Australia’s biggest single-vendor Brahman sale selection has once again left its mark on the beef industry, with unmistakable and unwavering demand seeing the NCC line-up gross $3.5 million on Tuesday.
The pace was set early, with opening lot NCC Novak (IVF) being knocked down for $120,000 to Dillon Scott, Rosetta Grazing, Mt Coolon, and Darren Kent, Ooline Brahmans, Goovigen.
From there, another six bulls joined company in the six-figure territory, with NCC Perry (IVF) being the headliner at $200,000.
The 21-month-old son of JDH Mr Mosley Manso (IMP US) and NCC Silhouette 3751 (IVF) was knocked down to Andrew and Anna McCamley, 2AM Brahmans, Dingo, after a fast-paced bidding war with underbidders, the Scott family, Ruan Grazing, Clermont.
‘Extra length, strong bone and muscling combination that is equipped to breed well’, the young sire prospect tipped the scales at 752 kilograms, measured 38 centimetres in the scrotum, and tested 70 per cent for semen motility.
He scanned 135 square centimetres at the eye muscle area, 13mm and 8mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fats, and 4.8pc for intramuscular fat.
Perry wasn’t the only big bidding that the Scott family did, having landed NCC Romano (IVF) with a $170,000 bid earlier in the catalogue.
Sired by NCC El Toro (IVF) and out of NCC Jardena 2290 (IVF), the 32-month-old weighed in at 926kg, measured 39cm in scrotal circumference, and tested 85pc for semen motility.
He scanned 153sq cm for EMA, 11mm and 9mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fats, and 5pc for IMF.
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Also in that six-figure company were NCC Crockett, bought by the Bishop family, Garglen stud, Moura, and NCC Affleck (IVF), bought by the Jefferis family, Elrose stud, Theodore. They each were knocked down for $130,000.
Joining NCC Novak at the $120,000 price point was NCC Hamlet (IVF), purchased by Alastair and Pam Davison, Viva stud, Middlemount.
And rounding out the cohort was NCC Lumley (IVF), bought by the Kirk family, Yenda stud, Gayndah, for $100,000.
At the end of the bull section of the catalogue, all 121 sire prospects had been accounted for at an average price of $23,057 to gross $2.79m.
The chance to nab a registered female from the NCC bloodlines also proved competitive, with all 47 leading ladies being accounted for at an average of $14,265 to gross $670,455.
Topping the female section of the catalogue at $42,000 was NCC Lady Ella 5420 (IVF), purchased by Luke and Cate Taylor, Clukan stud, Jambin.
The 21-month-old was sired by JDH Quency Manso 873/1 (IMP US) and out of NCC Lady Ella 2936 (IVF).
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Two semen packages of five straws each from Mr U4 Barrett Manso 221/1 attracted $4000 per straw, with Tony and Kathryn Mortimer, Token Brahmans, Dalma, taking the first package, and Bill Geddes, Doonside Brahmans, taking the second.
At the fall of the final hammer, all 169 lots had been sold, to average $20,713 and gross $3.5m.
NCC stud principal Brett Nobbs said it was a phenomenal result.
“It’s a humbling experience to have a crowd of people turn up on your property and show strong confidence in your program and what you’re trying to achieve,” he said.
Read the full report in next week’s Queensland Country Life.
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