Team Te Mania smashed the AuctionsPlus record for PTIC females on March 18, when the annual online commercial female sale grossed $4 million dollars for 1010 cattle in 90 hectic minutes of bidding.
The result also smashed every record Team Te Mania had set in the 17 since the high-profile branded female sale began.
Bidding was on fire from the opening lot of 20 PTIC heifers aged 19-20 months from Gwalia, Adelong, NSW, which was knocked down for $5000.
But it was Gwalia principal Susie Chisholm’s Lot 2 (24 of her 30-42 months PTIC cows) that raided the roof, when they were knocked down to fellow Team Te Mania member Devan Robertson, Wave Hills, Tahara, for the sale high $5360.
And when the dust settled, a northern NSW purchaser had secured 310 females to a high of $4650 for the 42 females in Lot 8 and average of $4179.
Susie Chisholm said while she was delighted with the price; she would also have been disappointed if they had not done as well.
“I have been a Team Te Mania member since it was founded in 1995 and these were beautiful girls and with a lot of Kirby sons used over them they will have all the attributes of classic Te Mania Angus cattle – and be stacked with figures from Australia’s highest-ranked Angus bull for marbling,” she said.
“By running pure Te Mania Angus for this long I have only needed to look after them and make sure they are in tip top shape – the genetics they come with do the rest.
“When you are putting up cattle this good, with generations of objective data to back them, you really can expect them to do well.”
Birregurra, Victoria, buyer Stephen Gibbons, was so determined to get his share of the action he was bidding from Colorado in the US where he is on holidays – snapping up Lot 22 – seven 31-32 months cows with calves at foot for $4400.
Team Te Mania director Hamish McFarlane said the loyalty of Team members to the Te Mania Angus nucleus herd is paying huge dividends for them.