With the dust settled following our first sale I thought I might reflect on the event and look forward to the future. It’s quite paradoxical. On one hand, our first sale was the culmination of years of work and on the other, as Deborah Conway sang, “It’s only the beginning”.

The Performance Sale was a tremendous success, and a wonderful day for our family. Bulls from our program went to four states, and as far north as Rockhampton. Stud and commercial buyers were active with the top lot Te Mooi Rainmaker R3 knocked down to Minnamurra Pastoral Company for $36,000. Thanks to David and Dennis for their support, he was a bull with plenty to offer and many admirers.

The bull action didn’t stop there. Te Mooi Romeo R10 sold for $32,000, Te Mooi Revolution R25 sold for $24,000 and Te Mooi Rockafeller R32 sold for $22,000 and the trio will make their way to Blackwater in Queensland. Te Mooi Ricardo R19 also sold well, being knocked down to the Clarke Family from Table Top NSW for $20,000. The Clarke family also added four females, including a full and half sister to the top priced bull, to their emerging program. Theirs will be a stud to keep a fim eye on in the future.

Te Mooi Rosalita R5 and Waratah Pho Finish M126 were the equal top priced females, with both being knocked down for $22,000. The semen packages were hotly contested with straws selling up to $700 each. We were also able to raise $6,000 for Rural Aid, which was as pleasing as anything on the day.Thanks to all the buyers, bidders, attendees and the multitude of registered bidders online, you all helped make the experience of our first sale what it was.

We now look forward to 2023 where we will again offer the best we can produce. There are a host of sires represented, from Minnamurra Leander L81 to Minnamurra Pageant P216, Mainstream Eldorado and his son Promised Land Eldorado. Our core female families,that proved so popular this year, will also be well represented alongside some exciting new acquisitions. They will of course all be performance recorded and independently assessed. We are committed as we know you are to delivering profit driving genetics.