Hereford bull sells for $42,000

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A Hereford bull sold for ‘‘crazy money’’ at a bull sale in Teviot Valley recently.

At Limehills Herefords’ 43rd annual sale in Millers Flat, 60 of the 64 bulls on offer sold for an average of $9711, including a top price of $42,000 for bull Limehills Blast.

Speaking from inside the bull ring at the conclusion of the sale, stud owner Gray Pannett told the more than 100 people sitting in the grandstands surrounding the ring, the result was ‘‘outstanding’’ and ‘‘heartwarming’’.

‘‘There was some crazy money at the start.’’

Speaking after the sale, neither Mr Pannett nor his wife, Robyn, could confirm if $42,000 was the most paid for a bull in the history of the sale. ‘‘It’s up there,’’ Mr Pannett said.

Purchaser Duncan Campbell, from Earnscleugh Station, near Alexandra, said the appeal of Limehills Blast was it being a ‘‘beautifully put›together bull’’.

‘‘The cosmetics are right and the data is right — everything was in the right place.’’ The $42,000 price tag was the most he had spent on a Hereford bull, he said.