Australia Murray Grey sales results

Narrogin Invitational Sale Results

March 8, 2018

By Courtney Walsh and Kane Chatfield

Murray Grey

Following the Poll Hereford line-up, the Murray Grey offering at the 2018 Invitational sale was bolstered by the addition of a new stud presentation to the catalogue meaning there were plenty of upstanding grey sires available for purchase.

Willawa Greys, Newdegate, joined Young Guns, Hyden, to offer a total line-up of 19 Murray Greys on the day, of which 15 sold at auction to an average of $5150.

The well-muscled and balanced quality of the Wheatbelt reared Young Guns bulls took the limelight however, with the very first bull into the ring taking the top-priced Murray Grey gong when RV Epton, Bindoon, went all the way to $7750 to secure it.

The 854kg Young Guns Midas BJL M65 was born in May 2016 by Young Guns Grand Slam and out of one of the elite stud females at Young Guns Maple G77.

The moderate birthweight bull displayed plenty of scale and frame and growth.

Return buyer FS & KM James, Hyden, was one bid shy of equaling the top Murray Grey price when it secured the next bull for $7500.

Young Guns Magnum M28 was another Grand Slam son born early April 2016 and displayed an even set of above average growth and carcase EBVs.

The James family purchased another Young Guns bull for $5000.

The rest of the 14 bulls offered by the Young Guns stud sold to a total clearance and an average of $5232, up by $128 on the stud’s 2017 result.

Many of those bulls headed back to the Wheatbelt with return buyers from Hyden joined by others from Quairading, Holt Rock, Collie, New Norcia and Wandering to help clear the draft of well-bred Young Guns bulls.

Willawa Greys offering its first line of bulls at the fixture struggled for competition on the five big-framed sires it offered, selling one under the hammer at $4000 to Timbarra Trading Trust, Wandering.

The bull, Willawa Greys Magenta GGO M27 was a silver March 2016-born calf, sired by Ayr Park Fonzie F75 and had growth figures including +24, +41 and +56 for 200, 400 and 600-day growth, an EMA of +1.8 and a retail beef yield of +1.2.

Timbarra also purchased a Young Guns bull for $4000 at the sale.

With the $7750 top-priced Murray Grey bull at the sale, Young Guns Midas M65, were Young Guns stud principal Lindsay Bagshaw (left), Hyden and Elders South West livestock manager Michael Carroll.

Melaleuca Murray Grey sale tops $9000

March 8, 2018

By Travis King
Courtesy Farm Weekly

RIDING on the back of an incredible result in the Koojan Hills Angus bull sale on Monday, the Melaleuca Murray Grey bull sale that immediately followed saw all values increase compared to last year.

Ten less bulls were offered by the Metcalfe family in this year’s Melaleuca sale compared to last year with 30 going under the hammer.

Of these 22 sold to a top of $9000 at an average of $5091 and a gross of $112,000.

Compared to last year there was one more bull sold and the average jumped by $305, while the top price was significantly up on last year’s $6000.

Once again it was a quality line-up of Murray Greys that was appreciated by the small crowd of mostly return buyers that sat through the Angus offering to compete on the greys.

The top price of $9000 came mid-catalogue when Landmark southern livestock manager Bob Pumphrey outlasted the competition to have the final call on Melaleuca Mayor M129.

Mr Pumphrey was taking phone bids on the bull from Tasmanian stud breeder Charles Wallace, Woodbourn stud, based at Cressy.

The March 24, 2016-drop bull contained mostly Woodbourn bloodlines, with it sired by Woodbourn Hot Expectations H71 and out of Melaleuca Pansy G258, a cow that in turn was sired by Woodbourn Warrior B48.

Mr Wallace said he was in WA a week ago to attend the Tullibardine bull sale, where he bought one Murray Grey bull, and at the same time inspected the Melaleuca line up.

“This bull stood out from the rest,” Mr Wallace said.

“He was too bloody good a bull not to have with his outlook, thickness, good feet and excellent figures.

