Lot 7 Belmore Quantum N132 a created strong bidding contest before being knocked down for $33,000 to Tim and Lucy Bleechmore, Tara Shorthorn stud, Boyup Brook, WA.
This is the top priced bull of any breed to be sold in South Australia this year. Belmore Quantum N132 is sired by Belmore Quantur G193, who also produced the 2018 sale topper B. Quantum M303 at $28,000 to the Eloora Shorthorn stud, Vic.
Mr Bleechmore said the top price bull had a very good frame and structure, and “was a correct sire with depth of body and good muscle pattern.” His Tara stud has 50 registered Shorthorn females and he is looking to increase numbers further.
The Bleechmore family breed their own Shorthorn bulls for their Dalgety Downs station, located 1100 kilometres from their home property and 300km east of Carnarvon, WA. They run 1200 commercial Shorthorn cows and mate these to Charolais bulls and finish the progeny at Boyup Brook.
Interstate interest was not confined to the top bull, with buyers from five states – SA, WA, Qld, Tas and Vic – securing sires.
The sale averaged $6796.
References: Mark Scown, Stock Journal, 3 May 2019 https://www.stockjournal.com.au/story/6105096/tara-stud-makes-quantum-leap-at-belmore-sale/