Calving ease in demand at Stoney Point

Calving ease in demand at Stoney Point


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Stoney Point Angus stud manager Peter Colliver at Stock & Land Beef Week last year. The stud offered 30 bulls for sale in Hamilton last week.

Stoney Point Angus stud manager Peter Colliver at Stock & Land Beef Week last year. The stud offered 30 bulls for sale in Hamilton last week.

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Stoney Point Angus was well-supported at its Victorian spring bull sale.

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*28 of 30 sold to $8000 (four times), av $5455

STILL new to selling at Victoria, Meningie, SA, stud Stoney Point Angus, was well-supported by local buyers at its spring bull sale last week.

Held at Hamilton, Stoney Point offered 30 Angus bulls, and sold 28, hitting a top price of $8000, and recording an average of $5455.

Stud principal Perry Gunner said buyers were looking for low birth weight and calving ease bulls, which was evident in the bulls that made the top price.

“Clearly the demand was there for heifer bulls and bulls with good calving ease, there was a bit of resistance to the high birth weight bulls,” Mr Gunner said.

He said he was proud to be able to offer a magnificent lineup of bulls, that was commended by some of the buying gallery as being the best they have ever seen.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into getting the structure right, and made a lot of hard decisions about anything that’s not up to scratch,” he said.

“We don’t put bulls in the ring unless they’re spot on.”

He also credited what had been a good season so far to the success, but said things are beginning to dry up.

Mr Gunner said he was grateful for the support of return buyers, as well as new faces that turned up, particularly given they’re the “new kids on the block”.

The sale was conducted by Landmark.

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