The McCormack family were proud winners of the Herefords Australia Champion Pen at the Wodonga Blue Ribbon Sale on Friday 13th, 2017
The 26 Mawarra blood, 10 month old steers weighed 370kg and sold for $1400 or 378c/kg. Mr Davies described the steers as having weight for age, length, depth and shape. Read the full sale report….
Mawarra genetics were represented at the feature weaner sale in Hamilton, January 11, 2017
Leon and Sally Wheeler, Wallacedale, received the second top price of the day with their 377kg EU accredited, Shorthorn-Hereford cross steers. Read the full sale report from Hereford Australia
Mawarra Sires will put your calves at the top end!
Demand was red hot in Bairnsdale on August 26. Trent Anderson, St Katherines, Darriman, sold the top pen of Herefords on a cents per kilogram basis, weighing an average of 322kg, the Mawarra blood steers returned 431c/kg or $1390. Read the full report
Mawarra bloodlines consistantly at the top end of Whiteface price ascendency 2015
Bairnsdale September 4, 2015 – Mawarra genetics influenced a significant proportion of the yarding across the Hereford, Poll Hereford and Black Baldy’s on offer in Bairnsdale today with approximately 400 head boasting the genetic merit of the Stud’s bloodlines. Prices topped, dollars per head, at $1,440 for a pen of Mawarra’s own steers. Continue reading the full report from Herefords Australia here.
75th Annual Mountain Calf Sales, March 2015
Vendors enjoyed record returns at the Anniversary Mountain Sales and our clients were rewarded for their excellent calves. Pictured at Omeo are the first run of steers and heifer calves, many Mawarra influenced throughout the draft. Continue reading the full report from Herefords Australia here.
Wodonga January 16, 2015
Strong competition for Mawarra genetics continued today with the McCormack family, Bullioh, offering the top pen of whiteface weaner steers at 249c/kg and Arthur Trethowan, Woomargama offering the top pen of Hereford heifers at 236c/kg.
Frank and Jeanette McCormack, Bullioh, topped the whiteface weaner pens with 10-12-month old steers, weighing 383kg, and selling for $955 or 249c/kg.
Vendor, Arthur Trethowan, Woomargama, NSW, pictured here with Peter Sykes, Mawarra Herefords, was pleased to sell a run of 77 heifers, weighing 268-300kg, Mawarra blood, to a top of $710 or 236c/kg. “I sold 52 Hereford steers, averaging 690kg, on Tuesday at Wodonga for an average price of $1525,’’ Mr Trethowan said. “The market has been good for about three weeks – I was hoping the heifers would make 200c/kg today. “I’m 88 and I’ve never seen the market like this before.’’ Arthur also recorded the top c/kg price of 236c/kg for his 50, 300kg, Hereford heifers. Arthur has been purchasing bulls exclusively from Mawarra for the past fifteen years. Report detail and photo courtesy of Kim Woods, Outcross Media
Wodonga January 15, 2015
Tony Reardon and sons Ben & Tom, Brooklyn Pastoral Co, Mansfield sold a pen of 39, 373kg 8-10mth old steers, for the equal top Hereford weaner price of $965 or 258c/kg at Wodonga January 15. Mr Reardon averaged almost $900 for the 82 weaner steers he offered, up from a top price of $685 in 2014. Mawarra bloodlines contributed significantly to the Brooklyn Pastoral draft, Mr Reardon has been sourcing bulls from Mawarra since the 1990’s.
(Story and photograph courtesy of Kim Woods, Outcross Media)
Peter and Brian Mahoney, Mansfield at Wodonga saleyards January 2015
Brian Mahoney, Mansfield sold black baldy steers to $960 or 256c/kg and Herefords to 250c/kg at Wodonga on January 15. “It’s an excellent sale and my steers were over $300 up on last year,” Mr Mahoney said. “I sold seven-year-old Hereford cows yesterday up to $1500. I like the Herefords for their doing ability and temperament.”
(Quotes and photograph courtesy of Kim Woods, Outcross Media)
Around the Sales 2014
Consistent performance where it counts…..
Craig & Ken Hutton of Bairnsdale were happy with a top pen of $880 for a pen of 415kg 13-month-old Mawarra-bloodline Hereford steers…… There were many vendors with cattle bred from the Mawarra bloodline. Quote courtesy of Stock and Land The Hutton family sold heifers to a top of $570.
Ruth Hutton, Swifts Creek sold 8-10 mth Mawarra blood steers at Bairnsdale on August 29 to $725. 18x 8 mth old heifers sold solidly at $474.
St Katherines, Darriman, sold 42 Hereford steers at the Heyfield sale to a top of $860 and average of $800.
Breeding quality cattle gets good results, but having a repeat buyer bidding also helps. Neil Schmidt, Rutherglen (right), again purchased the steers offered by Jeanette and Frank McCormack, Tallangatta, (pictured centre with son David, left), at the Wodonga all breeds on January 3. Mr Schmidt said their steers were mainly by Mawarra bulls, which are known for their length and growth. He said his recent consignment of bullocks purchased from Frank and Jeanette weighed up to 800 kilograms live weight. Mr Schmidt also said their ability to grow out to these weights was why he kept buying them. The 21 steers, which weighed 351kgs, sold for $685.
( Photo and caption courtesy of the Stock & Land)
Around the Sales 2013
‘Top end’ honours at Casterton go to Haven Park
Congratulations to the Foster family, Haven Park, for topping the Annual Casterton Weaner Sale on January 11. Graeme & Rick Foster, pictured with Peter and their top pen of 22x EU accredited steers, predominantly sired by M. Vice Admiral, M. Vulcanize & M. Vice Chancellor, weighed 398kgs selling for $1.80/kg or $716/hd.
Around the Sales 2012
Top end honours to Granite Flat at Wodonga
Mike & Tom Walsh, Granite Flat Pastoral Co. Mitta Mitta sold the top pen of Steers at the Wodonga Annual Weaner Sale held on the 5th January, 30x EU eligible, 8-10 mth old calves weighed 350kgs & sold for $875 or 250c/kg.
Casterton Annual Sale
The Foster Family, Haven Park recorded the heaviest pen of steers & recorded the top average at the January 6th Annual Casterton Weaner Sale. 22x EU eligible steers 396kgs sold for $879 or 222c/kg. Haven Park’s 73 Hereford weaners sold from $753-$880, av $823.