On a raw and wet winter's day at during which the yardmen shivered in their long coats and the bid spotters' fingers shook with every jump in price, red and white sires at the 76th annual Glen Innes Hereford bull sale sold to a top of $26,000 to average $7851 for 37 sold from 52 presented.
Hereford heifers averaged $2785 and reached a top of $4000.
The good oil on the day backed Kylandee Quamby Q007 to win and he did not disappoint, making the top money of the sale to go to George and Shirley Hardcastle's McPherson Hereford stud at Old Koreelah. A disappointed Greg Tyler at Hillview Herefords, Tyringham, was the underbidder and followed to $25,000 before backing out.
The 25 month old Quamby, 1045kg, presented with a 142 square centimetre eye muscle area and 42cm scrotal circumference while his Breedplan figures showed +81 for 600 day growth, +5.1 for EMA and +1.7 for retail beef yield.
He was sired by Kylandee Murrumbo, who was voted yardsmens' choice at this sale three years ago.
For the Hardcastle family, this was their third Kylandee bull with their 2017 purchase of Kylandee Jackass responsible for producing three young sires which sold for more than $10,000 to a top of $16,000 at a recent Casino bull sale.
For Phil and Brad Thomas of Kylandee at Elsmore via Inverell, this year's Glen Innes Hereford show results included junior and grand champion bull for Kylandee Quirindi Q015 by Talbalba Line Up, which sold for $10,000 to the Monie family through Elders Inverell.
The win is the fifth in a row for the small stud and sixth overall.
"Consistency is something you aim for. That's our focus," said Brad Thomas. "It's what we love. It's our passion."
The Murrumbo sire progeny continue to excite, winning the pen of three and pen of six at the Glen Innes Hereford show on Thursday.
"For us as breeders Hereford are a very profitable article, delivering great feed conversion showing efficiency with consistency and longevity," he said.
The Vivers family from Kings Plains sold Jindalee Quaker Q050 made $20,000 going to Kareba Pastoral Company at Cassilas.
Roger Kneipp at Dundee Echo Park sold Dundee Black Knight by Battalion Black Hawk K7 for $16,000 going to David and Janelle Manwaring at Roseview Herefords, Cootamundra, through Auctions Plus.
Mr Kneipp also sold Dundee Bonzer by Dundee Bonanza for $6500 to Ben Gould, Greenridge via Casino in his cross-bred operation. His heifers by Courallie Kodiak K592, sold to $2800, through Colin Say and Co.
Graham and Felicity Reeves, Gum Flat via Inverell sold the homozygous poll Hereford Reevesdale Questacon Q002 by Rayleigh Lancealot for $9000 to David Steel, Warnambool.
The Lamph family's Neridah Poll Hereford stud, Glen Innes, sold Neridah Quad Blast Q001, first in the under 30 months old class, for $7000 and Neridah Pure Direction P001, second in the over 30 months class, for the same money.
The Weller family's Swanvale Hereford stud at Winton sold Swanvale Quinn Q923 for $10,500.
Leeway Herefords stud at Ootha topped the heifer section with the 22 month old Leeway New Day Q911 by Burrawang Meat Packer, pregnancy tested in calf, to repeat clients Amos Vale Herefords at Pinkett for $4000.
Ben and Leanne Rumbel of Supple Whiteface, Guyra, sold a pen of five Hereford heifers for $3100.
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