2012 Alumy Creek Angus Bull Sale Report
We had a great rollup with both new and repeat buyers attending with agents Alford and Duff, Tenterfield and George and Furhmann, Warwick and guest auctioneer, Innes Fahey, Grafton conducting the good strong sale with demand for the elite AI bred Angus bulls on offer.
Bulls sold to a top of $9000 down to $3000 with an average of $5480 for 29 bulls up on last year’s sale average of $5030 and reflected both the quality and presentation of the bulls on offer and the performance of Alumy Creek sired weaners around recent sales being consistent sale toppers and with a reputation for producing quality female replacements.
New buyers competed with repeat buyers attending from the local Tenterfield and Warwick areas. Buyers also registered from a wide area including from Scone in the south to Longreach, Qld in the north.
There was strong demand for the AI sons of new Angus sire TC Aberdeen with 10 bulls averaging $7000. Buyers really chased after the Aberdeen sons and were impressed with the strong growth and excellent muscle expression combined with the very balanced EBVs and quiet temperament. These bulls were some of the oldest TC Aberdeen sons in Australia. (Aberdeen has since sired the Aust record priced Angus bull sold for $110,000 at KO Angus sale in August 2012).
Top price went to Alumy Creek Aberdeen F43 a 755kg TC Aberdeen son from a Mytty in Focus heifer for $9000 purchased by repeat buyer Steve Parker, Fairview, Sandy Flat. F43 impressed with his excellent calving ease, low birth and good growth/ carcase combination. Mr Parker also selected Alumy Creek Performer F63 for $6000.
First time purchasers Phil and Jenny Corcoran purchased the 945kg bull Alumy Creek Aberdeen F16 for the second top price of $8500 for their Killarney property.
Boree Station Longreach, Qld, repeat buyers, selected 2 sires- Alumy Creek Aberdeen F35 for $8000 and Alumy Creek Aberdeen F7 for $7500. They had recently had great success with Alumy Creek sired weaners at the recent 7000 head Blackall Weaner Sale and were keen to secure more Angus Bulls for the north as they were so quiet and easy to handle and the progeny performed so well.
Eric Newsome, Blue Ridge Grazing, Dundee, a regular Alumy Creek supporter secured the 800kg Alumy Creek Aberdeen F67 for $8000, impressed with the consistency in the Aberdeen sons and also pleased with the calving ease of his previous Alumy Creek bull purchases.
New buyers Trevor and Kate Turner, Mt Alford, Beaudesert Qld selected the soft easy doing 775kg Alumy Creek Dynamite F45 for $7000. They were impressed with the muscling and quiet temperament of the bull and particularly liked the sale setup that allowed buyers to inspect and walk bulls around in large pens.
Strathane P/L, Clifton Qld selected 3 sires securing the 940kg Alumy Creek Performer F71 for $7000, Alumy Creek Dynamite F58 for $4500 and Alumy Creek Frontman F77 sire for $4500.
First time buyers Ian & Sue Cuthbert , Yelarbon Qld selected the 830 kg Alumy Creek Aberdeen F20 for $7000, impressed with the EBVs of +1.9 for Birth Wt and +8.1 EMA and +$121 for Long Fed Index.
Long time supporters the Reeves Family Amosfield, Stanthorpe, selected 2 sires- Alumy Creek Aberdeen F29 for $6000 and Alumy Creek Performer F31 for $4500.
First time buyers Stuart and Wendy Bell, Warwick also selected the 805kg Alumy Creek Aberdeen F26 with EBVs of +8.2 for EMA for $5500.
Consistent steer competition winners and repeat buyers the Clothier family, Cataract Park, Tenterfield selected the very well muscled Alumy Creek Performer F54 for $5000, keen to breed more winning carcase steers.
We were very pleased with the sale result and the mix of new and repeat buyers and were particularly pleased with the enquiry for Aberdeen sons. The 2013 draft of 40 sale bulls will also include more Aberdeen and Dynamite sons and 3 new AI sires SAV Pioneer, Connealy Impression and Sydgen CC&7.