Top Price was $37, site 000 for a Wormbete bull, website purchased by repeat buyer Scott York, Billa Park Beef, Dulacca, QLD. Bulls averaged $7,928 with a 94% clearance. Heifers averaged $5,761 with a 100% clearance. The overall sale average for bulls and heifers combined was $7,000. Guest vendors at the Wormbete sale, Stuart and Samantha Moeck, Valley Creek Simmentals, Schofields, sold Valley Creek Knoxville to Michael Crye, from Oberon for $9000. With strong support from repeat buyers, the vendors also had new volume buyers attracted to the sale.
The 3rd annual on-property auction on account John and Nicole Hopkins, Wormbete Simmentals, Illabo, saw 28 bulls sold to top price of $37,000 with average of $7930, and 21 stud heifers sold to $9000 with average price $5762.
Other outstanding sales of bulls included Wormbete Kininmonth K104 sold for $20,000 to Hammond Logging Pty Ltd, Bombala and Wormbete Kardina K68 purchased by David and Dianne Hood, Kirkton Station, Ravenswood, Victoria.
Three bulls were sold for $10,000: Wormbete Kenneth K28 to Robert Flannery from Brookfield, Wormbete Katomba K62 to Woonallee Simmentals, Millicent, SA and Wormbete Kensington K51 to Haven Park Enterprises, Wando Vale, Vic.
Other sales of stud heifers included Wormbete Kate K45 to Elaine Sleep, Woolsthorpe, Vic for $8,000 and Wormbete Kate K109 for $5,000 to Paul Ferry, Abington Station, Gundagai.
Guest vendors at the Wormbete sale, Stuart and Samantha Moeck, Valley Creek Simmentals, Schofields, sold Valley Creek Knoxville to Michael Crye, from Oberon for $9000. With strong support from repeat buyers, the vendors also had new volume buyers attracted to the sale.
Mr Crye also bought ten-month-old bulls Valley Creek Logan and Valley Creek Lucas for $10,000 and $6,000 respectively. Each bull was an ET son of Lancaster Poppy B376 by MR NLC Upgrade U8676. The other ten month sold for an outstanding $10,500.
Valley Creek Klondike, a red heifer by Ellingson Klondike Y123 was bougth by Loa Derry Simmentals, Londonderry.
Valley Creek Khloe, the principal of the 2014 drop heifers sold for $7,500 to Abington Station, Gundagai. The thick, long and soft heifer has a super front end
It, was also a very emotional day for Stuart and Sammy whom have worked very hard to expand their genetic pool to produce some outstanding animals.
“A sincere thank you to all buyers, under bidders and we are both thrilled and humbled by the support offered and the result achieved”, Samantha said. They also thanked John, Nicole, Mim & Judy Hopkins for a fantastic sale and a special mention to Nich Hreszczuk for all his help with the sale.
Landmark and GTSM conducted the sale, with Michael Glasser taking the bids.
Courtesy: The Land – Stephen Burns