A GOOD crowd was on hand to witness a great line up of females at the Summer Sizzler sale at Hamdenvale Brahmans sale at Simla last weekend.
20 lots of females sold for $72,000 to average $3,612, and five semen lots sold for $8,500 to average $1,700.
Sale Principal David Deguara was pleased with the attendance and result.
“Given the current economic climate and the fact that it has only just rained, with some areas still not receiving rain, all vendors were extremely pleased with the sale,” Mr Deguara said.
“We appreciate the fact that people recognize the value of obtaining good quality females and are willing to travel to our sale to obtain some of the best Brahman genetics available,” he said.
First lot into the ring Lot 1, Hamdenvale Courtney 468/9 with heifer calf at foot and in calf to JDH Roma Manso 713 set the Hamdenvale Summer Sizzler Heifer Sale sizzling, making $10,500 and selling to Emanuel and Josie Pace, Blue Water Hills Stud.
The family added to their purchase later in the sale with the addition of a package of JDH Duke De Manso 695/7 semen for $2,000.
Matt Jones, Charters Towers, was successful in obtaining the JDH Modelo Manso 268/5 heifer, Hamdenvale Gemma 817/3 for $4,500.
Hamdenvale Bernadette 803/60, a full V8 heifer, was the first of a number of purchases for Andrew and Ketrina Baird, at $6,000 she was later joined by Hamdenvale Saphire, Hamdenvale Erina a PBF Lincoln Manso 47/8 daughter for $3,750 and Hamdenvale Tayla 838/95 a JDH Duke De Manso daughter for $4,500. The Baird family also purchased semen in JDH Duke De Manso and JDH Roma Manso.
Repeat buyers, Calvin and Genevieve Kelly purchased Hamdenvale Consuela a polled daughter of Mr V8 51/6 to join their growing polled herd. They were also the successful purchasers of the first JDH Roma Manso 713/1 progeny to be sold in Australia.
Hamdenvale Arista was the first of a number of heifers purchased by Ivan Price for Keddstock Pty Ltd, Moongool, Yuleba. Hamdenvale Reflections, Hamdenvale Alana and Pioneer Park Tess later joined the Price team.
Damian Carroll commenced his venture into stud cattle with the purchase of Hamdenvale A Annalisa, a full JD Hudgins bred heifer for $4,500. With excellent fertility traits, this heifer offers a great opportunity to build a high quality genetic base quickly.
Another sale star was Pola Bear Ice Maiden sold by invited vendor, Dean Pola, Ice Maiden sold to Milton Jones of Coolibah Station in the Northern Territory for $8,000. She was the first daughter of Akama Merton to be offered for sale.
Another repeat buyer, Gary Burling of Gargett purchased a red daughter of Lancefield S Ruler out of a Tartrus Excalibur 4518 daughter for $3,000.
Regular sale visitors, and repeat buyers, Geoff and Scott Angel, Glengarry Stud, Marlborough took home Pioneer Park Melanie Manso 883, a JDH Mr Melanson Manso daughter for $3,000.
Eddie Pace of Mackay purchased Pioneer Park Flora Manso, a son of Tartrus Aristotle Manso 5128 for $3,500 and also took home Pioneer Park Rosella, another Tartrus Aristotle Manso daughter for $5,250.