UP THERE with some of the best sales of all-time, the Mayne family's Texas Angus bull sale at Warialda eclipsed all of the stud's previous records when its full draft of 108 bulls sold to a top of $30,000 and a staggering average of $7560.
While the sale got off to a cracking start – with the first 10 lots averaging $13,150 – it was about a third of the way through the sale when Texas Dynamite E139 (AI) entered the ring with a bang as the first bid of $15,000 rang out.
After a strong bidding duel, the 858-kilogram son of Mohnen Dynamite 1356, from Texas Undine Z183 (AI) was eventually knocked down to Tasmanian Angus breeders, the Wallace family, Woodbourn stud.
Dynamite E139 ticked all the boxes on paper, being in the top one per cent for 600-day weight; the top five per cent for 200- and 400-day weights, scrotal size, carcase weight, heavy grass fed index and the short fed index, and the top 15pc for gestation length and eye muscle area.
But the hits didn’t stop there for the Mayne family, with just some of the other highlights including Texas Dynamite E350 (AI)(ET) selling for $28,000; Texas Dynamite E372 (AI)(ET) selling for $21,000; Texas Dynamite E371 (AI)(ET) selling for $17,500, and Texas Western Force F103 (AI) selling for $14,000.
* For the full sale report, see next week’s The Land.