Countryman Invitational Bull Sale ResultsMarch 6, 2017
By Bob Garnant
Excerpt courtesy The West Australian
The annual event, conducted by Elders, Landmark and Primaries, offered 49 bulls in total.
Lindsay Bagshaw, of Young Guns Murray Grey stud, Hyden, offered a team of 16 bulls, with 12 selling to a stud record top price of $9500.
The upstanding 902kg Young Guns Lusty L49 sold to repeat buyer Gavin Auld, of Merredin, who runs a pure Murray Grey herd.
Mr Bagshaw said Lusty had colossal volume, great length and was very sound and structurally correct, and would breed true to type like its sire, YG Grand Slam.
“Lusty’s dam (YG Primrose U7) has been very successful in the stud,” he said.
Seven buyers were bidding on the Murray Grey catalogue, with three new buyers securing bulls, including account P and A Alvaro, of Merredin, which paid $5750 for YG Las Vegas L45.
Another $5750 equal second top-priced bull, YG Leroy L22, was bought by repeat buyer BW James and Sons, of Hyden, who secured a total of five Young Guns bulls for an average of $4550.
Account FS and KM James, of Hyden, bought two bulls for $5000 each. Mr Bagshaw said he recently inspected Frank James’ commercial herd. “The progeny going back to Young Guns bulls all looked very productive and even,” he said.