The long-term Injemira focus on carcase yield and carcase quality paid off for the Greening family at the 47th annual Injemira Beef Genetics Production Sale held on property at “Kiloran”, Book Book, NSW.
With 100 industry relevant Poll Hereford bulls on offer, 93 sold for a $9182 average.
It was outcross genetics that dominated the 2018 sale following the Allendale Anzac revolution of recent years.
Long-term supporter Sam Becker of Jarrah Cattle Company, Banana, returned to buy the top price bull in 2018 paying $50,000 for Injemira Fortune M152.
The son of outcross US sire EFBEEF U208 Fortune Y848 who had been used in the Injemira spring 2017 artificial insemination program with further semen retained, will join the Jarrah herd after having further semen collected.
Mr Becker selected Fortume M152 for his “size and outcross genetics combined with the fact the his dam goes back to Injemira Happy Day D053” that he has continually described as “the most prominent Hereford cow in Australia, breeding eight or so stud sires to date”.
Continuing, Mr Becker made comment on the tremendous carcase of the Injemira sale draft from start to finish “the consistency and performance you get from Injemira breeds on”.
Mr Becker added: “Herefords now have the carcase yield that when combined with their eating quality should put them at the forefront of the industry under the new value based marketing systems.”
The demand for outcross genetics continued with return customers, David and Michelle Elsom, Macarthur, Vic, parted with $28,000 for a Injemira Redford J006 son in Injemira Redford J006 M122 who had all four indices in the top five per cent of Hereford Breedplan.
Mr Elsom selected Redford M122 for his “eye muscle area, good figures and structural correctness”.
Running 260 Hereford breeders, Mr Elsom is using Injemira genetics to keep improving his herd while producing progeny that can meet a range of markets.
Mr Elsom added that “in order to breed the best, you have to buy the best”.
Another Injemira Redford J006 son made the third top money of $23,000 in Injemira Redford J006 M012 selling to Cam and Carol Emerson, “Alva Downs”, Drysdale, Vic, who have been using Injemira genetics for over 30 years.
Having purchased and used Anzac sons from Injemira in the past Mr Emerson was looking for outcross genetics.
Leading the volume buyers Woakwine Station, Beachport, selected seven bulls paying to a top of $12,000 on two occasions for Injemira Anzac J199 sons and averaging $8143 across their draft.
Billabong Beef, “Forest Vale”, Holbrook , put together a draft of five bulls for an average of $6200 paying to a top of $8000.
While Belgrave Pastoral Company, Mumbannar, Vic, also puchased five bulls for a $5000 topping at $6000.
Injemira principal, Marc Greening, thanked the strong support from return clientele that was blended with a number of new buyers.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Landmark with guest auctioneer, Paul Dooley, wielding the gavel.