We are pleased with the progeny of our stud sire Crawford L289 who’s mother was Vermont Dream E96 which Bruce purchased from the Vermont dispersal sale for $40,000.
A 100 per cent clearance was achieved along with an $18,000 top at the third annual Crawford Angus on-property spring bull sale at Tumorrama last Friday.
In total, the Graham family sold all 38 Angus bulls that went under the hammer for a solid $7724 average.
The first sons of Texas Kelvin Klein K542, the $44,000 Texas Angus 2016 top-priced bull purchased by the Graham family, drew demand from buyers with three sons sold for the top, second top and third top prices of the day, and progeny averaging $13,375.
Crawford N374 was the $18,000 sale-topper that was snapped up by local buyer Eulonga Pastoral Co, Wulonga, Coolac.
The two-year-old N374 was by Kelvin Klein K542, and from BGraham H255 a daughter of the $18,000 Banquet Ethridge E083 the Grahams purchased in 2011.
His Breedplan estimated breeding values (EBVs) sat in the top one per cent of the breed for mature cow weight, top five pc for scrotal size, top 10pc for gestation length, 600-day weight, and carcase weight, and the top 15pc for 400-day weight.
PE Graham Trust, Bongongo, Coolac, secured the second top-priced bull Crawford N352, a Kelvin Klein K542 son, for $13,500.
From the BGraham E815 female, the 25-month-old N352 was in the top five pc of the breed for mature cow weight, top 10pc for scrotal size and rump fat, and top 15pc for carcase weight.
They also purchased Crawford N345, another K542 son from BGraham BGR D385, for $13,000. He sat in the top five pc of the breed for mature cow weight and carcase weight, and top 10pc for retail beef yield.
PE Graham Trust rounded up their selections with a Rennylea Edmund E11 son called Crawford N291 for $9000. They averaged $11,833 for the draft.
Crawford N301 sold for $12,000 to Oakey Holdings, Borambola. He sat in the top five pc of the breed for days to calving and top 15pc for gestation length, the Angus Breeding Index and Heavy Grain Index.
Return local clients Fernhill Holdings, Fernhill, Adjungbilly, were the major volume buyer, securing eight bulls for a $9000 top and $7313 average.
MS. Henwood, Grong Grong, bought six bulls for a $8000 top and $6800 average.
Jeremiah Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Scrubbers Bedden, Adjungbilly, bought four for a top of $7500 and average of $6375.
Also returning to buy at the Crawford sale was Gundagai Bee Farms, Gundagai, who purchased three bulls and outlaid a top of $7000, twice, and average of $6500 for their draft.
The sale was conducted by agents in conjunction Elders and Landmark with Joe Wilks taking bids as the auctioneer on the day.
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The arrival of rain boosted spirits at the second Crawford Angus bull sale held on-property at Tumorrama last Friday, where 33 of 37 bulls sold to a top of $12,000 and $5666 average.
The top price bull, Bgraham M338, sold to return buyer Max Crowe, Ellamatta, Coolac.
The 24-month-old by Sprys Efficient J127 had impressive estimated breeding values (EBVs) with growth figures of +108 at 600-day, +1.1 intramuscular fat and a moderate birth of +3.2.
“He suited us with his early maturity and great figures. He was great across the board,” Mr Crowe said.
Second top money of $10,000 was reached for Bgraham M34 when he was purchased by DJ Graham Family Trust, Adjungbilly,
The March 2016 drop calf weighed 876 kilograms and had a scrotal circumference of 40 centimetres, with a birth weight of +3.5, 200-day weight of +47, 400-day weight of +81, 600-day weight of +103.
DJ Graham Family Trust also purchased Bgraham M287 for $6000.
Local support was strong with Fernhill Holdings, Adjungbilly, putting together 10 bulls to top at $8000 on two occasions and average $5800.
Fernhill Holdings property manager Shane Piper purchased five bulls last year and said they were impressed by the cattle’s performance on their pasture improved high country. https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
“They are good soft cattle and it is a credit to the breeding by the Graham family over the years,” he said.
“They really suit our market knowing the Crawford herd.
“It is a great testament to the Graham family’s philosophy of breeding cattle.”
Volume buying continued throughout the sale with the Onus Family, Adjungbilly, putting together a line of three bulls to a top of $5000 averaging $4333.
The Gundagai Bee Farm, Gundagai, also brought three bulls and paid to a top of $6000 and averaged $5000.
A number of buyers purchased two bulls including Kangaroo Mountain through Elders Wagga averaging $4500, Julong Partnership, Coolac, averaging $5000 and Eulonga Pastoral, Coolac, who averaged $7000.
Speaking after the sale, Crawford Angus co-principal Luke Graham expressed delight with the strong local support and return buyers.
“I was very happy with the overall sale with the tough season we are in,” Mr Graham said.
Elders Wagga Wagga auctioneer Joe Wilks said it was a very solid sale.
He said there were plenty of bulls in the buyers’ market with quality bulls at value for money.
Elders and Landmark Wagga Wagga conducted the video sale with Joe Wilks taking the bids.
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It has been a long time coming however the Graham Family’s first Crawford Angus bull sale held on property “Crawford”, Tumorrama will be remembered as a good one.
The family sold 33 of the 36 bulls catalogued for an average of $8364 reaching a top of $16,000 for Crawford L292.
L292 was sired by the highly popular US sire EF Complement 8088 sold to Fernhill Holdings, “Fernhill”, Adjungbilly.
In fact local support was strong Gunnong Pastoral CO, “Gunnong”, Coolac, purchased both of the two second top money bulls at $13,000.
Crawford L334 was sired by Milwillah Elsom H283 and Crawford L313 was again sired by EF Complement 8088.
Julong Partnership, “Julong”, Tumut, purchased another EF Complement 8088 son in Crawford L304 for $12,000.
While Memfam Pty Ltd, “Rosemount”, Gundagai, purchased Crawford L322 a son of Milwillah Elsom H283 son for $12,000 also.
Fernhill Holdings also led the volume buyers purchasing five bulls in total for a $10,600 average.
Julong Partnership; DJ Graham family trust, Adjungbilly; and Gunninguldrie Pastoral Co, “Gunninguldrie”, Lake Cargelligo all purchased three bulls for averages of $10,500; $8333; and $7333 respectively.
The video auction was conducted by agents in conjunction Elders and Landmark with Joe Wilks the man with the voice.
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