Two AngusPure Partner studs in the South Island have topped the $1 million mark at their bull sales this week.
Kakahu Angus, owned by the Hargreaves family in Geraldine, grossed $1,049,678.00 for 98 bulls sold and Te Mania Angus, owned by the Wilding family in Cheviot grossed $1,496,000.00 for 131 bulls sold.
PGG Wrightson National Genetics Manager Callum Stewart was at the Te Mania sale and was impressed with the consistency shown throughout the catalogue.
"It was a terrific result when you consider the large number of bulls offered. The quality was consistent from Lot 1 right through to Lot 132, which is impressive to say the least," says Callum.
Back in January, AngusPure New Zealand partnered 62 Angus studs. They are a sample of New Zealand's finest. These studs share in AngusPure's vision to focus on the end consumer and provide a consistently good eating experience, every time.
That vision is to create an ‘AngusPure Moment’. A moment in time when anyone, anywhere in the world, is able to share in a moment of synergy. A moment created by the finest grass-fed beef eating experience.
Will Wilding of Te Mania (pictured above) was elated with their sale result.
"We've recently partnered with AngusPure because we've got the combined goal of producing premium quality beef for the end consumer. We definitely need to be focusing on quality beef rather than the commodity market.
It's our job as stud breeders to provide genetics for our commercial clients that will enable them to produce quality beef as efficiently and in the most profitable way possible," says Will.
The top priced bull at Te Mania on Wednesday was Lot 30 - Te Mania 17427, a son of 'Te Mania Jock'. The hammer dropped at $56,000, a record price for the auction ring at Te Mania and he was purchased by James Fraser of Stern Angus in Pleasant Point.
"This is a strong boned, quiet bull with a heap of depth and volume. He has a wide range of strengths on paper that add to his physical presence, including his 400 and 600 day weight EBVs, which are in the top 10% of the breed. He's got a scrotal circumference that's up in the top 1% and he's in the top 5% of the breed for his AngusPure index," says Will.
Guy Sargent of AngusPure attended the Kakahu Angus sale on Monday and noted that buyers were chasing the bulls with the A+ device next to them in the sale catalogue.
"The A+ device is an endorsement by AngusPure that indicates the bull is in the top 25% of the breed for the AngusPure Index and the top 50% for marbling. The fact that farmers were chasing these bulls is a clear indication that buyers are focusing on improving the overall quality of their cow herds and positioning themselves for the Angus premiums offered by most meat companies today.”
Sargent also noted that Woodbank Angus in Kaikoura, another AngusPure Partner stud, had their sale on Tuesday and it was their strongest sale on record.
Angus bull sales on the whole are incredibly solid this season, which only solidifies the strength of the breed. These AngusPure Partner studs have contributed towards an outstanding week for the Canterbury Angus studs.