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Female lots – eligible to top 30% of Wagyu selection indexes:
Embryos and semen lots – eligible to top 20%
Bull lots – eligible to top 20%
Special interest lots – live animals or genetics that don’t qualify in the BREEDPLAN data above but are of rare bloodlines or polled etc.
ENTRIES CLOSE – Friday 2 November 2018
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The July Premium Wagyu Sale was the largest Premium Wagyu Sale in the past year. It had a wide range of cattle and genetics from throughout Australia. The catalogue went online three weeks before the sale, and the sale was advertised in every state. This produced a huge 3841 views, 93 registered bidders, 39 active bidders and 575 online bids, which is an extraordinarily large amount compared to any other AuctionsPlus Sale. As a comparison, the Elite sale in May received 2657 views online.
We saw plenty of bidding action on the females, on two good lines of females for sale. One from Brian Angus, Woodview Stud, South Africa who had 12 Westholme Cows, previous donors and now empty ready to flush again or go in calf. The second good offering came from Charlie Perry, Trent Bridge Stud who sold 10 PTIC heifers.
The straws of semen were a mix of ancient and modern.
The highlights were:
There was 350 straws of semen from Twynam Ag that was sold to clear, having dispersed their Angus herd. Clearance prices from $5 to $7 per straw made this excellent value for larger scale operations. Other semen sold from $25 to $230 per straw in lots from 5 to 20 straws. A few extra straws from catalogued lots were sold after the sale. All up 730 straws were sold to average $186.
The Embryos met a more selective demand with many lots not receiving a bid. Sumo Cattle Co & Johan Strydom offered a run of embryos by Poll Wagyu Midnight and out of 5 different Sumo cows. They sold from $2,000 to $2,200.
The bulls were difficult to sell. Most sales occurred in Western Australia with 5 Irongate bulls selling from $7,000 to $10,000. There were only 2 bulls sold in Eastern Australia at $4,000 and $5,000, due to the drought conditions in all Eastern States. Maybe strong demand for semen is also a reflection of the drought conditions in Eastern Australia.
There were 12 Fullblood cows in 3 lots that were described as commercial, due to being below average breedplan data. These cows were all sold between $2,100 and $2,750 for Fullblood steer breeding production.
ELITE WAGYU SALE – AGENTS REPORT
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