A best-yet sale day for Inglebrae Farms Angus, Tenterfield, defied the odds during a tough bull selling season selling to a record high of $15,000 with a 100 per cent clearance and an average of $6211 for 26 bulls sold.
The sale of lot 3, Inglebrae Farms Nobleman N6, by Matauri Reality 839, sold to to Angus studs Booragul at Gunnedah and Knowla at Gloucester, through Elders agent Brian Kennedy.
The highly favoured Inglebrae Farms bull presented with top one per cent of the breed for calving ease, with a birth weight of 34 kilograms. He weighed 900kg on sale day and presented as scanned with an eye muscle area of 130 square centimeters and intra-muscular fat at 7.3 per cent.
Mr Kennedy said the Vincent and Laurie families, sharing the bull, knew the reputation of Matauri Reality as a very good breeder and they were looking for sons with thickness and softness.
"They were looking for both phenotype and genotype," said Mr Kennedy.
Volume buyers were Callistemon Cattle Company, buying through Landmark Emerald, taking home four bulls including the rising two year old Inglebrae Farms William N18 by NZ William of Stern for $12,000, 41 kilograms at birth at 904kg on sale day, with an eye muscle area of 127 square centimetres, and intramuscular fat at 7 per cent.
The same buyers bought Inglebrae Farms Barnaby N45 by Booroomooka Barnaby for $7000.
Bronwyn and Tim Petrie, Tenterfield, in partnership with former NSW agriculture minister Ian Causley, Lower Clarence, bought lot 25, Inglebrae Farms Hallmark N77 by Millah Murrah Hallmark L58 for $9000.
The Petries also bought lot 26, by another Hallmark, for $7000. Both bulls showed low birthweight of +1.4 and +2.0 Mrs Petrie said she was looking for bulls with softness but also excellent calving ease, which was important considering cows run on isolated Rocky River and Timbarra country.
Lot 6, Inglebrae Farms Hallmark N19, by Millah Murrah Hallmark sold for $8000 going to Miles, Qld through Elders.
Mingoola breeder John Claydon bought another Hallmark for $6000 and will put him over Black Simmental/ Brahman.
Ray White Tenterfield, under Ben Sharpe, hosted the sale with Blake O'Reilly, Ray White Guyra, the auctioneer.