Texas Angus proved to be “The brand that weighs and pays” in the 2nd Annual Texas Angus client sale conducted by Bob Jamieson Agencies (BJA) on Auctions Plus Friday June 15 2012.
In a week that saw the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator fall to 373cents per kilogram, Texas Angus clients sold 1200 cattle for an EYCI equivalent of 400 cents per kilogram on farm. This figure included the average of all steers, heifers, and cows offered.
Gary Dick, General Manager of Auctionsplus described the Texas Angus Client Sale as being “one of the most successful single bloodline sales ever conducted on Auctionsplus of any breed.”
Ben with Ben Hiscox (BJA) Ben Hiscox BJA congratulating Tony Keyte and Greg Stevens of MacIntyre Station
The sale was an outstanding success with Texas Angus clients from Richmond, Longreach, Hannaford in Queensland and Yarrowitch, Dorrigo, Uralla, Mullalley, Weemalah, Moree and Inverell selling 1199 cattle for over $750,000 with a 99% clearance. Other Auctionsplus Sales that day struggled to clear 50%.
The sale had many stars with Maria River Cattle Company at Yarrowitch selling 62 EU accredited Angus steer weaners for 224cents per kilogram, whilst the Moore family of Burrenjunction sold steers to 215 cents.
Fred Millar’s Macintyre station Inverell sold 109 outstanding 10 month old weaners for $770. The Angus Brangus cross steers weighed 368 kilograms and made 215 cents per kilogram on farm.
Long time Texas Angus clients the Lonergan family of Weemalah sold 82 Angus and Angus cross steers to 215 cents per kilogram on farm. The Lonergan family have an excellent record with many feedlots around the state.
Janric pastoral company of Mullalley offered and sold 90x 10 month old Angus weaners for 214 cents per kilogram on farm. The yard weaned steers were outstanding quality and made $30 per head over reserve on farm.
The Webb family of “Weewondilla” Longreach sold 250 Brahman Angus cross weaners, with the unweaned steers making 215 cents per kilogram on farm and the heifers making 210 cents. Northern producers could do well to look at Weewondilla Grazing’s marketing result with the Indonesian live export market in doubt. All calves were sold on farm.
Golden Arrow grazing of Hannaford had a great sale with 96 unjoined Angus heifers selling for $690. The 332kg heifers in store condition made 207 cents per kilogram on farm.
AJM pastoral of Richmond QLD, sold 127 PTIC bos indicus heifers to $590. The 330 kilogram heifers were joined to Texas Angus blood brangus bulls and made $15 above reserve on farm.
Glen and Vickie Humphries of Wambulla Farming, Moree topped the sale with Santa Angus steers making to 225 cents per kilogram whilst the heifers made to 210 cents. The Humphries family offered 200 weaners in this sale.
Ian and Kathy Smith of Inverell sold Angus steer weaners for 218 cents per kilogram whilst the heifers made 200 cents per kilogram on farm.
One of the really good sales went to the Gibson family of Dorrigo who sold 29 mixed age PTIC Angus cows for $1280 whilst their heifer sisters made $1275. The 4 -10 year old Gibson cows were PTIC to Texas Angus bulls and made $125 per head over reserve.
The second annual Texas Angus client sale will prove to be one of the really outstanding cattle sales this year. Whilst the market and competition was strong the highlight was the diversity of districts from which the cattle were offered. Bob Jamieson Agencies stockmen travelled over 5000 kilometres to get all cattle assessed.
Keiren Te Velde BJA and Shane Carey of Maria River
Ben and Wendy Mayne of Texas Angus were “overwhelmed with result and the support from clients” with numbers tripling for the second annual sale. The Maynes appreciated the buyers’ confidence in their brand and look forward to more clients on board at next year’s sale. They were also grateful for the work BJA did to make this sale so successful.
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