*30 of 34 bulls sold to $14,000, av $7000
ANGUS bull buyers were at the ready, coming together to purchase nearly all of the bulls on offer at Adameluca’s on-property sale.
Held in conjunction with Glendan Park Hereford stud, the stud, based at Kyneton, offered 34 bulls, and sold all but four, which is four more bulls than sold last year.
The bulls sold averaged $7000, and peaked at $14,000 for Lot 3, Adameluca Marshall M6.
It was purchased by Jack Smith, Currabubula, NSW, on behalf of Tim and Margaret Vincent, Booragul Angus stud, Gunnedah, NSW, who were unable to attend the sale.
Mr Smith said the Vincent family had seen photos of Lot 3, and were impressed by its BreedPlan figures, which led them to make the interstate purchase.
“He’s got really strong figures and carcase qualities; he’s a well-structured, upstanding bull,” Mr Smith said.
The only purchase made by the NSW-based stud at the sale, the bull will be joined to the stud’s herd, which comprises of 200 females.
The bull was sired by USA17448751 44 Envision, and recorded BreedPlan figures of +2.7 kilograms birth weight, +50kg 200-day weight, +89kg 400-day weight, and +107kg 600-day weight, as well as an eye muscle area (EMA) of +7.4 square centimetres.
David McClure, ‘Mooree Partnership’, Harrow, who was a volume buyer at the Glendan Park Hereford sale, also bought in volume from Adameluca, taking home four Angus bulls.
Mr McClure runs both breeds of cattle, in a herd that comprises of about 1600 females.
“They have great weight for age, strong figures, and good frame, and go on to breed good progeny,” Mr McClure said.
The four bulls purchased averaged $7000, with the most expensive bull being a $10,000 purchase.
This was for the first lot of the sale, Adameluca Major M5, who was sired by Millah Murrah Hercules H250, and recorded BreedPlan figures of +4.3kg birth weight, +39kg 200-day weight, +68kg 400-day weight, and +93kg 600-day weight, as well as an EMA of +3.8sqcm.
This bull was one of five bulls that were sold for $10,000, which was the equal second highest price of the sale.
Two of the other $10,000 purchases were purchased by ‘Argee Nominees’, Pakenham, with one other selling to ‘Penmore Pty Ltd’, and the other selling to ‘DKF Heyword’, Everton.
Adameluca stud principal Sam Trovatello said all passed-in bulls sold after the auction, which was a great result.
Mr Trovatello runs the operation with farm manager Barry Godbolt, and said the result was a great reward for effort.
“We’ve been fine tuning the operation in the last six years, really focusing on the female herd, and this sale result feels like we’re getting rewarded for our hard effort,” Mr Trovatello said.
He said the sale of Lot 3 to Booragul Angus stud was the first time one of his bulls had been sold to a stud, which was an incredibly “satisfying” result.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders.