Another solid sale at Texas Angus saw 79 bulls sell at a healthy average of $5270 and topping at $14,000.
The Mayne family were pleased with the result with a very strong demand for the top end market and plenty of value for money for the commercial market paying $3,000 to $4,000 for almost half of the sale draft. The top priced bull Texas Admiral C112 was purchased by the Franks family of Rockhampton Qld who will use him in a stud Angus and Brangus breeding operation. Being one of the stand out bulls of the sale; he expressed plenty of power, muscle and softness that would have immediate impact in any herd. C112 was the heaviest of the draft weighing in at 918kg was in the top 5% for all growth EBVs of the breed.
Repeat buyers, Saxby brothers payed $12,500 for Lot 1, Texas Direction C129, weighing 916kgs. C129 is a big high performing bull with tremendous carcass values that will add that extra weight and still have the ability to finish cattle quickly.
The Smith family of Tieyon Station Alice Springs purchased a three quarter brother, Texas Direction C190 for $12,000, purchased sight unseen on the advice of Principal Ben Mayne because of his excellent weight for age, survivability, back fat, excellent deposition and being the complete package for breeding quality beef. C190 will be used to breed herd bulls for their Northern Territory property. The volume buyer of the day was TV Fairfax properties with 9 bulls paying up to $9,000 and averaging $6,889. The managers were impressed with bulls they had bought previously on the way they had survived and thrived on their central QLD properties.
Another repeat buyer, McIntyre Station bought six bulls with the Finlayson P/S Goondiwindi took home 5 bulls.