Auc­tion cel­e­brates 72 years

Prime here­ford bulls to be sold at Glen Innes Sa­le­yards

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News - CANDYCE BRAITHWAITE Candyce.braithwaite@apn.com.au

AUSTRALIA’S long­est run­ning re­gional multi-ven­dor bull sale will cel­e­brate its 72nd an­niver­sary this month.

The Glen Innes Here­ford Bull Sale will be held on July 28 at 11am.

On of­fer will be 114 horned and polled bulls, and four un-joined and de-pas­tured heifers.

For a herd im­prover or a new stud sire, the in­spect­ing agents rec­om­mend your at­ten­dance with both ends of the spec­trum well rep­re­sented.

Last year a $45,000 bull stole the show and broke all kinds of records.

Bat­tal­ion Here­fords owner Grant Kneipp said right from the be­gin­ning they knew Black Hawk K7 (H) was some­thing spe­cial.

Black Hawk beat the Glen Innes sale record by $15,000 and Mr Kneipp’s per­sonal record by $30,500.

Bat­tal­ion Here­fords’ Black Hawk K7 (H) was pur­chased in shares by Franco & Thorn­leigh Here­fords.

The Kneipp’s prop­erty is near Dundee in north­ern New South Wales, just north of Glen Innes.

He said the an­nual Glen Innes sale was a great step­ping stone for breed­ers.

“It’s close to us and it’s run so ev­ery­one gets a fair chance. Cat­a­logu­ing or­der goes on your av­er­age from the year be­fore, so if you do well, you’re to­wards the front,” Mr Kneipp said.

“We also sell at the Casino White Face Bull Sale, which is pretty well renowned.

“We go where peo­ple know the good qual­ity bulls are go­ing to be.”

Mr Kneipp sold four bulls in Glen Innes last year for an av­er­age of $17,500.

“Many peo­ple think there is an art in the prepa­ra­tion but I am a be­liever that the best way to pre­pare the ul­ti­mate bull like Black Hawk isn’t in the prepa­ra­tion – it’s in the breed­ing,” he said.

“Car­case, colour and cos­met­ics are the three main at­tributes that make a bull stand out on the day and they ei­ther have it or they don’t.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WHITE FACE SALE: Bat­tal­ion Black Hawk K7, Bat­tal­ion Here­fords, Dundee, NSW, sold for $45,000 at the Glen Innes Here­ford Bull Sale last year.

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