Australia Murray Grey sales results

Tasmanian Murray Grey genetics in demand

May 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

Monterey females sell to $7400

April 19, 2017

Female cattle prices reached a top-price of $7400 at the Monterey Ladies’ Day Female Sale last week at Karridale.

Monterey principals Gary and Julie Buller decided to reduce the size of their female stud herd after a lease expiry of a neighbouring 243ha property.

The sale topper, Monterey Miss Kuri H182, a five-year-old Murray Grey cow with heifer calf at foot, was sold to repeat buyers Dean Rasmussen and Marilyn Hansen, of Shell-Dee Murray Grey stud, Kingaroy, Queensland.

Mr Rasmussen said the cow had excellent correctness while Ms Hansen said she planned on showing the calf, Miss Kuri M250.

The cow was sired by Monterey Escalator E204 and out of Monterey Miss Kuri F65 and recorded Estimated Breeding Values of +30, +52 and +70 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights, top 5 to 10 per cent for the breed.

Mr Buller said Miss Kuri was sired by Monterey Hamersley H204 (top of its drop) and its dam, Miss Kuri H182, was pregnancy-tested-in-calf to Monterey Fleetwood F309. Shell-Dee also paid $3800 for Monterey Lolita F139 with a heifer calf at foot.

Later in the catalogue during the offering of 34 Murray Grey cows (some PTIC) David Corker, of Bullco Genetics, Boyup Brook, paid $6800 for Monterey Miss Opal, a six-year-old Murray Grey cow with a five-day-old bull calf at foot.

The cow was sired by Monterey Whirlwind and out of Monterey Miss Opal C277, while the calf was sired by Monterey Hudson H296.

Mr Corker said he would add the cow into his Wundam Park Murray Grey stud herd and had high hopes for the bull calf.

He also paid $3400 for another cow/calf unit.

The Wise family, of Southend Murray Grey stud paid $4600 for Monterey Melissa F268, a seven-year-old PTIC Murray Grey cow with a heifer calf at foot.

Southend also secured two PTIC Murray Grey cows for $6000 and $3400 and three PTIC Murray Grey matrons (11-year-old cows) for an average price of $3067.

Also very active at the sale on Murray Greys, Phil Tomlinson, of Albany, secured three PTIC cow/calf units to a top-price of $4200 and average price of $3867, five PTIC cows to a top-price of $5200 twice and average price of $4680.

Landmark agent Michael Lynch, who assisted, said Mr Tomlinson was in the process of registering a Murray Grey stud. In the Angus catalogue, Julie and Terry Earle, of Roesner Nominees, Harvey, secured the $6200 top-priced cow, Monterey Stella, a seven-year-old with a bull calf-at-foot.

The cow was sired by Lawsons Gar Direction X3 A423 and out of Monterey Stella A66.

Mr Buller said the cow has plenty of length, frame, width and volume and the bull calf was sired by Koojan Hills Unlimited F237.

The Earles, who were assisted by Rob Italiano, bought another Angus cow/calf unit for $4000 and also secured 9 PTIC commercial cows for an average price of $3967.

Account NHA & RL Stoney, of Redmond, paid $5600 for an Angus cow/calf unit.

Countryman Invitational Bull Sale Results

March 6, 2017

By Bob Garnant
Excerpt courtesy The West Australian

The annual event, conducted by Elders, Landmark and Primaries, offered 49 bulls in total.

Lindsay Bagshaw, of Young Guns Murray Grey stud, Hyden, offered a team of 16 bulls, with 12 selling to a stud record top price of $9500.

The upstanding 902kg Young Guns Lusty L49 sold to repeat buyer Gavin Auld, of Merredin, who runs a pure Murray Grey herd.

Mr Bagshaw said Lusty had colossal volume, great length and was very sound and structurally correct, and would breed true to type like its sire, YG Grand Slam.

“Lusty’s dam (YG Primrose U7) has been very successful in the stud,” he said.

Seven buyers were bidding on the Murray Grey catalogue, with three new buyers securing bulls, including account P and A Alvaro, of Merredin, which paid $5750 for YG Las Vegas L45.

Another $5750 equal second top-priced bull, YG Leroy L22, was bought by repeat buyer BW James and Sons, of Hyden, who secured a total of five Young Guns bulls for an average of $4550.

Account FS and KM James, of Hyden, bought two bulls for $5000 each. Mr Bagshaw said he recently inspected Frank James’ commercial herd. “The progeny going back to Young Guns bulls all looked very productive and even,” he said.

