Australia Murray Grey sales results

Murray Grey bulls to $8000 at Ayr Park

September 27, 2016

AT their sixth on-property bull and female sale, Ian and Narelle Wilcox of Ayr Park Murray Greys, Woodstock, sold their genetics into three states, topping at $8000.

Eleven of the 20 bulls offered sold to an average of $4795 – up by over $1000 the previous year’s sale result.

The top price was also on the rise – increasing by $2000 on the 2015 sale.

The sale topper was Ayr Park Kondo, purchased by new clients, John Contarino and Terry Leary, Gadgarra Murray Grey stud, Atherton, Queensland.

Kondo weighed in at 752 kilograms, had a scrotal measurement of 42 centimetres and an eye muscle area (EMA) 115 centimetres squared.

The Queensland buyers also took home three 12-month-old unjoined heifers to a top of $3200 on their way to an average of $2633.

The second highest price bull was knocked down for $6000 to more new clients, Richard and Josephine Martin of Bungendore. The couple also purchased a yearling bull for $5250.

Robert Haig of Braidwood secured one bull for $5500, while Darren Mirtschin, Swan Hill, Victoria, purchased two bulls, both at $4000.

P.A. Mahoney, “Somerset”, Crookwell, paid $4500 for one bull and Tim Dryer of Young paid $4500 for one.

The offering of 11 yearling females averaged $2444 for nine lots sold. The top price of $3400 was paid by repeat clients, Andrew and Sharon Gunn, Mundalola Murray Grey stud, Attunga, for a 12-month-old unjoined heifer, Ayr Park Amethyst L60.

D.W. and D.M. Dagg, “Villarette”, Browns Creek paid $2500 for one heifer, while Cameron Harris, Atherton, QLD purchased two heifers for $2600 and $1800.

Mr Wilcox said in the six sales they have had, they have sold to all parts of Australia except the Northern Territory.

“We had a lot of positive feed back about the quality of the cattle in the sale,” Mr Wilcox said. “Unfortunately a lot of people couldn’t make the sale because of flooding.”

Conducting the sale was John Atkins, Atkins Marketing and Bower and Livermore, Bathurst.r253_755_4366_3069_w800_h450_fmaxlot-1-ayr-park-kondo-k85

Lot 1 Ayr Park Kondo K85 sold for $8,000, top priced bull to Gadgarra Murray
Greys Atherton Qld
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Lot 25 Ayr Park Amethyst L60 sold for $3,400, top priced female at only 12
months of age to Mundalola Murray Greys Tamworth NSW

Wallawong in demand with record commercial heifer prices

July 21, 2016

Spirited bidding by 95% return clients showed outstanding confidence in Wallawong Murray Greys’ breeding program at the 19th Annual Carcase Quality Sale at ‘Marriot Park’ Gunnedah NSW Thursday 14th July. Several new milestones with the sale were achieved by principals Lachlan and Kate James who described the sale as “an awesome endorsement of our carcase quality focus”. Bulls sold to a top of $10,000 and an average of $5636, reflecting strong competition for lots throughout the sale. 12 registered heifers were also sold to a top of $3250 and average of $2250. In what is believed to be a new Australian record, a pen of 5 unjoined commercial heifers aged 9-12 months sold for $3100 each.

Impressive weights and eye muscle areas combined with finishing ease appealed to stud and commercial producers with registered bidders from Queensland and NSW.

The $10,000 top priced bull was Lot 2 Wallawong Yippee Ki-Yay LEJ K43, an 875kg Wallawong Quarterback son of Bundaleer Remembrance C36. His raw EMA scan was 125 cm2 with fat scans of 9mm and 6 mm on rib and rump. Yippee Ki-Yay was purchased by repeat buyers Groveleigh Partnership, Tamworth NSW who breed and finish cattle for Woolworths. Groveleigh  Partnership also purchased the equal second top priced bull Lot 1 Wallawong Yard Glass LEJ K27 for $8000.

The other equal second top priced bull was Lot 4 Wallawong Yes Man LEJ K37. Another Wallawong Quarterback son out of Wallawong Sixpence E70, 950kg Yes Man displayed a powerful carcase with great width of topline and a genuine thickness through the rump at a frame score 7. He possessed a raw EMA scan of 135cm2 and fat measurements of 7mm and 7mm on rump and rib. Repeat Wallawong client David Schouten, purchased the bull for his commercial operation at Gravesend, northern NSW. Mr Schouten has had great success over the years using Wallawong bulls, achieving Champion Carcases at Wingham Beef Week Carcase competition the past two years in a row with purebred Murray Greys by Wallawong bulls.

Wallawong stud principal Lachlan James said: “It was a great result. It was really encouraging to see so many repeat clients compete strongly throughout the catalogue.”

“The strength of the sale was clear evidence that well muscled Murray Grey bulls producing progeny that meet MSA requirements are highly valued in the commercial beef sector.”

“Murray Greys are going from strength to strength and people are willing to invest in our best genetics with the right balance of carcase shape and quality.”  Mr James added.

The registered heifers were purchased by a mix of stud and commercial buyers seeking quality females for their respective operations. Luke Holden Yurnga Murray Greys, purchased a heifer with an elite carcase pedigree – Wallawong Fortuana L59 for $3250 to establish his stud in Dayboro, QLD. Luskin Livestock, Luskintyre NSW were the volume buyer of females purchasing 17 registered and commercial heifers to $3100 to establish a herd of high quality Murray Greys in the lower Hunter.

Fleming and Ross Gunnedah were the selling agents with guest auctioneer Paul Dooley doing an outstanding job on the rostrum.

Wallawong top priced bull $10,000 Lot 2 Wallawong Yippe Ki-Yay LEJ K43 low res

Wallawong top priced bull $10,000 Lot 2 Wallawong Yippe Ki-Yay LEJ K43

Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale top priced bull $10,000 LOT 2 Wallawong Yippee Ki-Yay LEJ K43Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale top priced bull $10,000 Lot 2 Wallawong Yippee Ki-Yay LEJ K43

Results – Top of the Range Murray Grey Sale

July 18, 2016

23 of 26 bulls sold
Gross $114 500
Average $4978
Top of $8000 twice.

Stud females
14 of 14 sold
Gross $33 650
Average $2403
Top of $4000 twice.

Commercial females
Averaged $1463

The Vendors and committee would like to thank buyers and under bidders for their support of today’s sale.

Thank you also to Agents Colin Say & Co for an outstanding job.

top of the range 2016

Results – Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale

July 18, 2016

Sold 22/23 bulls top price Lot 2 $10,000 average $5636
Registered heifers sold to a top price of $3250 for Lot 31, average $2250
Commercial heifers sold to average $2450
95% of bull purchasers were return clients. Thanks to all buyers and underbidders.

Wallawong 2016

Greys hot in a bull market

May 31, 2016

By Karolin Macgregor
Courtesy Tasmanian Country

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greys hot in a bull market