Grafton Angus & Brangus Bull & Female Sale
Saturday 5th August, 2017
11:00am at Grafton Saleyards
Angus & Brangus Catalogue 2017
There was a 100% clearance of the bulls at the annual Angus & Brangus Bull & Female Sale held in Grafton on Saturday 5th August 2017.
The stands were full with buyers from the Richmond, Macleay and local area competing strongly for the top genetics on the North Coast.
Seventeen Angus Bulls were offered with a top of $9000 for Lot 2 from Bruce & Heidi Lyles’ Prime Time Angus Stud. The impressive 998kg bull sired by KO 395M Equator sold to CQ Pastoral Company, Baryulgil, a repeat buyer of the Prime Time bulls.
Bill & Jennifer Maxwell offered three outstanding bulls from their Maxwellton Stud, Hernani. $8000 was paid twice. Lot 12, a Te Mania Emperor Son selling to repeat buyers Arnold Matthews and Family from Chambigne who now have 4 Maxwellton Bulls and are extremely happy with their Progeny out of Angus/Brangus cross cows. Lot 13 also made $8,000 selling to J Heart Angus, Lower Bucca.
Clarence Park Angus Stud also met with strong competition with all four bulls selling to average $5375. The Clarence Park Bulls are best known for their quiet nature and good constitution.
Weona Brangus, Leeville near Casino kicked off the Brangus Bull section offering 10 beefy bulls to a top of $7000 for Lot 21, Weona 3381. The well-muscled, quiet Brangus Bull is now at home with The Ford Family, Bonalbo. Most of the Weona Bulls went to repeat buyers for a good average of $5200.
BMH Trading offered a single Brangus Bull which sold for $4500 to Coffs Harbour vealer producer Dennis Spagnolo.
In total, seventeen Angus Bulls averaged $6324 and eleven Brangus Bull averaged $5136.
There was a quality yarding of commercial females on offer, which met patchy competition.
PTIC females saw the strongest demand with $1650 being the top price paid for Turtle Creek Brangus heifers PTIC to a Nettle Creek Brangus Bull. Known best for their quiet nature 15 Turtle Creek heifers averaged $1565 right through.
HJ Smith & JD Ayres offered 15 F1 Brangus cows 5-7 years PTIC to an Angus Bull. Top price was paid by Len & Val Franey for a pen of seven at $1525.
The best of the unjoined heifers topped at $1250. One pen was from SJ & JA Pereira and the other pen from Darren & Lisa Essex, Calliope.
Over all the sale was a huge success and the team at Ray Donovan Stock & Station Agents would like to thank our vendors on the presentation and long hours that were put into their stock. Also thanks to all the buyers that supported this local sale. We are looking forward to the sale next year.