Te Mania Angus bulls – 148 offered and sold in Autumn Bull Sale Team & Te Mania Commercial Females – 743 offered and sold in Online Sale

148 of 148 bulls sold.  Ave $9,439 at Te Mania Angus, Mortlake 
TE MANIA ANGUS rewrote the playbook when it pulled a front runner bull out of the line-up for its Autumn Bull Sale this week.
Lot 5 was Te Mania Peerage – a standout at the stud’s Beef Week field day in January and a young sire with plenty of ticks next to it in plenty of catalogues.
His figures stood out across the board – in the top 1 per cent of the breed for all $indexes and scrotal size, with outstanding fertility, growth and maternal figures.
But Te Mania Angus director Tom Gubbins said the stud does not sell any animal that does not meet a stringent set of standards across structure and genetic potential.
“At the final vet check for the sale team, Te Mania Peerage failed to pass all the tests and was withdrawn without hesitation,” Tom said.
That last-minute hiccup was almost immediately swept away when the auction began. Lot 2, a powerful son of Te Mania Emperor was knocked down to Shane and Jodie Foster’s Boonaroo Angus, SA, for $22,000.
Everything shifted to an even higher gear when 157 appeared on the big screen.
It sparked a rapid-fire duel as some of the nation’s blue-ribbon Angus seedstock producers and commercial operators went head to head to secure this exciting homebred young sire.
At $52,000 a 5-way syndicate of Landfall Angus, Tas, Murdeduke Angus from Winchelsea, the Caldwell family of the Milwillah stud, Young, NSW, Sterita Park Angus, Lucindale, SA and Thomas Foods International Rural, Mount Schanck in South Australia had outlasted the group led by Rennylea Angus.
A son of Te Mania Kirkby, Pheasantry’s exceptional calving ease figures through to a marbling EBV of +5.1%, excellent docility and structure completed a stand out package.
Bulls went across Vic, NSW, SA, and to King Island and Tasmania as clients, some who have been buying Te Mania Angus genetics almost 50 years, stood alongside buyers making their first visit to a Te Mania Angus sale.
All making it clear they had come for Te Mania Angus genetics – only five of the 54 bulls which made five figures were from outcross sires; the rest were all homebred.
“For us the demand for our genetics is the greatest compliment from our clients, the people we see as our partners, because for each of us our success can only be measured by the success of those partners” Tom added.
Long-time buyers Bernie and Claire Evans, from Tatong, Victoria, have been buying Te Mania Angus genetics since the 1970s, brought three generations to the 2020 sale and they purchased four bulls.
“We are a spring calving herd and while we have a strong history of selling steers to backgrounders, and heifers to people wanting to join them to trade on, we are very aware of market trends,” Bernie Evans said.
And that guided their shopping on the day as the family purchased – Lot 47 for $10,000, 110 for $8000, 113 for $12,000 and 123 for $11,000 – were selected to complement their herd’s easy management, easy calving and high performance steers.
“We were looking for good, balanced bulls with great potential in easy calving and we always want genetics to add marbling and eye muscle area and we think that’s what we got,” Bernie added.



219 Heifers <18 months, PTIC average $2,480
22 Heifers, unjoined average $1,360
487 Cows, PTIC average $2,320
15 Cows with calves at foot, average $2,825.

Sale high of $2,825 was achieved twice by Michael Carroll of Widgeegonga, Derrinallum for 15 x 3½ year old cows, with calves at foot, and for
26 x 2½ yo cows, PTIC with heifer sexed pregnancies.

[Report to come]