Monterey sale tops at $11500

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Monterey sale tops at $11500
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Farm Weekly Thursday, February 19, 2015
Monterey sale tops at $11,500
By JODIE RINTOUL
and KANE CHATFIELD
A TOP line-up of Murray Grey
and Angus bulls and heifers
combined with a long list of old
and new buyers pushed prices to
a high of $11,500 for a Murray
Grey sire at last week’s Monterey
Murray Grey and Angus onproperty sale at Karridale.
But it wasn’t only the Murray
Grey bull line-up that sold
strongly, their female
counterparts were also in high
demand, setting what is believed
to be a new national record for
PTIC beef heifers at $2650.
Like many sales this season
Landmark auctioneer John Wirth
and Elders auctioneer Gary
Preston were easily able to
extract bids from buyers due to
the strong cattle market and
producers’ willingness to reinvest
in top genetics.
With the beef market
humming along buyers showed
their confidence, clearing 84 of
the 86 bulls offered for a
clearance of 98 per cent and an
average of $5384, up 9pc and
$523 on last year’s sale.
In comparison last year 70
bulls sold from 79 offered at an
average of $4861.
The stud also sold 31 from 51
PTIC Murray Grey and Angus
heifers for an average of $1935.
Speaking after the sale both
Mr Wirth and Mr Preston agreed
it was an extremely strong sale
and the result was a reflection of
the top line-up of bulls on offer
and the position of the cattle
market.
❐ With the $11,500 top-priced bull at the Monterey Murray Grey and Angus sale at Karridale were Elders
stud stock manager Tim Spicer (left), buyer Maxine Greville, Gingin Pastoral Co, Gingin, Monterey stud
principal Gary Buller and Landmark South West livestock manager Darren Chatley.
“Without doubt the line-up of
Murray Grey bulls was the best
ever offered by the stud,” Mr
Wirth said.
“The sale was very solid right
through and the end result was
certainly above my pre-sale
expectations.
“Along with the very strong
average, the clearance was
exceptional across both breeds.
“It was pleasing to see a long
list of return buyers operating,
along with a handful of new
buyers.’’
Mr Preston said it was close
to one of the best Murray Grey
bull line-ups the stud had
offered.
“For the size of the offering
the clearance was exceptional, to
MONTEREY 23rd ANNUAL BULL SALE
(Under the hammer results)
offered
sold
top
gross
average
Bulls
Murray Grey
Angus
52
34
50
34
$11,500
$9000
$286,500
$165,750
$5730
$4875
Total
86
84
$11,500
$452,250
$5384
PTIC heifers
Angus
Murray Grey
17
34
7
24
$1700 (7)
$2650 (5)
$11,900
$48,100
$1700
$2004
Total
51
31
$2650 (5)
$60,000
$1935
pass in only two bulls from the
86 offered was very pleasing,”
Mr Preston said.
“Buyers were selective on the
better type bulls and were
prepared to bid up strongly on
their first preferences.’’
❐ Murray Greys
Buyer action on the Murray
Grey line-up, which was
described by many to be close to
the best ever offered by the stud,
was very strong.
By the time the last Murray
Grey had left the ring, the
Bullers had cleared 50 of the 52
offered to the sale high $11,500
and an average of $5730, which
was up $889 on 2014.
Like the average, both the
gross and clearance figures were
also up on last year. The
clearance rose 12pc and the
gross lifted $88,000.
With the quality line-up of
Murray Grey bulls it didn’t take
long for the tone of the sale to
be set and the $11,500 top price
to be achieved.
As soon as the well-built,
classy Monterey Jurassic J99 in
lot one entered the ring, buyers
realised there was something
special before them.
After taking an opening bid of
$5000 the auctioneering team
then went into overdrive as they
took bids from around the ring
as a bidding melee erupted.
In the end it was return buyers
Maxine and Penny Greville,
Gingin Pastoral Co, Gingin, who
struck the final winning blow at
$11,500, to take home Jurassic.
