Te Mania bulls sell to $15,000

Minnamurra Pastoral Company General Manager, Dennis Power with Hamish McFarlane and top price bull Lot 24.
Minnamurra Pastoral Company General Manager, Dennis Power with Hamish McFarlane and top price bull Lot 24. Photo courtesy of The Land.

Bulls sold to a top of $15,000 and average of $5285 at the Te Mania Angus Northern Spring Bull Sale at Walgett on Tuesday.

Seventy of the 85 bulls offered sold for a clearance of 82 per cent.

The McFarlane and Gubbins families had plenty of support from repeat clients, as well as a few new buyers to the stud.

Minnamurra Pastoral Company, which has properties in the Bylong Valley, Gunnedah, Walgett and Cunnamulla, was the volume buyer and also purchased the top-priced bull, Te Mania Hibbard.

The 24-month-old bull, by Tuwharetoa Regent from Te Mania Moongara, weighed 780 kilograms and had estimated breeding values of +5.7 for birthweight, +51 for 200-day weight, +94 for 400-day weight, +128 for 600-day weight and +3.7 for intramuscular fat.

He was one of 13 Tuwharetoa Regent sons sold in the sale for an average of $6961. Read the full report.

Pictured : Minnamurra Pastoral Company general manager Dennis Power, “Glenrowan”, Gunnedah, with Te Mania Angus stud co-principal Hamish McFarlane and the top-priced bull, Te Mania Hibbard, who sold for $15,000.  Photo courtesty of The Land

By Ruth Caskey, The Land   13 Aug, 2014 01:15 PM

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