Lindsay Annual Production Sale Results

March 6, 2017

Bulls- Sold 30/32 top of $18,000, Average $8,683

Stud Heifers- 8/8 Top $5750 x 2, Average $3,937.50

Commercial Heifers- 26/26 Top $2,800, Average $2,729

Sold to 6 states, full report to follow.

Monterey bulls sell to $18,750 high

February 27, 2017

By Bob Garnant
Courtesy The West Australian

Monterey Murray Greys bulls sold to a top price of $18,750 at the stud’s 25th annual production sale last week at Karridale.

The stud achieved a record average price of $7306 for 40 bulls at the sale, in the Buller family’s undercover selling complex.

In his opening address, Monterey stud principal Gary Buller acknowledged his loyal supporters and said he was very pleased with how the stud’s bulls presented so evenly throughout the catalogue.

“Many of our very first bull buyers, including the Foster family, are here today,” he said.

As the crowd of visitors, including 83 registered buyers, filled the new complex, first-time attendee Rick Casagrande, of Ferguson Valley, was there for one reason.

Mr Casagrande was there to secure his first pick, Monterey Liquid Gold L79, which sold for the top price of $18,750.

As owner of Hot Weld in Bunbury, Mr Casagrande is a relatively new entrant into beef production.

“My aim is to build a registered Murray Grey herd with as much integrity as I have put into my steel fabrication business,” he said.

Assisted by Elders agent Mal Barnett, Mr Casagrande selected the bull for its excellent temperament and for being true to type.

“It is well balanced for such a big bull,” Mr Barnett said.

“The bull will go to work in a herd of 45 cows to breed replacement females.”

Liquid Gold, which weighed 872kg, was sired by Monterey Brandy Boy H4 and recorded Estimated Breeding Values of +59 and +91 for 400 and 600-day weights, respectively, both of which were in the top one per cent of the breed.

For all Murray Grey calves born in Australia and recorded for EBV EU Heavy Steer Index, Liquid Gold was rated number two in the country with a score of +89.

The underbidder on Liquid Gold was repeat buyer Maxine Greville, of Gingin Pastoral, who later paid $8000 for Monterey Lion King L28.

The second top-price Murray Grey bull sold to repeat buyer Chris Avery, of Scott River, for $13,750. The 844kg bull was sired by Monterey Megaforce and also recorded in the top one to 5 per cent for EBV growth. The Avery family also paid $13,000 for a bull sired by Monterey Hunza H42.

While one of Mr Buller’s top picks, Monterey Kalahari K304, did not reach a reserve price and was passed in at $12,000, account Silverstone, of Narrikup, secured a $13,500 bull, Monterey Luxembourg L69, through Landmark agent Jamie Abbs.

After the sale, Silverstone paid $14,000 for Kalahari through private negotiation.

Volume repeat buyer Mark Forrester, of Kanandah station, Kalgoorlie, bought seven Murray Grey bulls to a top price of $10,750 and average price of $6964.

In the Angus bull catalogue, Mr Forrester secured his first Monterey bulls, paying the $11,500 top price for Monterey Leader L56 and another two Angus bulls for $8500 and $4000.

Mr Forrester’s first pick, Monterey Leader L56, weighed the heaviest at 946kg and was one of Mr Buller’s top picks.

Sired by Carenda Stockman D34, Mr Buller described the bull as having terrific growth and weight for age.

Mr Forrester said he recently bought two properties in Esperance where he plans to run Angus breeders and expand his organic beef enterprise.

The $10,000 second top-priced Angus bull was bought by Helen Alexander, of DSK stud, in Coonabarabran, New South Wales.

The underbidder on Leader L56, Ms Alexander said she liked the sirey outlook of Monterey Lucky L150. The bull was out of Monterey Serene D128, which was described as an exceptional female. “Previously, I bought Monterey Angus cows and was pleased to return for a bull this year,” she said.

Account Gypsy Hill secured an Angus bull for $10,000, while Telina Downs, of Esperance, bought another for $8250.

In the female section of the sale, a pregnancy tested in-calf cow-calf unit sold for $7500 to NSW stud Hunter Valley.

The cow, Monterey Miss Katrina H62, was sired by Monterey Megaforce and was described as lovely natured with a top-quality bull calf at foot.

Another cow-calf unit, Monterey Annabelle D51, sold to Marilyn Hansen, of Shell-Dee stud, Kingaroy, Queensland, for $6500.