One-year-old Angus bull fetches $2.1m at auction, smashing previous record


By Kim Honan, ABC Rural (Australia)

Feb 1, 2019


The chair of Donald Trump's Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee has paid more than $2 million for a one-year-old Angus bull at auction in North Dakota.


Charles Herbster, a Republican donor and businessman, is also a respected cattle producer and owner of Herbster Angus Farms in Falls City, Nebraska.


His was the successful bid on 'SAV America 8018' at the Schaff Angus Valley production sale held on its ranch outside Saint Anthony.


Will Bollum, a field editor for livestock publication Western Ag Reporter, was ringside to witness the moment in history.


"The atmosphere was going crazy, you could feel the excitement in the air, even the auctioneer said it he's never had to say numbers that are that high," Mr Bollum said.


"So it was new for everybody, and it just a very unique experience, exciting for the buyer and the contending bidder all the way up to the $1 million, $1.5million mark.


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