Photo courtesy of Stock & Land – Susan, Roland and Andrew Cameron, Athlone South with Michael McMeel, son of the late Terry McMeel
For the second year in a row, Torbank Angus, Penshurst, topped the Hamilton Independent Agents Weaner sale. The 23 pure Te Mania blood steers averaged 435kgs and sold for 378c/kg, resulting in a price of $1,645/head in the 9th January sale. Torbank Angus has used only Te Mania blood bulls since its inception in 1997.
Roland, Susan and Andrew Cameron of Athlone South, Penshurst were the major vendors at the same sale, selling 201 head of Te Mania and Lawsons blood steers which sold for an average of $773, up 33% on last years average of $581/head.
Athlone South achieved the highest cents per kilogram of 433c/kg for a yard of 37 steers, with an average weight of 283kg, for $1225/head. Their pen of 116 head, weighing 363kg, was awarded the Best Presented Pen. Roland dedicated this heartfelt win to his late father, Rex Cameron, and , Terry McMeel, who passed away in December.
In the Elders Weaner sale, the following day at Hamilton, Bundoran , Glenthompson, won the Best Presented Pen, selling for a sale high of 421c/kg for 111 Te Mania blood steers.
Hamish McFarlane paid tribute to these clients who have worked closely with Te Mania Angus – Bundoran for 22 years, Torbank for 20 years and Athlone for 18 years. He said “it is great to see these producers establishing such productive female herds and reaping the rewards by sticking to a recognised and performance-based bloodline”.