Another Solid Sale at Texas - 2013

Softness, do ability, phenotype and weight for age paid at the 45th annual Texas Angus bull sale held on-property at Warialda last Thursday as a large and even line of bulls went under the hammer to reach $20,000.

Known as the commercial cattleman’s sale, a large contingency of the sale draft headed to commercial operations across Queensland and Northern NSW but a strong stud presence proved the versatility of the Texas brand.

In a breakdown 109 averaged $5266, 99 two years averaged $5,389, 8 eighteen month olds averaged $ 3,563, and two yearlings made $5,500. Buyers had a great opportunity of sourcing bulls in the $3,000 - $4,000 range with 47 selling in that price range.

Jim and Jackie Wedge of Ascot Angus, Warwick QLD secured Texas 458N G562 for the top price of $20,000. The 986kg two year old bull sired by Sitz New Design 458N and out of one of Texas leading ET donor cow Texas Undine Z36, was described as a top stud sire prospect that boasted muscle, power, barrel and volume. G562 was in the Top 1% of the breed for almost all EBV traits and bull’s overall package impressed Mr Wedge.

The bull’s impeccable temperament, balance, moderate frame and do-abilty will suit the mid to early maturing focus of Ascot,” said Mr Wedge who will use the bull as a back-up sire for his AI program which involves 200 stud angus breeders.

“The bull’s impeccable temperament, balance, moderate frame and do-abilty will suit the mid to early maturing focus of Ascot,” said Mr Wedge who will use the bull as a back-up sire for his AI program which involves 200 stud angus breeders.

First time buyer, the Norman Family from the Liverpool Plains secured Lot 4 Texas Dynamite G547 (AI)(ET) for $16,000.

The 944kg Mohnen Dynamite 1356 sired 24-month-old bull, a full brother to the stud’s $30,000 top-priced bull in 2011, had great performance data and estimated breeding values (EBVs) to match including + 6.8 for birth weight, + 59 for 200-day weight, +99 for 400-day weight, +134 for 600-day weight, +6.0 for EMA and + 1.1 for IMF.

“G547’s mobility, weight for age and sheer power caught my eye and also knowing how well his full brother is breeding at Woodbourn Angus TAS confirmed he was the bull for our cattle operation” said Mr Norman.

A very long term client, Saxby Partnership, Tenterfield, paid $15,000 for Texas Dynamite G560, a full ET brother to the $16,000 bull.

With amazing similarities, G560 boasts a little extra frame and length over G547, and measured + 6.3 for birth weight, + 54 for 200-day weight, +97 for 400-day weight, +132 for 600-day weight, +6.7 for EMA, + 1.1 for IMF and weighed a hefty 970kgs. Lot 4 and 5’s dam Texas Undine Z183, is the studs leading ET donor and so far 5 sons have sold to a healthy average of $15,400 with 13 sons available for next year.

Greg Saxby was thrilled to purchase such a top sire and will use him with his top cows.
Brett and Rana Haager of Valorbrook Angus, Bell QLD took home 3 stud sires all from the same dam Texas Omnia X205. Lot 8 Texas Dynamite G531 (928kg), Lot 9 Texas Highlander G536 (906kg) and Lot 20 Texas Dynamite G500 (1002kgs) all made $12,500, $7,000 and $10,500 respectively. Brett and Rana have been purchasing Texas genetics for well over 10 years.

Volume buyers on the day were repeat buyers Wybong Pastoral Company, Scone, who purchased eight Texas bulls to top at $6000 and average $5125.

Wybong, who have 800 predominantly Angus breeders across two properties at Scone and Graman, have been buying from Texas for 10 years and like the style, longevity and temperament of the bulls.
Other significant purchases included return clients Macintyre Station, Inverell who purchased six bulls for a top of $7500 and average of $5834 to join with their 2500 Angus and Brangus breeders; and Lonergan Partnership who have being buying bulls from Texas for over 10 years acquired six bulls topping at $4500 and averaging $4000.

Stud principal, Ben Mayne was very happy with the results particularly in a tough climate.
“We were very proud of this year’s line-up of bulls, we knew this year would be testing but the clearance and the prices indicate we have a brand that works and is accessible, some paid a premium for quality yet there were over 50 bulls which sold between $3000 and $4500 ” he said.

“The continual support from our repeat clients and new clients coming on board shows their confidence in our breeding program.”

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Records Set at Texas Angus 75th Anniversary Sale 2011


An exceptional line up of 107 Angus bulls with an average weight of 820kg was fiercely contested on the 18th August, setting new records for Texas Angus. In a total clearance there was with unprecedented stud and commercial demand for Texas bulls pushing Lot 43, Texas Dynamite E139 to a new stud record of $30,000. Lot 43 sold to Woodbourn Angus Tasmania creating the highest ever sale average of $7,560 for the stud.



Charles and Janet Wallace of Woodburn Angus had made the special trip to the mainland to purchase a Dynamite son from Texas and loved E139’s softness, muscle pattern, exceptional feet, temperament and EBVs. Woodbourn Angus had previously purchased 2 stud sires back in 2005 and 2007. Since their purchase of E139, there has been a strong demand for semen both internationally and domestically.

Colin Maxwell of Matauri Angus NZ and Lindsay Jones of Seedstock Marketing Services NZ inspected E139 the following day and stated he was the best Angus bull they have seen Worldwide. Lindsay said he was the best-structured and footed bull they had seen anywhere in the last few years and they both were particularly impressed with the structure, softness and capacity of his dam and grand dam.

