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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.

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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

WENDY's: 0438 376 622




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