Team Te Mania staged its most successful online commercial female sale, averaging $2,562 for 1,001 Te Mania bloodline females on Friday. The 80 head of the catalogue passed in during the sale were all sold later in the day.
Held through AuctionsPlus, the sale high was $4,300 for a pen of five cows with calves at foot from Fiona Conroy, Knewleave, Drysdale, Victoria.
One of the 23 successful bidders was putting lines together to make a switch to pure Te Mania Angus genetics.
Team Te Mania director, Hamish McFarlane said while the beef industry is riding an unprecedented bull market, the cutting-edge quality of the genetics on offer saw the sale take off.
A lot of the registered bidders were repeat buyers who have been exceptionally happy with previous purchases.
There was also a strong contingent of buyers were restocking and others taking the opportunity to upgrade genetics.
But across the board they were all chasing the genetics, including some Wagyu breeders who were seeking high quality cattle with marbling traits.
There was also strong competition for the females with sexed pregnancies offered by Michael Carroll, Derrinallum.
Operators from three states including Tasmania competed in the annual sale, which has become a benchmark fixture on the Angus calendar.
The Team has more than 40 member herds in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland and using next generation Te Mania Angus genetics has, in the past 26 years, created a significant gene pool for progeny testing and expanding the level of carcase feedback from cattle run under dedicated commercial conditions.
This sale enables astute buyers to put together large, even lines of beautifully matched heifers and cows with unparalleled – and objectively measured – genetics.
Every year this sale grows in stature, and this year provided an opportunity for breeders to steal a march on their peers.
5 cows with calves at foot, Fiona Conroy, Knewleave, Drysdale, Vic sold for $4300
36 PTIC heifers, 18 months ACR sold for $3,350, account Susie Chisholm, Gwalia, Adelong.
15 PTIC cows, 30-54 months ACR sold for $3,350 also by Susie Chisholm
19 PTIC heifers, 18 months ACR with heifer pregnancies, sold for $3150. Michael Carroll, Widgeegonga, Derrinallum, Vic.
53 PTIC Heifers, 18 months, ACR sold for $2900. Duncan Clowes, Valdemar, Millthorpe, NSW.
16 PTIC Heifers, 30 months, ACR with heifer pregnancies sold for $2900. Michael Carroll, Widgeegonga, Derrinallum, Vic.
115 PTIC 5yo Cows, averaged $2875. Vendor Stephen Brain, Boona, Mumbannar, Vic
159 PTIC cows, mixed ages sold for $2700. Vendor Colin Henke, Lakala, Mumbannar, Vic
48 Unjoined heifers, 18 mths, sold for $2600. Vendor Jack and Jen Roxburgh, Coomete, Hexham, Vic
102 Unjoined heifers, 9 months, sold for $1645. Vendor Keith and Chris Cowan, Poltalloch Station, Meningie, SA.