Champagne opened the sale and the good times flowed on the first day of the two-day Anvil Angus dispersal sale held on property at Acheron, Victoria.
Angus Australia President Brad Gilmour, Terang, fittingly opened the Anvil Angus dispersal sale by blessing the sale ring with champagne.
The good times did not stop there with a number of happy buyers operating throughout the day.
Anvil Angus principal Stephen Handbury summed it up perfectly when he said there was plenty of good buying for everyone.
“The donor females were well received and sold well, with the Lowan donor cow knocking it out of the park” he said.
That she did Anvil Lowan H126 sold to a partnership of Banquet Angus, Mortlake, and Bannaby Angus, Taralga, NSW, for the top price of $52,000.
Other donor females finding duties at other studs included; Anvil Vitality D019 who sold to the same partnership of Banquet Angus and Bannaby Angus for $15,000 and Anvil Lowan G072 who was purchased by a partnership of Merridale Angus, Tennyson, and Crawford Angus, Adjungbilly, NSW, for $14,500.
While Anvil May D171 sold for $12,000 to a partnership of Riddellvue Angus, Alexandra, and Ellingson Angus, North Dakota, Vermont Dream D301 sold to Sterita Park Angus, Lucindale, SA for $10,000, and Anvil Emblynette E199 who sold to Banquet Angus for $10,000.
Amongst the heifers two rose to the top Anvil Jilt N411 who sold to East West Angus, Bingara, NSW, for $17,500 and Anvil Kaharau N382 who sold to Weeran Angus for $15,500.
An embryo transfer heifer calf Anvil Lowan P456 sold on her recipient mother for $10,500 to Adameluca Angus, Kyneton.
Volume buyers included; Palgrove Pastoral, Dalveen, Queensland, who put together a draft of 37, Frank and Andis Sorraghan, Wagga Wagga, NSW, who puchased 25 females, and Larnoo Ag, Yea, who secured 24 females.
In the breakdown; 13 donor females averaged $11,269, 10 embryo calves and recip dams averaged $4300, 108 cows and calves averaged $3,736, 125 PTIC cows averaged $2972, 51 yearling heifers averaged $2735, and 27 joined heifers averaged $2296.
Mr Handbury added further comment saying it was thrilling to see two heifers in particular sell extremely well, the Jilt heifer and the Kaharau heifer by Compass.
“There was still ample opportunity for buyers at every price point to operate with a number of new Angus breeders operating as well as some bigger producers putting together large numbers of cattle”.
“It has been extremely humbling to see the who’s who of the Angus breed attend and operate on our cattle” Mr Handbury concluded.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Rodwells with Adam Mountjoy, Ross Milne, Warren Johnston, and Nick Gray sharing the auctioneer duties.
Day two kicks off at 9.30am on Thursday 15th November, interested parties can view and bid online via AuctionsPlus