sale, all up 137 out of 176 bulls sold under the hammer to gross an impressive $561,000, making it the biggest result in the sale's history.
Compared with last year's result the gross jumped $79,600 or 16pc and compared with 2003 it was up by 27pc.
The number of bulls offered this year was up 29 on last year, while the number of bulls sold was up by 27 head, making it the largest yarding in the sale's history.
The sale averaged a very healthy $4095, which was slightly back on last year, while the clearance rate at the sale was 78pc, up 3pc on last year.
The result was made even more pleasing for agents and vendors with a number of the passed-in lots selling quickly after the sale.
On the day over 150 registered buyers from Northampton to Esperance attended the sale to secure the quality seedstock on offer.
Up against a record yarding of quality bulls, it was always going to be hard task to secure the number one position and steal the limelight.
But in the end Kiara Yoodoo did just that as soon as he entered the ring.
The long, polled bull impressed prospective buyers with his length, depth, softness and excellent temperament.
With all the makings of a top class sire it was easy to understand why bids came in thick and fast to Landmark auctioneer John Wirth.
However in the end it was Quindalup cattle producers Tom and Jamie O'Byrne, who were the successful bidders on the 930kg early maturing bull.
The losing bidders, after a spirited effort were Warwick and Nathan Teakle, Northampton.
The 22mo bull, sired by Baldridge Fasttrack 82E and out of Kiara Voodoo, had impressive EBVs of -1.8 for birthweight, +4, +19 and +17 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +1.3 for EMA, +0.2 for rib and rump and +0.1 for retail beef yield.
Yoodoo had current scans of 127cm2 for EMA and 8mm for P8 fat.
The O'Byrnes, who run between 200-300 first cross breeders, were impressed by the bull's muscling and extremely quiet temperament.
The bull will be used over mainly Angus-Friesian cross breeders for baby beef production.
The sale started with the Murray Grey breed under the control of Elders auctioneer Kim McDougall and by the time the final Murray Grey bull had been through the ring, 13 out of the 16 bulls offered had been sold at an average of $3766, up $908 on last year.
After an absence from the sale last year Ron and Lorraine Rinaldi's Avondell stud, Beverley, returned in fine style selling the top price bull in this section at $6000, through Landmark.
The May-drop bull, Avondell Statesman, was offered under a 3/4 share and full possession agreement and bought by Glenroy Trading Co, Brunswick.
Statesman was sired by Orcadia Park Tycoon and had EBVs of +20, +30 and +47 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +28 for carcase weight, +1.2 for EMA and +1.4 for retail beef yield, which were all well above the breed average.
Glenroy Trading also took a liking to a second Avondell bull paying $5000 for the June-drop Avondell Aristocrat, who was another Tycoon son.
Avondell Gladiator, who was sired by Maneroo Gladiator MN 107, did not let the Rinaldis down either when he found a home at Duranillin, after being knocked down to L & D Park for $5800.
In total, Avondell sold five bulls under the hammer at an average of $5040.
The only other stud to offer bulls in this section was the Baldivis-based Belranda stud, who sold seven bulls under the hammer at an average of $2857.
Topping the Belranda run at $3200 was the 1009kg Belranda Startrek, when he was knocked down to Lawrence Grice, Dongara, who had earlier purchased the Avondell Tsunami bull for $6500 before the sale started.
The well structured, thick, Startrek was sired by Belranda Star Wars and had an EMA scan of 132cm2 and scrotal circumference of 38cm.
Mr Grice also purchased a son of Belranda Washington, Belranda Your the One for $3000.
Also paying $3000 for a Belranda bull was Purcell Nominees, with Phil Petricevich, Elders Serpentine bidding on their behalf, they secured the silver Belranda Yesteryear.
Three studs presented bulls in the Gelbvieh line-up this year with four bulls sold under the hammer at an average of $3050, up $50 on last year.
Top price honours in this section went to the Sofield's Gwandallan stud, Pinjarra, when they sold the 904kg Gwandallan Yahoo for $5200, through Landmark.
The early maturing polled bull was knocked down to Mal Barrett, Elders Boyanup, who was bidding on behalf of Dimple Farms, Cowaramup.
The bull, who was sired by JRI PLD Peterbilt, had a frame score of six and scrotal circumference of 46cm.
Gwandallan also sold a second bull for $2000 to PMU & GV Bulter, Waterloo.
