Murray Greys Maintain Market Share in WAMay 2, 2016
Courtesy Farm Weekly
It was a bull market for WA beef seedstock producers this season.
With the WA beef industry having arguably its best two years on record, bull buyers showed they
weren’t afraid to bid up and pushed prices to record levels.
The second biggest breed in terms of volume of bulls offered and sold and the only other breed to
gross more than $1 million was one ofAustralia’s own breed, the Murray Grey.
This season there were 217 grey bulls offered and 196 sold for a gross of $1,076,750 and an average
Compared to 2015, there was the same number of bulls offered and 42 more sold, while the gross
was up $338,300 and the average jumped $699 on last year’s figure of $4795.
The Murray Grey’s gross, which was the second largest, contributed to 11pc of the overall gross.
The top price in the Murray Grey breed was $18,000 and it occurred at the Monterey on-property
sale at Karridale, when Monterey Kosciuszko K101 was purchased by Shell-Dee Murray Grey stud,
Prices topped at $18,000 for a Murray Grey bull at Monterey stud’s 24th annual production sale
held on-property at Karridale . With the bull, Monterey Kosciuszko K101, purchased by Shell-Dee
Murray Grey stud, Kingaroy, Queensland, were Landmark Serpentine representative Allan Pearce
(left), Monterey stud principal Gary Buller, Elders Margaret River agent Alec Williams, Tony
Mostert, Karridale who represented the buyer and Landmark auctioneer John Wirth.