Tony Haling accepting the 2017 Virbac Weaner Champion Pen from Andre Mulligan Virbac Sales Representative – Photo Courtsey Garth Gardner
Woolbrook heifer’s stole the title for champion pen of weaners at the 2017 Virbac Weaner Challenge and Feature Sale, beating one of the best line-ups ever seen at Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX) and surprising everyone in winning a title usually awarded to steers.
Its was a remarkable result for Woolbrook graziers, Tony and Tanya Haling, “Hillside Park” who make it four years in a row for the presitigious title.
In awarding the title, judge Jeremey Cummins, of Teys Australia, said that the Angus heifers were “a pen like no other, were exceptionally well bred and had a big future in the paddock”.
The Angus heifers were by Texas Angus….
and Pine Creek Angus out of big framed Riverina bred cows.
They were sold by the Haling’s long-time agent Ian Morgan Livestock, for $1,440, believed to be a record price for weaner heifers in Tamworth.
They were bought by Sam Payne, Pitt Sons, Walcha on behalf of Joe and Sue Guerrini, Woolbrook which means they’ll be making their way back to the tablelands.
Mr Haling was over the moon with prices at the blue ribbon sale. His steers topped $1,100 last year, compared to $1,300 this year and his heifers topped about $900 last year, compared to $1,440 this year.
Courtsey of the Northern Daily Leader Monday 12th April 2017.
We congratulate Tony and Tanya for their dedicated breeding program and it’s obviously paying big dividends for winning the Virbac Weaner Challenge 4 year running especially when they were up against the best line-ups ever presented at the TRLX. The Haling’s have been buying Texas bulls for the past 5 years.