Wirruna’s Spring 2019 sale was well beyond my expectations. With many parts of Australia battling extreme drought and dwindling female numbers for many clients, the demand for bulls and females was expected to be subdued at best. Instead, a good crowd of turned out on the day with some 60 registered bidders, including many new faces interested to try Wirruna genetics. Remote bidders on AuctionsPlus were also active with 16 of the 60 lots being purchased on-line.
Bulls mainly went to Tasmania, southern NSW and into Victoria, where the seasonal conditions are kinder. However it was also nice to see some head north to Northern NSW and into Queensland.
Stud interest was strong with Andrew Klippel of Sugarloaf Creek Herefords competing hard for lot 18, highest price at $25,500 and lot 3 went to Quamby Plains Poll Herefords and lot 54 to Elite Poll Herefords. Millarah Poll Herefords and Kymarney Poll Herefords also were active in the female lots. Highest price female (lot 71) went to Mark Wootton of Jigsaw Farms, Victoria, who took home 4 females and 3 bulls. The noted activity of the sale was the strong demand for calving ease bulls. The Specialist Heifer bulls lots averaged $8,270/hd.
|Sale Date:||28th August 2019 (Bulls)||28th August 2019 (Indiv Female Lots)|
|Name of Top Price Animal:||Wirruna Nomad N432 (Lot 18)||Wirruna Madam N404 (Lot 71)|
|Sire of Top Price Animal:||Monymusk Eiffel Tower||Wirruna Lawton L166|
|Purchaser of Top Price Animal:||Andrew Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, VIC||Mark Wootton, Jigsaw Farms, Hensley Park, VIC|
Wirruna Poll Herefords would like to thank all those that supported the sale. Especially the strong support from long term Wirruna clients and many new clients that are trying Wirruna genetics for the first time. 80% of the draft were true polled bulls (PP) and many had exceptional marbling genetics and these were in high demand.