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LIVESTOCK | 21 February 2013

Outstanding sales results at the renowned Deltroit Station dispersal sale


Restockers seeking quality Shorthorn and Angus genetics paid to a top of $1250 for joined females at the single biggest herd dispersal seen at Wagga Wagga saleyards for 20 years.

 

The sale, held on February 15, marked the end of an era for the renowed Deltroit Station commercial Shorthorn and Angus herd operated by Anthony Crichton-Brown, Coolong Pastoral Group, at Tumblong.

 

The iconic Riverina station was sold late last year to the Australian Pastoral Group after being passed in at auction for $15 million.

 

A total of 1156 autumn and spring calving Shorthorn and Angus cows joined to Shorthorn and Angus bulls topped at $1250 and averaged $900.

 

Restockers competed keenly on the 1128 heifer weaners, paying from $300 to $790, and an average of $497.

 

A total of 1156 autumn and spring calving Shorthorn and Angus cows joined to Shorthorn and Angus bulls topped at $1250 and averaged $900.

 

Backgrounders sought the big lines of one-mark steer weaners, which sold for $270-$655, to average $522.

 

Gunnedah agents Davidson Cameron & Co snapped up the top price pen of 2010 drop autumn calving Angus cows PTIC to Angus bulls for $1250.

 

Sale support came from northern Victorian restockers, specialist South Australia Shorthorn buyers, and rain-soaked restockers in northern NSW.

 

Landmark’s national livestock manager Mark Barton said northern NSW buyers had figured prominently, taking advantage of the well-weaned and pre-conditioned Shorthorn and Shorthorn-cross cattle.

 

Mr Barton said the herd had presented well despite considerable seasonal challenges in southern Australia.

 

“It is the end of an era with a picturesque property sold and more than a decade of outstanding breeding using mainly Sprys Shorthorns genetics,’’ he said.

 

“Anthony Crichton-Brown has invested a lot of time in breeding the best genetics into the herd, and also using crossbreeding to meet the end needs of feedlot and processor operators.’’

 

Vendor Anthony Crichton-Brown said the sale of the young pure Sprys blood Shorthorn heifers to restockers was a personal highlight.

 

“Over the 22 years I have owned Deltroit, Gerald Spry has been a huge assistance to me and I have used all Sprys genetics,’’ Mr Crichton-Brown said. “The Shorthorns did an outstanding job.’’

 

Quotes:

 

Cows:
2006-2010 drop autumn calving Angus cows PTIC Angus bulls – $880- $1250
2011 drop autumn calving Angus heifers PTIC Angus bulls -  $1040
2010 drop spring calving Angus cows PTIC to Shorthorn bulls – $900-$940
2010 drop spring calving Shorthorn cows PTIC to Shorthorn bulls – $1080-$1200

 

Heifers:
2011 spring drop Angus and Angus-Shorthorn cross joined to Angus bulls for eight weeks – $690-$730
2011 spring drop Angus and Angus-Shorthorn cross joined to Angus bulls for three weeks – $660-$790

 

Steers:
Angus, April-May drop – $505-$650
Angus and Angus-Shorthorn cross, August-September drop – $450-$510

 

Heifers:
Angus, April-May drop, unjoined – $390-$520

 

Dispersal sale overview and comments from Mark Barton

 

-Kim Woods www.seedstockcentral.com.au


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