Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Zealand July 2011

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We unfortunately missed the first day of sales due to the volcanic ash cloud but made it to Turihaua where Hamish and Angela Williams achieved a 100% clearance, a top price of $41000 and a massive sale average of $ 9735 on the night-a magnificent result which must be an Australasian record.The next day at the Gisborne Combined sale all eyes were on lot 1,Cricklewood 399, sired by Atuhua TJ 141-05. This bull is really sound with a lot of stretch and thickness. He sold for NZ $18000 to Willie Phillips and we thank the owners for the opportunity to purchase some straws from what we think is a very good bull who will add some depth and length wherever he is used. At Turiroa that evening a massive storm raged outside and the entire sale complex was plunged into complete and utter darkness somewhere around lot 25. Unfazed, the auctioneer wore a fishing lamp on his head, a ute was parked in the doorway to shed some light on the ring and the sale carried on until the last lot, achieving an average of $7400. Highest price on the night was $21000 paid by Mel and Nicky Storey of Ratanui for Turiroa 09568, a son of the highly regarded Turihua Digger. We were pleased the Storeys agreed to sell us some straws from him as he is a very thick bull and we believe he will be an excellent all-rounder.

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2011 Sale Exceeds Expectations! Tops $8000, Averages $4113

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We were delighted to welcome Hamish Williams of the 106 year old Turihaua stud in New Zealand who visited Glengowan for the sale. Off the plane and straight onto a motorbike, Hamish was kept busy for his whole time here. Not only was he put to work all day with the boys he also kept up the Kiwi side admirably after hours in the face of three late nights in a row, all with different lots of guests with their own colourful perspectives on the All-Blacks. About 120 people attended the sale and the highest priced bull was sold to G and M Swift of Eugowra who purchased a Turihaua Crumble son, Glengowan Empire E66 for the top price of $8000. Another 30 bulls were sold for an average of $4100 and several more were sold immediately after the sale. We had expected a few to be passed in and have learnt a lesson in regard to sale weights which we will take on board for next year. However the top price and the average were both above what we hoped for so we were very pleased with the results for our first sale and glad several local buyers could leave with a good quality, affordable bull. Another huge thank you too to everyone who contributed to the first Glengowan bull sale, pre and post- All the buyers and bidders, Elders, Jim Maher, Andy McGeoch, John, Daryl, Kim, Cecily, Keith, Jasmine, Cassandra, Andrew, John, Doug and Hamish. We are heading to Melbourne in the last week of September then The Great Ocean Road and the Grampians for a bit of R and R. Then back to start working towards the 2012 sale!. Don’t forget to check out a couple of newspaper articles about the sale and you can also join us on FACEBOOK- Glengowan Angus.

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