Offered 71 66
Sold 68 65
Top $16,000 $19,000
Av $6846 $8361
BLACK Angus Performer M105 proved the class act at the Avenue Range stud’s 11th annual cattleman’s bull sale on Wednesday last week, fetching an impressive sale-topping $16,000.
The 22-month-old son of United States sire KCF Bennett Performer was the heaviest in the catalogue offered by stud principals Ben and Samantha Glatz.
The 979 kilogram bull had commanded plenty of pre-sale interest.
The winning bid for the Lot 4 bull came from Brooklyn Station manager Drew Maxwell, Lucindale, who has taken over the bull breeding operations for AJ&PA McBride’s South East properties, from Newry Station.
Mr Maxwell was impressed by its “proven cow making pedigree” and longevity, with M105’s dam due to calve on her eighth natural calf and her great grand dam producing 13 calves.
M105 also had great docility with a 4.5 out of 5 star docility score.
Glatz’s Black Angus has retained the semen marketing rights.
Both the sale average and top price were down on 2017’s exceptional result but there were still plenty of positives, including selling more bulls.
In the breakdown 68 of 71 structurally correct and well muscled bulls averaged a very credible $6846.
The second highest price of $12,000 was paid twice; first for Lot 16 and later Lot 28.
Michael Famularo, Blue Lake Station, Kongorong, who has enjoyed outstanding success with Glatz’s Black Angus genetics, bought Lot 16, Black Angus Fig Jam M57.
The high performance sire was in the top 1 per cent for 600 day growth and scrotal size on Breedplan and top 5pc for 200 and 400 day growth and retail beef yield.
In September last year Blue Lake Station was named the most outstanding SA beef producer in Meat Standards Australia’s excellence in eating quality from more than 750 MSA registerd producers.
Mr Famularo secured three bulls for a $9333 average.
Mark and Leah Jacob, Colac,Vic, paid $12,000 for Lot 28, Black Angus Mentor M48.
The only Connealy Mentor son in the sale, M48 was in the top 5pc for eye muscle area but also had great calving ease.
Solid bids for largest offering
Chesrex, Kingston, was the volume buyer at Glatz’s Black Angus sale at Avenue Range, taking home five bulls for a $7600 average.
Hill & Waters, Penola, bought four bulls for a $6750 average and AG&JS Ferris, Kingston, took home four bulls for a $5750 average.
Commercial buyers were the sale’s strength but Lot 1 is destined for stud duties to New Generation Angus, Dardanup, WA, for $9000.
The 870 kilogram bull was a son of Willowfields Han, who also produced Glatz’s $19,000 2017 sale topper.
Stud principal Ben Glatz was extremely satisfied with the solid sale which he said was underpinned by the regular long-time buyers, as well as new interest.
“Many new SA and Vic buyers were impressed with the specific type and uniformity of our bulls during their field day rounds,” he said.
“Weaner sale offerings of Glatz bred calves have also drawn numerous producers to come and inspect our bulls.”
Elders auctioneer Ronnie Dix said it was a very solid sale with buyers chasing low birthweight, high growth and positive fat.
“Glatz’s Black Angus cattle have got the results for their clients winning carcase competitions and eating quality awards and put up a line of soft, easy doing, extremely high muscled bulls,” he said.
Landmark stud stock auctioneer Gordon Wood said it was an achievement that the Glatz family had sold the largest number ever on offer in a year that was predicted to be a “bit tougher “for clearances.
“There is no question that they do a great job breeding those easy fleshing, mid maturity and the clients keep coming back,” he said.