The only Glendale Gelbvieh bull sold, Glendale Yalgan, made $3000, when he was knocked down to S & F Treeby, Mandogalup, who were assisted by Dene Bickers, Landmark Serpentine/Pinjarra.
Yalgan weighed 828kg and had scan measurements of 107cm2 for EMA, and 2mm for both rib and rump fat.
Bruce and Margaret Macri, Brumar stud, Yarloop, offered and sold one bull in this section of the sale.
The bull Brumar Youthful, who was a son of Meelon Ulysses, sold for $2000 to B Kurz, Harvey, with Ralph Mosca, Landmark Harvey, helping to secure the bull.
There was 30 bulls presented in the Red Angus breed from six vendors and by the conclusion of this section 24 bulls had been sold at an average of $3629 and to a top of $5000 twice.
Jutland Park stud, Serpentine, was the first into the ring and it was also the first to achieve the $5000 top price, with its second bull, Jutland Yowie Y17, when it was bought by L Sharp & Son, Denmark, under the Elders hammer.
The 914kg, quiet Yowie was a son of Leachman Aboveheaven and had EBVs of +16 for milk and +20, +35 and +51 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, which were all above the breed average.
Esperance was a popular destination for a number of the Jutland Park bulls with the 750kg Jutland Yotham Y25 finding a home on the property of Preston Downs Farming, when they paid $4800 for the young, long free growing bull who showed plenty of muscle.
Also taking bulls to Esperance were DA & DE Johnson, who paid $4600 for Jutland Yorick Y28, McVay Pastoral Co, who paid $4400 for Jutland Yaman Y6 and Jimannco, who paid $3600 for Jutland Yuma Y13.
New vendors in the Red Angus breed at the sale Tony and Loreen Kitchen, Bandeeka stud, Elgin, were the second vendors to receive the $5000 bid when they sold Ferndale Park Unlimited Y47 to T & L Ferris, Balingup, through Elders.
The Balingup operation secured the deep, muscly son of Ferndale Park Unlimited with the assistance of Landmark Boyup Brook representative Deane Allen.
Unlimited Y47 had a stack of credentials behind him after being sashed the junior and grand champion Red Angus bull at the 2004 Perth Royal and Brunswick shows.
After buying in the Jutland Park run DA & DE Johnson also secured a Bandeeka sire, Ferndale Park Bust Y164 for $3600.
Bust Y164 was sired by Red SSS Bust'n 596F and showed plenty of muscling and a great temperament while in the ring.
Tony and Ann Saw, Margaret River Red Angus stud, Witchcliffe, again made another successful trip up to Brunswick, selling five of their six bulls under the hammer at an average of $4040.
Topping the Margaret River Red line-up at $4400 was Margaret River Red Bullseye Y1, when he was secured by Cranbrook producer FG Smith.
The 864kg ET calf Bullseye was sired by Leachman Bullseye 1379G and out of Rissington 99019 AB and had EBVs of +10 for milk, +42, +73 and +88 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth and +50 for carcase weight.
The $4000 price tag was a popular figure in the Margaret River Red run with three bulls selling for this value.
These included the 818kg Margaret River Red End Cut Y14, the 924kg Margaret River Red Heavenly Hood Y16 and the 852kg Margaret River Red Heavenly Hood Y12, who were bought by Preston Downs Farming, Esperance, GL & RK Dickson, Nannup and Dival Nominees, Toodyay, respectively.
Wagin-based Jenderwarra stud sold five bulls in the sale at an average of $2700 and to a top of $4800.
Achieving the $4800 price tag was Jenderwarra Robin Hood Y54, when he was knocked down to RE & CM Creek, Bridgetown, who were buying with the assistance of Landmark Bridgetown and Boyup Brook agent Jamie Abbs.
The rich red, long, Robin Hood Y54 was sired by Anama Robin Hodd S19 and weighed 952kg.
Also taking a liking to the Jenderwarra bulls was Wongawol Station, Waroona, who purchased two bulls at $2500 and $2000.
Glendale stud, Serpentine, sold two bulls with its top bull making $3800, which was paid by last year's top price buyers McVay Pastoral Co, Esperance.
Commanding the $3800 bid in the Glendale team was Glendale Yalgoo Y1, who was sired by Red Leachman Grand Canyon 1244G and weighed 832kg.
