Illawarra enthusiasts from five States were at Whorouly for the Second Stage Complete Dispersal Sale of Robert & Maree Newton. They bid keenly on all lots with the top price of $7,250 being paid for the yearling bull, Ovensdale Roses Mitch. This son of last year’s top selling cow Rose 182, EX 93, was purchased by K Rattray of Pyengana, Tasmania. The Rattray’s were strong buyers throughout the sale, their selections also included Ovensdale Scarlet 362 a top young 3 year old cow due to Viper at $4,000.
Top selling cow was Ovensdale Pearl 534 at $5,200. This 5 year old had produced 424 kgs fat and sold to the Bourke & Henry Partnership from Hodgson Vale, Qld.
Top selling heifer was Ovensdale Beauty 459, a Scarlets Treble daughter, at $4,200 selling to Jerry English of Malanda, North Qld.
Other noted sales included Ovensdale Buttercup 391 a top young cow by Anticipation at $4,100 to R & A Heath of Bookar and Ovensdale Scarlet 320 an 11,000 litre young cow at $4,000 to J Breen of Beaac.
Ovensdale Jenny 94 a daughter of noted cow Jenny 62, EX at $3,750 went to D & R Ross of Heath Hill. These buyers also selected the Autumn calving heifer Ovensdale Scarlet 392 at $3,600.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from South Australia, Tasmania, all parts of Victoria, NSW and both North and Southern parts of Qld.
50 Autumn calving cows av $2,611
61 Autumn calving heifers av $2,161
9 Spring calvers av $1,800
3 Bulls av $4,350
123 Illawarras gross $291,600