Black cattle make their mark again

WHAT A SALE: Tangihau Angus at Rere produced an absolutely dynamic start to Bull Week on Monday with a New Zealand-high price for their rising two-year-old bulls of $86,000. On top of that they produced several other great prices, like $62,000 for this bloke — Lot 2. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Kaharau Angus chimed in with a $78,000 top price on Monday night, with stud manager Nick Carr in the sales ring with him.
GREAT START: Orere Angus stud breeders Ben and Kylie Johnson made their debut this week and were awarded the Wonder Cup in Monday’s combined sale. Their bulls sold well, like this one for $11,000.
The new-look combined sale featured the Johnsons, Alpine Angus and Waimata Angus and it drew a full bench who produced spirited bidding and another total clearance.

Bull Week has been flying high this week with New Zealand high prices, packed rostrums, a price range for everyone and total clearances across almost all the auctions since Monday morning.

Tangihau Angus and Cricklewood Angus kicked the week off in fine style on Monday with an $86,000 price for a Tangihau rising two-year-old.

It set a new New Zealand-high price for the sales, nudging by a thousand the price paid in Blenheim last week by Turihaua Angus for a bull from Taimate Angus.

Carrfields auctioneer Neville Clark said the Tangihau Angus sire could turn out to be the bull of the year.

Buyer Charlie Dowding from Rangatira Angus at Muriwai said the bull was “just what they were looking for”.

Mr Dowding put the Rangatira lineup this sales season before another packed bench of buyers in the stud’s sales rostrum on-farm this morning.

Tangihau doubled their average from 2018 on Monday in what was their first on-farm auction.

It was hardly surprising because they not only produced the top-priced bull in the country to-date, but they had other bulls sell for remarkable prices too — $62,000, $48,000, $42,000 and $28,000.

Tangihau studmaster Dean McHardy was understandibly “rapt” with the sale result. The combined sale on Monday afternoon at Matawhero introduced Orere Angus from Pehiri to the sales scene and newcomers Ben and Kylie Johnson went home with the Wonder Cup.

It gets awarded in the combined sale year for the animal judged the best rising two-year-old bull in the lineup.

Max Tweedie from B+LNZ and Hallmark Angus judged one of the Johnson’s bulls the best in the sale.

“He was a bull with heaps of thickness and barrel. The complete bull on the day.”

The Johnson’s were thrilled.

“We feel we got the tick of approval today in winning the cup and in the way our bulls sold, with a good average and total clearance.”

Alpine Angus and Waimata Angus returned with total clearances too in the same sale. Attention shifted to Kaharau Angus on Monday night and the good times kept on rolling with a $78,000 top price and another total clearance.

Penny Hoogerbrug and her team were likewise delighted.

The sales at Ratanui, Whangara and Turihaua studs yesterday were well supported too — details in today’s paper.

The Mokairau and Wilencote Hereford studs put their lines up for sale by auction in their on-farm sales tomorrow, to complete what to this point has been another outstanding Bull Week.

So the great week is not over yet.

Bull Week has been flying high this week with New Zealand high prices, packed rostrums, a price range for everyone and total clearances across almost all the auctions since Monday morning.

Tangihau Angus and Cricklewood Angus kicked the week off in fine style on Monday with an $86,000 price for a Tangihau rising two-year-old.

It set a new New Zealand-high price for the sales, nudging by a thousand the price paid in Blenheim last week by Turihaua Angus for a bull from Taimate Angus.

Carrfields auctioneer Neville Clark said the Tangihau Angus sire could turn out to be the bull of the year.

Buyer Charlie Dowding from Rangatira Angus at Muriwai said the bull was “just what they were looking for”.

Mr Dowding put the Rangatira lineup this sales season before another packed bench of buyers in the stud’s sales rostrum on-farm this morning.

Tangihau doubled their average from 2018 on Monday in what was their first on-farm auction.

It was hardly surprising because they not only produced the top-priced bull in the country to-date, but they had other bulls sell for remarkable prices too — $62,000, $48,000, $42,000 and $28,000.

Tangihau studmaster Dean McHardy was understandibly “rapt” with the sale result. The combined sale on Monday afternoon at Matawhero introduced Orere Angus from Pehiri to the sales scene and newcomers Ben and Kylie Johnson went home with the Wonder Cup.

It gets awarded in the combined sale year for the animal judged the best rising two-year-old bull in the lineup.

Max Tweedie from B+LNZ and Hallmark Angus judged one of the Johnson’s bulls the best in the sale.

“He was a bull with heaps of thickness and barrel. The complete bull on the day.”

The Johnson’s were thrilled.

“We feel we got the tick of approval today in winning the cup and in the way our bulls sold, with a good average and total clearance.”

Alpine Angus and Waimata Angus returned with total clearances too in the same sale. Attention shifted to Kaharau Angus on Monday night and the good times kept on rolling with a $78,000 top price and another total clearance.

Penny Hoogerbrug and her team were likewise delighted.

The sales at Ratanui, Whangara and Turihaua studs yesterday were well supported too — details in today’s paper.

The Mokairau and Wilencote Hereford studs put their lines up for sale by auction in their on-farm sales tomorrow, to complete what to this point has been another outstanding Bull Week.

So the great week is not over yet.

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