The second Glendale bull to sell was Glendale Red Yilli Y7, who was bought by FG Smith, Cranbrook, for $3000.
After purchasing a bull from the Margaret River Red Angus stud GL & RK Dickson, Nannup, then went onto pay $2800 for White Valley Xaniel X16, offered by Alf and Beth Lorkiewicz, White Valley stud, Dardanup.
Xaniel an August-2002-drop calf was sired by Leachman King Rob 8621 and weighed 1020kg.
The only other bull offered by the Lorkiewicz, White Valley Yeoman, was bought by Wongawol Station, Waroona, who was a volume buyer in the Red Angus run, for $2000.
The Angus breed again received strong support with the eight bulls selling under the hammer at an average of $5400, which was the best breed average for the day and up $1662 on last year.
The day's second best price also came in this section of the catalogue, when the first Angus bull to enter the ring made an impression on buyers, before finally being knocked down for $10,000 through Landmark.
Bidding started at $5000 on the deep, muscly Superior Blacks Hope Y1, who was offered in the sale by Henry Strating, Superior Blacks, Mundijong, and went up in $500 bids to the $10,000 price tag before being knocked down to Trevor Kanny, Bonegilla Grazing, Walkaway.
Hope Y1, who was a son of TC Stockman 2164 and out of Imran Rosebud U67, had EBVs of +14 for milk, +42, +67 and +90 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +47 for carcase weight +2 for EMA, +0.4 for rib fat, +0.8 for rump fat and +0.4 for retail beef yield, which were all above the breed average.
Mr Kanny said he was impressed by the bull's depth and conformation, which he couldn't fault.
"He is a quality bull and magnificent looking," Mr Kanny said.
Volume vendor in this section of the sale was Gavin Russell, Callanish stud, Donnybrook, who offered and sold six bulls at an average of $4967.
Topping the Callanish offering was Callanish Designer Y2, who attracted a bid of $6400 from Wes Graham, WJ & FJ Graham, Esperance.
Designer Y2 had EBVs of +12 for milk, +35, +69 and +94 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +48 for carcase weight and +2.1 for EMA.
Mr Graham also paid $5800 for a son of Vermilion Yellowstone, Callanish Yellowstone Y61.
GJ & GK Avery, Busselton, paid $5600 for Callanish Equator Y73.
Blue Ribbon Angus stud, Byford, sold one bull for $3400 to C & E Henderson, Bakers Hill.
The March-drop bull Blue Ribbon Yippy-Yi-Yo Y16 was sired by Blackrock T84 and out of Blue Ribbon Rainy Q5.
After experiencing some difficult sales over the past couple of years the Poll Hereford breed had an outstanding sale with 22 of the 25 bulls selling under the hammer at an average of $3650 and to a top of $7000.
After missing the sale last year the Bateman family's Jeneastbury stud, Beverley, returned this year with a bang, selling the $7000 top price bull in this section, through Elders, and averaging $5360 for the five bulls they sold.
Taking the top honours in the stud's team was the 1030kg Jeneastbury Yabba Dabba Doo, when he was knocked down to Jamie Abbs, Landmark Bridgetown/Boyup Brook, who was bidding on behalf of Derek and Vern Norman, RH Norman & Son, Busselton.
Yabba Dabba Doo, who was sired by Karlee Westman Y135 and was grand champion Hereford bull at the 2004 Perth Royal show, had EBVs of +22, +31 and +50 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +2.1 for EMA and +1.3 for retail beef yield.
Derek said they liked everything about the bull, especially his conformation and weight for age.
"He is just a top class bull," he said.
Preston Downs Farming, Esperance, was another to take a liking to the Jeneastbury bulls paying $5200 for Jeneastbury Yeti and $5000 for Jeneastbury Yucatan.
CH Simkin & Co, Northampton paid $6000 for Jeneastbury Yarraman.
John Lynn's Eskdale Poll Herefords were again keenly sought after which helped the Cunderdin-based stud achieve a total clearance of their six bulls at an average of $3333 and a top of $4600 twice.
The first bull to reach the mark was a son of JC Catalyst, Eskdale Xerox X6, when he was knocked down to Dival Nominees, Toodyay.
Xerox, who was the senior champion Poll Hereford bull at the 2004 Perth Royal show had EBVs of +15 for milk, +42, +62 and +89 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth and +3.4 for EMA.
