Sale details: $24,394 average for a total clearance of 114 bulls to a top of $65,000.
The top priced bull was lot 5, Te Mania Reno 891 – who went to new buyer Macka’s Pastoral in the Hunter Valley. He is a magnificent looking bull with outstanding marbling and a renowned pedigree.
Long-time client Aldingham Pastoral, Winton, Queensland, was the volume buyer with 16 bulls, to a high of $22,000 and averaging $18,750.
Te Mania Angus director Hamish McFarlane says consistency of the line-up and demand for homebred sires were highlights of the sale.
Home bred sires were highly sought after in the sale with Te Mania Mojo VTMM886 averaging $33,000 for the seven sons offered, 17 sons of Te Mania Nebo VTMM424 averaging $27, 454 and 15 sons of Te Mania Nebraska VTMN630 selling for an average of $25,466.
A syndicate led by Alpine Angus, Porepunkah, Victoria, paid $46,000 for Lot 106, a high marbling calving ease bull with growth and carcase.
Hamish says the continued success of the stud’s homebred sires is a rewarding confirmation Te Mania Angus is breeding bulls for the Australian market and delivering what every stud and commercial breeder is looking for – proven genetics that deliver profitable beef production.
“The support this sale received this year, from Queensland, NSW, South Australia and Victoria, showed discerning buyers are increasingly turning to high accuracy performance data with which to make decisions about their bulls without needing to be standing alongside them at the sale venue,” Hamish says.
Main picture: Lot 5 with James McCormack, Hamish and Amanda McFarlane, Chris Clemson, Clemson Hiscox and Co., Auctioneer Paul Dooley, with purchasers Jack Mackenzie and Joel Muddle, Mackas Pastoral, with agent Rodney McDonald, Bowe and Lidbury.