Bidders, Winners and Records – October livestock update
As stud sales continue across the country this month we review some of the highlights from our Elders network, as well as some of the results rewriting the record books.
Speckle Park - New South Wales
It’s not every day you break a world record, but the Humphries Family from Wattle Grove Speckle Park can now tick that accomplishment off their long list of achievements.
On Saturday 16 October, as the final live lot went up for auction, buyers pushed demand to a top of $75,000, breaking the previous world-record of $70,000 only set seven days prior at the Three Way Speckle Park Stage One Dispersal Sale.
Wattle Grove Speckle Park female, Wattle Grove P503 Cara S10, was sold to successful bidders Ivery Downs Cattle Co, Clermont QLD, contributing to the outstanding 100 per cent (pc) clearance rate for the complete sale.
Elders would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the Humphries Family on a successful sale and for achieving a world-record. Thank you for entrusting your sale to Elders.
Brahman - Queensland
After a flurry of bidders and bulls across three days in northern Queensland, the 2021 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale has concluded in over $11.7 million traded for some of the best beef genetics in the country.
Held at the premium CQLX Selling Centre in Gracemere, the sale included 468 grey bulls (average $13,491) as well as 348 red bulls (average $15,911) with over 99pc clearance and a top price of $150,000 for Lot 327 – Carinya Sugarcrata.
Read our three-day sale summary.
With over 50pc of all bulls at Rockhampton Brahman Week sold through Elders, the results speak for themselves. Elders Stud Stock would like to offer congratulations to all vendors, purchasers and underbidders for the 2021 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale as well as the Australian Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) and CQLX team on a sensational event.
Whilst stud ram selling is still very much underway across the southern half of Western Australia, store cattle sales and a national shedding breeds ewe sale were hitting all the records in October.
The Elders Boyanup Store cattle sale, held on 15 October, was the largest grossing sale ever recorded at the Boyanup Saleyards, hitting the $3 million mark. In total, 1,657 cattle were yarded from across the south west, with an average of $1,821, achieving a total gross value of $3,018,777.
Elders South West Livestock Manager, Michael Carroll, commended all vendors involved on the day.
“The presentation of the cattle was first class and the sale was a huge success, a big congratulations to everyone involved” he said.
Last week also saw the inaugural Elders National Shedding Breeds Ewe sale take place on AuctionsPlus with 2,603 ewes across four different breeds on offer.
Lots 1 and 2, 15 to 16 month old UltraWhite ewes, were offered by JP & JL Broun of Beverley and purchased by successful bidder D & K Taskera from Echuca in Victoria. The sale broke an AuctionsPlus online record for non-station mated commercial ewes and a state record for WA bred commercial ewes, selling for $1,265 and $1,230 respectively.
Read why shedding sheep are so in demand.
A strong stud ram selling season continues across Western Australia with Elders involved in 84 sales in total.
Collinsville Stud Merino are always a stand out sale for the season and did not disappoint this year. The on-property sale was record breaking, selling Lot 2, Poll Merino ‘Imperial 200033’ for $88,000 breaking the Australian on-property merino record.
This year’s sale offered a total of 250 rams which included 22 specialists’ rams. The specialist lots selling to an average of $16,318 and the remaining 228 commercial rams averaging at $2,611.
Collinsville’s success stems from their large genetic pool. The ever-popular stud runs 8,500 registered stud ewes from which the 250 rams offered on sale day are classed and sorted. Both the bidder and under bidder of Lot 2 where from interstate (bidder NSW, under bidder WA). Neither had seen the rams, their trust was on the stud’s long-standing reputation, data collection and video footage.
“This year we have seen many top priced rams across all breeds selling as ‘sight unseen’ which is incredible,” reported Elders stud stock marketing manager, Tom Penna. who believes Lot 2 and also Lot 4, who sold for an incredible $58,000 to be absolutely outstanding rams, and likely to influence breeding for the next decade.
Header image: Elders Stud Stock NSW auctioneer Lincoln McKinlay pictured with Wattle Grove principals, the Humphries Family, for their world-record breaking Speckle Park sale. Image: Elders Stud Stock
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