DESPITE seasonal conditions stopping a number of existing clients from attending The Glen Angus 48th annual bull sale, the Gadd family overcame them to see a sale average of $5038.
Of the 64 bulls offered, 53 sold to a top of $14,000.
The top price bull The Glen Ambassador N125 was an 18-month-old composite bull who went back to The Glan Murray Grey genetics and was sired by Rennylea Ambassador F857.
The bull was purchased by Elders Stud Stock on behalf of an undisclosed Western Australian client. They were was looking for outcross composite genetics after purchasing composite bulls sired by Cudgegong Park Bass B17 from The Glen in the past and placing emphasis on moderate birthweight along with intra-muscular fat (IMF).
Elders Stud Stock also purchased the second top price bull at $9000 for the same client.
The 14-month-old composite bull was a son of Landfall Keystone K132. They also secured another composite bull.
Denis Heywood, Everton, paid the top money for an Angus bull of $8,000, securing The Glen Keystone N279.
The 14-month-old son of Landfall Keystone K132 was in the top five per cent of Angus breedplan for IMF as well as Angus Breeding, Heavy Grain and Heavy Grass Indicies and in the top 10pc for calving ease direct, scrotal size, and domestic index.
Mr Heywood purchased five bulls in total for an average price of $6250.
Included in Mr Heywood’s draft were four 14-month-old sons of Landfall Keystone K132.
Volume buyers on the day were return purchasers, Phoines Pastoral Company, Casterton, with nine bulls.
They paid to a top of $7000 early for The Glen Ambassador N179, an 18-month-old son of Rennylea Ambassador F857, and averaged $4917 over the draft.
Corcoran Parker agent Rod McKenzie said it was evident people were chasing bulls with added IMF to suit the higher end branded programs, with calving ease sires also in demand.
“Sons of Landfall Keystone K132 and Rennylea Ambassador F857 two sires who excel in these areas sold particularly well,” he said.
The Glen principal Mike Gadd said it was a pleasing result when considering the enquiry they had prior to the sale.
“A number of clients have sold females due to climatic conditions, with a number selling category two export heifers, as well as a number of heifers from the local area, being sold to Tasmania to be grown out on grass,” he said.
The auction sale was conducted by Elders and Corcoran Parker with Michael Glasser of GTSM, calling the bids.