Waterboy wins top price bull

August 26, 2014Top price bull $7000 Wallawong Waterboy with buyer David Schouten

Courtesy Western Magazine

Spirited bidding by new and return customers showed increase confidence in Wallawong Murray Grey’s breeding program.

The 17th annual Carcase Quality Sale at Meriot Park in Gunnedah, was held on Thursday, August 7, with the sale reaching several new milestones by principals Lachlan and Kate James.

Impressive weights and eye muscle areas combined with finishing ease appealed to stud and commercial producers with registered bidders coming all the way from Queensland, Victoria and NSW.

The $7,000 top price bull, was Lot 21 Wallawong Waterboy, who was purchased by David Schouten, ‘Calala’, Gravesend.

Waterboy was described as ‘unsurpassed for carcase proportion’, with outstanding eye muscle area, sleak coat and hindquarter capacity.

Mr Schouten selected Waterboy specifically for his outstanding carcase traits that will fit into a five year plan he has to improve carcase results of his cattle targeting domestic supermarkets.

The second top price bull, Lot 11 Wall St, sold for $6500.

New Wallawong clients, Josh and Carolyne McRae, from Dajory Murray Greys, purchased the bull for their stud operation near Shepparton, Victoria.

Wallawong stud principal, Mr James said “It was a great result. What was impressive is the support shown by our repeat commercial clients and the level of new interest this year. Seventy-five per cent of buyers were return customers and that’s a real endorsement to the quality of cattle we are producing and client service we strive for.”