Hicks Beef in Demand
Lot 81 – HRAS81 Hicks Sigfryd (AI) S81. Equal price top Red Angus bull
Hicks Beef cleared all 93 bulls in their on-property sale at Holbrook on Wednesday.
In the breakdown
- 17 Red Angus bulls sold to a top of $17,000 and average of $11,941.
- 5 red composite yearling bulls made a top of $12,000 and averaged $9200,
- 14 red composite bulls sold to $18,000 and averaged $11,142,
- 44 black composite bulls sold to a top of $18,000 and average of $10,022,
- 13 black composite yearling bulls made to a top of $20,000 and average of $8692,
Overall all 93 bulls sold to an average of $10,311.
Tom Hicks, Hicks Beef, said he was very happy with the result and the support from both new and return buyers.
“The northern demand was the strongest we have ever had at a sale,” he said.
“The data was a big factor – people were picking on API [All-Purpose Index], marbling and growth.”
The two top selling Red Angus bulls were Hicks Sigfryd S81 sold to Kevin and Libby Heggen of Hedley Red Range Red Angus, Binginwarri, Victoria. Hicks Sigfryd S81 is a son of Hicks Oracle Q39, a Hicks bred sire that is a breed leader for growth and carcase. Lot 81 is a growth and carcase bull, top 10% growth and top 1% Supermarket Index.
Wonga Hills Pastoral Co of Chinchilla Queensland also paid $17,000 for Lot 91 – Hicks Somerton S1, who is by Hicks Marble Bar N30.
Anne Hicks, Hicks Beef said she was “pleased that the 2 equal top priced Red Angus bulls were sired by Hicks Red Angus sires.”
Lot 88 – Hicks Stern S75
Sections of this article is sourced from The Land written by Alexandra Bernard. Click HERE for the full article (subscription only)