The country’s longest running regional multi-vendor bull sale, the Glen Innes Whiteface Show and Sale, this year makes it number 72, with a big lineup of bulls on offer.
The sale, to be held Friday July 28, at Glen Innes saleyards, will include 114 horned and polled bulls and six females from 23 Hereford studs in NSW and Queensland.
Glen Innes Whiteface sale chairman, Angus Vivers, Jindalee Herefords, Inverell, said 72 years for the multi-vendor event to be running is testament to the sale.
“It is the oldest running sale in Australia outside of Sydney,” Mr Vivers said.
“And it is because we have had such a hard working committee - it has made a huge difference to keeping it going.”
The New England has the most studs in the sale, with breeders coming from Inverell, Dundee, Tingha, Tamworth, Delungra, Guyra and Quirindi.
Studs represented include Battalion, Kylandee, Cara Park, Hunter Lakes, Emu Holes, Booyong, Dundee, Wendouree, Foxforth, Weetalabah, Vale View, Jindalee, Bahreenah, Supple, Reevesdale, Keston Park, Avignon, Swanvale, Leero, Burrawang, Nunniong, Ashmar and Tybay.
Last year the sale hit a record top-price of $45,000, paid for Battalion Black Hawk K7 (H), offered by Grant and Kylie Kneipp, Battalion Herefords, Dundee. He was snapped up by two stud buyers, Frank Hannigan, Franco Herefords, Woodview, and Ben and Annabelle Monie, Thornleigh Herefords, Little Plain.
Of the 84 horned and polled bulls offered in 2016, 78 sold to an average of $6570 – clearing 94 per cent.
“The most exciting thing about last year’s sale result was the clearance rate,” Mr Vivers said.
“Usually there is a bit if a tail end, but last year we felt there were very few tail bulls, the entire draft offered were an excellent line up of bulls and that was reflected in the result.”
He said he is anticipating a good sale following on from the tremendous season in the New England area.
“The beauty about a multi-vendor sale is it presents a terrific and wide variety of genetics to buyers,” Mr Vivers said.
The show will be held on July 27 from 1pm, with the sale at 11am, on July 28.