THE annual Monterey Murray Grey and Angus sale is renowned for the exceptional offering of quality bulls put forward to buyers, making it one of the State’s most prestigious fixtures on the sale calendar.
This year was no exception.
An outstanding female stole the limelight, taking the top price glory from her male counterparts at $12,500 in record breaking fashion.
Commerical producers and stud breeders were delighted with the offering of top breeding females presented by the stud.
The 17 female lots, encompassing heifers, cows and cow and calf units, which sold under the dual agent hammer, averaged a healthy $4118 which was up on last year’s result by $290.
The bull catalogue saw Murray Greys aged 19-24 months from the Monterey and Tullibardine studs, followed by 16- to 19-month-old Murray Grey sires from Monterey.
Rounding out the bull catalogue was an offering of 18- to 22-month-old Angus sires also from the stud.
The Monterey Angus bulls were the flavour of the day with all bar one of the 30 sires presented selling under the hammer to a $3819 average and top of $6000 which occurred on three occasions.
The stud’s younger Murray Grey bulls, aged 16-18 months, were also popular with all but one of the nine on offer selling to a top of $4750 and a $3656 average.
In the older Murray Grey section of the catalogue Monterey sold 82pc of its 65 bulls to a top of $10,000 and a $3708 average, while Tullibardine cleared 11 of its 24 bulls to a $3568 average and a $5500 high.
Combined with the female results, this meant overall the sale grossed $445,750 after 118 of the 158 which were offered sold under the hammer for a $3777 average.