The 7th South Island Limousin Bull Trial sale was held last Monday near Christchurch (NZ) in unseasonally very warm weather. It was the final event for the NZ AGM weekend. Over 70 people attended the sale and the good crowd created energy and atmosphere.
As expected interest in Lot 1 Temoananui Jockey was very high with it eventually selling for a record $13,000. Congratulations to vendor Tim Grant for his success. Interestingly, Tim had purchased his sire from Snake Gully for a record $12,000 three year’s ago. Jockey’s bloodlines include Wilodge Tonka and PLND Senator. He weighed 842kg on sale day which is a record for this grass-only trial. He had extra length, tremendous muscling and capacity, great temperament and was structurally very correct. Being polled was a bonus. He was jointly purchased by commercial breeder Mike Thompson, and Judy Miller and Clark Scott from the Loch Head stud.
Next highest was a RUNL Stetson son which sold for $6,500. This moderate framed black bull with excellent muscle expression was offered by Gary Kennett and Marilyn Montgomery from the Piwakawaka Stud. He sold to Jarratt Wyeth of the Lochburn stud.
Overall eight of the twelve bull lots sold with an average $5,900. The four heifers included in the invitational female sale all sold with an average $2,125.
A separate report will follow on the NZ AGM weekend. However mention should be made of the five Aussies who came over for the weekend (Fran O’Dea, Karen & Garry Hedger, and Phil & Barbara Bricknell). They seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. NZ Limousin appreciate their support.
Photo of highest priced bull, lot 1, taken in early April