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TAS Country : May 10th 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012 Tasmanian Country 21 The Stock Report Strong demand for top bulls KEEN: Buyers from Tasmania and interstate were out in force at the Woodbourn Murray Grey sale TOP PRICE: Lot 18 Chester Fellis F128 at the Archer family's sale, bought by Rob and James Marshall STRONG INTEREST: The top-priced bull Woodbourn France F48, with Peter and Jenny Batten and Graham and Matt Hobbs of Molong, NSW KAROLIN MacGREGOR THE run of strong bull sales has continued in Tasmania over the past two weeks when the state's Hereford and Murray Grey studs held their annual on-farm auctions. Last Monday, the sales kicked off at the Archer family's combined Chester and Quamby Plains Poll Hereford sales at Westwood. Good bidder competition saw a complete clearance of all 43 bulls offered. Over one third of the bulls offered were bought by buyers from King and Flinders islands. There were 24 Chester bulls sold, averaging $5375. The top price of $7000 was achieved twice. One of the top priced bulls was lot 1, Chester Shannon F108, which was bought by J.F. and L.M. Mauric from King Island. The second top-priced bull was lot 18, Chester Fellis F128, which was bought by Rob Marshall from Tullochgorum Estate at Fingal. Rob Marshall was one of the sale's biggest volume buyers taking home three bulls, including one of the top- priced bulls. In the Quamby Plains sale all 19 bulls were sold averaging $4868. The top price was once again $7000, which was also achieved twice. The first top-priced bull was lot 17, Quamby Plains Eldorado F548, which was bought by Askin Morrison from St Peters Pass at Oatlands. The second top-priced bull was lot 32, Quamby Plains Eldorado F584, which was bought by Richard Gee from Trim Pastoral at Fingal. At the McLauchlan family's Valma Hereford sale six bulls were sold for an average of $3000. Top price at the sale was also $3000. Quillam Pastoral was the sale's biggest volume buyer taking home two bulls. At the Davie family's Guilford Poll Hereford sale strong buyer competition saw a complete clearance of all 37 bulls offered and produced an average price of $5108. The sale's top price was $15,000 which was paid for lot 6 by the Pierce family from the Yaven Vale stud from Adelong in New South Wales. The sale's second top price was $8500 which was paid by the Dobson family from Mt Direction who bought two bulls to average $7750. Killara Pastoral from Flinders Island also had a busy sale taking home four bulls to average $4750. Ken Goodall from Ringarooma also bought four bulls averaging $4625 and Brian Crack from King Island bought two bulls averaging $5750. Interstate rush This week, a line-up of local and interstate buyers pushed up prices at the Wallace family's annual Woodbourn Murray Grey sale. The sale was the 33rd Murray Grey sale for the family and follows their very successful Angus sale two weeks ago. All 33 bulls offered this week were sold making an average price of $5300. The top price of the sale was $10,500 which was paid by Graham Hobbs from Molong in New South Wales. The bull had attracted a significant amount of interest prior to the sale because of his beautifully balanced figures and exceptional conformation and doing ability. Buyers from King Island were also out in force. Peter Bowling from King Island property Surprise Bay was one of the biggest volume buyers taking home five bulls. A large offering of females was also sought after during the sale. Forty-one were sold averaging $2465 for the adult females and $1865 for the heifers. A new client at Woodbourn, Webb Mining from Richmond, took home eleven females and one bull. Charles Wallace said they were very pleased with the sale results. At the Island State Murray Grey sale all 25 females offered were sold and averaged $1800. The top female's price of the sale was $4250 paid for a cow and calf from the Big Park stud. The cow and calf were bought by D. and L. Padman from Sheffield. Second top price was also from the Big Park stud and was bought by B.D. and J.H. Wallace from Eden Valley in South Australia for $2750. Webb Mining from Richmond took home 11 heifers for an average of $1540 while IC and NN Nichols from Parkham bought five heifers aver- aging $1580. In the bull section, eight bulls were sold for an average of $4175. Top price was $7500, which was paid for a bull from the Wiltshire Murray Grey stud and was bought by the Wallace family from Woodbourn. The sale's second top price was $550, which was paid by the Smith family from the Telegraph property for a bull from the Young family's Cam Grove Murray Grey stud. The sale's biggest volume buyer was V.J. and E.B. Abblitt from Redpa who bought three bulls averaging $3666.
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