The Medlyn and Inglebrae combined Angus sale at Silverdowns, Tenterfield started early and drew the largest crowd in the event’s three year history with average bids up 14 per cent on last year to $6200. All 57 lots sold for a 100 per cent clearance.
Top price of $12,000 twice went to John, Ellen and Rodney Gibson and their Medlyn bulls, with Lancer L67 by Aberdeen estate Just right J6 from a Medlyn Pixie purchased by John and Douglas Webster, ‘Glenvale Pastoral’ Kilcoy, who will put their new bull to Droughtmaster females.
Medlyn League L70 by the same sire from a Medlyn Justine brought the same money with successful bidder Rodney Bailey, ‘Yabbra Park’ Old Bonalbo planning to put his new investment over Angus/ Simmental to provide ‘good thick calves’ for the Casino weaner and vealer market.
Inglebrae, whose average was slightly higher at $6400 topped at $11,000 with manager Darren Batistuzzi reporting an increase from $5600 average the year before with top selling bull Inglebrae Farms Consensus L32 by Bald Blair Consensus from Inglebrae Farms Gem G2 going to Paul and Nerida Anderson, Eden Creek via Kyogle who will put their purchase to Santa/ Angus breeders – with a bit of Bald Blair on the black side going back three decades, which will ‘make it interesting’ said Mr Anderson.
Volume buyer was Mark and James Wright, Super Forest Plantations, Koonorigan via Lismore, with livestock manager Trevor McKenna buying five bulls including Medlyn Lance L14 by Adrossan Equator D19 from a Medlyn September and Inglebrae Farms Consenus L38 by Bald Blair Consensus from Inglebrae Farms Hailey; both purchased for $5000. Angus will go over silver Brahman from to make proper use of pasture growing under the plantation tree canopy.
Top paying volume buyer Stuart Larsson, Culmaran creek via Mallanganee, bought four bulls to a top of $10,000 for lot one Inglebrae Farms Consensus L12 by Bald Blair Consensus from a Booroomooka Uradale. The organic producer will put Angus over Hereford/ Brahman breeders for organic veal production. He also bought Medlyn Lyle L56 by Ayrvale Genetic G11 from a Medlyn September for $9000.
The sale was hosted by Ray White Livestock.