DEMAND for breeding females is abundant following a season unrivalled for decades as Kenny’s Creek Angus found at their stud female sale held on-property at “Hillgrove”, Boorowa, on Monday.
The complete dispersal of autumn calving herd as well as a selection of spring calving females attracted attention from afar with females selling north to Kingaroy, Queensland, south to Tasmania, and interest from Western Australia.
All the 108 lots offered sold for an $5097 average with a top of $18,000 payed by KO Angus stud, Kangaloon, for Kenny’s Creek Wilcoola J228.
AuctionsPlus played a pivotal role with 219 bids placed from 11 unique bidders and 24 lots 22 percent of the offering secured for a gross of $117,500.
In the breakdown 19 spring calving 3 in 1 units topped at $13,500 for Kenny’s Creek Mittagong K228 purchased via AuctionsPlus by Absolute Angus, Trafalgar, Vic, for an average of $7263.
The $18,000 sale topper came out of the 47 PTIC autumn calving cows as an average price $4670 was recorded.
While 42 joined heifers sold for an average price of $4595 with a top-price of $10,000 recorded for Kenny’s Creek Bara L8 purchased by Bepiti Pty Ltd, Marulan.
Top-price female, Kenny’s Creek Wilcoola J228, was sired by Werner Westward and sold with a positive male pregnancy test to imported AI sire JMB Traction.
KO Angus stud manager Tim Lord said he came to purchase the best cow in the sale to join his extensive embryo transfer program.
“Her maternal line goes back to Ardrossan Wilcoola Q82 a matriarch of Angus breed with 66 recorded progeny,” he said.
“We have previously purchased her maternal grandmother from Kenny’s Creek a cow who sired our 2015 bull sale top price” Mr Lord said.
The performance of J228 in previous ET programs was also a factor for Mr Lord, she has been flushed three times for a grand total of 32 fertilised embryos.
Kenny’s Creek manager Adam Withers commented on the consistency throughout the sale and the strong demand making mention on the large number of new purchasers to Kenny’s Creek.
While principal Sam Burton Taylor said it was pleasing to see strong representation of leading studs from all over Australia and Angus studs in their infancy purchasing their foundation females.
“Buyers chased the strong phenotype of sires like S Chisum and EF Complement along with two of our own bulls Kenny’s Creek Darwin D392 and Kenny’s Creek G655,” he said
“The sale reinforced the integrity and worthiness of our breeding philosophy and systems by our peers.”
Leading the volume buyers Jaydean Kelpies, Lake Cargelligo, purchased seven lots for an average price of $3857 through Landmark Russell.
Trowbridge BBB Angus, “Trowbridge”, Boree, purchased five females at an $3600 average.
Hardhat Angus, “Oxton Park”, Harden, King Isle Farms, Currie, Vict, Dalwhinnie Angus, Byng, an undisclosed Jim Hindmarsh and Co. client, P.J. and K.L. Sturgess, “Kooradale”, Koorawatha, and T.A. and F.J. Jennings, “Springview”, Wattamondarra, all purchased four.
Auctioneers Andrew Wishart and Peter Godbolt took the bids on behalf of agents Landmark.