Northern Spring Bull Sale – Walgett

Brian Duddy, Prue Coulton etc 2016 Walgett

Pictured from left, Chris Clemson, Clemson Hiscox, Walgett, Hamish McFarlane, Te Mania Angus, Brian Duddy, Duddy Management, Goondiwindi, Prue Coulton, Wallaroi, Goondiwindi, Anthony Triggs, Elders Goondiwindi and Andrew Gubbins, Te Mania Angus

Bulls sold to a top of $22,000 at the Te Mania Angus Northern Spring Bull Sale in Walgett

this week. 117 of the 118 bulls offered, sold for an average of $7,730. This was an increase

of over $1,000 on last year’s northern sale, despite low cattle numbers in the Walgett

region.

The $22,000 top priced bull was lot 10, Te Mania Kama–Sutra K120. Sired by Te Mania

Garth G67, he had a strong presence and exceptionally high figures ranking him in the top

1% of the Angus breed for all $Index values. Weighing in at 820kgs, his EBVs included IMF

of 3.4%, BW +4.8, 600D +135, Scrotal Size +4.4, Days to Calving -6.1, and docility +27. He

was one of nine bulls purchased on the day by Minnamurra Pastoral Company.

Commercial producers targeting the top end of the beef chain converged from Queensland

and NSW, with bulls heading to Winton, Armidale, Walgett, Goondiwindi, Blayney,

Coonamble and other parts of the country after good rains.

Sons of home grown Te Mania sires were highly sought after with 15 sons of Te Mania Garth

G67 selling for an average of $9,266. Te Mania Flame F565 had three sons in the sale to

average $10,333.

“There was great support from loyal repeat clients who continue to advance the genetic

improvement in their herds”, commented Hamish McFarlane from Te Mania Angus.

“We would like to thank Clemson Hiscox for their outstanding support, including

independent agents from the RMA network, who introduced clients looking to improve the

profitability of their herds with proven genetics”, Hamish continued.

“This group of bulls have had more information collected on them than any other sale team

that we have offered. The sale bulls were all tested for Net Feed Intake at Tullimba

Research Station in Armidale, in what is thought to be a first for the industry for a cohort of

Angus bulls”, said Hamish

Long term clients Michael and Annie O’Brien, O’Brien Brigalows, Walgett, purchased six

bulls for an average of $10,500. Brian Duddy of Duddy Management, Goondiwindi

Queensland, purchased 8 bulls for an average of $8,375.

Roger Henwood of Aldingham Family Trust took home 12 bulls for an average of $5,375.

The bulls will be used on their Winton property.

“The sale presented great value for purchasers who were able to access the most advanced

genetics at affordable prices in the current market”, Hamish concluded.

A barbeque lunch was co-ordinated by Jane Clemson, in support of the Walgett Lambs

Junior Rugby Union, developing junior players who are competing in North Western NSW.

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