New Charolais bull record of $265,0000 more than doubles previous mark

A Charolais bull from QUEENSLAND sold for $265,000 this morning, setting a new breed record and doubling the previous benchmark set a week earlier.

The Family price annual sale at their Moongool Charolais Stud, Yuleba beat the previous benchmark, selling two-year-old poll sire Moongool Revolution to David and Lynette WhitechurchFour Way Stud, Inverell NSW.

By French stallion GDX Parfaint, Revolution weighed in at 1168kg at 24 months and sported one of the largest eye muscle scans in the catalog at 163cm2. he was the heaviest bull in the catalog, posting a 400-day EBV of +31 kg and a 600-day EBV of +47 kg.

The new Charolais record is the third highest price for any meat breed sold in Australia, just behind Brahman ($325,000) and Angus ($280,000), but ahead of Wagyu ($240,000) and Droughtmaster ($220,000). $). Some have suggested this afternoon that it could be a world record for a Charolais bull.

The result continues a recent streak of breed records set in September (see previous story).

Revolution’s new owners, the Whitechurch family, have been regular buyers of elite Moongool genetics, paying $83,000 to set a breed record at the 2017 sale.

The underbidders for the new record holder were Geoff and Ryan Holzwart and his family, Bauhinia Park, Emerald QLD, who purchased a red factor bull later in the sale for $40,000.

In total, Moongool sold the 74 Charolais bulls offered this morning, for an average of $26,486. He didn’t quite match Palgrove’s Charolais average sale record set last week of $28,171, but still ranked among the highest average sale prices the breed has ever produced.

Four Ways’ own sale on September 5 averaged $24,203 for a total clearance of 27 Charolais bulls.

This morning’s sale more than doubled the previous Charolais breed record of $115,000 set a week earlier at Palgrove’s 2022 annual event. Before that, the breed record was just $83,000 for a Moongool bull, also purchased by the Whitechurch family.

The agents were GDL, Hoch & Wilkinson, Elders and Nutrien.

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