Texas Undine X221 (grand dam of E139) had 12 sons and one grandson in the sale that grossed $160,000 and averaged over $13,300. Texas Omnia Z171 sons last year were a highlight (averaging $10,000 for 9) and her sons this year were not missed with 3 averaging $14,000. Dance Angus bought Texas Dynamite E372 for $21,000, Cochrane Angus purchased Texas Dynamite E371 for $17,500 and Onslow Angus outlaid $14,000 for Texas Western Force F103. While a local doctor from Inverell paid $28,000 for Texas Dynamite E350 to use in her commercial herd. In all, the 21 Dynamite sons averaged $10,300.

A central Queensland pastoral company (return buyer for the last 4 years) purchased 27 bulls for an average $6000. Over 60% of all sale bulls crossed the border north into QLD to mostly repeat buyers and Texas bulls sold to every state in Australia except WA.

Principal Ben Mayne was overwhelmed with the result, particularly with 72% of buyers being returning purchasers, expressing their confidence in the Texas breeding program.

“Our commercially focused breeding program has proven to be successful for our clients to use Angus bulls that survive and thrive in harsher more arid environments” Ben said.

The Mayne family thanks all buyers and under bidders for their support on the day. The Land Newspaper Report and Stock and Land Newspaper Report

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2010 Bull Sale report


Texas's Best Yet!

Despite the worst weather conditions ever experienced at a Texas Sale, buyers flocked from across Australia to be a part of its best sale ever, topping at $14,000 and averaging $5,926. The sale topper Texas Connection D46 was quickly snapped up by the astute commercial cattleman Jim Moore of Burren Junction. D46 was one of 9 sons of the leading ET donor Texas Omnia Z171 whose progeny made an incredible $86,000 for the day. Jim and Pam Moore also took home Texas Topper D233 for $11,000.

The Skipper family of Ollera Station Guyra well known for their pure Hereford herd decided to cross with Angus and took home 8 bulls at an average $7,200. Bulls were sold right across the eastern sea board, as far south as Tasmania and right up into Northern Queensland.

40% of bulls were sold for $4,500 or less and, what was most pleasing to the Mayne family, were so many return buyers.

Cattleman's Buying Bonanza at Texas in 2012 Sale

The largest and most even line up of Texas Bulls ever presented for sale were all snapped up on the 46th Annual property sale on Thursday 16th August. It was the commercial cattleman's sale with all 133 bulls heading to commercial operations from a very large geographical spread. Bulls were sold to northern, central and southern Queensland and the majority selling within 250km radius of the stud. After such a history breaking sale in 2011, this year's sale saw buyers take the opportunity of securing 30 bulls in the $3000 - $4,500 price range, 50% of the bulls were sold for $5500 or less and was noted by many as value for money of the northern sales so far this year.

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Texas Ada F311 sold for $14,000 to Miamba Pastoral          Texas Ada F257 sold for $14,000 to Palgrove Charolais
The sale averaged $6,405 topping at $14,000 three times. All three top priced bulls were sired by Te Mania Ada and were described as "powerhouse" sires that would inject performance, phenotype, structure, muscling and temperament into any herd. Texas Ada F257, Texas Ada F383 and Texas Ada F311 were purchased by the Bonfield family, Palgrove, Stanthorpe QLD, Muriel Capel, Barraba NSW and Miamba Pastoral, Alpha QLD respectively.

Principal Ben Mayne was very happy with the result particularly with such a strong commercial presence.
"We were very proud of this year's line-up of bulls, many onlookers commented on how even they were from the start to the end of the sale. The continual support of our repeat clients, and new clients coming on board shows their confidence in our breeding program of producing strong, heavily built, thick, structurally sound Angus bulls that come from over seven decades of breeding. These bulls are naturally heavy without the use of the feed bucket, and have a good balance of fertility, weight for age performance and quality carcase traits that will add length." Ben said.

"The bulls this year averaged 820kgs across the board (top weight of 1006kgs) after grazing purely on oat crops. The commercial focus of the breeding operation is paying dividends for our clients particularly with our branded commercial sale held each year." Ben reported.


2009 Sale Report


Another solid sale at Texas Angus saw 79 bulls sell at a healthy average of $5270 and topping at $14,000.
The Mayne family were pleased with the result with a very strong demand for the top end market and plenty of value for money for the commercial market paying $3,000 to $4,000 for almost half of the sale draft. The top priced bull Texas Admiral C112 was purchased by the Franks family of Rockhampton Qld who will use him in a stud Angus and Brangus breeding operation. Being one of the stand out bulls of the sale; he expressed plenty of power, muscle and softness that would have immediate impact in any herd. C112 was the heaviest of the draft weighing in at 918kg was in the top 5% for all growth EBVs of the breed.
Repeat buyers, Saxby brothers payed $12,500 for Lot 1, Texas Direction C129, weighing 916kgs. C129 is a big high performing bull with tremendous carcass values that will add that extra weight and still have the ability to finish cattle quickly.
The Smith family of Tieyon Station Alice Springs purchased a three quarter brother, Texas Direction C190 for $12,000, purchased sight unseen on the advice of Principal Ben Mayne because of his excellent weight for age, survivability, back fat, excellent deposition and being the complete package for breeding quality beef. C190 will be used to breed herd bulls for their Northern Territory property. The volume buyer of the day was TV Fairfax properties with 9 bulls paying up to $9,000 and averaging $6,889. The managers were impressed with bulls they had bought previously on the way they had survived and thrived on their central QLD properties.
Another repeat buyer, McIntyre Station bought six bulls with the Finlayson P/S Goondiwindi took home 5 bulls.

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