Glenisa An­gus sale re­sults in two new records for the stud –

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Front Page - Sa­man­tha Wantling

A BOLD de­ci­sion 18 months ago to move the an­nual Glenisa sale from Au­gust to May paid hand­some div­i­dends for the Wise fam­ily at the re­cent on-prop­erty Glenisa An­gus bull sale.

In a to­tal clearance, the draft av­er­aged $5800, with the top-priced bull sell­ing to $17,000 - both record highs for Glenisa at the sale on Fri­day, May 12.

Bid­ding for Lot 5, top-priced bull Glenisa Le­ichardt L051, was spir­ited be­fore he was knocked down to CPC Pas­toral Com­pany.

The 18-month-old was sired by DSK RR Feel Good out of a well-cre­den­tialed, home-bred Glenisa cow. This well-struc­tured and bal­anced young­ster was sup­ported by im­pres­sive and bal­anced Breed­plan fig­ures.

It was the first time the suc­cess­ful bid­der, CPC Pas­toral, had at­tended a Glenisa sale and they pur­chased a to­tal of four bulls for an av­er­age of $9250.

Re­peat buyer the Hart­ley fam­ily of In­june was the top vol­ume buyer, pur­chas­ing five bulls.

Ced Wise, prin­ci­pal of Glenisa An­gus, was de­lighted by the out­come of the sale.

He said it was es­pe­cially sat­is­fy­ing to see a mix of re­turn­ing and first-time buy­ers at the sale.

“We could not be hap­pier with the out­come,” Mr Wise said.

“We see this as val­i­da­tion of our breed­ing pro­gram over al­most 20 years.

“With bulls go­ing to buy­ers from the North­ern Ter­ri­tory to Tas­ma­nia, central Queens­land, the New Eng­land dis­trict as well as lo­cally, it is cer­tainly a great en­dorse­ment of our bulls.

“It is also a nod to the ver­sa­til­ity of the an­gus breed as a whole.”

Mr Wise said it was re­ward­ing to see so many lo­cal clients among the big crowd at the sale.

Ron Fletcher of Glen­darra Part­ner­ship, Wy­berba, and the Thomp­son fam­ily, Dalveen, pur­chased bulls again this year. Both have been strong sup­port­ers of Glenisa sales in re­cent years.

Ben Ol­brich of Mont-Bell stud in Cygnet, Tas­ma­nia, spoke highly of the qual­ity of the Glenisa bulls.

“Glenisa bulls are struc­turally very sound,” he said.

“Their per­for­mance is pre­dictable and they have a great tem­per­a­ment, which all flows on to their prog­eny.”

The Tas­ma­nian breeder was one of a num­ber of un­der bid­ders for the top-priced bull but did not go home empty-handed, pur­chas­ing Lot 21 Glenisa Land­lord, a son of Raff Dy­na­mite.

Mr Wise and wife Rowena paid trib­ute to their fam­ily and staff, ac­knowl­edg­ing not only their per­sonal com­mit­ment but also that of their part­ners.

Mr Wise, one of the most prom­i­nent voices in the ar­ti­fi­cial breed­ing in­dus­try, said it seemed the stars had fi­nally aligned for the cat­tle in­dus­try.

“High cat­tle prices and good sea­sons for most PHOTO: SA­MAN­THA WANTLING pro­duc­ers are be­ing re­flected in the mar­ket­place,” Mr Wise said,

“There has never been a bet­ter time to im­prove in­fra­struc­ture and the ge­net­ics of your herd.”

The sale was con­ducted by Land­mark Toowoomba in con­junc­tion with Ge­orge and Fuhrman at Glenisa.

STRONG SALE: Lot 5 at the Glenisa sale went for $17,000.

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