The price hit $4600 a second time when the soft muscling Eskdale Ynatering Y11, who had EBVs of +11 for milk, +25, +45 and +54 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth and +1.3 for EMA was knocked down to ANR & G Palermo, Manjimup, through Elders Manjimup representative Brett Chatley.
The volume vendors in this section of the sale were John and Heidi Cowcher, Quaindering stud, Williams, who made the decision to sell this year at Supreme after holding an on-property sale in past years.
The Cowchers sold 10 out their 11 bulls under the hammer at an average of $3150 and to a top of $4400.
The $4400 bull, Quaindering Turbo Y007, who showed plenty of thickness and spring of rib was bought by return buyer Lindsay James, LG & MK James, Karlgarin.
Mr James also paid $4000 for the thick Quaindering Oxo Y023.
Oxo Y023 was sired by Oxo Downs Vigilant and Turbo Y007 was sired by Llandillo Turbo.
Both bulls had growth EBVs above the breed average.
Also paying good money for the Quaindering bulls was Gillett Brothers, Williams, who paid $3600 for Quaindering Oxo Y047, while JL & M Belfied, Albany, paid $3400 for Quaindering Oxo Y031.
Denmark-based Oxo Downs stud sold one bull for $2000 to VA & AJ Blechynden & Son, Manjimup, with Don Lyster, Landmark Manjimup, doing the bidding for the Blechyndens.
The bull Oxo Downs Printers Y17, was sired by Pinedale Printer and showed plenty of softness and muscle in the ring.
The Yallaroo Hereford bulls again set the pace in this section of the sale, with Rob and Heather Francis, Busselton, selling nine bulls under the hammer at an average of $4308, while their four passed in bulls sold quickly after the sale.
Prices peaked at $9000, the third top price of the sale overall, in the Yallaroo catalogue when return buyer Ashburton Downs Pty Ltd, Northampton, bidding through Elders Geraldton cattle specialist Gary Preston, had the final bid on the thick, long Yallaroo Youngster, when he was sold through Elders.
The April-drop bull sired by the well-known Yallaroo Titan, had growth EBVs well above the breed average with figure of +34, +46 and +71 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth.
It was Youngsters exceptional temperament and good eye setting that impressed the Northampton operation the most.
Ashburton Downs also bought Yallaroo Yawl under the hammer at $2800 and later purchased Yallaroo's four passed in bulls after the sale.
Also receiving attention from buyers in the Yallaroo team was Yallaroo Duke of York, who was knocked down for $6000 to OM Dunnett & Co, Nannup, through Elders Nannup agent Terry Tarbotton.
OM Dunnett & Co also paid $3800 for a second Yallaroo bull, while return buyer to the stud ED Wedge, Gingin, paid $5200 for Yallaroo Yulara.
Margaret River-based Westhaven stud sold two bulls at $5400 and $5000.
The $5400 bull, Westhaven Masterpiece Y318, who was sired by The Rock Masterpiece, had EBVs of +30, +42 and +59 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth.
The bull was bought by Mardo Grazing, Badgingarra.
P & SA Tomlinson, Munglinup, with the assistance of Landmark southern regional livestock manager Bob Pumphrey, paid the $5000 price tag for the long, deep Westhaven Tribute Y320.
The only bull to be offered by the Countach Hereford stud, Waterloo, Countach Xtra Velocity, was knocked down to VA & AJ Blechynden & Son, Manjimup, for $3000.
Xtra Velocity weighed 982kg and was sired by Rhodesdale Velocity 2.
All up 12 Hereford bulls sold under the hammer at an average of $4308.
Leading the charge here was Lockridge Senior High School's $10,800 sale topper Kiara Yoodoo, but there were some other good prices too.
Charolais breeders offered 35 and sold 28 bulls under the hammer at an average of $4768 in the sale, which was back only slightly on last year when 27 sold under the hammer.
Along with the top-priced bull, the Kiara stud sold a second bull for $7800, to give them an average of $9300 over the two bulls.
The $7800 polled bull, Kiara Yogo, was bought by OM Dunnett & Co, Nannup, through Elders Nannup agent Terry Tarbotton and while in the ring showed off his excellent muscling and temperament.
The 924kg, red-factored Yogo, was sired by Cooara Viceroy, and had EBVs of +4, +8 and +10 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth and -0.8 for birth weight.
