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Report on the 3rd Texas Angus Client Sale

Texas Angus clients were the big winners in a new commercial sales concept pioneered by Ben and Wendy Mayne of Texas Angus.

In a truly innovative move, forced by extremes of client regional climatic conditions, the Mayne family have combined over 1000 client cattle under the third Annual Texas Angus Client Sale banner.  In a real twist, the sale combined tender and Auctions plus conditions  in a sale lasting one month.

The Texas client cattle from all over Eastern Australia were assessed and reserved by the nominated client  stock agents. The assessments were then submitted to the Mayne family and advertised in the Rural press under the Texas banner and emailed around the Texas buyer data base. Clients were given the option of  a tender system, or Auctionsplus or both. All cattle were advertised under the Texas Angus banner.

 Some clients, with a buffer of feed elected to wait for the Auctionsplus component of the Texas client sale whilst graziers in drought sold via the tender system. Any
cattle that met their reserve by tender over a two week period were sold on farm, the balance were offered on Auctions Plus over a two week period. The results, whilst a little drawn out, were outstanding.

Weewondilla Pastoral Company of Longreach sold  359 Texas blood Brangus mix sexes, by tender to repeat buyer Norland Pastoral. The  289 Kg  steers made 175 c per kilogram on farm whist the 283 kg heifers made 150 cents per kilogram. The season is awful west of Longreach, this was a timely sale.

Maria River Cattle company, east of Armidale, sold 43 EU accredited Texas blood steers via Auctionsplus  for $610. The  287 kg weaner angus steers were purchased by a Tenterfield grazier for 212 cents per kilo on farm.
Cheypae Farming Biniguy sold 46 x 297 kg Texas angus blood steers to 193 cents via Auctionsplus, whilst the Capel family of Rocky Creek, Barraba sold 89 x 236 kilogram EU accredited Texas steers via Auctionplus to 216 cents per kilo on farm. Long time Texas client Macintyre Station, enjoying an excellent season, purchased the Cheypae steers and was losing bidder on the Capel and Maria River cattle.
Wambulla farming of Kempsey sold 118 x 335 kilo steers to $635 and 103 x 350 kilo heifers to $595 on farm. Glen and Vicki Humphries of Wambulla are on their third year of Texas angus bulls over Santa cows. The Wambulla cattle always contribute a strong hybrid vigor advantage and are strongly sought after by domestic feedlots.

The Third Annual Texas Client Sale, whilst a little unconventional and certainly innovative, was a great success. The tender / Auctionsplus combination under the Texas banner  was forced by the drought, but it just might become a permanent fixture. The only cattle passed were a line of heavily pregnant cows at Dorrigo that did not suite the delayed sale programme.

In an interesting observation, and maybe a hint to the future, all EU cattle made in extreme of their reserves when put to Auctionsplus competition. The Texas Angus genetics are renown for their ability to maximize domestic and export targets without the use of HGP's. No doubt this is an advantage to purchasers with over 50% of beef markets (Russian, EU, China) being or heading for HGP free status.

In 2012 Texas Angus Achieves one of the most successful bloodline sales ever on Auctionsplus


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 last Friday June 15.

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.”

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%.

Keiren Te Velde of Bob Jamieson Agencies and Shane Carey of Maria River 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.Ben Mayne and Ben Hiscox BJA congratulating Tony Keyte and Greg Stevens of MacIntyre Station 

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.

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.

First Genetic Auctionsplus Sale Results July 2011


By Bob Jamieson BJA

Quality forced the cattle market back to levels and confidence not seen since the historical highs of March in the inaugural Texas Angus Genetics video sale held on Auctions plus on Friday 22nd July.

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Jim Moore with his Auctionsplus Steers

The sale, conducted by Ray White Bob Jamieson Agencies of Inverell, saw 150 logged in bidders and a 100% clearance of 400 quality Texas Angus blood cattle. The cattle sold for extreme rates with particular emphasis on the domestic and EU markets.

Stars of the day were the Maria River Cattle Co of Walcha with their EU accredited Angus steers and the Moore family of “Towri” Burren Junction with 208 Texas blood Angus steers.

The Maria River Cattle Company sold 66 EU Accredited steers to a Roma buyer for 225c/kg on farm. The exceptional quality 340 kg steers give a view of the confidence in the beef market building in Europe as prices fall in the Japanese sector. Maria River, managed by Shane Carey, has been on high quality Texas bloodlines for over 10 years.

James and Pam Moore of ‘Towri” Burren Junction sold 208 high quality Angus steers to a top of 263.3 c/kg and an average of 237 c/kg on farm. The 105 sale topping steers weighed 210 kg and at 263c/kg saw competition that reflected the record highs seen in March April this year. The Moore family also sold 60 x 330kg steers for 216c/kg and 43 export weight feeders at 206c/kg.The cattle went to Toowoomba, Inverell and Glenn Innes buyers.

James and Pam Moore have been on the very best Texas bloodlines for 15 years regularly topping the Texas Angus bull sale in the quest for the very best genetics. Quality certainly paid on this occasion with the lead line of steers making 33 cents per kilogram or over $7000 over reserve for this one lot.

Well known Inverell cattle man Jack Rose also had a strong sale selling 40 Texas blood Angus steers to 232 c/kg, averaging 220 c/kg on farm. The steers went to local and Walcha buyers to fill domestic supermarket contracts.

The Devlin Family of Inverell sold a small run of Angus mix sexes to a Walcha buyer for a very respectable 206c /kg.

Ben and Wendy Mayne of Texas Angus Stud, “Doongara” Warialda offered the prize of the sale with a small run of stud heifers. David Schnitzerling of Stanthorpe purchased the top line of 7 February calving stud heifers for $1500 whilst Baamoo Pastoral through Ray White Tenterfield purchased the 12 younger sisters at $1000.

Ben and Wendy Mayne of Texas Angus are very excited with the results of their inaugural Genetics video sale and will co ordinate with their clients.

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Ben & Wendy Mayne

"Doongara", 748 North Star Road

Warialda, NSW, 2402




PHONE: 02 6729 5039

BEN'S MOBILE: 0427 295 039

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