19 May 2015


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Photo : L to R Mark Haywood, Landmark, Scott and Pip Hann, Phil Thomas representing Booyong Herefords at Inverell, Paul Dooley, Elders, and David Mortimer, Hamilton Mortimer Agencies. In the front are : Sophie and Tilly Hann. Photo courtesy of The Land Newspaper

Truro Herefords and Poll Herefords, Bellata, had the most successful sale they have ever had on July 23rd. The Hann family sold the most bulls they have ever sold with 51, achieved the highest top price yet at $15,000 and the best average thus far at $5300. The average was up $1100 on their 2011 result, but still being affordable for a great mix of repeat and new buyers. Visitors travelled from throughout NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Buyers’ locations ranged from very close to home, Narrabri, Moree, Quirindi, Gunnedah, Southern Queensland and out west to Pilliga and Coonamble and up into the New England.

The top price was for Lot 5, Truro Federer, purchased by the Sargeant Family, Booyong Hereford Stud, at Inverell. Federer had a weight of 880kg with an Eye Muscle Area of 119cm² and a terrific IMF of 5.1. The next top price was for Lot 4, Truro Freight Train, purchased for $10,000 by the Bjorksten families of Wandong and Beralga Hereford Studs at Yeoval. The Hunts at Mallawa bought the best Poll Hereford bull for $9000 and will stand for stud duties in their Gimba Poll Hereford Stud.

Local buyers included Craig and Merrilee Tomlinson, Bellata, (three bulls) the Jackman family at Terry Hie Hie, the Turner family at Gurley,(for $9000), the Kirkby family at “Koiwon” and the Lampe family at Narrabri. A large number of bulls also went west to the Mallawa district to David and Leanne Hunt, Terry and Meg Pawley, Bun and Zane Pawley and family, Toby Phelps from Coonamble and Anthony Bondesan near Coonabarabran. Nick and Edwina Campion, north of Moree, made a first purchase from Truro buying Lot 40, a very good Cootharaba Mendez son.

Bulls also travelled east to Julie Butler, Bingara and Plumthorpe at Barraba. The Hollis family, Lotus Hereford Stud, Glen Innes, purchased the first bull for the day, an easy doing son of Tummel Young Gun, for $9000.

A large number of bulls went across the border into the St George, Bollon and Roma areas for the first time to the Winks family, Buckinbah Hereford Stud, Charvel Grazing and the Sorensen family. We thank GDL agencies for their support and assistance.

Once again Truro had terrific support from the Pilliga, Narrabri, Wee Waa area and down through to Gunnedah and Quirindi. Buyers included the Currey family, Hibbens family, the Cain family, and further south to Jeff and Michelle King, Morocco Hereford Stud at Gunnedah, Kickerbell at Quirindi, Jenny Squire, Boggabri, and the Woolaston family at Somerton. Also first time buyers Michael Lyons from Blackville west of Quirindi purchased two bulls to a top of $8000. The Piper family from Uarbry, near Cassilis, also travelled to purchase for the first time at Truro.

The sale was conducted by Elders, Landmark and Hamilton Mortimer Agencies with Paul Dooley, Elders Tamworth, in the rostrum. The Hanns were also thrilled with the great support from the private agents and thank them very much for their confidence in our programme.

Scott and Pip Hann, and family, thank everyone for their support and also thank the Bellata School P&C who once again performed a fantastic catering job. Thankyou also to Suncorp Bank for sponsoring the meat for the day allowing the P&C to maintain affordable prices whilst raising funds for the School.

The successful sale follows on from a terrific result earlier in the year at Sydney Royal achieving Grand Champion Hereford female. This week Truro heads off to Brisbane Royal with a team of 8 head and hope for more success.

The Hanns now start to prepare for their 2013 sale on Monday July 22nd with a great group of yearling bulls ready to step up. They plan to put up approximately 60 bulls, consisting of 25 Poll Hereford and 35 dehorned Hereford bulls. Scott and Pip Hann, and family welcome visitors throughout the year.



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