*69 of 84 sold to $8000 (three times), av $4811
A WIDE spread of buyers contributed to a solid result at this year’s Anvil Angus sale, conducted on property at Acheron.
The stud presented a larger offering of bulls – 84 (up 34 on the previous year) – giving a larger selection to buyers.
The top price of $8000 was achieved on three occasions.
Gippsland buyers, Greenwood Livestock, A/c Jackson, Sale, paid $8000 for lot three of the sale.
The lot was Anvil Monarch M243, a September-2016 drop sire by Irelands Hierarchy H152.
Its figures included +49 kilograms for 200-day weight, +83kg for 400-day, and +110kg for 600-day. The bull also had an eye muscle area (EMA) of +5.6 square centimetres.
Long-time clients Outlook Investments, Healesville, paid $8000 for Anvil Magic M345.
The bull was sired by Ellingson Roughrider 4202, and had figures of +51kg 200-day weight, +94kg 400-day and +115 for 600-day. It also had an EMA of 6.1sqcm.
The third bull to make the $8000 mark was lot 68.
The bull, Anvil McFarlane M232, was bought by Hanson Angus, Yea, a first-time buyer.
This Poss Element 215 son had figures of +49kg 200-day weight, +84kg 400-day, +105kg for 600-day, and 6.3sqcm EMA.
Regular buyer Nap Nap Station, Hay, NSW, took home four bulls.
The top of $7000 was for Anvil Murray M218, sired by Irelands Hierarchy H152.
The bull had figures of +40kg 200-day, +81kg 400-day, and +101kg 600-day.
Vendor Steve Handbury said it was a “buyers’ market”, but 90 per cent of the bulls went locally, and he was happy that so many repeat, long term buyers had got the opportunity to buy the quality of bulls at these prices.
Others to buy three bulls were Ancona Station, Ancona, Cathedral Cherries, Taggerty, and Marlene Walsh, Taggerty.