AN ANGUS bull has been sold in a private transaction for $60,000 to a Victorian stud.
Final negotiations were completed today for the sale of the bull, Dunoon Gabba, to Victorian stud beef producers Bob and Jan Andrews near Wangaratta.
The Andrews, who are well known for their Blonde D’Aquitaine cattle (www.oldkentuckyblondes.com.au), have also established an Angus stud and the new bull will be a key sire in their breeding operation.
Mr Andrews said he was keen to buy a significant sire and had been searching for the right one.
“I have this set of parameters on Breedplan that I want to fill, and usually when the bull fits these, it doesn’t look any good,” he said.
“But this bull has the figures and the looks and everything.”
The bull was bred by the Dunoon Angus stud at Holbrook, NSW.
Semen will be collected from the 20-month-old bull and is expected to be available through Agrigene by the end of the year.
Mr Andrews said he was excited to be able to buy the bull.
“It wasn’t for sale and I had told Michael Glasser to look out for a good bull and when he saw Gabba, he said he’d found the one” he said.
Mr Andrews has plans to export the semen from the bull overseas.