TEAM Te Mania's online commercial female sale saw 15 of 24 lots sold through AuctionsPlus late last month, with four lots passed in sold after the sale.
Evan and June Baillie, Glencoe, Forbes, NSW, topped the sale with a pen of pregnancy-tested in-calf (PTIC) heifers which sold for $2010 a head.
Mladin Trading, Oakdale, NSW, paid the top price for the Baillies' 18-20 month-old, European Union (EU) accredited heifers which were sired mostly by Te Mania Berkley and Te Mania Africa.
All heifers were artificially-inseminated to begin calving in July.
The Team members find selling via AuctionsPlus a benefit as females remain on-farm until sold and are in a better position to accept a price they are happy with.
The Baillies offered another 22 EU-accredited heifers, which made $1680 and were PTIC to Te Mania Earl Grey.
Knewleave Partnership, St Leonards, sold 12 first-calving heifers with calves-at-foot for $1560 to Westley Investments, Phillip Island.
Ray Cooper, Little Aire Falls, Beech Forest, sold six lots of heifers, PTIC to calve mid-August for a top of $1360.
Nareeb Nareeb, Glenthompson, took three of the pens, while Ardonachie, Macarthur, took the other two paying the top price.
Other interstate vendors included Richard McFarlane, Wellington Lodge, Tailem Bend, South Australia, who sold PTIC cows and in forward condition for $1220.
Te Mania sold four lots, all EU-accredited, to $1530 for a line of 2010-drop heifers.
David McCulloch, Cherrymount Pastoral, Glenthompson, sold August-September 2010-drop heifers, PTIC to calve early August for $880; while Ric Walmsley, Kielli Holdings, Mortlake, sold 24, 17-18 month-old heifers for $860.
Stephen Brain, Boona, Mumbannar, sold 75 unjoined heifers, 18-19 months, for $840, while Jack Roxburgh, Coomete, Hawkesdale, sold same age unjoined heifers for $830.
Te Mania's Hamish McFarlane said many of the females presented were heifers representing cutting edge genetics from within the Team Te Mania program.
"We felt a great opportunity was presented for outside breeders to access quality genetics from a recognised program," he said.
The Team program established in 1995, now involves 37 member herds from across Victoria, SA and NSW with 18,000 cows committed to the program.