Achieving the second top price in the breed at $8800 and an average of $4250 over their six bulls sold was Rob and Lesley Milner, Downunder stud, Wooroloo.
Achieving the $8800 price in the Downunder team was the polled Downunder Yankee Doodal, when he was knocked down to Donnybrook producers Don and Bev Strang.
Yankee Doodal, who was sired by Rosedale Ultimo and weighed 953kg, had EBVs of +5 for milk and +6, +16 and +25 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth.
Another to buy out of the Downunder team was Rob Gillam, Gabyon Pastoral Co, Dongara, who paid $4200 for the 1009kg polled Downunder Yipee with scans of 134cm2 for EMA and 8mm for both rib and P8 fat scans.
Offering last in the Charolais run didn't disadvantage Peter and Judy Milton, Copplestone stud, Dardanup, when they sold the 920kg polled Copplestone Yarralumla to RC & RE Tester, Capel.
Yarralumla, who was sired by Gauguin, showed plenty of muscling and softness while in the ring.
Two more Copplestone bulls also caught the eye of buyers when they both sold for $5000.
The first was the 802kg polled Copplestone Young Star, who was bought by Warwick and Nathan Teakle, WA & JE Teakle, Northampton, who were losing bidders on the day's $10,800 top price bull.
The second Copplestone bull to make $5000 was the 1026kg polled Copplestone Yokon, who was bought by HM & OE Hopkins, Busselton.
The Bridgetown-based Wandilup stud sold all three bulls offered at an average of $6333, the best for a stud with one or more bulls sold.
Leading the way was Wandilup Yahoo, when he was knocked down for $7400 to Ron DeCampo, Manjimup.
Yahoo a son of First, weighed 902kg and had scans of 132cm2 for EMA, 6mm for rump fat and 4mm for rib fat.
Mr DeCampo also paid $5000 for Wandilup Y-Not, another son of First, who weighed 842kg and had EMA of 121cm2.
The third Wandilup bull, Wandilup Yippee, was bought by H Blyth, Manjimup, for $6600.
The only bull to be offered by Andrew and Judy Cunningham's Blaweary stud, Waterloo, Blaweary Yost, was bought OM Dunnett & Co, Nannup, at $7200.
Blaweary Yost, who was a polled bull sired by Ijoufflu, weighed 926kg and had EBVs of +2.5 for birth weight and +15, +25 and +33 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth.
David Ellis, Kooyong stud, Pinjarra, offered and sold one bull in the sale, Kooyong Yield.
The polled Yield, who showed softness and muscle while he paraded around the ring, was knocked down for $5000 to Gabyon Pastoral Co, Dongara.
Newdegate-based Quicksilver stud sold three bulls under the hammer at an average of $4133 and to a top of $4600.
Purchasing Quicksilver's $4600 top price bull, Quicksilver Y Me, was MJ Wringe & Sons, Donnybrook.
Y Me was sired by Trinity Farms Henry and out of Quicksilver Rita.
Also buying from Quicksilver was JS & EN Bagshaw, Boyup Brook, who paid $4200 for Quicksilver Yogy and Kentdale Grazing Co, Denmark, who paid $3600 for Quicksilver Y Now.
Shane Daly, Sharlee stud, Donnybrook, sold two bulls both for $3000.
The first was Epiloma YMCA, a muscly young sire by Kiara Timothy, who was purchased by WH & MB Forrest, Donnybrook.
Caulfield Grazing, Donnybrook, purchased the second Sharlee bull at $3000 when they bought another son of Kiara Timothy, Epiloma Yokel, who was a smooth well muscled bull.
Young Charolais breeder Brett Waldock, Wattle Spring stud, Williams, this year returned to the sale with a team of five bulls, selling three under the hammer at an average of $2733.
Topping the Wattle Spring team was Wattle Spring Yoke, when he was knocked down for $3200 to Robert Gibbings, Elders Capel, who was bidding on behalf of KL & AJ Jilley, Elgin.
Yoke weighed 856kg and was a full French bull sired by Ijoufflu.
The remaining two Wattle Spring bulls sold for $2500.
GL & KR Farley, Donnybrook bought the 900kg polled scured Wattle Spring Yahoo and PH & J Cain, Boyanup, bought the 808kg polled scured Wattle Spring Yoo Hoo.
