(Courtesy of Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange TRLX)
Tony & Tania Haling, Hillside Park, Woolbrook have taken out the Virbac Weaner Challenge for the third year running with their outstanding run of calves sold through IML at TRLX on 1st April. Champion pen (photo insert) went to their Angus steers by Texas Angus and another central Angus Stud out of big frame Riverina bred cows.
The Reserve Champion pen went to Pine Hill for their 8-9 month old Simmental steer calves sold through B&S. The Haling family also scooped the pool with their Charolais x Angus heifers winning first place and their Angus heifers runner up.
Tony Haling says that the prices this year were significantly up on last year, despite probably being the lightest calves of all the three years they’ve won the title. Their top steers made $1110, compared to $905 in 2015, and their top heifers made $940, compared to $800 in 2015.
Judge, Rob McCarthy once again credited vendors of the presentation of the 4000 weaners as an outstanding job in a season where we had “5 minutes of good and the rest no good..”
We congratulate The Halings for their incredible result particularly when they were up against 4000 weaners!