FANTASTIC FOURTH DESPITE CRAZY COVID-19 CLIMATE
25/31 bulls sold to a top of $10,500 and average $5,320 at our first ever virtual auction on AuctionsPlus
We thank all our loyal clients for transitioning with us this week as we all dived out of our comfort zone so that the sale could still go on. We are grateful to you all for your support and continued confidence in our breeding program.
For the third year now (yip that’s 3 out of 4 years) our top price bull has been sold to a fellow stud breeder. Well bought Dunoon Angus – a great buy indeed.
However what pleases us most is that our loyal clients were all able to secure the bull(s) of their choosing. A big thank you to repeat volume buyers and foundation clients Robert Chalmers, John Monteleone of Mount Angus and the White Family as well as to all our other loyal clients who not only buy our bulls but spread the word about our breeding program. We love you all.
We are also delighted to welcome new volume buyer GS Pastoral from Anderson who purchased 4 bulls along with new clients from Bena, Philip Island and Glengarry to the Merlewood Angus family.
We look forward to next year when CV-19 is all but a distant memory and we can once again laugh and chat in person in the bull pens and experience the magic of a live auction.
In the meantime stay safe and stay healthy and stay sane.
The Merlewood Angus Team
****BULL SALE Friday 27 March 2020 ONLINE ONLY****
Dear Fellow Farmers
In accordance with best preventative practice and in the interest and safety of our staff, you our clients and our partners in professionalism and all of your extended families we have decided in light of latest government guidelines to CANCEL OUR PHYSICAL AUCTION this Friday 27 March 2020. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but in view of the current situation and each 24 hours bringing new government decisions, we feel that this is the best way forward.
However in true farmer form the show will go on – albeit in a modified format. THIS YEAR OUR ANNUAL BULL SALE will be ONLINE ONLY at AUCTIONS PLUS www.auctionsplus.com.au
As farmers we know first hand that necessity is the mother of invention and we thrive as farmers because we can and do readily adapt to any situation.
To bid on sale day you can :
1. register online with Auctions Plus and bid direct on Sale Day
2. call your own agent (24 hours prior to the auction) and arrange for them to bid via Auctions Plus on your behalf
3. call one of our sale agents to arrange for them to bid via Auctions Plus on your behalf:
– Ray Attwell M. 0428 836 136
– Peter Godbolt M. 0457 591 929
– Brian McCormack M. 0407 931 735
– Ross Milne M. 0428 793 521
– Peter Rollason M. 0419 600 323
– Dennis Linley M. 0417 052 445
All agents listed in point 3. above have inspected our sale bulls thoroughly. If you require independent selection advise please call them direct and they will be more than happy to assist you with your bull selection.
All our bull lot videos as well as animal pedigree are available for viewing online by clicking on the links below.
In addition to the agents listed above our friendly Merlewood Angus team are available for help with your selection advice too.
– Stud Principal Anne Marie Barrow M. 0425 862 941
– Farm Manager Luke Buchanan M. 0458 588 810
– Breed Consultant Willie Milne M. 0428 793 521
And last but not least for those of you who haven’t had the chance yet and would still like to inspect the bulls in person, we are offering INDIVIDUAL personal inspection appointments, each day this week leading up to the online auction on Friday.
Please call Anne Marie on M. 0425 862 941 to arrange your personal inspection appointment.
Please note that viewing appointments are limited to 30 minutes to enable fair viewing for everyone who has expressed interest in such an appointment.
Also Anne Marie is available on M.0425 862 941 or any of your livestock branch support staff are available to talk you through how to register online for Auctions Plus.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY OFFER MERLEWOOD GENETICS ONCE A YEAR AT OUR ANNUAL BULL SALE WHICH TAKES PLACE IN AUTUMN.
We thank you for taking the time to read this lengthy post as we journey together through these interesting times.
Stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane.
With warmest wishes
The Merlewood Angus Team
A selection of our favourite AI reference sires shown below who have sons coming up for sale in our 2020 Autumn Bull Sale.