There was 21 bulls presented in this section with 15 selling under the hammer at an average of $4560 and to a top of $8000.
Leading the Simmental charge was the Patterson family's Bullock Hills stud, Woodanilling, when they sold the $8000 top price Simmental, Bullock Hills Yule-Du, to Murray and Jason Patterson, MJ Patterson, Three Springs, through Elders.
The 956kg, solid red polled Yule-Du, was sired by Quaindering Randy and out of Bullock Hills Unit and had an eye muscle area of 132cm2.
Yule-Du had EBVs of +13, +28 and +37 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth, +1.4 for EMA and +1.3 for birth weight.
The Woodanilling-based stud also sold the 856kg Bullock Hills Yamaha for $5000 to ME & SH Cockram, Gingin and two bulls at $4200 to RB McNabb & Co, Donnybrook and FR & LF Prosser, Nannup.
Bullock Hills achieved a total clearance of their six bulls at an average of $4600.
After making a successful return last year to the sale Robert and Minnie Italiano, Rosemont Park Simmental stud, Harvey, again returned this year and cleared their six bulls at an average of $4567.
Leading the Rosemont Park charge was the 990kg Rosemont Park Yorkshire, when he was knocked down for $7800 to FJ & M Foster & Sons, Cowaramup.
The June-drop blonde bull had EBVs of +16, +28 and +30 for 200, 400 and 600 day growth and was sired by Rosemont Park Vulcan.
The Italiano's also sold the 1065kg dark red, polled Rosemont Park Yogi, to Kevin and Janice Hard, Naracoopa stud, Denmark, for $5400.
Regular sale vendors David and Audrey Weightman, Topweight stud, Margaret River, sold two bulls under the hammer for $5000 and $4800.
The $5000 bull, Topweight Y Not, who was sired by Quaindering Quality and had a birthweight EBV of +0.3 was bought by Harvery producers IR & RB Staples.
Tenderloin stud, Coolup, offered and sold one bull in the sale Tenderloin Xcellence, for $3600.
The 1008kg polled bull was knocked down to Phil Petricevich, Elders Pinjarra, when bidding finally ceased.
Five Blonde d'Aquitaine bulls were offered with four selling under the hammer at an average of $3925, up $525 on last year's average.
Topping this section at $6400 was Amaroo Xtra Thick, who was offered in the sale by Gerald Bergsma's, Amaroo stud, Mundijong, through Landmark.
The well-muscled powerful sire, who was sired by Amaroo Upmarket and out of Amaroo Urita, was bought by Forrest Jupp, FV Jupp & Sons, Gingin.
Brian Schnieder, Corolin stud, Clackline, was the biggest vendor, selling three bulls to a top of $3600.
The $3600 top price Corolin bull, Corolin Xuberant, was knocked down to Landmark stud stock cattle auctioneer John Wirth, who was bidding on behalf of R Spiteri, Rahnik Blondes, Broadhurst, Vic.
Xuberant was the junior and grand champion Blonde d'Aquitaine bull at the 2004 Perth Royal show and had already been used in the Corolin stud, with excellent results.
Five Limousin bulls were sold under the hammer at an average of $3100 and to a top of $4600.
Taking top price honours was the Charlie Dimasi's Goodwood stud, Donnybrook, when Goodwood Yip was knocked down by Landmark auctioneer Tiny Holly for $4600 to JW, BA and AJ Hare and CJ Walker, Bindoon.
The soft, polled bull was sired by Goodwood Smartboy, weighed 898kg and had an eye muscle area of 126cm2.
Goodwood also sold a bull, Goodwood York, for $3400 to Landmark Bunbury.
Narrogin-based Downderry stud sold one bull in the sale, Downderry Yefgeny, for $2400 to KS & EN Roberts, Elgin, through Elders Capel representative Robert Gibbings.
The sale finished on a high with the Braunvieh breed where there was a perfect clearance of the three bulls on offer at an average of $2733 and to a top of $3200.
Topping the Bandeeka offering, which received great interest before the sale, was the well muscled Bandeeka Yannick, who was the junior champion Braunvieh bull at the 2004 Perth Royal show and sired by Swiss Traditoin Ricco, when he was knocked down to GN & TJ Williams, Badgingarra.
All three bulls were offered in the sale by Kane and Sarsha Wetherall, Bandeeka stud, Elgin, through Elders.