National sale tops $32,000

What a day with fantastic results for our vendors in a whole new selling format for our National Sale.

Results as per Stud Stock Sales are as follows:

16/25 bulls sold to $32,000 (Lot 26. Round-Em-Up Powerhouse Riddler P005 (top right), Round – Em – Up Red Angus & Simmentals to an undisclosed commercial producer from Injune, QLD through TopX Roma) & av. $8,125.

9/12 females sold to $7,000 twice (Lot 58. Bandeeka Queen Violet Q012 (bottom right), Bandeeka Simmental and Red Angus to Jim Hindmarsh Stock Agents & Lot 60. Bandeeka Q Ko Ko Q011 (bottom left), Bandeeka Simmental and Red Angus to KBV Simmental Stud) & av. $5,166.

5/10 semen packages sold to $210/straw (Lot 80. Mt Ararat Pioneer P002, Mt Ararat Simmentals) & av. $168/straw.
Pick of the Herd flush – Lot 85. Hobbs Livestock flush sold for $5,000.

3/9 embryo packages sold to $875/embryo (Lot 86. IMUPQ520 x SHLPJ006, Round – Em – Up Red Angus & Simmentals) & av. $708/embryo.

The top priced bull and female vendors both received gift vouchers from The Cattle Shop for $125 each. Thank you to Daryl for his ongoing support of our sale even though we were not on site this year.

For those interested in statistics – 
There were 290 registered bidders on AuctionsPlus – 186 from NSW, 49 from QLD, 39 from VIC, 18 from SA, 8 from WA and 8 from TAS.
There were 266 guest viewers, 63 active bidders and 180 online bids.
The catalogue was viewed on A+ 4,248 times.
The catalogue on the Simmental website was viewed 10,667 times.
All in all a very successful promotional campaign across all media for this sale.

News from Neogen
Neogen have replaced the 50K SNP chip with a 100K test at no extra cost for test requests from July 1. Members don’t have to change anything in the way of DNA requests, the Bundle will now automatically include this. 

Make sure you download and print the form on the website as it is the most recent one.

Reminder:

From July 1, all registration emails and inquiries are to be directed to Felicity at office@simmental.com.au and phone inquiries to 0488 062 287 where the workload will be directed to one of the Hub Registrars.

All mail is to be sent to PO Box 216, Inverell 2360

DNA requests are to be emailed to Felicity with the DNA request form filled out and an electronic batch request will be returned to you to send your samples and the printed batch request directly to the lab. No DNA will be processed at the lab without the electronic batch request from Simmental. This should hasten any postal turnaround with mail being re-directed from Armidale.

Any questions on the Hub services can be directed to Stuart Moeck on 0419 465 242.

FAQ
Do we still register our calves on the member login screen?
Yes there is no change to the registration process, we still use the ABRI herdbook program and animal search/member search website.

Where do I send my Breedplan data?
Breedplan data should always be sent to the Breedplan team at ABRI via breedplan@abri.une.edu.au – ASBA has never processed this data.