The silver, 838 kilogram bull
was by Monterey Bodybuilder
and out of a Monterey Unit
Holder Z16 daughter.
Jurassic showed great depth,
smooth shoulders and softness
to fit all markets, but it wasn’t
only Jurassic’s eye appeal which
impressed, it also had the
numbers to match.
It had EBVs of +6.2
birthweight, +28, +44, +68 for
200, 400 and 600-day weights
(top 15pc), +33 carcase weight,
+2.4 EMA (top 5pc), +0.6 rib
fat, +0.8 rump fat (top 10pc) and
0.0 for IMF, while its indexes
stood at +$32 for long fed, +$37
for supermarket and +$61 for
heavy grass.
Maxine Greville said they
were very impressed with
Jurassic.
“He will fit well into our
enterprise and with what we are
wanting to achieve,” she said.
“He is a nice, soft bull, with
good structure and a great
temperament.
“His positive fats were an
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❐ With the $9000 top-priced Angus bull purchased
by RA & A Maiolo & Son, Narrogin, were Landmark
South West livestock manager Darren Chatley (left),
Monterey stud principal Gary Buller, Karridale and
Elders Margaret River agent Alec Williams.
A third bull, Monterey
Jackaroo J162, also made double
figures when it sold for $10,000
to JL & JH Porter, Donnybrook.
The 888kg, stylish Jackaroo
was sired by Monterey
Bombadier and showed great
weight for age and structure.
It is in the top 1pc of the breed
for all indexes and 200, 400 and
600-day weights.
Just shy of the double figure
mark was the 1025kg Monterey
Joyrider J4 when it was
purchased by return buyers LR,
GT & IJ Simmons, Brookton, at
$9750 in a three quarter share
and possession sale.
Joyrider is a Bombadier son
and displayed a balanced set of
EBVs with figures of +3.8
birthweight, +31, +50 and +67
for 200, 400 and 600-day
weights, +44 carcase weight and
+2.4 EMA.
Another sire to make good
money was the 882kg, muscly
Monterey Fortress son,
Monterey Jackeroo J73, when it
sold to long-term clients Max &
Neville Foster, FJ & M Foster &
Sons, Cowaramup, for $8250
After missing out on the two
top-priced bulls, long-term
Monterey clients Chris and
Daryl Avery, WC, BE & DC
Avery, Nannup, with assistance
from Elders Boyanup agent Mal
Barrett, purchased five Murray
Grey sires at an average of
$6600.
The Averys, who run 800
Murray Grey cross breeders and
sell their calves at 20 months off
grass direct to the abattoirs, paid
to a high of $8000 for an 844kg
Bombadier son, Monterey Julius
Caesar J104, which showed
good softness and volume in the
ring and had EBVs for growth in
the top 5pc of the breed.
Also in the team heading to
the Avery’s paddocks were the
840kg Monterey Jarrahdale J272
at $7250 and the 842kg
Monterey Jacaranda J71 at
$6250.
Jason and Alida Parke, Lake
Muir Prime Beef, Lake Muir,
were the volume buyers in the
grey offering and the overall sale
and have been purchasing from
Monterey for five years.
The Parkes, who run 400
Murray Grey-Charolais cross
breeders, purchased seven sires
to a top of $5750 and an average
of $4679.
Mr Parke said they were
chasing good thick-bodied bulls
and return to buy at Monterey
every year as the size of the
offering gives them the
opportunity to select numbers
from a big line-up.
Like in previous years
Kanandah station, Rawlinna,
was again a volume buyer in the
sale.This year the operation
secured five grey sires to a top of
$4750 and an average of $3900.
M & B Errington, Jurien Bay,
Wulura Farms Pty Ltd,
Dunsborough, and AL & RN
Hill, Ravensthorpe, bought three
grey sires each and averaged
$5667, $5167 and $4667
respectively for their trios.
❐ Angus
Following the first run of
Murray Greys, the quality lineup of Angus bulls had their turn
in the spotlight.
❐ Continued on page 78
Murray Grey & Angus Studs
Gary and Julie would like to thank all buyers,
underbidders, agents and staff for their support
at last week’s Monterey on-property sale.
