Tasmanian Murray Grey genetics in demandMay 11, 2017
BY KAROLIN MACGREGOR
Courtesy The Weekly Times
INTERSTATE buyers headed to Tasmania to secure Murray Grey genetics this week.
At Woodbourn Murray Greys, Cressy, Victorian producers the Boyd family, of Green Hills Murray Greys, Minhamite, bought the top-price bull at $13,500.
Ayr Park Murray Grey stud, at Woodstock in NSW, also bid at the top of the catalogue, paying $10,000 for a new sire.
All up, 29 bulls were sold during the auction averaging $6917.
Woodbourn principal Charles Wallace said the average was “fantastic” and it showed the breed was going forward.
The stud also offered 46 females, including a line of 10 stud females with calves and most pregnancy tested in calf, averaging $5889.
The top-priced female was Woodbourn Evita H99, which was sold with a heifer calf and was bought by Brian Claridge, from Claridge Farming at Caveside, Tas.
Carrsview Murray Greys, from Woodside in South Australia, bought the second- highest priced mature female, Woodbourn Barbara H18, for $6000.
Joined heifers were also in demand, and the 20 sold made an average price of $2450.
NSW buyers also picked up the highest priced lots at the Island State Murray Grey sale at Powranna on Monday.
Top price at the sale was $9000, for a Wiltshire Murray Grey bull, Wynyard, bought by Brian Benson from Dubbo, in NSW.
The Elbern stud at Stanley sold a cow and calf package to Elizabeth Fields Murray Greys, at Yass in NSW, for $5000.
At Woodbourn Murray Greys, Cressy, Victorian producers the Boyd family, of Green Hills Murray Greys, Minhamite, bought the top-price bull at $13,500, lot 21 Woodbourn Lionel L101