Simmental female demand at Tennysonvale

Tennysonvale Simmentals bulls sold to $10,500, females to $19,000

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Founder of the stud Col Baldry with his great grandson Angus parading the top priced heifer purchased by Geoff Knox, Knox Farms, Roslyn.

Founder of the stud Col Baldry with his great grandson Angus parading the top priced heifer purchased by Geoff Knox, Knox Farms, Roslyn.

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Strong demand for females at the Tennysonvale Simmental Fleckvieh sale at Illabo

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For their 18th annual sale, the Baldry family, at Tennysonvale Simmental Fleckvieh stud, Illabo, offered 26 homozygous polled bulls along with 30 females.

A feature of the sale was the strong demand for the female offering and family spokesperson, Carl Baldry noted the listing of seven cow and calf packages.

"This is first time for long time we have been able to offer these genetic packages," Mr Baldry said.

"Five are also PTIC to one of our leading sires Tennysonvale Piler (PP), while two are unjoined."

The top price in the bull offering was $10,500 paid for Tennysonvale Queenslander (P) when bought by Doug and Juanita Birch, Three Moon Fleckvieh, Monto, QLD.

The 21 month-old son of Tennysonvale Nev (PP) weighed 718 kg, with an eye muscle area (EMA) 115cm, scrotal measured 41.5cm, with fat P8 6mm and Intramuscular fat (IMF) 4.4pc.

He attracted the eye of Mr Birch, who had seen him at Beef 2021 in Rockhampton, Qld, for his quiet temperament, sound conformation and impressive set of figures.

"On our country we need cattle to cover the distance and I think he has the traits we want," he said.

"We join the Fleckviehs to pure-bred Droughtnmaster commercial females for steers to enter the feedlot of grass at 400-450kg and go through to heavy bullock weights."

In the female listing, top price was $19,000 paid for Tennysonvale Regent (PP) by Geoff Knox, Knox Farms, Roslyn.

"She is type that I am breeding - early maturing, with thickness, depth and width," Mr Knox said.

"In Europe and in our markets we get paid 'weight-for-age' and that is what I am aiming for in my breeding program."

The 15-month old unjoined daughter of Rivulet Handsome had been reserve junior champion at the 2021 Canberra Royal and weighed 494kg.

Sale average for the 23 bulls sold was $5700: while the 30 females sold for sale average price of $7300.

A feature of the offering was the donation of the sale of Lot 44, Tennysonvale Gotsa (PP), a 25-month-old son of Tennysonvale Merv, who was bought for $8000 to the Mito Foundation in support of research into the debilitating genetic disorder Mitochondrial disease.

Elders also waved the commission on this bull.

Volume buyers of bulls was IW Hewitson Pty Ltd, Mallanganee, who purchased five at $6600 average price: while Geoff Knox, Knox Farms, Roslyn put together a draft of 8 females for $9937 average and MKR Simmentals, Casino, bought six females to average $8250.

We had tremendous demand for our females, as always and it was pleasing to see return buyers giving support for our bulls - Nathan Baldry, Tennysonvale Simmental Fleckvieh, Illabo

Speaking after the sale, Nathan Baldry said his family were ecstatic with the result.

"We had tremendous demand for our females, as always and it was pleasing to see return buyers giving support for our bulls," he said.

"It is gratifying to have the support for our breeding program."

The sale was interfaced with Elite Livestock Auctions and settled by Elders, Wagga Wagga, while Michael Glasser, Ray White GTSM, Albury, was the guest auctioneer.

With 74 bidders logged online and 105 viewing, 24 lots of 52 lots sold to online bidders through Elite Livestock Auctions

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