A good selection of Murray Grey and
Angus bulls are still available
for private sale.
Gary & Julie Buller
Ph: 08 9758 5531 Mob: 0419 958 579
www.montereyonline.com.au
1442040
absolute must for our program.
We have had similar bloodlines
and they have worked well.”
The Greville family has been
supporting the Monterey stud
since 1998 and run a selfreplacing herd of 300 Angus
breeders which are joined to
Angus and Murray Grey sires.
Jurassic will be used as a
terminal sire over the Angus
breeders to produce calves
which will be sold under the
family’s own Gingin Beef label
at the Subiaco and Mt
Claremont farmers’ markets.
The Grevilles grow out their
calves to about two years on
grass for their beef label.
Not far behind Jurassic in the
top price race was its next door
neighbour, Monterey Jetsetter J7
in lot two, when it was knocked
down at $11,000 in a three
quarter share and possession sale
to Landmark Boyanup agent
Chris Waddingham, who was
taking buying instructions over
the phone from return buyers
Craig and Jacinta Grant, Lindsay
stud, Coleraine, Victoria.
After inspecting the sale bulls
and the Monterey female herd
earlier in the week, Mr Grant
was determined to get Jetsetter
across to Victoria after being
impressed by the bull and its
dam.
Mr Grant said he liked the
overall correctness and carcase
attributes Jetsetter offers.
“I really like his overall sire
appeal,” Mr Grant said.
“I think he is a standout stud
bull.
“I was also impressed with his
mother and the high quality
heifer calf which was on her
when I looked over the herd.”
The 900kg long, stylish, very
correct Jetsetter was sired by
Monterey Bodybuilder and out
of Monterey Magnolia C269, a
Monterey Starlight daughter.
Jetsetter had the numbers to
match its balance and style with
EBVs of +4.4 birthweight, +31,
+49, +71 for 200, 400 and 600day weights, +42 carcase weight
and +3.0 EMA, while its indexes
stood at +$54 for long fed, +$56
for supermarket and +$78 for
heavy grass.
The figures put it in the top
1pc for EMA and all indexes
and top 10pc for 200, 400 and
600-day weights and carcase
weight.
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❐ Continued from page 77
The 34 Angus sires
catalogued attracted
widespread buying support to
ensure a complete clearance
under the hammer to average
$4875 with prices reaching
$9000.
While the average fell
marginally by $13 compared
to last year’s sale, the
Monterey stud sold five
additional bulls this year to
improve gross returns by
$24,000.
Last year’s Angus sale saw
29 of 30 bulls sell to a $9000
top price and average $4888.
The $9000 top-priced
Angus bull was the third
Angus bull to step into the
ring and drew plenty of
attention from the pundits
before being knocked down to
return buyers and Narrogin
Angus enthusiasts, RA & A
Maiolo & Son.
The 904kg bull, Monterey
Jungle Boy J53, was a midApril 2013-drop son of
homebred parents Monterey
Diplomat D184 and Vanilla
C73.
It was described as one of
the picks of the catalogue and
lived up to expectation,
combining volume with
softness while measuring a
high 5.1pc IMF and 120cm2
EMA with positive fats and a
6.6 frame score.
Buyer Bruno Maiolo said
Diplomat D184 caught his eye
straight away.
“He is good on the eye and
has good scan figures,” Mr
Maiolo said.
The Maiolos this year will
mate 400 breeders, which are
mainly Angus, across their
two properties at Coolup and
Narrogin.
They sold 200 steer and
heifer calves in the Landmark
Boyanup weaner sale on
January 22 for an average of
$740.
Preceding the top-priced
bull in the previous lot was the
powerful 946kg Monterey
Jeronimo J86 which was
knocked for the sale’s $8000
second top Angus bull price to
Frank Tomasi Nominees,
Karridale.
The May 2013-born
Jeronimo was another
Diplomat son and out of
Monterey Vanilla D100 and
displayed scan data of 118cm2
EMA and 4.6 IMF with a
frame score of 6.4.
