Auction celebrates 72 years
Prime hereford bulls to be sold at Glen Innes Saleyards
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.”
WHITE FACE SALE: Battalion Black Hawk K7, Battalion Herefords, Dundee, NSW, sold for $45,000 at the Glen Innes Hereford Bull Sale last year.