Acton's big buyup at Glenlands - Big bull buy up at Glenlands sale

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					LIVESTOCK                                                                                                                          DROUGHTMASTER SALE

                                                                        Big bull buy up at
                                                                        Glenlands sale
                                                                        IN business, there comes a time when the perplexing        Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe) and late in the sale
                                                                        questions ‘where do we go from here?’ and ‘how do          a third, the top-selling unled entry, the $50,000
                                                                        we take this to the next level?’ must be asked.            Glenlands D MacKenna.
                                                                           This is the situation Bill Acton, Krismark                  “All three picked themselves, structural correct-
                                                                        Downs, Theodore, found himself in recently, but last       ness, tremendous bone, their mobility and
                                                                        week the beef industry saw how he arrived at a deci-       muscling,” Mr Acton said.
                                                                        sion and answered the tough questions.                         “They are what we’ve been looking for, their
                                                                           In a calculated business decision at the annual         stats all exceeded the guidelines we demand as sires.
                                                                        Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, Gracemere, Bill                  “After plenty of research we settled on these
                                                                        and his wife Jenny (pictured on left) invested             three, this strengthens our future, strengthens our
                                                                        $160,000 in three new sires for their operation.           herd development and ultimately benefits our clien-
                                                                           Two led bulls, the $40,000 Glenlands Mambo              tele and the future of the Kaydee Cattle Company
                                                                        and the sale topper, the $70,000 Glenlands D MNM           and the brand.”
                                                                        (pictured with Corinna Winslade and Jason Childs,              On the cost of the outlay Mr Acton was
                                                                                                                                       “We needed to improve on what we had, this was
                                                                                                                                   the quickest way, we’d budgeted to spend this
                                                                                                                                   amount and thought that one of the bulls was a steal
                                                                                                                                   at that price,” he said.
                                                                                                                                       Mr Acton said one bull was already earmarked
                                                                                                                                   for joining to a herd of 100 bull breeding cows pur-
                                                                                                                                   chased from the Wedgewood commercial herd of
                                                                                                                                   females from Kia Ora outside Gympie.
                                                                                                                                       He said in the past two years the operation had
                                                                                                                                   marketed between 80 to 90 paddock bulls per year
                                                                                                                                   and the plan was to increase that number at the same
                                                                                                                                   time retaining quality. The bulls are all paddock
                                                                                                                                   reared without access to grain. – Story and picture:

                                                                                                                                   KENT WARD

                                                                                                                                    to $5000
                                                                                                                                          13 cows/calves, six cows, 19 heifers, 9
                                                                                                                                          bulls top $5000
                                                                                                                                          75pc clearance

                                                                                                                                    WELL presented lines of Charolais females
                           Mambo                                    MNM                                                             and yearling bulls sold to a firm market at the
                                                                                                                                    Laidley Charolais Invitation Sale on
                                                                                                                                    Saturday, September 13.
                                                                                                                                       The sale was supported by Baroola,
                                                                                                                                    Leegro, Sunnygrove, River Run, Borallon,
                                                                                                                                    Sideline W, J & B, Tallara, Brendale, Lost
                                                                                                                                    World, Boongatti, and Shiiloh Charolais
                                                                                                                                       In a sale breakdown, cows and calves aver-
                                                                                                                                    aged $2866, joined heifers made to $3285,
                                                                                                                                    unjoined heifers averaged $1730, and yearling
                                                                                                                                    bulls averaged $2014.
                                                                                                                                       A lot of interest was shown a Red Factor
                                                                                                                                    heifer presented for sale by brothers William,
                                                                                                                                    Jake and Billy Goetsch from Sideline WJ & B
                                                                                                                                    Charolais Stud, Kalbar, which sold for the top
              Selected On                                                       Free                                                price of the sale, $5000, to Yackatoon Grazing.
                                                                                                                                       The top-priced cow and calf was sold by the
             Bone, Length,
              Growth And
                                                                               Delivery                                             McCabe family of Boongatti Charolais Stud,
                                                                                                                                    Inverell, to David Duke, Wivenhoe Pocket, for
                Fertility                                                        To                                                 $4000.
                                                                                                                                       Other joined heifers sold by the Boongatti
                  With                                                         Taroom                                               Stud sold for $4250 and the unjoined heifers
                                                                                                                                    created a lot of interest and topped at $2250
             Emphasis On                                                       Emerald                                              for a heifer sold by LJ and PF Haynes of River
                                                                                                                                    Run Charolais.
             Temperament.                                                    Rockhampton                                               Yearling bulls were well sought-after, with
               Paddock                                                         Eidsvold                                             nine selling to a top of $3250 for a son of UT DE
                                                                                                                                    Reve, selling to William, Jake and Billy
              Reared. No                                                      And Points                                            Goetsch of Sideline WJ&B Charolais.

                 Grain.                                                        Between                                              ● Agents: Goetsch & Sons, Grant Daniel &

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