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Kidman Tops at $30,000



STRONG demand at the Kidman Poll Hereford Bull sale last week drove prices to $30,000 and averaged $6,209 for the 43 of 45 bulls sold.


Kidman Decker H273 by Wirruna Elder E327 attracted the sale's top bid of $30,000, knocked down to Brian Burgess of Ravensdale Poll Herefords, Duri via Tamworth.

Ravensdale Poll Hereford stud manager Oliver Jeffery with Ravensdale principal Brian Burgess with Nelson Carlow, Kidman Poll Herefords, Landmark stud stock specialist John Settree, and Kidman Decker H273


The 24-month-old sire was inspected prior to the sale by Ravensdale stud manager Oliver Jeffery who was taken with its maternal pedigree, which goes back to Kidman Minerva Z113.

Mr Burgess said the bull was a "real performance-focused sire" that would complement the Ravensdale program and be used initially over selected stud heifers.

The bull's estimated breeding values (EBVs) included a low birthweight of +3.7kgs, 600-day and mature cow weights of +84 and +62 respectively, high milk at +20, an intramuscular fat (IMF) percentage of +1.0 and grain fed steer $index of +$131.

Another son of Wirruna Elder, Kidman Palisade H279, sold for $11,000 to Injemira Poll Herefords of Ladysmith.

Kellawood Poll Herefords, Albert, also purchased a new stud sire in lot 6 Kidman Heritage H332 for $16,000.

Newcomen Herefords, Ensay, Victoria, purchased a new sire in the Tycolah Gold Rush son Kidman Kin-cade H328 for $8,000, while Morocco Poll Hereford stud, Gunnedah, paid the same price for Kidman Essential H217.

While stud interest was strong there was still plenty of good buying for commercial breeders.

David Armitage, Ray White, Dubbo, purchased three bulls on behalf of John Herbig, NH Herbig Pty Ltd, Armatree, at an average of $6,333.

The Herbigs have been on Kidman blood for many years and run a commercial Poll Hereford herd, selecting bulls described as being easy on the eye, well grown, easy doing and soft coated with good growth rates.

W.T. Doyle, Warrowie Station, Condobolin, selected four new bulls at an average of $4,375 to be used over Santa Gertrudis/Hereford females.

The bulls will be used to bring the majority cross back to Hereford.

The sale resulted in 27 buyers taking home bulls from Bowen in Queensland through to Ensay in Victoria.

Principal Nelson Carlow was pleased with the result of the sale considering the adverse seasonal and market conditions leading up to the sale and ever grateful of the support that was received at the sale.

Elders and Landmark conducted the sale with auctioneers Andy McGeogh and Joel Flemming adding up the bids.



2014 Poll Hereford Sale Highlights


Lot 5 - Kidman Decker H273


Top priced bull by Wirruna Elder E327 sold to Brian Burgess of Ravensdale Poll Herefords for $30,000



Lot 6 - Kidman Heritage H332


Son of Markowen Federer F6 sold to Kellawood Poll Herefords, Albert, for $16,000



Lot 13 - Kidman Palisade H279


Another son of Wirruna Elder E327 sold to Injemira Poll Herefords of Ladysmith for $11,000



Lot 4 - Kidman Kincade H328


Son of Tycolah Gold Rush C61 sold to Newcomen Herefords of Ensay Victoria for $8,000

2014 Annual Bull Sale

  • 43 of 45 bulls sold averaging $6,209

  •  Top Price Lot 5 Kidman Decker H273 selling for $30,000
              Sold to Brian Burgess of Ravensdale Poll Herefords

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2013 Dubbo National Show and Sale

5 bulls were presented for Show and Sale in Dubbo on the 3rd and 4th June 2013. 

Full pedigree and EBV Data is available for each lot.


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2012 Annual Bull Sale

59 Poll Hereford bulls offered, 50 sold
Average $5,800
Top price of $11,500 
Sold to Maids Valley partnership

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2012 Female Sale

  • 64 cows & calves sold to a top of $13,000 to avg $3,485
  • 15 joined Heifers sold to a top $4,500 avg $2,500
  • 15 unjoined Heifers sold to a top $3,000 four times, and av...

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