Margaret Spencer, of Ironbark Herefords was very pleased to purchase the top priced bull at the 34th annual Thornleigh Herefords sale on Wednesday, August 18.
Top priced bull, Thornleigh X007 President, with Thornleigh Hereford principal, Ben Monie, Paul Dooley, Elders Tamworth, Margaret Spencer, Ironbark Herefords, Annabelle Monie, and Phil Frame from Frame Rural Services, Inverell.
Mrs. Spencer bought the bull on behalf of her son, Adrian, co-principal of Ironbark Herefords. The bull had caught Adrian’s eye at the Brisbane Show, but was unable to attend the sale. Adrian was impressed by the bull’s structure, colour, smoothness, and he has a great head,” Mrs. Spencer said. “He will go to the Ironbark stud as a lead sire,” she said.
Ironbark was not the only stud to purchase at Thornleigh, with a number of bulls going to other Hereford studs.
Second top price was paid by Mark and Wendy Campion of Amos Vale Hereford stud at Glen Innes, who paid $10,000 for Thornleigh X924 Jerry D299.
Thornleigh Principal, Ben Monie, said the breed had progressed in recent years.
“Herefords have a huge place in our industry and it’s great to see that despite some recent tough conditions we’re now having our best season in many years,” he said.
Buyers came from around New South Wales and from Queensland.