WITH 30 of the 34 bulls selling to a top of $11,000 and average of $4900, Merlewood Angus stud principals Anne Marie and Daniel Barrow had plenty to smile about after their second sale.
It was a sensational result in current market conditions.
The weather was optimal for on-farm viewing of the bulls.
Local butcher Craig Young once again supplied Merlewood Angus’s famous Lorne breakfast sausages and Mirboo North Rotary cooked and served the complimentary breakfast on the day.
Daniel and Anne Marie Barrow were delighted to see a couple of fellow seed stock producers at their second sale.
“To have other seedstock producers interested in our breeding program and consider our bulls to be potential stud sires at this early stage in our journey is magnificent,” Daniel said.
Top priced bull in the autumn bull sale Lot 23 Merlewood Jarcevo M127 sold to Anvil Angus of Alexandra.
“With four clients that we know of bidding on this bull, competition on the day was hot for this bull,” Daniel said.
One client said afterwards “My pockets just weren’t deep enough to take him home – my limit was $10,000.”
With muscle in all the right places Merlewood Angus have been extremely pleased with their Te Mania Jarcevo offspring and believe that this sire will continue to produce progeny that is well suited to the Gippsland region for years to come.
Mating him with the best of their females, Merlewood Angus are extremely pleased with both the females and bulls that have been produced to date. Watch out for more Merlewood Jarcevo bulls at their Third Annual On-Farm Bull Sale next year.
In addition to new clients Daniel and Anne Marie were happy to see their regular repeat buyers and volume clients attending their sale.
John Montelone of Mount Angus, Trafalgar was delighted to secure both the Merlewood Heirloom bulls that he had his eye on.
Michael Bracecamp of Berrys Creek who along with his brother Nigel Bracecamp sells to the bullock market purchased a Merlewood Heirloom son too.
Peter Dykes of Dollar and the Whiteleys of Mirboo were unable to make sale day but being foundation clients of Merlewood Angus purchased the bull of their choice on the day via their stock agent.
“It was great to see so many clients on the day – even those who we knew didn’t need a bull this year but still came along to support us on sale day,” Anne Marie said.
“We really appreciate this as we know how time poor everyone is these days.”
With many new volume buyer clients attending from Bairnsdale and as far away as Everton, this gives Anne Marie and Daniel along with their farm manager Luke Buchanan great confidence in their breeding program.
Already the Merlewood Angus team is looking forward to their Third Annual Autumn Bull Sale and are hoping for a terrific turnout.