Values remained fairly
consistent for the remainder of
the sale at the $4000-$6500
price range, before two buyers
bucked this trend and bid
beyond the $7000 mark for
their selections.
Marawa Farms, Cranbrook,
paid $7500 for one of two
Angus bulls.
Their dearest bull, Monterey
Jarrah J136, was a late May
2013-drop son of Vermont
Duke E193 and Monterey
Heartache D39.
The 934kg thick, medium
framed bull posted raw data
figures of 118cm2 EMA, 5.2pc
IMF and 6 frame score.
Elders Boyanup agent Mal
Barrett representing Depiazzi
Agricultural Company,
Dardanup, paid $7500 for the
936kg Monterey Jedi J13.
The big and powerful bull
was born on April 1, 2013 to
Carenda Stockman D34 and
Monterey Isobel A103.
Jedi ranked third for J-drop
bulls for actual 600-day-weight
and displayed raw data of 6.5
frame score, 116cm2 EMA and
4.2pc IMF.
Well-known Great Southern
grazier Roydon Nominees,
Denmark, was a volume buyer
in the Angus line-up and
collected four Angus bulls.
Roydon Nominees paid from
$3500 to a top price of $6750
for its selections with the top
money going to a late May2013-drop Vermont Duke E193
son.
The 870kg youngster
recorded the second highest
EMA scan of its drop at
123cm2 with 5.2pc IMF and 6.4
frame score.
Buyers who secured a duo of
Monterey Angus bulls included
Jamie Abbs, Landmark Boyup
Brook, ($3500-$5250), JM & H
Della Gola, Northcliffe, ($3250$4500), JC & SJ Sharpe,
Esperance, ($4000-$6500),
Silverlands, Bridgetown,
($3750-$5250), WT & MC
Hurst & Co, Boyanup, ($4000$5750) and Alec Williams,
Elders Margaret River,
representing Telini Downs,
Esperance, ($4000-$5500).
❐ Monterey stud principal Gary Buller (left) with volume buyers
Jason and Alida Parke, Lake Muir Prime Beef, Lake Muir, who
purchased seven Murray Grey sires to a top of $5750 and an average
of $4679
❐ The pen of five PTIC Murray Grey commercial heifers which sold to
EJ Penny, Yarloop, for $2650, which is believed to be a new national
record for PTIC commercial beef heifers.
❐ Females
The sale started with a run
of PTIC Murray Grey and
Angus heifers which sold to
good buyer supporter and the
record breaking top of $2650
for a pen of Murray Greys.
In the breakdown 24 from
34 Murray Grey heifers sold
for an average of $2004 and
seven from 17 Angus heifers
sold all at $1700.
Taking home the record
breaking pen of Murray Grey
heifers at $2650 was EJ Penny,
Yarloop.
The pen of five sleek, silver
heifers ranged in age from 22.5 years and had been running
with Monterey Greypower
from July 4 to September 10.
Donnybrook producers JL &
JH Porter paid to $1900 for a
pen of five, 2013-drop silver
heifers, which had been
running with a low birthweight
silver Murray Grey bull from
July 10 to October 30.
Also paying $1900 for
Murray Grey heifers was PD
Hyder & Irter Pty Ltd,
Busselton, when they
purchased a pen of four silver
heifers which were 2-2.5 years
and had been running with
Monterey Greypower from
July 4 to September 10.
The Busselton operation also
paid $1800 for a pen of five,
2013-drop silver heifers, which
had been running with a low
birthweight silver Murray Grey
bull from July 10 to October
30.
Taking home the first pen of
four heifers to sell for $1700 in
the Angus offering was
Silverlands stud, Bridgetown.
These heifers were two
years old and had been
running with a Monterey
Angus bull from July 1 to
October 10.
Karridale operation
Ironwood Farm Pty Ltd
purchased the other pen of
Angus heifers to sell at $1700.
This pen contained three 20month-old heifers which had
been running with a Monterey
Angus bull from July 20 to
October 7.