The first sons of the RNA and Beef Expo champion, the $100,000 Voltage (top image) topped last week’s Narngulu Invitational Bos Indicus Bull Sale, Coolina Sale Complex, Narngulu in Western Australia.

Vendors, Ken, Shelley and Ben Mutton, Fieldhouse Stud, Wickepin, WA sold 56 bulls to average $6107 to claim a 71 percent clearance at auction. This average was up $2505 on last year’s sale average where 44 of 84 bulls (52pc) sold under the hammer for an average of $3602. Glenlands sires represented in the offering included the $40,000 2014 sale top seller in Ritual (P) and Voltage (P). Nutrien Livestock pastoral representative Roger Leeds said the Fieldhouse line-up was certainly one of the best offered. “The quality Queensland-bred sires used by the stud have shown through in the quality of the progeny,” he said. “The sale team is consistent, with style and length of body, throughout the catalogue.” Mr Leeds said Fieldhouse bulls, with their early maturity and carcase quality, were suitable to use anywhere in WA.

Setting the market was the $11,500 Fieldhouse BC7 96 (P) (Voltage). Nutrien Livestock Wickepin agent, Ty Miller successfully securing the bull via phone for the eventual successful purchaser, Steve Pickering, RSVP Stud, Windera, Queensland. Fieldhouse BC7 96 is a late June 2019 born bull and from the polled AI dam, Fieldhouse 1006. Fieldhouse 96 sold to a 50/50 partnership between the RSVP Stud and Vanuatu Cattle Company, Vanuatu. Speaking after the purchase Mr Pickering said, “He looked the best, with a good top line, plenty of muscle and tidy sheath,”. “As part of our partnership, we will send semen to Vanuatu.”

Lang Coppin, Epminex, Marble Bar, was another buyer to outlay five figures for his bull selections, collecting four Fieldhouse bulls for a $7000 average and paying to a top price of $10,500 for an early-May 2019-drop son by Richmond (bottom image).

Caption: With the $11,500 top-priced bull, Fieldhouse 96, was Fieldhouse Droughtmaster stud co-principal Ben Mutton, Wickepin, and Nutrien Livestock Kulin-agent Ty Miller. (Photo credit: Countryman) Information collected and sourced from the Countryman and Farm Weekly.