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