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OSullivans clear all in first on-property sale

A fantastic day in the Southern Queensland sun greeted all who attended the O’Sullivan family first bull and female sale held on property at “Gunnadoo”, Lower Mount Walker.

OSullivans recorded a complete clearance across the sale with 19 bulls reaching a top of $15,500 twice for two OS. Genuine Article G06 sons in OS. Louisville L41 and OS. Live it Up L38 both selling to Les Flohr, “Ellendale”, Clermont.

Mr Flohr has been purchasing Limousin genetics from Mick O’Sullivan since 1994 when he purchased Kensal Mississippi and was pushed by another long term supporter in Ian McAllister, “Roma Downs”, Roma, who first purchased Kensal Pinnacle in 1996.

Not to miss out Mr McAllister purchased three bulls paying to a top of $7500 for OS. Lets Go L23 for an average price of $6167.

Complementing the long term supporters were new buyers including Lachie Grundon manager of Sharmarel Farming Trust, “Old Cashmere”, St George, who purchased four bulls in total topping at $6500 for the first Mandayen Kid Rock son to be sold in OS. Master Blaster M22 with an average of $4875 across the draft.

In the break down the 19 bulls average $6026 with nine two year old purebred Limousin bulls averaging $6710 with five yearling purebred Limousin bulls sold for a $4700 average and five two year old Bremer Black bulls averaging $6700.

Females topped at $3500 for OS. Pearl J01 with a homozygous poll black Symes Backstage 466B bull calf at side selling to Jason and Tracey Bell, Kalbar, the three cows averaged $3250.

While heifers averaged $2146 with OS. Black Gem L22 a daughter of OS. Hayne Plane H18 and mated to junior herd sire Summit Masterplan L27 making the top money of $3000 purchased by Patricie Hampl and Jodi Gerhardt, “Marbordo”, Currumbin Valley who purchased a further two heifers for an average of $2250.

Mark Bowyer, Bunjurgen, also purchased three heifers for a $2000 average.

The helmsman sale was conducted by agents in conjunction Hayes and Co and Bartholomew and Co.

OS. BOYS on TOUR

Mick, Matt, and Nathan took a brief trip to Colorado and Nebraska in March 2017 to inspect what we consider two of the largest most progressive purebred Limousin operations Running Creek Ranch, and Wulf Cattle viewing their herds and 2017 sale offerings.

Running Creek Ranch

Calving down 1200+ purebred Limousin calves annually we were excited to inspect the RUNL herd and see how sire lines were performing in the herd. It was great to spend a couple of days and get to know the Freund's and Kelley's a little, Mick enjoyed the ranch's Draft-horses and Matt particularity enjoyed Joe snr's corn beef and cabbage for St Patrick's Day (every Saturday in March). 

Wulf Cattle
 
It was great to have an opportunity to look through the entire Wulf Cattle Opportunity Sale of 2017 offering, including the sons of SYES BACKSTAGE 466B who we were lucky enough to bring to Australia after partnering with Wulf Cattle, and weren't they impressive Thick, Deep, Super Sound and Correct, and Stylish, we were very impressed and are even more excited to see what this Calving Ease, Explosive Growth, Moderate, Homozygous Black Homozygous Poll sire can do in Australia.
It was great to see what seedstock manager Casey Fanta has achieved with the herd over the brief few years he has been in control and to discuss the seedstock direction for Wulf Cattle and how that is reflected by their commercial beef interests.

DATE ANNOUNCED
2017 OPEN DAY INCLUDING BULL & FEMALE SALE

SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST

on property "GUNNADOO" Lower Mount Walker

contact Mick for further information 0412 765 284

2016 OPEN DAY & PRIVATE TREATY OFFERING

FRIDAY 12TH & SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST

on property "GUNNADOO" Lower Mount Walker

In 2016 OSullivans will offer sale age bulls at our on property open days on both Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August 2016 or there after by appointment.
contact Mick for further information 0412 765 284

Launch of New Website

OSullivans are very excitied to launch our new website with the help of Fairfax Agricultural Media. We hope you enjoy the new look website and its easy to use navigation.

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