2021 Shorthorn National Sale tops at $40,000, average $12,627

Hannah Powe, The Land, 16 Jun 2021 – link to article

The $40,000 sale-topper Polldale Quantum Q17 with vendors the Williams family of Polldale Shorthorns, Dubbo and buyers the Falls family of Malton Shorthorns, Finley.


THE history books were re-written today at the 62nd Dubbo National Shorthorn Show and Sale when 67 bulls were sold to average an impressive $12,627.

Overall the sale resulted in a 94 per cent clearance rate, a $40,000 top price, the $12,627 average and a sale gross of $846,000.

This result was up from a $32,000 top and $8240 average in 2020, and the average was just shy of double the 2019 average of $6740.

Polldale Quantum Q17 was the $40,000 top-priced bull offered by vendors the Williams family of Polldale Shorthorns, Dubbo and purchased by the Falls family of Malton Shorthorns, Finley.

Sashed the reserve senior champion bull of the show officiated by judge Ted Laurie of Knowla Livestock, Moppy, Quantum Q17 was sired by Bayview Olympic L122 and out of Polldale Duchess 14th.

As a two-year-old he weighed 1026 kilograms with an eye muscle area (EMA) of 142 square centimetres, a scrotal circumference of 38cm and rump and rib fats of 23 millimetres and 15mm.

After the sale the New Zealand semen rights were sold to Hamish Brown and family from Browns Shorthorns, Morrinsville, NZ.

Underbidders of the sale-topping bull were the Gould family of Cortina Pastoral, Lucindale, SA who ended up securing the $34,000 second top-priced bull that also came from the Polldale stall.

Polldale Quarterback Q23 hit the $34,000 mark. He was a son of Blackjack The Strip and out of Polldale Peeress 33rd, and tipped the scales at 1014kg with a 139 sq cm EMA, 13mm rump and 10mm rib fats and a 43 cm scrotum measurement.

Cortina Pastoral purchased four bulls in total, all from the Polldale Shorthorn stud, for a $23,500 average.


The third top-priced bull, AJM Red Zone R101 sold for $31,000. Pictured with vendors Ash and Jane Morris, AJM Shorthorns, Young, Greg Schuller, Outback Shorthorns, Culcairn and agent James Brown of Ray White GTSM.


Ash and Jane Morris of AJM Shorthorns, Young sold their 14-month-old upcoming young sire AJM Red Zone R101 for the third top price of $31,000.

Purchased by Outback Shorthorns at Culcairn, he was a 642kg son of Muridale Thermal Energy 15A out of Sprys Balances Patent J76 that measured 104 sq cm EMA, 15mm and 9mm for rump and rib fats and 35cm for scrotal circumference.

Also hitting a high price was the champion unled bull in Ronelle Park Qudos Q48, an entry from Ross and Janelle Johnstone of Ronelle Park Shorthorns, Lyndhurst. He sold for $26,000 to the Royalla Shorthorn stud at Yeoval.

Moombi Trigger Q44 from Moombi Shorthorns, Yeoval made $26,000 and was knocked down to the Capell family of Bungulla Shorthorns, Manilla.

The junior and grand champion bull of the show, Nagol Park Neon Q-Back Q125 exhibited by vendors Roger and Niaomi Evans and family, Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth sold for $16,000 to Talowla Partnership, Bourke.

Tarraganda BT Gypsy R10 held by Ash Morris sold for the $8500 equal top price in the females to Ken Tippett, Glengyron Shorthorns, Newlyn, Vic.

Fifteen special females were also sold during the 62nd Dubbo National Shorthorn Show and Sale, with the top price of $8500 reached twice and an average of $5133 recorded.

The Morris family’s entry in Tarraganda BT Gypsy R10 was the first heifer to sell for the $8500 high price when she was knocked down to Ken Tippett, Glengyron Shorthorns, Newlyn, Vic.

The nine-month-old was by Sprys Boom Time M222 and out of Tarraganda GG Gypsy K2.

Southcote Jupiter R42 exhibited by the Martin family of Southcote Shorthorns, Walcha also hit the $8500 top price.

Sam and Jodie (right) Martin and their children of Southcote Shorthorns, Walcha with agent Ryan Morris, Ray White GTSM with the $8500 equal top-priced female sold to the Loane family of Dunroan Shorthorns, La Trobe, Tas.


She was by Southcote Hero H1 out of Southcote Jupiter M2 and was eight months of age.

Jupiter R42 was purchased by the Loane family of Dunroan Shorthorns, La Trobe, Tas who took home a draft of four heifers in total for a $5500 average.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien, Elders and Ray White GTSM with Joel Flemming (Nutrien), Paul Dooley (on behalf of Elders) and Michael Glasser and Ryan Morris both of Ray White GTSM sharing duties as auctioneers.