An exceptional line up of 107 Angus bulls with an average weight of 820kg was fiercely contested on the 18th August, setting new records for Texas Angus. In a total clearance there was with unprecedented stud and commercial demand for Texas bulls pushing Lot 43, Texas Dynamite E139 to a new stud record of $30,000. Lot 43 sold to Woodbourn Angus Tasmania creating the highest ever sale average of $7,560 for the stud.
Charles and Janet Wallace of Woodburn Angus had made the special trip to the mainland to purchase a Dynamite son from Texas and loved E139’s softness, muscle pattern, exceptional feet, temperament and EBVs. Woodbourn Angus had previously purchased 2 stud sires back in 2005 and 2007. Since their purchase of E139, there has been a strong demand for semen both internationally and domestically.
Colin Maxwell of Matauri Angus NZ and Lindsay Jones of Seedstock Marketing Services NZ inspected E139 the following day and stated he was the best Angus bull they have seen Worldwide. Lindsay said he was the best-structured and footed bull they had seen anywhere in the last few years and they both were particularly impressed with the structure, softness and capacity of his dam and grand dam.
Texas Undine X221 (grand dam of E139) had 12 sons and one grandson in the sale that grossed $160,000 and averaged over $13,300. Texas Omnia Z171 sons last year were a highlight (averaging $10,000 for 9) and her sons this year were not missed with 3 averaging $14,000. Dance Angus bought Texas Dynamite E372 for $21,000, Cochrane Angus purchased Texas Dynamite E371 for $17,500 and Onslow Angus outlaid $14,000 for Texas Western Force F103. While a local doctor from Inverell paid $28,000 for Texas Dynamite E350 to use in her commercial herd. In all, the 21 Dynamite sons averaged $10,300.
A central Queensland pastoral company (return buyer for the last 4 years) purchased 27 bulls for an average $6000. Over 60% of all sale bulls crossed the border north into QLD to mostly repeat buyers and Texas bulls sold to every state in Australia except WA.
Principal Ben Mayne was overwhelmed with the result, particularly with 72% of buyers being returning purchasers, expressing their confidence in the Texas breeding program.
“Our commercially focused breeding program has proven to be successful for our clients to use Angus bulls that survive and thrive in harsher more arid environments” Ben said.