Bidders, Winners and Records | Elders Livestock Update
It has been a busy month already in Stud Stock sales across Australia, with the official start to the Spring Selling Season only weeks away. Here we review some of the highlights from our Elders network, as well as some commercial sales rewriting the record books.
Angus – NSW
Kicking off their annual sale on the 6th August were Clunie Range Angus Stud who sold a total of 156 quality bulls to a tremendous average of $19,442. Bidding was competitive, with comment from the vendors indicating the quality on offer was not missed on the crowd,
“Although most of the bulls went to repeat customers, it was pleasing to see a huge increase in new clients which comes from the “bush telegraph” effect. Our business is based on performance and is results driven. The fact our client base is made up of genuine cattle operators reinforces the fact that we know our bulls perform well and consistently.” – Clunie Range Facebook Page
The sale included 138 two-year-old bulls, sold to average $19,739 with 100% clearance. The top priced lot Clunie Range Qlunie Q482 sold for $40,000 to repeat bidder, Nairn Park Angus. The sale also includes 18 yearling bulls sold to an average of $17,167 with a top of $32,000 also purchased by Nairn Park Angus.
Congratulations to the Guest Family and the entire Clunie Range crew on an outstanding result for 2021. Thank you for once again entrusting Elders to be a part of your sale.
Wagyu – NSW
On Tuesday, 10th August, Sumo Wagyu held their Season Opening Bull Sale with a combined in-person and online auction resulting in 35/35 Bulls sold averaging $17,371, with Lot 22 – Sumo Itoshigenami R69 taking the sale to a top of $36,000. Bidders also took the opportunity to invest in 4/4 Semen Packages to a top of $2,800/straw, averaging $960/ straw, and a collection of quality Embryo Packages sold to a top of $1,000/embryo.
Dorper – QLD
Starting the week on a high note was the Dorper Sheep Society Aus. who held the 13th Annual Multivendor Dorper and White Dorper Ram Sale on 9th August at St George.
Overall, a total of 129 rams were sold to an average of $2,399 and a top price of $7,000 achieved for Lot 71 from the Southern Family, Boonoon Dorpers, to winning bidders WB & LK Dingle. With 84 Dorper Rams selling to average $2,196, it was the White Dorper Rams who claimed the higher average with 45 lots sold to average $2,778.
Could this be a record?
It has been reported that a pen of Australian White ewes sold by Elders Yarrawonga on AuctionsPlus this week may have cracked the record, with 2020 drop ewes trading for an incredible $1015. If so, this may be a commercial record for Elders livestock and certainly a reflection of the industry right now. Read the full story here.
As the Spring selling season approaches, we look forward to reporting on more outstanding results. For more information on upcoming sales be sure to check out our Stud Sale Calendar or speak to your local Elders representative.