2017 INAUGURAL AUTUMN BULL SALE WRAP-UP
We were blown away with the response and support from foundation clients, new clients, fellow industry seed stock producers, agricultural peers and stock agents across all companies and throughout Victoria and even into NSW at our Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale which was held on property on Friday 24 March 2017 .
It was a fantastic turn out for our Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale, and we loved the buzz of the day as caught up with old clients old and met many more new clients. The only laid back participants on the day being our beautiful black angus sale bulls, who lazed around or contentedly chewed their cud as many new faces inspected them from all angles.
Our top price bull $9,500 LOT 3 Merlewood Mentor L51 (AI) sold to new client DM & MF Chalmers of Leongatha South. Robert visited MWA earlier in March to inspect our sale bulls and after a detailed viewing said “I will be back on sale day”. Robert is well known for always getting the bull of his choice and this isn’t the first time he has purchased the top price bull at a black angus bull sale. His dam Merlewood Royal Line H73 comes from a very strong cow family with Blackbird on the paternal dam pedigree and Tootsie on the maternal dam pedigree. A fantastic purchase for a client who retains his female heifers.
Volume buyer and new clients Dean and Kim Sederlen travelled down from Orbost and said they could take them all home as it was such an even line. Spoilt for choice Dean and Kim decided this year to opt for LOT 7 ($5,000) and LOT 11 ($6,000) – both Heirloom sons. With the dam of Merlewood Heirloom L107 belonging to the Blackbird cow family and the dam of Merlewood L82 descended from the Sunbeam cow family, they will be bringing some very strong, solid female genetics into their breeding herd in addition to the solid structure, frame and softness that the Heirloom boys are known for.
MWA foundation clients and repeat buyers bought well too. With Brendan O’Loughlin purchasing LOT 13 ($7,000) Merlewood Docklands L32 (AI) who incidentally was Anne Marie’s pick of the draft. Brendan liked him since he saw him at the Beef Week Open Day and with a few of MWA foundation clients interested in him, Brendan did well to secure him for his herd. With Empress maternal bloodlines and Papa Equator blood lines on the dam side, Merlewood Docklands will bring added depth and solid genetics to an Brendan’s strong commercial breeding program. Less than 10km’s away Merlewood Docklands L32 (AI) will feel right at home up there on the hill – and we can even wave at him from down our paddocks.
A repeat volume buyer Doug King of Morwell was only after one bull this year but made sure he got his Merlewood Mentor son – LOT 16. A flush son from the renowned Te Mania Jedda family he was well bought at $6,000. His flush brother LOT 12 – the only sale bull to leave Gippsland – was purchased by seedstock producer Reilands Angus, Gundagai NSW.
Nicole and Cameron Sage were a bit disappointed initially that their Beef Week Open Day pick L20 was withdrawn due to an injury. However once Nicole spotted LOT24 ($7,500) Merlewood Docklands L53 (AI) she knew he was the one for her and she made sure she got to take him home. Off to a great home and breeding program LOT24 with his strong pedigree including Dinky-Di and Henry VIII bloodlines, Nicole will not be disappointed with his offspring. Another of our foundation clients not far from us – in the heart of Gippsland.
The final Docklands son in the 2017 Merlewood Docklands Trinity ,LOT 1 Merlewood Docklands L41 (AI), went to new client Kevin Battersby of Leighwood Grange. A great buy at $6,000. With all 3 Merlewood Docklands bull staying local in South Gippsland, MWA look forward to seeing their offspring come through the VLE Saleyards in 2018/2109. Daniels tip – watch out for these steers and heifers as they will be exceptional. We are so glad that so many people shared in the magic and joined us for our MILESTONE Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale as we brought 30 Gippsland born and bred registered black angus cattle to you, the commercial farmer, for sale right here in the heart of the Gippsland.
Delighted with our Inaugural Bull Sale results: 28/30 bulls sold to $9,500 (LOT 3 Merlewood Mentor L51 (AI)) and average $5,517, we are already looking forward to next year’s Autumn Bull Sale. With weaning on Tuesday it is the start of the next step in #gettingsaleready for 2018. MWA are so pleased to bring leading industry genetics from top sires to Gippsland’s commercial black angus breeders and be part of the Gippsland Breeding Bowl vision. Passionate about our cattle, passionate about life the Merlewood Angus team look forward to continuing to support Gippsland’s commercial beef farmers as they continue to grow and look forward to journeying together.
2017 INAUGURAL AUTUMN BULL SALE
LIVE BIDDING will be joining us to stream our Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale Auction live to give those of you who can’t make it on Sale Day a chance to still be with us and bid online. If you have any questions relating to the ‘ins-and-outs’ of Live Bidding please call Jonny Arkins of Live Bidding on 0409 052 584. For all other queries call Anne Marie and Daniel of Merlewood Angus on 0425 862 941. We are so excited to bring this service to you so that you can share in our Milestone Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale. Click here to register to bid https://livebidding.com.au/landing
INDIVIDUAL VIDEO LOTS OF 2017 SALE BULLS
2017 AUTUMN BULL SALE CATALOGUE
Click below to view electronic copy of the catalogue.
INTERACTIVE “FAMILY TREE” 2017 AUTUMN BULL SALE LOTS
Click here to view the Angus Australia Interactive Bull Sale Lots where you can trace the family tree and research family pedigrees and EBV’s http://abri.une.edu.au/online/cgi-bin/i4.dll?1=22342A3D&2=2928&3=56&5=2B3C2B3C3A&11=5F5F5E5F
Following on from the fantastic feedback at our Stock and Land Beef Week last month, we are super excited heading towards our first ever on-farm open-cry auction bull sale. We couldn’t do it without the support of YOU – our fellow farmers and clients; old and new as well as those we have met and those we have yet-to-meet.
We thank you for sharing in our journey and look forward to seeing Merlewood Angus continue to grow into becoming the ultimate choice for commercial farmers looking for leading industry Gippsland born and bred black Angus registered sires for inclusion in their breeding program. Here at Merlewood Angus we breed quality from head to tail.
We look forward to welcoming you here at Merlewood Angus to participate in our Milestone Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale on FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017 – auction starts at 1130am sharp!
All sale bulls will be penned and available for viewing from 800am onwards on sale day. The bulls will be sold by open-cry auction with video footage of each sale bull displayed on a large screen running in the background.
Scottish breakfast sausages will be served from 8am onwards – a chance to sample Craig Young’s Butcher’s “Lorne Rounds”; made exclusively for Merlewood Angus. A Mirboo North take on the Scottish Square Sausage!
Telephone bidding can be arranged by contacting either Ray Attwell of Landmark on 0428 836 126 or Ross Milne of Elders on 0408 057 558. Online bidding while you watch the auction live from the comfort of your own living room, office, paddock , tractor. Click here to sign up for https://livebidding.com.au/landing It is free to bid so register now.
General queries welcome at all times. Just pick up the phone and call Daniel & Anne Marie on 0425 862 941.
Our chosen transport carrier this year is Echuca Rural Transport. With stock cameras installed along the total length of the truck, sending live video footage to a screen mounted in the truck cab, your driver can monitor your bull at all times during his journey home to your paddocks. Courteousy of Merlewood Angus free freight will be provided for distances within 150km of our property. Outwith 150km additional costs incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser. A Landmark agent will be available on the day for you to arrange insurance for you, should you require this service. Please note that at the fall of the hammer the bull belongs you.
For anyone who requires farm friendly accommodation we can recommend the Mirboo North Golf Club. For more details visit their website http://www.1sttmotel.com.au/