GLENTANNER Angus stud burst onto the Angus Week calendar with a near total clearance and $4592 av at their inaugural on-property sale at Kongorong last Thursday
GLENTANNER stud burst onto the Angus Week calendar with a near total clearance and $4592 average at their inaugural on-property sale at Kongorong on Thursday last week.
In a successful sale, principals Allan, Kayelene and Brad Lucas sold 27 of 29 easy fleshing, autumn and spring 2014-drops to buyers from three states.
The $6750 sale topper was Lot 13, Glentanner Harvestor K43. He was an ET-bred son of American bull SAV Harvestor and out of donor female Raff Burnette A76.
The Lucas family described the 18-month-old as “ticking all the boxes” with plenty of eye appeal, depth of muscle and length.
He had the figures to match with many traits in the top 15 per cent of the breed, including up to +111 for 600-day weight and an eye muscle area of +6.4.
The successful buyers were Bevan and Kathleen Staude, Traleigh, Millicent, who will use the sire with Hereford and Angus heifers.
“This is the third bull we have bought from Glentanner,” Mrs Staude said. “They are quiet and breed low birth weight calves that still grow out well.”
Having the same number of registered bidders as bulls on offer was a great omen and testament to Glentanner’s breeding program, but it was a volume order from Qld that underpinned the sale’s success. O’Sullivan Cattle Co, Kumbia, Qld, bought 12 bulls, averaging $4063.
The O’Sullivans run a commercial herd of 700 Santa Gertrudis-Brahman-Charolais cows in the south Burnett region and will use these Angus to get greater uniformity within their herd and capture the market advantage in British Breed crossbreeding.
The sale’s $6500 second highest price was reached three times. There was also plenty of great buying with eight bulls at $3000-$3500.
Brad Lucas said the family was thrilled with the result of their first sale.
“It is one of those things that you never know how it will go but we are very happy,” he said.
Southern Australian Livestock auctioneer Laryn Gogel said it was a “tremendous effort” to average almost $4600 in a first sale, and a great start to SA Angus Week.
“I’ve always been a strong believer in good young bulls because you can get an extra year from them,” he said.
“It was great buyers could look into these bulls and see their potential. They are good already so imagine them in 12 months time.”
Two pens of rising two-year-old PTIC commercial heifers sold for $1400 and $1450. SAL Mount Gambier and O’Connor & Graney conducted the sale.