Sales Murray Grey
Woodbourn holds its annual sale every year offering 40 females and 35 bulls.
The 2012 sale will be held on Monday 7th May at 11.30am
At Woodbourn Sale Complex, 391 Saundridge Road, Cressy, Northern Tasmania.
Woodbourn Sale Report -2011
The Woodbourn sale on Monday was another outstanding result for the Wallace family at Cressy Tasmania.
Following on from the hugely successful Angus bull sale the Woodbourn Murray Grey sale was quite outstanding.
The support from five States was very pleasing and continues the tradition of mainland buyers flocking down to Tasmania to purchase Woodbourn genetics. The usual high demand for top quality bulls continues from King Island with 8 bulls and 6 heifers heading off to the island this week.
It was also very pleasing to see the volume buyers of bulls returning and purchasing the same or more than usual. Woodbourn catalogued more grey bulls this year and only one was passed in. “The strength of the females was most surprising and pleasing “ Mr Wallace said “it is obvious that we have a very strong demand for our genetics both through our female line and our sale bulls”.
The top price bull at the sale went to the Kelso Stud of C & J Grant at Coleraine, Victoria and was by the highly successful Melaleuca Artillary A16 at $14,000.
The first cow and calf lot into the ring was the top priced female of the sale at $6000 an outstanding three in one outfit that is also travelling north on Friday to JB & HR Gerathy of Errow Anbang NSW.
The 22 registered heifers were in great demand from all States and King Island selling to a top price of $2750 twice and averaged a very healthy $2036.
Mr Wallace said that he is highly delighted with the sale especially the introduction of new buyers, as the bidder registration list read like a whose who of the Murray Grey breed.
- Sale Agents; Elders & Roberts Ltd
- 32 bulls sold to $14,000 to average $5,358
- 12 Mature stud females sold to $6000 to average $3500
- 22 ‘E’ heifers sold to $2750 twice to average $2036
- 6 commercial heifers sold to $1050 to ave $900