TOP GENETICS: Jeanette and James Newman, with managers Tim and Jemma Reid, Melon pastoral Company, Roslyn, and agent Tom Wilding-Davies, Landmark Albury pictured with the $22,000 cow. Picture: Brett TindalANGUS breeders love a dispersal and the opportunity to take advantage of good genetics.
At N BAR Angus dispersal sale buyers shelled out a top price of$22,000 for a donor cow.
Stud breeders put plenty of bids in for thewell-known genetics that featured many show champions.
Donor cows topped the unreserved sale at $22,000 with 34 cows averaging $2859, 64 cow and calf units topped at $14,000 to average $3302.
Meanwhile,38 heifers topped at $3800, averaging $1650 and 47 Angus bulls averaged $2322 after topping at $7000.
The top cow was N BAR A115 Bara C133, who was part of the 2011 Sydney Royal Horden Trophy winning team, by Circle 8 0699 Bando A115, and was snapped up by James and Jeantte Newman, Melon Pastoral Company, Roslyn, with the help of their new managers and former N BAR Angus managers Tim and Jemma Reid.
Mr Newman said they took the opportunity to buy the eight-year-old HBR cow to flush and breed bulls and females for their own commercial operation, as well as selling bulls to interested parties.
Mr Reid said she was a cow that would pay herself back in spades, through quality progeny, as she showed on the day, grossing $70,000 for her progeny sold at the dispersal.
The Newman’s went on to buy a second cow at $7000 and four heifers averaging $4125.
The second top priced cow N BAR765JH Champagne E43, was secured by Landmark Goulburn agent Daniel Croker for an undisclosed client for $21,000.
Once again the animal tracedback to the Circle 8 line on the dam side, with Circle 8 5321 Champagne, by a Harb Pendleton sire.
She was +6.1 for birth through to +115 for 600 day growth, with positive carcase data.
Tamworth livestock agent Chris Paterson and his son Jye, Heart Angus,who arethree years into the newly formed Angus stud were looking to increase numbers.
They secured15 cows to $14,000 on two occasions to average $5513, before buying two heifers for $2700.
Jemma and Tim Reid, JTR Cattle Company, Goulburn, paid $12,000 for N BAR 004 BLKCAP Mary D08, by Sav 8180 Traveler 004, with moderate birth, high growth and a good balance of carcase data, before securing another two cows for $2800 and $11000.
Fellow stud breeders the Geard family, Premier Angus, Mittagong, paidto a top of$5000, averaging $2567.
Jim Wedge and Jackie Chard, Ascot Angus, Warwick, Queensland, averaged $2467 for three cows and $2800 for three heifers.
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