Glen Innes hosts 72nd Hereford sale

Judge Andrew Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Towong, Victoria with Grant Kneipp, Battalion Herefords, Dundee, and his son Travis.
Judge Andrew Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Towong, Victoria with Grant Kneipp, Battalion Herefords, Dundee, and his son Travis.

THE 72nd annual Glen Innes Hereford Bull Show and Sale will be held at the Glen Innes saleyards on July 27 and 28. 

It’s the longest running multi-vendor bull sale in regional Australia. 

On offer this year will be 60 horned and 48 polled bulls and six heifers (four horned, two polled) from 23 vendors. 

Studs represented include: Battalion, Kylandee, Cara Park, Hunter Lakes, Emu Holes, Booyong, Dundee, Wendouree, Foxforth, Weetalabah, Vale View, Jindalee, Bahreenah, Supple, Reevesdale, Keston Park, Avignon, Swanvale, Leero, Burrawang, Nunniong, Ashmar and Tybay. 

Last year a new record top price was set at $45,000 by Battalion Black Hawk K7 (H), offered by Grant and Kylie Kneipp, Battalion Herefords, Dundee. The September 2014-drop son of South Boorook Bombay was snapped up by two stud buyers, Frank Hannigan, Franco Herefords, Woodview, and Ben and Annabelle Monie, Thornleigh Herefords, Little Plain.

Of the 84 horned and polled bulls offered in 2016, 78 sold to an average of $6570 and gross of $512,460. The horned bulls topped at $45,000 and averaged $8324, while polled bulls topped at $9000 and averaged $4987.

In the female lots, five sold from six offered for a top of $4500 and an average of $2700.

The show will be held on July 27 from 1pm, with the sale at 11am, on July 28.

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