GILMANDYKE Angus had their best sale to date at Kangaroobie, Orange, today, clearing all bulls and commercial females, and reaching new heights while in the process.
Overall Belinda Bateman and family sold 59 bulls to a top of $18,000 and averaged $9305.
The sale-topper was Gilmandyke Reality P154, purchased by repeat buyer of many years, Rob Hall of Corio Ag, Southern Highlands.
Sired by Matauri Reality 839 and out of the Premier Y301 Dream K42 female, that goes back to Vermont Dream Y301, he weighed 950 kilograms at 24 months.
Mr Hall also picked up the high-selling 15-month-old bull, Gilmandyke Fig Jam Q19, for $13,000. He was by Black Angus Fig Jam L45 out of Gilmandyke Edette J0599, and weighed 574kg.
Overall Corio Ag averaged $13, 250 across four bulls.
The second top-priced bull was Gilmandyke Stunner P327, a son of Musgrave 316 Stunner, bought for $17,000 by the Clark family of Glenwest, Portland.
A real highlight of the day though was in the commercial females with what could be a new record price for commercial Angus heifer sold at auction.
One pen of 10 pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC) commercial Angus females reached new records, selling for $3900 a head to the Duddy family of Killain Angus, Tamworth.
The stand-out pen was PTIC to the $160,000 Australian record selling Angus bull, Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15.
Killain also picked up up a second pen of 10 PTIC heifers for $3400/hd, to result in a $3650 average across the pens.
Overall the 13 pens (124 PTIC commercial females total) averaged $3406/hd.
The sale was conducted by Bowyer and Livermore, with Nick Fogarty as the auctioneer.
Read the full report from Gilmandyke Angus in next week's The Land.