“I have been very pleased with the bulls I have bought from WA in the past and I expect this one to be no different.”

Mayor was looked at by Melaleuca principal Richard Metcalfe as a potential stud sire, but was put in the sale because the Metcalfe family had kept the pick of its sons from last year’s calf drop.

In terms of EBVs, Mayor was +4.4 birthweight, +8 milk, +27 for 200-day weight, +48 for 400-day (top 15 per cent of breed) and +70 for 600-day weight, which was in the top 10pc.

In terms of indexes it was +$47 for vealer terminal and +$51 for supermarket, which were both in the top 10pc and +$72 for EU heavy steer, which was in the top 5pc.

The second top price of the sale was set at $8000 when commercial cattle producer Yandilla Grazing, Manypeaks, outbid a South Australian stud breeder to grab Melaleuca Maurice M93.

A March 18, 2016-drop bull, Maurice was sired by Melaleuca Kenny K250 and out of Melaleuca Bettina K189.

Maurice was +4.2 birthweight, +2 milk, +26, +48 and +73 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights.

On the indexes it was +$49 for vealer terminal, +$51 for supermarket and +$75 for EU heavy steer.

Another bull to make good money was the first bull of the sale offered with another repeat buyer, TA & TL Bradshaw, Kojaneerup South, paying $7000.

Melaleuca Marley M4 was a March 3 drop silver bull that was sired by Melaleuca Hakea H202.

Its depth and thickness were matched by EBVs of +4 milk, plus 25+, +46 and +62 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights.

It was +$49 for vealer terminal, +$43 for supermarket and +$59 for EU heavy steer.

The Bradshaw family was the volume buyer of the sale taking three bulls in total and paying $4000 apiece for their other two purchases.

Also taking multiple bulls was Salamar Pty Ltd, Claremont, which picked up two at a top of $4500.

Another regular Melaleuca buyer Jeff Pyle & Co, Manypeaks, also paid good money buying one bull at $6500, while GE Bell, Narrikup, took a liking to the third bull on offer paying $5000 for Melaleuca Mackie, which was a Cam Grove Charcoal J91 son.

Relevant Investments, Atwell, took one bull at $6000, while RA & RE Gerovich, Albany, also took one at $5000.

Another repeat buyer, Lake Muir Prime Beef, Lake Muir, bought one for $4000, while AR & MA Muir, Lake Muir, also went to $4000 for one.

Rumbalara Pastoral Co, Gnowellen, bought one for $4500, as did TS & KH Meir, Albany.

Landmark auctioneer Tiny Holly said while the Angus wave had impacted on demand for Murray Greys in recent years, it was pleasing for the Melaleuca stud to have an increase in average compared to last year.

“The quality of the Murray Grey line-up was exceptional and the fact that there were many repeat buyers in attendance again today shows the bulls are working in the paddock where it counts,” Mr Holly said.

Great support for Lindsay Greys

March 8, 2018

The Lindsay Murray Grey production sale last week achieved a terrific result backing up from last years’ record sale. The stud sold 26 of 32 bulls to a top of $16,000 and an average of $7307.

Reaching the top price was Lot 27, Lindsay Magnus M83, a soft grey son of Lindsay Holster H27. Magnus was offered with Lindsay retaining ¼ semen share and was brought forward in the catalogue due to significant interest.

With calving ease, growth, trait leading carcase data and real eye appeal Magnus was secured by Sugarloaf Farm, Moss Vale NSW.

Lindsay Machette M132 was secured by long time repeat clients, Cavanagh P/Ship for $15,500 along with Lot 6, Lindsay Marlboro M6 @ $12,000 for their commercial operation at Keith SA.

Lot 3, Lindsay Mojo M9 has stud duties to perform after being purchased by Woodbourn Murray Greys stud, Cressy in Tasmania, after impressing all with his overall quality, depth of body and soft fleshing.

