SELECT FEMALE & BREEDER SALE
An outstanding yarding of just under 500 head were at the Annual Grafton Select Female & Breeder Sale held at Grafton Saleyards on the 23rd of February, 2017. Seats were scarce at the selling complex with buyers attending from as far as the Tweed in the North, the Macleay Valley to the South and everywhere in between on the coastal fringe.
The market for all categories was strong with an overall average of $1,405 per head. The top price of the day being for unjoined Simmental Heifers a/c BA & MJ Moran of Cowper hitting the high notes and setting the record at Grafton for commercial females making $2,200.
Around 70 Cows & Calves were yarded, including the herd dispersal of BA & TA Winter, with an excellent run of Brahman & F1 Cows & Calves reaching a top of $1,960 and averaging $1,638 right through. The top priced pen of Cows & Calves went to RA & CA Connor with Angus/Hereford Cows with Angus Calves at foot and PTIC red tags topping at $2,160.
The Winter family topped the Cow section with a pen of their Red Brahman Cows PTIC to Angus Bull making $1,520.
A good line of 90 PTIC Heifers met very strong competition selling from $1,380 to $2,000. The top price was for Angus Heifers PTIC to Angus Bulls a/c G & D Paulus from Nana Glen.
Ian Robinson sold 30 Angus & Brangus Heifers PTIC to a top of $1,880 to average $1,800 right through.
A brilliant run of unjoined Heifers was also in hot demand with the standout sale of BA & MJ Moran’s Simmentals making $2,200. Heifers a/c The Pigg Family topped the F1 section reaching $1,600 for Angus/Brahman Cross while the F1 Charbrays a/c IM & JL Fahey were not far behind at $1,500.
Weaner Heifers, once again, were a standout with Droughtmaster/Hereford Cross Heifers a/c The McIntyre Family made to a top of $1,480 while Angus Heifers a/c DJ Marshall Trust reached $1,010.
At the completion of the sale, there was good vibes with vendors feeling very happy with prices achieved and buyers very pleased with the quality of the cattle offered.
Ray Donovan Stock & Station would like to thank all the vendors for presenting a spectacular line-up of Females and thank the buyers for their support and making the journey.
This Sale will be held once again next year on the 22nd February. If you have any suitable cattle or general enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our team today…
RA & CA Connor sold Angus Cross Cows & Calves - $2,160p/unit
BA & TA Winter sold Brahman Cows - $1,520p/hd
Also sold F1 Brangus Heifers - $1,560p/hd
Woodbrook Pastoral sold Santa Gertrudis Heifers - $1,900p/hd
IL Robinson sold Brangus Heifers - $1,880p/hd
Turtle Creek Bloodlines sold Brangus Heifers - $1,720p/hd
G & D Paulus sold Angus Heifers - $2,000p/hd
BA & MJ Moran sold Simmental Heifers - $2,200p/hd
GR & JA Pigg sold F1 Angus/Brangus Heifers - $1,600p/hd
AG & ME Dougherty sold Angus Heifers - $1,350p/hd
IM & JL Fahey sold F1 Charbray Heifers - $1,500p/hd
AJ, PJ & SM Williamson sold Brahman Heifers - $1,200p/hd
AJ & KA McIntyre sold Droughtmaster/Hereford Cross Heifers - $1,480p/hd
DJ Marshall Trust sold Angus Heifers - $1,010p/hd