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Herefords On Top In Central Australia

04 July 2011

AUSTRALIA - Herefords topped the 3000 head Alice Springs annual show all breeds steer and female sale at 206c/kg, a Hereford bull topped the show bull sale at $11,500 while the 16 Hereford bulls returned the top breed bull average of $7411.

The Cadzow family’s Mount Riddock Station Herefords topped the stere and female sale at 206c/kg or $644.78 for a pen of 71 milk tooth EU accredited steers averaging 313 kg.

Biggest Hereford lines came from the Hayes family’s Undoolya Station including 360 milk tooth non-EU Hereford steers weighing in from 327 kgs to 426 kgs that averaged 176c/kg.

Major buyers included feedlotters and processors T&R and JBS Australia. Other buyers included Simon Rowe’s Princess Royal Station, SA, while cattle also went to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The six breeds bull sale was dominated by Herefords with Sevenbardot selling the top priced bull at $11,500 to Orange Creek Station. The 16 Hereford bull averaged $7411 while the next best breed average was $4208.

Successful steer vendors were active at the bull sale. Mount Riddock paid to $10,500 for Hereford bulls while Undoolya paid to $8500 for Hereford bulls.

Doc Cunningham of Elders Alice Springs, said the Herefords in central Australia were doing a great job and the top Hereford herds were as good as you would find anywhere in the nation.

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