Multiple purchasers were Phoines Pastoral Casterton, and new client Rosie Flavel, Birregurra with three bulls each while Larussa Assets WA and Murrella P/Ship Codrington picked up two bulls each.

Two further bulls were sold immediately after the sale.

In the females, Lot 37, Lindsay Chloe L62 with a very smart heifer at foot achieved top honours heading to Argento Murray Greys WA for $7500.

Lindsay Leanne M18 and Donna M16 were both purchased by Guy Burnett NSW for $3000 & $4000 respectively.

36 of 41 high quality PTIC commercial heifers cleared to a top of $2300 to Neville Brain Portland and achieved an overall average of $2058.

The 38th consecutive Lindsay sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders Casterton.

Above: Lot 27- Magnus M83, 17 months

Premier Murray Grey Sale

November 9, 2017

Premier Murray Grey Sale, held at Wodonga exhibition centre on 25th October 2017, a multi-vendor sale with 9 vendors, from four states represented.

Well deserving of top price cow, a very nice cow with a heifer calf at foot. Lot 2 Monterey Misti F77, selling for $7000.00 to Burnett Pastoral trust, Turramurra, NSW.

Equal Second top of $4000.00 was shared between vendors being lots 8, 16A and 18. Top price heifer was Lot 29 Arki Foxy Lady L89, selling for $4500.00 to Burnett Pastoral trust, Turramurra NSW.

Top price bull was lot 41 Monterey Longley L248, selling for $6000.00 to Silver Angus Pty Ltd, Glen Bold, SA.

The second year the premier sale has offer Commercial females, which we would like to grow even more next year with Cows and Calves/ Heifers- Mated or Unjoined. This year saw heifers with calves at foot selling for $1800.00 and unjoined heifers to $1500.00, to a volume buyer PR & V Ciblis of Holbrook NSW, who also went on to purchase a stud lot being lot 6.

Lot 41 Monterey Longley L248

Lot 2 Monterey Misti F77

Green Triangle Annual Sale

November 9, 2017

Green Triangle Annual 7th Sale goes up a gear where the bull average lifted more than $1500,                   vendors Geoff and Kate Buick, Arki stud, and Anthony and Denise Fabris, Beeamma stud, were rewarded for a great offering of well-muscled, easy-doing bulls with balanced Breedplan figures. A great mix of repeat and new clients being active buyers, a healthy 84 per cent clearance, 21 of 25 bulls averaged $5079.

Top price honours with two year-old Lot 3 Arki Lucrative L35 making $8000. The eye appealing 956-kilogram bull, a son of Jomal Glen Himalaya H3, was knocked down to BN & LK Luke, Rosehill, Frances, who also bought the Green Triangle sale-topper in 2015.

The $7500 second-highest price went to Lot 14 Arki Lifesaver L42 – a long bull with great carcase dimensions. It was bought by first time client WB & AD  Mune, Swedes Flat – who also purchased Lot 6 Arki Liam Too L45, for $5500.

A great sale having 3 bulls making $6000.00 of which two went to return clients being Lot 1 Beeamma Kyle K35 to Balnaves Pastorals, of Tantanoola, they snapped up a 29-month-old sired by Monterey Film Star F71. Another $6000 bull, Beeamma Lionel L10, sold to Geoff and Jill Gale, Monarto.

The sale kicked off with eight pens of commercial first-calvers, with day-old to five-week-old calves, displaying maternal attributes the breed is renowned for. Platinum Livestock’s Ben Dohnt, Strathalbyn, bought the top females from both studs at $2500 each, on behalf of new client Jalacase Investments, Mylor.  Females averaged $2235.00.

One of the largest crowds in the sale’s history was in attendance, including 34 registered bibbers. Elders stud stock manager Tony Wetherall said the competition was strong on the top end, but there were still plenty of opportunities, with six bulls making $4000. “The presentation and quality of the bulls was a credit to both studs,” he said. “The female sale was very strong, indicating people were prepared to pay for quality and the bull sale flowed on from there.