Adameluca Angus and Glendan Park Hereford stud sales

THE change to an auction format paid off for the Glendan Park Hereford and Adameluca Angus studs at Barfold today.

NICOLA BELL, THE WEEKLY TIMES, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 5:00PM 771441-eab50062-baf7-11e4-b9c9-3a11b9a775ca
Image: Big dividends: Elders Pakenham’s Carlo Taranto, buyer of the $10,000 Angus bull Frank Sofra from Clyde and Adameluca stud owner Sam Trovatello.

Glendan Park stud principal Alvio Trovatello and principal of Adameluca Sam Trovatello, changed from a Helmsman system to a video auction to create more competition for their second annual sale.

And it paid off with a rise in average for both studs.

In the Hereford draft 14 bulls sold from 24 offered to a top of $8500 for an average of $4410 — up $1145 on last year’s average for 14 bulls.

In the Adameluca Angus draft, 23 bulls sold from 24 ­offered to a top of $10,000 for an average of $4696 — a big jump of $1911 on last year’s aver­age of $2785 for 11 bulls.

The top-priced Angus bull was Adameluca Jester J30, bought by Frank Sofra of Whis­pering Pines Estate from Clyde.

The 18-month-old bull weighed 806kg, had an eye muscle area of 108sq cm and intra-muscular fat of 4.7 per cent and was out of an imported embryo from S A V Angus in the US.

Mr Sofra also bought the full embryo brother, Adame­luca Joker J27, for $5000 as he wanted a new bloodline to hopefully give him an edge in his breeding program.

The top-priced Poll Hereford, Glendan Park Jazz, was bought by Merindoc Pastoral manager David Anderson from Tooborac.

The rising two-year-old bull weighed 870kg, had an eye muscle area of 109sq cm and intra-muscular fat of 5.3 per cent.

Article: The Weekly Times >>