While the word unprecedented has been thrown around a lot in 2020, there really is no other way to describe the buying frenzy being witnessed for Angus cattle in recent weeks. Sale records have continued to tumble for both seedstock and commercial cattle. The record average for Angus bulls sold at Auction was smashed to hit $20,384, unjoined stud Angus heifers averaged $9,068, PTIC commercial Angus females hit a record high of $3,900 and commercial Angus heifers set a new record for both steers and heifers at Roma.
No strangers to records, Millah Murrah Angus once again broke the Australian Angus record average, selling 78 Angus bulls for an average of $20,384, breaking the $17,261 average they set at their 2019 sale for 69 Angus bulls.
In doing so, Millah Murrah hit a 100% clearance for their sale and a top price of $60,000 for Millah Murrah Quixote Q96, selling to a syndicate including; Josh Clift and Tom Shannon, JT Angus, Scone and Merriwa, ABS Australia and Woonallee Simmentals, South Australia.
Part of the offering at KO Angus Stud Annual Sale, saw 22 unjoined stud Angus heifers, under 18 months, average $9,068.
A top price of $19,000 was paid for KO Moongarra Q82 by Salmond Family Investments, Robertson NSW.
Julie and Jeremy Shaw, Double J Injune Queensland, continued their record breaking ways at the Roma Saleyards.
Their well recognised Angus heifers sold to a top of 568.2c/kg to average 508c/kg, equating to a per head price high of $1,786 and average of $1,676. This sale was a new top price record at the Roma Saleyards for both steers and heifers.
Gilmandyke Angus also had commercial Angus heifers on offer as part of their sale day, where a pen of 10 PTIC commercial Angus heifers was sold for $3,900 per head to, Killain Angus Tamworth NSW
The previous record for PTIC commercial Angus heifers was, $3,650 for PTIC Commercial Angus heifers, offered by M & P Harris & family, Treeton Lake, Cowaramup, WA, at the Boyanup Landmark Specially Selected Breeders Sale in January 2017. These heifers were purchased by M & F Armstrong, Northcliffe, WA.
Overall, Gilmandyke sold 13 pens (124 heifers) of commercial Angus heifers were sold to an average of $3,406.
These results are just a drop in the ocean as Angus bull sales continue across the spring selling season and each day stud offerings hit new heights and on farm record top prices and averages continue to be broken.
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Sales of commercial Angus and Angus influenced cattle also continue to hit dizzying heights week in week out.
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Feature Image: Shaw Family with Watkins & Co agents Charles Gleeson & Brad Neven. Image courtesy of Maranoa Regional Council
Millah Murrah top: The $60,000 sale top bull, Murrah Quixote Q96 , with Andrew Bickford, Elders Bathurst, Annie Pump, ABS Australia, auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth, Ross Thompson of Millah Murrah, Bill Cornell, ABS Australia, and (front) Tom Shannon and Josh Clift of JT Angus, Scone. Image: The Land